UW-Whitewater at Rock County

CAMPUS LIFE AND RESOURCES

Welcome College of Integraded Studies students! This page contains specific resources for you to help navigate your educational journey. Check out information on each of our departments, get involved in a student organization, or find other campus resources below.

Go to the Warhark Solution Center


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Locations
University Bookstore
724 W. Starin Road
Whitewater, WI 53190

University Bookstore for Rock County
2909 Kellogg Ave.
Janesville, WI 53546

The Rockin' Grill is located in the Hyatt Smith Hall Commons area and is open on class days for meals and snacks. A variety of soups and hot entrees are available, as well as prepared salads and sandwiches. A made-to-order menu is also available most days with a tasty selection of hot sandwiches, quesadillas and more.

Hours

  • Monday-Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Friday: Closed 
  • Closed during academic break periods and summer.

Vending

Soda, juices, milk, snacks and other items are available from vending machines located in lower level lobbies of Williams Hall, Hyatt Smith Hall and Wells Cultural Center.

UWW Rock County may at times use photographs, audio, and/or video recordings of employees and students for purposes of education, publicity, and student recruitment on behalf of the university, via the Internet, print publications, and other media.

Public Spaces & Events

Please be advised that images and videos taken in public spaces and/or at public events do not require authorization for publication. Your presence in or around college facilities and/or properties, as well as at off-campus university-sponsored events, constitutes your consent to the capture and/or use of your image and/or voice by UWW Rock County and waives any claims or rights, whether in law or in equity.

Please contact UW-Whitewater University Marketing and Communications with any questions regarding photo usage and photo opt-out options.

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Severe Weather

If you choose not to attend class due to weather conditions, please e-mail your instructor. Please keep in mind that if you miss class, you are responsible for making up the work. The campus can only be closed by order of the chancellor or governor.

Students have the opportunity to work on campus for several departments at the UWW Rock campus. Many students benefit from working part-time while going to college.  Student employment is a great way to assist with paying for the cost to attend college and helps students develop skills and gain work experience for future success in the career world. Many of these positions require Federal Work Study acceptance through financial aid. Contact the UWW Rock Solution Center at 608-758-6541 for more information about student employment and work study.  

Current positions at the UWW Rock campus include...

Solution Center Assistant

  • Greet students and all guests 
  • Make appointments for advisors and other staff
  • Answer phone and return messages
  • Return emails
  • Help answer frequently asked questions
  • Assist with projects
  • Customer service experience
  • Additional tasks as assigned

Library Assistant

  • Create displays
  • Learn to use college databases
  • Help students find academic materials
  • Customer service experience
  • Technology training
  • Check in/check out materials
  • Additional tasks as assigned

Dean's Office/Academic Affairs/Administrative Affairs Office Assistant

  • Filing
  • Scheduling
  • General office work
  • Reception
  • Social Media management
  • Additional tasks as assigned

TRiO/LSC Resource Assistant

  • Provide first point of contact in person and via phone
  • Direct students to appropriate resources
  • Make appointments with advisors and other staff
  • Assist with TRiO/LSC projects as needed
  • Additional tasks as assigned

Learning Support Center (LSC) Tutor

  • Assist fellow students one-on-one and in small groups
  • Help others with test preperation and assignments in math, science and writing intensive courses
  • Meet with instructors and/or attend lectures as necessary 
  • Additional tasks as assigned

Biology Lab Assistant

  • Prepare materials for biology laboratories and demonstrations
  • Help maintain lab facilities
  • Perform lab prep room tasks relating to organization, cleaning and inventory
  • Additional tasks as assigned

Chemistry Lab Assistant

  • Prepare materials for chemistry laboratories and demonstrations
  • Help manage lab stockroom tasks on organization, cleaning and inventory
  • Additional tasks as assigned

Placement Test Proctor

  • Assist with placement tests and set up
  • Greet and check in students for placement testing
  • Distribute and review testing materials and testing instructions
  • Monitor students taking tests
  • Additional tasks as assigned

Hawk Squad

  • Give tours of campus
  • Assist with SOAR (Student Orientation and Registration)
  • Participate on student panels and other campus events as needed
  • Be "Willie the Warhawk" for special events (Optional)
  • Additional tasks as assigned

Student Life and Events Assistant

  • Assist Student Life and Events Coordinator with event planning
  • Help with implementation of campus clubs and organizations
  • Assist with placement testing as needed
  • Assist with SOARs as needed
  • Assist with events and activities for Student Government Association (SGA)
  • Additional tasks as assigned

Bookstore

  • Assist students with finding textbooks and other materials for classes
  • Use register to complete transactions
  • Assist with stocking textbooks at beginning and end of semesters
  • Additional tasks as assigned

Hello Future Warhawk! Thank you for logging on to sign up for the UW-Whitewater at Rock County Placement Test. Due to COVID-19 policies, we are no longer requiring placement testing. We will be using ACT scores and other measures to place you in to Math, English and Foreign Language courses, so no sign up for Placement Test is required. 

At this time, please go to your WINS account, sign in and complete the SOAR Orientation Registration process. If you have questions, please contact our Warhawk Solution Center at 608.758.6541.  Have a great day!

What is WINS?

  • WINS is your student account and contains all your student information including, but not limited to grades, enrollment, financial aid, billing, housing, and to-do lists
  • You should check WINS on a regular basis
  • For help accessing WINS, contact UW-W helpdesk
  • For help navigating WINS go to WINS How-To’s

How do I set up my WINS account as a first-time user?

  • Visit password.uww.edu and select the log-in button on the left side of your screen.
  • The next page will require a username and password. Your username is your Net-ID, and your password will be your 7-digit ID number (both your Net-ID and ID number can be found on your admission letter)
  • You will then be prompted to change your password.
  • Once your password is changed, you can access all university accounts using your Net-ID and new password.

I can't log in to WINS, what now?

  • If  you are experiencing difficulties logging into WINS please contact UWW ICIT for help, 262-472-4357 or helpdesk@uww.edu

How do I view my grades?

  • Grades are posted at the end of each semester and can be viewed on WINS
    • Log into WINS
    • Click GRADES
    • Click the correct TERM
    • NOTE: If a class does not show a grade, grades may not have been posted yet.

Can I take a class over for a better grade?

  • Students may repeat a limited number of courses in which they earned a grade of D, F, or NC in order to have those grades replaced. Students may not repeat for credit or grade replacement any course in which they earned a grade of C, S or higher. For further information on the repeat policy, check the most recent published Schedule of Classes, the online Schedule of Classes or the Undergraduate Catalog.

Can I take a course on a pass/fail basis?

  • If you wish to change the grading basis for a class in which you are enrolled, you can do so on WINSthrough the tenth day of the semester for full term courses, or the fifth day for shorter courses. You can find the specific date in the schedule of classes or the academic calendar.
  • A tutorial on how to adjust your course units is available online.
  • Verify this change on your schedule, go to the Academics section and under "other academics' selection select Class Schedule. Make sure you select the correct term.

How do I calculate my GPA?

  • Your UWW GPA is calculated by dividing your total number of honor points by the total number of graded units you attempted. 
  • If you feel there is an error in the calculation of your GPA, please contact the Registrar's Office. Be sure to include your name, phone number and UWW student ID number in any correspondence with the Registrar's Office.

What is the "W" grade?

  • It means a "Withdrawal" from a class, thus earning 0 units for the class. It indicates that you were enrolled in the class through the first ten days of the semester, or the first five days in an eight week course or summer session. A "W" does not affect your grade point average in any way. It simply means you dropped the course.

What is a HawkCard and what can I do with it?

  • Students at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater at Rock County campus will have an ID card (HawkCard) that will allow them to access meal plans, purple points and main campus activities.
  • Purple Points can be used at the Rockin’ Grill and UWW main campus dining facilities.
  • Students can use their HawkCard to participate in Rock and main campus activities.
  • Students with a UW-Whitewater at Rock County HawkCard are able to access the following main campus services:

How do I get my HawkCard?

  • UW-W Rock County campus: Go to the Warhawk Solution Center located in Hyatt Smith Hall (Janesville)
  • UW-W main campus: Go to the HawkCard office located in the University Center (Whitewater)

What do I need to know about being an international student at UWW Rock County?

I am done with my courses at UW-Whitewater at Rock County and want to go to UW-Whitewater main campus-what do I do?

  • Complete the UWW change of campus online form.
    • Note: You need only complete the online form.  No transcripts are needed for students going right from Rock to Whitewater.
    • When completing the form, you will be required to choose and participate in a Student Orientation and Registration (SOAR) session at the UW-Whitewater campus. You will choose your classes during SOAR.

I am done with my courses at UW-Whitewater at Rock County and want to go to another UW-System School?

  • You will need to complete a UW-System application
  • You will be applying as a transfer student
  • You will be required to submit transcripts from high school and all higher education institutions.
  • Students who attended UW-Rock County prior to September 1, 2019 will need to order a transcript through former UW Colleges
  • Students who attended the UW-W Rock County campus after September 1, 2019 will need to order a transcript through UW-Whitewater
  • Student who attended UW-Rock County prior to September 1, 2019 AND after September 1, 2019 are encouraged to order transcripts from BOTH UW Colleges AND UW-Whitewater

Can I participate in UW System Guaranteed Transfer?

Where can I find transfer guides for UW System 4-year campuses?

Below are some transfer guides to get you started on your transfer journey. It is always best to check with each four-year campus for their specific admissions dates and requirements when transferring.

Is textbook rental free?

  • Textbook Rental is a service included in UW-Whitewater's undergraduate tuition and technically not "free." A minimal segregated fee is paid for each semester to use the Textbook Rental program. It is approximately $85 a semester. This cost covers any textbooks checked out from Textbook Rental. There are no payments made at the Textbook Rental checkout.

 Are all of my books in Textbook Rental?

  • Not always. Though the majority of Undergraduate Students' required textbooks will be in Textbook Rental, some departments do have required purchases. Books students must purchase are typically novels, online access codes, lab manuals, or textbooks with constantly changing content.

 Can I have my books shipped to me?

  • Yes. There is a form on the UW-Whitewater Textbook Rental website that will need to be filled out as thoroughly as possible. Once submitted the in-store turnaround is usually less than 24 hours. Shipping does have a minimal cost associated with it, and can take up to a week most places in the U.S. Upon request, we can expedite shipping if the student is willing to pay the extra costs. We do not recommend international shipping.

 How do I use Textbook Rental?

  • Textbook Rental works in two phases: check-out and return.
    • Checkouts: Students are responsible for finding their own textbooks in Textbook Rental. A student ID (Hawk Card) and a copy of the student's schedule are required to check out textbooks. The copy of the class schedule need to list the Class Department, Course Number, and Section Number (Ex: ENGLISH 101, Section 05). The shelves are arranged alphabetically by department, then numerically by course number. Each book being used that semester will have a sign underneath it with the course information. Match up the department, course, and section number on the sign to the class schedule and the book listed on the tag will be the one you need. After finding all the required textbooks, check out at the registers using your Hawk Card. Every book has an individual barcode that assigns the specific book to your account.
    • Returns: When returning textbooks, check-in at the registers first. Textbooks that are not checked back in will still be attached to your account and listed as "unreturned," resulting in late fees or even being fully charged to your account. You will receive another receipt after checking your books back in. Double check that receipt to make certain all books were scanned properly. Students must then re-shelve their own books. Return the books to the correct shelf. If you can't locate where the book goes, please ask for assistance.

Connect with the UW-W Rock County Bookstore for more info, 608-758-6540. 

How do I view my student bill?

  • Your student billing information will be in your WINS account.
  • All student account billing and other communications from Student Accounts are sent through your UW-W email account. Be sure to check it regularly!
    • No paper bills will be mailed to you.
    • Be sure to keep adequate space in your UWW email inbox.

    • Failure to receive an e-billing statement will not relieve you from your obligation to make a timely payment.

    • You can set up Parents, Grandparents etc. as “Authorized Users” in your TouchNet account.  

How do I authorize another person to ask questions about my account?

  • There are  two options for a student to allow a parent, spouse or guardian (or any other person) access to billing information or access to contact Student Accounts with questions regarding their account.  "Authorized Users"  - allows access to view/pay bills.  "Authorization for release of information" - allows specified individuals to contact the student accounts office with questions regarding the students account.

    Authorized Users

    Authorized users are set up through the billing site. Login to WINS  click on "Student Financial Account" tile, click on "Make a Payment" tile - this will launch you into TouchNet (net ID and password are the same as on WINS).  Once logged in, click on the "Authorized Users" tab on the right side of the page and follow the prompts. You will simply enter the email address of those you wish to receive notifications.  The user will receive an email with a login and temporary password that they will need to change. After the authorized user is set up, that person will receive future e-Bill notifications when there is a new bill to review.  Only the student can reset a users password if it is lost, or forgotten or they get locked out. They need to take the authorized users email address out, save the record, and put the email address back in. This will send a new messge to the authorized user and a new temporary password, which the user can then reset themselves. 

    Authorization for release of information

    The Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1976, as amended, is a federal law that affords students certain rights and protects their privacy and confidentiality with respect to their educational records.  If you would like to allow specified individuals access to your financial records, complete an Release of Information form for Student Accounts and Financial Aid form.  This form is completed online:

    • Log In to WINS
    • Select the Student Financial Account tile
    • Select the Account Inquiry tile
    • Click on Release Financial Info

    This will allow the person authorized to contact Student Accounts or Financial aid to ask questions about your account.  This form does not authorize access to receive an E-Bill or access to your the WINS Account.

What charges will be on my bill?

  • Students will be charged undergratuate tuition rates for the UWW Rock County campus based on number of credits taken, WI residency, etc. The UWW Rock County tuition rate per term can be found on the UWW Financial Services Tuition and Fees website.
  • Students will be charged the following fees their first semester only at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater at Rock County
    • New Student/SOAR Fee $150
    • Enrollment Deposit $100
      • UW-Whitewater undergraduate students are required to pay a one-time $100 enrollment deposit. This deposit remains on the student account during enrollment at the university. The deposit will roll forward to the next term as a deposit for that term, and is refundable when the student leaves UW Whitewater. Enrollment deposits should be paid at the time of your registration to attend a Warhawks SOAR session. Questions regarding the Enrollment deposit can be directed to Student Accounts at  sfs@uww.edu or 262-472-1373.

        Enrollment Deposit Refund

        At separation from the University, the student may be entitled to a refund of the $100 enrollment deposit. The deposit must be requested, and the student must have paid all obligations owed to the university. If the deposit is requested, but the student has a balance on his/her account, the refund will be applied to the balance. To request a refund of the deposit, download the Enrollment Deposit Refund Request Form found at  http://www.uww.edu/adminaffairs/finance/cashiers-office/forms and submit to Student Accounts. The request will not be processed until approximately 8 weeks after the end of the term to allow for any remaining charges to be processed. The refund will be sent via direct deposit to the bank account in the TouchNet system, or paper check will be mailed to the address on file with the University. The student has one year (12 months after the final day of classes) to request and qualify for the refund. Unclaimed enrollment deposits are deposited into a UW-Whitewater scholarship fund. Questions regarding the Enrollment Deposit refund can be directed to Student Accounts at  sfs@uww.edu or 262-472-1373.

  •  In addition to tuition, students will be charged a $6.33 per credit fee for textbooks each semester.
  • Segregated Fees, which are determined by the Student Government Association each year, will also be charged to each student's account.  

What are my Payment Options?

  • Online. The fastest (and easiest) way make a payment toward your student bill is to use  touchnet.uww.edu, the online student billing system.
    • You may use your checking/savings account or credit/debit card for online payments 
      • Checking/Savings account: Electronic payments made from your checking or savings accounts do NOT have a convenience fee.  It's FREE!
      • Credit/debit card: Payments can be made online using MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover. There is a 2.85% convenience fee (minimum $3.00) charged when making a credit card payment. Debit card payments are treated as credit card payments and will be charged the same convenience fee.
  • In Person. Payments can be made on campus at UW-W Cashier’s Office between the hours of 8:00-3:30 Monday-Friday in Hyer Hall room 110. The depository outside the University Cashier’s Office is available when Hyer Hall is open. Credit and debit cards are not accepted at the cashier’s window.
  • By mail. Make checks payable to UW-Whitewater and mail to UW-W Cashier's Office | P.O. Box 88 | Whitewater, WI 53190
    • Include student name and student ID number on check
    • Payment must be recieved by Cashier's Office by due date in order to be considered on time 
  • International Payments 

Can I use scholarships to help pay for tuition?

What happens if I don't pay my bill?

  • It is important to have your student account balance paid in full by the due date. Once an account becomes past due, there is a risk your current or upcoming classes may be cancelled. In addition, the student will be unable to register for future terms, receive transcripts, or their diploma and a 1.25% finance charge will be added to any past due balance. This finance charge will be assessed each billing period until the student account is paid current.
  • Please do not hesitate to reach out to Student Accounts and ask for help if you find yourself with a past due balance.

Additional information about student accounts and billing can be found on the UW-Whitewater Financial Services website.

 

    UW-Whitewater Campus Resources

    UW-Whitewater at Rock County students enjoy access to nearly all of campus resources available to students attending classes at the Whitewater campus. Select a category below, or see the full list of campus resources »

    Campus Location

    2909 Kellogg Avenue
    Janesville, WI 53546
    608-758-6541
    uwwrockinfo@uww.edu

    Admissions Office

    Office of Undergraduate Admissions
    Roseman Building 2060 
    800 West Main Street
    Whitewater, WI 53190-1791
    262-472-1440
    uwwadmit@uww.edu

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