Residence Halls

During the regular academic year, residence hall space may be limited due to high enrollment. Freshman and sophomore students are required to live in residence halls unless they are released from that UW System requirement. Thus, when occupancy is high, freshman and sophomore students must be able to be housed in residence halls, juniors and seniors are next priority, and graduate students are last. However, if space allows, the Student Housing Office will accept applications from graduate students.

There are nine traditional style residence halls with double occupancy rooms. A new suite / apartment style residence hall provides four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchenette, and living room within each suite. Graduate students who live in residence halls or suites are not required to participate in a meal program unless it is their personal choice to do so.

During the summer session, residence hall rooms are available for the entire summer session (eight weeks). Single rooms may be available during the summer session. Students may rent rooms in the residence hall for less than the eight week session. The summer residence hall is air conditioned.

When submitting an application for residence hall accommodations, the student must make a rental prepayment. Summer session accommodations do not require a prepayment and rental fees will be charged to the student's account. For specific information regarding housing and housing rates, contact Student Housing, Royce Hall.

Dining Services

A variety of meal plans are available during the academic year. Students may choose from traditional plans and block plans, most with Dining Dollars. Traditional plans include 19, 15, 14 or 10 meals per week; block plans include 175, 150, 110 or 90 meals per semester. Most plans include $50 to $100 in Dining Dollars. Commuter plans are also available to provide maximum flexibility. All meal plans may be used at the Pioneer Student Center and Glenview Commons.

Meal plans are not offered during summer session at this time. Pioneer Perk Coffee Shop and Pioneer Crossing operations are open for cash service during the summer session.

For more information regarding specific meal plan options and contract terms, please contact the Meal Access Office, Glenview Commons, One University Plaza, Platteville, WI 53818. Telephone No.: 608-342-1404. Email:mao@uwplatt.edu.

Textbooks

Graduate students are charged a textbook rental fee as part of their tuition. Students must pay all outstanding bills from past sessions before picking up textbooks. A Pioneer Passport I.D. card is required to pick up textbooks. Students may purchase their textbooks during scheduled book sales each semester.

Students must return textbooks to the Textbook Center the last day of the final exam period as published in the Registrar's Class Schedule book. If for any reason a student cannot return textbooks in person, he or she may mail them to the Textbook Center. A late fee will be assessed on books returned the first two weeks after the final exam period. After that date, students will be charged the non-refundable cost of the book(s).

A student who drops a course must return the textbooks immediately, even if the student plans to retake the course the following semester. If a student fails to return a textbook and a textbook must be ordered to cover a shortage of books needed for a particular course, the student will be charged the non-refundable full replacement cost of the book and a $5 processing fee.

Independent Study or Incomplete: Special textbook arrangements must be made at the Textbook Center the week before the final exam period on books needed past the due date or be subject to the late fee schedule.

The Textbook Center is open extended hours, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, the first week of classes. (If a Monday holiday occurs the first week of classes, the Textbook Center will be open the following Monday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.) During finals week, the Textbook Center is open 8:00 a.m. to 9:15 p.m. the first four days and 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. the last day.

Please see the Textbook Center's website for additional information: www.uwplatt.edu/textbookctr.

Student Health Services

The UW-Platteville Student Health Services provides a broad range of primary health care services to the campus community. These include acute care for illness and emergencies, health and wellness promotion, and opportunities for students to participate actively in their own health care. Most health care services are available at no charge to all UW-Platteville students who carry three or more credits per semester. Students are responsible for those expenses incurred outside the Student Health Services (such as consultations with private physicians, referrals for specialty care if needed, x-rays, prescribed medications, and some laboratory work). A directory of medical services provided on campus and in the community is available at the Student Health Services office. Physicians, nurse practitioners, and registered nurses provide care to students. Student Health Services, which is located on the second floor of Royce Hall, is open Monday through Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. To schedule an appointment or to receive more information, call (608) 342-1891.

A student health insurance plan that provides hospital, surgical, outpatient, and major medical coverage is available at a reasonable cost to students. Students are strongly encouraged to carry this health insurance plan or to arrange to be covered under other personal or family plans. Information concerning the student group insurance plan is available on campus and is sent to all registered students each fall. Enrollment details are available during registration or from Student Health Services. Students who participate in intercollegiate sports are required to have health insurance.

Student Assistance Services

Career Center

This office provides literature (handouts, books, Internet resources and magazines) on career-related topics. Our Employer Information Library includes current literature, employer directories, corporate videos and company CDs to help prepare for one's job search and interviews. We publish an Annual Employment Report, which includes salary surveys and hiring information on recent University of Wisconsin-Platteville graduates.

Career Center staff connects with students through a variety of classroom and student organization presentations. Topics presented include résumés/cover letters, interviewing skills, job search tips, and the annual Dinner with Ms. Manners etiquette event. Students also receive individual, one-on-one assistance with writing résumés and cover letters.

Opportunities for full-time work, internships, or summer jobs are made available to students through our Fall and Spring Career Fairs, Job/Internship Postings, and our web based recruiting software.

Offices are located on the 1st floor of the Ullsvik Center, (608) 342-1183. We invite and encourage all students to utilize our services and visit our web site http://www.uwplatt.edu/careercenter/.

Children's Center

UW-Platteville's Children's Center provides childcare and educational opportunities for children (ages 2 through kindergarten during the academic year and through age 8 during the summer session) of UW-Platteville students and employees. The center is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during the academic year, interim periods, and summer session. A reduced fee is charged to student parents. To be eligible for the student rate, graduate students must carry a minimum of five credits. If a student is registered for less than the minimum credit load, fees will be charged at the faculty/staff rate. To assure families that the Children's Center strives to provide the best possible program for young children, it maintains accreditation by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs. This academy recognizes outstanding programs that meet national standards of quality. The center has been accredited since 1993. The Children's Center also serves as a laboratory and research site for students learning about child development and early childhood education. To request enrollment forms or for further information, call 608.342.1260.

Counseling Services

PProfessional counselors provide free, confidential personal and academic counseling to students as the need arises. Services are directed toward helping students develop competence and confidence, manage emotions, enhance relationships, make decisions, and improve coping skills as they strive to meet their educational goals and achieve personal growth. Areas of assistance cover emotional/social concerns, career assessment and decision-making, study skill development, stress management, and related issues. Tests and inventories are also available to facilitate the process. Standardized tests such as the GRE, CLEP, and MAT are administered through the UCS Academic Testing Program. Counseling Services is located on the second floor of Royce Hall. Call 608.342.1865 for more information, or explore their World Wide Web home page at http://www.uwplatt.edu/counseling.

International Student Services/International Student Advisor

The International Student Services office is located at 101 Royce Hall. The International Student Advisor is available to provide pre-admission information to prospective foreign students and to assist new students with airport pickup, housing, orientation, health insurance, and the registration process. International students pursuing their studies may also contact the International Student Advisor to obtain information regarding general university requirements, campus and community activities, as well as personal counseling to alleviate culture shock, homesickness, and personal concerns.

The International Student Advisor acts as a liaison between students, their governments, and the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and assists students with interpreting federal regulations pertaining to their F-1 or J-1 status such as employment, taxes, travel, extension of stay, and transfer. International Student Services sponsors cultural and social events during which international students have the opportunity to develop contacts within the university and Platteville communities so that their stay in the United States will be a richer experience. For more information, call (608) 342-1852.

Multicultural Educational Resource Services

http://www.uwplatt.edu/merc/.

The purpose of the Multicultural Educational Resource Center is to enhance the visibility and awareness of diversity at UW-Platteville while attracting high school students, faculty and staff and serving as a resource for transitional issues essential to living in Southwestern Wisconsin. Though the emphasis is on the "person of color," MERC is available to the university and tri-state community. We demonstrate leadership, creativity, and vision in supporting the continuing development of cultural competence.

The goals used to reach our objective are the promotion of higher retention rates, academic achievement, and graduation rates of minority and disadvantaged students at UW-Platteville. Advisors are available for communication in the areas of academic, personal and social concerns. We provide educational programs that address the campus climate, cultural awareness, service, and career learning.

MERC facilitates interaction of persons of diverse cultural, ethnic, and racial origins with other constituencies of the university community. MERC encourages diverse cultural programming by Campus Programming and Relations (CPR) and provides assistance for student organizations, including Asia Club, Black Student Union, Hmong Club, and Student Organization of Latinos. The Multicultural Educational Resource Center is located at 129 Warner Hall and is open Monday through Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Students are encouraged to walk in and speak with an advisor, or call 608.342.1555 with any questions or concerns. Visit our World Wide Web home page at http://www.uwplatt.edu/merc.

Services for Students with Disabilities

Services for Students with Disabilities works to ensure that no qualified student, solely by reason of disability, is denied access to, participation in, or the benefits of, any academic program or activity offered by the university. The office provides information about disability services to students and university personnel; coordinates academic accommodations and auxiliary aides; refers students to appropriate sources for non-academic accommodations or auxiliary services and provides advocacy for students with disabilities. The services are provided to assist students with disabilities in receiving the academic accommodations needed to ensure equal access to the educational environment and to assist students with disabilities in obtaining access to university programs and activities in the most integrated setting appropriate. The Office of Services for Students with Disabilities is located at 114 Warner Hall, (608)-342-1818 (voice and TTY).

Students with disabilities must provide documentation and must make their requests for accommodations known to the Services for Students with Disabilities Office as early as possible to begin the process of obtaining accommodations. Web site: http://www.uwplatt.edu/disability/.

Women's Center

Located in 151 Doudna Hall, the Patricia A. Doyle Women's Center serves as UW-Platteville's central contact for resources and support for women on campus. The Women's Center is committed to creating an environment where women receive equal opportunities and are empowered to utilize their talents and efforts to their fullest extent. Our center provides all students, faculty and staff with resources related to women's issues such as books, magazines, journals and videos. The Center seeks to honor the contributions and experiences of women of all ages, classes, physical conditions, sexual identities, spiritual beliefs, and ethnic origins. Programming, fostering connections, providing resources, and advocating for equitable situations for women are the Women's Center's main activities. For more information, call 608.342.1453 or, visit us at http://www.uwplatt.edu/womensctr or email womensctr@uwplatt.edu.