Students who are deciding on a major, who are between majors, or who may be considering changing their current major have an academic advising home on campus - the office of Advising & Career Exploration Services (ACES). Undecided ("deciding") students interested in a potential major or career field receive help in choosing classes based on their interests. ACES advisors also provide campus-wide career exploration for all students. Career planning assistance includes examining potential careers based on a student's personality style, interests, skills, abilities, and values.
The ACES office houses a Career Resource Center which holds a variety of materials to assist students with career exploration, including handouts, books, magazines, career-search software, and videos. Check out our web site at http://www3.uwplatt.edu/aces for links to advising and career exploration. For more information, call 608-342-1033 or come by and visit us in 136 Warner Hall or e-mail email@example.com.
The Pioneers participate in a full range of NCAA Division III sports activites during the acdemic year. UWP women compete in seven intercollegiate sports: backetball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, track and field, and volleyball. Men compete in seven intercollegiate sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, soccer, track and field, and wrestling. Platteville is a member institution of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC).
Up-to-date Pioneer information can be found at http://www.uwplatt.edu/athletics.
The office provides literature (handouts, books and magazines) on job seeking topics. The Employeer Information Library includes current literature, employer directories, corporate videos and company CDs to help prepare for one's job search and interviews. An annual report is published which includes salary surveys and placement information on recent UWP grads by major.
Workshops are scheduled each semester on topics such as resumes/cover leters, interviewing skills, job search and dinner etiquette. Students receive individual, one-on-one assistance with writing resumes and cover letters. Opportunities for full-0time work, internships, co-ops or summer jobs are made available to students through our Fall and Spring Employer Fairs, and web based recruiting software.
We invite and encourage all students to utilize our services and visit us at http://www.uwplatt.edu/careercenter.
The Center for the Arts (CFA) provides a professional performing arts environment for the campus and community to experience the arts through classroom learning and quality cultural and performing arts performances.
The Center for the Arts hosts more than 150 fine arts events during the year including music theatre, dance, drama, children's theatre productions, orchestra concerts, choral performances, jazz bands, student recitals, the Performing Arts Series, and the Heartland Festival.
The facility includes a 565 seat Brodback Concert Hall, a 210 seat theatre, box office, instrumental and vocal classrooms, dressing rooms, and scene and costume shops. Student and university organizations, university departments, as well as off campus groups may reserve the Center for the Arts for fine art programming. To reserve the facility contact the Reservations Office at 608-342-1451 or stop by the Pioneer Student Center Administration Office. To request more information, purchase tickets, or to have your name added to the Center for the Arts event mailing list call the CFA at 608-342-1298. To reserve the facility contact the Reservations Office at 342-1451. More information and policies can be found at http://www.uwplatt.edu/cfa. The CFA is always looking for volunteer ushers. To see a list of shows available stop by the University Box Office in the lobby of the CFA.
The University's Children's Center provides excellent child care services and educational experiences for the children of UW-Platteville students and employees. To be eligible for the reduced student rate, a parent must be registered for at least six credits as an undergraduate student during the academic year or for three credits during the summer session. Graduate students must carry at least five graduate credits.
The Children's Center operates weekdays from 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. during the academic year, interim periods and summer session. Children must be between two and seven years of age to enroll.
Lead teachers who hold a degree in the field of early childhood education staff the Center classrooms. College students seeking degrees primarily in education or psychology assist the classroom teachers. The Children's Center also serves as a laboratory and research site for students learning about child development and early childhood practices. Located in their own facility north of Doudna Hall, the Children's Center is a state licensed as well as nationally accredited program. For further information visit us at http://www.uwplatt.edu/childrenc.
Professional counselors provide free, confidential personal and academic counseling to enrolled students. 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 and social concerns, career assessment and decision-making, study skill development, stress management, depression and anxiety, and related issues. Tests and inventories are also available to facilitate the counseling process.
Counseling Services also maintains an Alcohol and Other Drug Education Program, which offers information, counseling, outreach, and referral services related to the use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs.
In addition, standardized tests such as the PPST; GRE; Placement exams for Math, English, and Foreign Language, CLEP, and MAT are administered through Counseling Services' Academic Testing Program. Visit us at http://www.uwplatt.edu/counseling.
A variety of food, beverage and nutritional services are provided at UW-Platteville. Dining Services provides a number of meal plan options for residence hall students and for commuter students. In addition, students may add cash to their meal plan for extra purchasing flexibility at all dining locations.
Glenview Commons is the main dining service area on campus and features an "all-you-can-eat" menu with planned, special meals featuring new cuisine items and ethnic foods. Glenview Commons also houses a convenience store where students may purchase snacks and sundry items.
The Pioneer Student Center is home to several dining service areas. Pioneer Crossing features a sub shop, grill, Asian, Mexican, traditional foods along with a full salad and soup bar. Pioneer Perk is home to grab and go and a full coffee bar. And the Pioneer Haus is a pizza and recreation area. For further information call us or visit us at http://reslife.saf.uwplatt.edu/diningservices.
Joining a fraternity or sorority is a great way to enhance the collegiate experience by providing opportunities to develop important academic and leadership skills as well as a strong sense of belonging. All Greek organizations were founded on the principle of brotherhood and sisterhood and nurturing positive personal development.
Greek Life staff is dedicated to assisting in creating a positive living, learning and governing environment for students interested in Greek Life. The focus is on: scholarship/academic achievement; membership recruitment and development; chapter development/operations; campus, community and university relations; social event responsibility; judicial operations; leadership and ethical development; along with community service and philanthropic opportunities. For more information stop by the Pioneer Involvement Center or visit our website at http://www.uwplatt.edu/pic.
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 carrying 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, located on the second floor of Royce Hall, is open Monday through Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Students may call 608-342-1891 to schedule an appointment or to obtain additional information.
It is expected that entering students will have a pre-admission physical exam. Students are also expected to complete the Student Health Services health history form and provide a record of immunizations. The Student Health Services informational brochure and the pre-entrance health history form are provided to students after their admission to the university.
A student health insurance plan providing hospital, surgical, outpatient, and major medical coverage is available at a reasonable cost to students. Students are strongly encouraged to obtain health insurance if they are not already covered by personal or family plans. Information concerning the student group insurance plan is available on campus and is available to all registered students each fall. Enrollment details are available during registration or from Student Health Services.
Intermurals provides the campus community with the opportunity to compete regularly in organized sports which the emphasis is recreation. There are three kinds of intramurals: Women's, Men's and Co-ed Sports (individual and team). Women's sports include indoor soccer, broomball, football, badminton, basketball, racquetball, tennis, and volleyball. Men's sports include: badminton, basketball, broomball, football, racquetball, indoor soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball, and water polo. Co-ed sports include: badminton, indoor soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball, water polo and football. Leagues are available for all students of all abilities. For more information visit http://www.uwplatt.edu/intramurals.
The Math/Science Learning Center provides tutoring for students enrolled in math courses numbered 2740 and below. In addition, some tutors can assist with problems in chemistry and physics. Semester schedules are posted outside the center and include daytime and evening hours.
The purpose of the Multicultural Educational Resource Center is to promote a university environment that is conducive to the recruitment, retention and graduation of minority and disadvantaged students. Though the emphasis is on "students of color" the Multicultural Educational Resource Center is available to the university and tri-state community. Educational goals include the promotion of higher retention rates, measurement of academic achievement, and graduation. Counseling is available in the areas of academic, personal and social concerns.
The Multicultural Educational Resource Center facilitates interaction of persons of diverse cultural, ethnic and racial origins with other constituencies of the university community. The Multicultural Educational Resource Center encourages diverse cultural programming by the Campus Programming anf Relations (CPR) and provides assistance for student organizations, including ASIA Club, Black Student Union, Hmong Club, Student Organization of LATINOS and Intertribal Council.
The office is open Monday through Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Feel free to walk-in and speak with an advisor or call with any questions or concerns. For more information visit http://www.uwplatt.edu/merc.
Located in the Ullsvick Center, the Harry and Laura Nohr Gallery provieds students the opportunity to see and experiance art works created by students and professional artists of regional and national renown.
The Nohr Gallery Advisory Board Art Committee reviews work and recommends artists working in a variety of media including painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, and various crafts for exhibition during the academic year.
The gallery is the ideal spot for students to browse during free time. For additional information visit http://www.uwplatt.edu/arts/nohr.
The CPR Performing Arts Series sponsors an annual series of outstanding professional fine arts events from symphony orchestras to musical theatre. The performances are chosen and scheduled by a committee of students, faculty, and staff. Past performances have included the The Russian State Chorus, The Three Irish Tenors, Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues featuring Randy Sabien, and The Lily Cai Chinese Dance Company. For ticket information contact the Center for the Arts Box Office at 608-342-1298.
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville extends a warm welcome to all potential members of the Pioneer Activity Center (PAC). The PAC allows students, faculty/staff and general public to further their wellness/physical activities at a minimal cost. Membership rates for the year, semester or summer make lifetime conditioning programs available at your convenience. Whether it is walking our 200-meter oval track, swimming in our pool, playing basketball, volleyball, tennis, or lifting in out diversified Fitness Center (free weights, Universal, Nautilus, Hammer Strength machines, Stairmaster, treadmills, and aerobic Start Trac bicycles), members will find facilities to accommodate all. The opening of the Pionees Activity Center has enabled the university to double free-time recreation, intramural and instructional opportunities for students. It has also enabled us to offer memberships to the faculty/staff and general public. It is our hope that a PAC membership will be your first step to your continued physical fitness program. For more information on membership costs and facility hours, contact the Pioneer Activity Center director or visit the PAC web site at http://www.uwplatt.edu/pac.
The Pioneer Involvement Center's mission is to create collaborative, co-curricular programs, events and processes supporting student leadership and involvement opportunities contributing to student retention and encouraging diversity.
Pioneer Involvement is composed of several functional areas that offer programs, services, and resources for students to get involved. Student Organization Development focuses on strengthening student organizations. Co-Curricular Programming strives to provide intentional programs and entertainment that has educational value. Greek Life focuses on promoting a positive learning environment for students wanting to gain leadership skills in a living community with shared values and principles. Leadership Development and Involvement Opportunities strives to connect students to experiential learning and enhance leadership skill depelopment. New student orientation and first year experience develop opportunities for new students to feel connected to UWP and know how to access resources to succeed. Design Services and Support Service areas assist with promotion of events, and we take pride in connecting you with the correct information or the right resource. Stop by the Pioneer Involvement Center which is located in the Pioneer Student Center or telephone 342-1075. You can also visit the Pioneer Involvement Center website at http://www.uwplatt.edu/pic.
Located at the crossroads of campus in the center of the academic community, the Pioneer Student Center opened on April 1, 2002. More then just a building, the Pioneer Student Center is the community center for the campus of UWP. Incorporating the concepts of a technologically rich environment with both formal and informal events for students, faculty, staff and visitors, and the traditional, social aspects of a student center, the Pioneer Student Center encourages the convergence of academic and social lives to promote learning that goes beyond the classroom.
Contained within the 96,000 sq. ft. facility are a variety of services and programs designed to enhance the learning environment and strengthen the UWP community. Nearly 200 computer workstations are places throughout the Pioneer Student Center in a wide variety of settings, from highly structured environments to informal lounges. Over 100 computers are housed in the Bears Den computer lab, while approximately 20 computers are available in the Pioneer Involvement Center. Lounges support data ports and laptop computers can be checked out and used anywhere in the facility.
The Pioneer Crossing, Pioneer Haus and Pioneer Perk offer patrons an array of food and beverage selections to enjoy while attending events, or just relaxing in the Pioneer Student Center. Events in the Pioneer Student Center range from live music to comedians, from leadership conferences and organizational meetings to educational speakers, and from surfing the web to watching the eight foot screen television in the Pioneer Haus. Events are sponsored by the over 170 student organizations supported through the office space, common lounges and accessible technology offered in the Pioneer Student Center. Other student center services include the University Bookstore, Office of Campus Life, and the Information Center.
Cultivating enduring loyalty to the campus community, the Pioneer Student Center exhibts the heritage of the UWP campus. Alumni Lounge is home to UWP Alumni Wall of Fame, featuring the recipients of the Outstanding Recent Alumni and the Distinguished Alumni awards. From Alumni Lounge and Heritage Hall, community members can view the Normal School bell, refurbished for the Pioneer Student Center as a commemoration of the rich campus traditions. The University Seal hangs in the windows of Heritage Hall where flags representing the nationalities of every student in attendance at UWP are proudly displayed to celebrate our cultural diversity.
The Office of Rental Issues is a resource created by the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Student Senate and sponsored by the Pioneer Student Center. This office maintains a current list of available housing in Platteville and the immediate area and has up-to-date information on State laws regarding tenant-landlord disputes. The mission of the Office of Rental Issues is to provide services to help students with off campus housing related concerns. Through Student Senate and the Pioneer Student Center, the Rental Issues Coordinator acts to promote positive relations between UWP students, landlords, and the City of Platteville. For further information visit us at http://reslife.saf.uwplatt.edu/ri and click Rental Issues.
Living on campus in one of the nine residence halls will provide you with special opportunities for growth, learning, fun and friendship. Residence hall living is an integral part of the college experience. Sharing a portion of our mission statement can summarize the primary purpose of the residence halls. Student life at UW-Platteville strives to create an environment that supports individual choice, develops a sense of community, and emphasizes individual and group responsibility. Each hall is a small community of approximately 240-320 residents, with a total residence hall population of over 2,300 students. Halls are conveniently located, computer networked, and well maintained. Full-time, professional hall directors live in each hall and are supported by student resident assistants who reside on each wing or floor. Staff members in each building are carefully selected, specially trained, and willing to help students have a successful campus living experience. Residents with personal computers that meet or exceed the minimum computer configuration specifications have direct access to computing resources from within their individual room. Computer labs in each residence hall are also available 24 hours a day. See http://reslife.saf.uwplatt.edu/resnet for detailed information. A unifying link within the residence hall community is the Residence Hall Council (RHC). Students elected to serve as representatives of this governance body promote an interest in and understanding of the campus environment and serve as a general forum for improving residence hall life.
UW-Platteville has a residence hall requirement that derives from a University of Wisconsin Board of Regents' policy that requires freshmen and sophomore students to live in university residence halls during the academic year unless they qualify for an exception and are officially released by the Office of Student Housing. After being admitted to the university, students receive an application for residence halls (rental agreement) and a letter and form explaining the procedure to request an exception to the residency requirement. This residency requirement is stringently enforced, and students must provide the information necessary to confirm their compliance with it. Please direct any questions to the Office of Student Housing. For further information, please call or visit our web site at http://reslife.saf.uwplatt.edu/housing. Toll free number 866-864-7647 FAX: 608-342-1847.
Services for Students with Disabilities works to ensure that no qualified student, solely by reason of disability, be denied access to, participation in, or the benefits of, any academic program or activity offered by the university. The office provides:
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.
To arrange academic accommodations, students with disabilities must request support services/accommodations; provide the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities with sufficient, current disability-related documentation from an appropriate licensed professional; and describe the impact of their disability in an academic setting. The Services for Students with Disabilities office reviews disability documentation, verifies that the documentation satisfied disability verification guidelines, and implements an intake process with the student to assess the impact of the disability or disorder. At the conclusion of the intake process, students receive a VISA and information about how to implement each of the recommended accommodations. It is then the responsibility of the student too meet with each course instructor to discuss his/her disability and the accommodation recommendations. Students receiving services are expected to engage in appropriate and responsible levels of self-help in obtaining and arranging for accommodations or auxiliary aids. There is not cost to students for assistance provided by Services for Students with Disabilities. Visit us at http://www.uwplatt.edu/disability.
One of the many ways to "get connected" at UWP is by joining one of the 170 plus registered student organizations whose members have interests similat to your own. It takes only ten enthusiastic students and a faculty advisor to create an organization. Visit our website at http://www.uwplatt.edu/pic to obtain an updated student organization directory or stop by the Pioneer Involvement Center in the Pioneer Student Center or call 342-1075.
Being a member of a student organization provides an opportunity for you to develop leadership and communication skills. The enjoyment of collaborating and achieving goals, as well as the interpersonal connections made possible by formaing a group, create one of the most valuable experiences that you will have at UWP!
The Pioneer Involvement Center houses several student governance organizations on campus. Details about the following UWP governance groups are available on the Pioneer Involvement Web page:
Participation in programs offered by Student Support Services is limited to students who meet qualifying criteria. The U.S. Department of Education, which funds this program, requires that each participant be in at least one of the following three categories: 1) first-generation college students (neither parent has a four-year college degree); 2) income eligible students (based on taxable income); or, 3) students with disabilities.
Student Support Services provides assistance to students who may need extra help or have not had appropriate preparation necessary to succeed in the university. Student Support Services provides students with:
These services are available at no charge. Students develop their own program with the assistance of a staff member. All sessions are arranged around a student's work and class schedule. Visit us at http://www.uwplatt.edu/stusuppserv.
Technical Services provides professional support for events in the Ullsvik Center, Center for the Arts,m and Pioneer Student Center as well as ceremonies, major events, and university sponsored events held throughout campus. Services and equipment include audio, visual, lighting, sound reinforcement, staging, etc. To arrange for production, support or find out more about equipment availability, contact Technical Services or stop by the Administrative Office of the Pioneer Student Center.
Required textbooks are rented at the Textbook Center. Textbook rental fees are part of the segregated fees paid by students.
The Textbook Center aids students by furnishing texts in a cost-efficient manner. This provides students a more affordable avenue of textbook acquisition than that of buying texts for each course.
However, students may purchase their textbooks. Active textbooks are offered for sale to currently enrolled students year-round, excluding the months of September and January and Finals Week in December. All books purchased during sale times are discounted.
Students are able to use the Textbook Center as a resource center after the first three weeks of classes. For more detailing information visit us at http://www.uwplatt.edu/texttbookctr.
University Tutoring Services offers tutoring to the entire student body for a wide variety of courses. There are no conditions necessary to obtain a tutor other than the desire to improve in a specific subject matter. Services are available to any student regardless of skill level or grade point average for a minimal fee. Following the assignment of a tutor, it is the responsibility of the student seeking tutoring to make contact with the designated tutor as soon as possible to arrange the first session. Fees for tutoring services are per hour and billed on a monthly basis to the student receiving services. Students are limited to six hours per week of tutoring.
Tutors are UW-Platteville students who have a GPA of 2.75 or above and who have received either an A or a B or tested out of the course they are tutoring.
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 visit us at http://www.uwplatt.edu/womensctr or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Campus Writing Center, supported by the College of Liberal Arts and Education, offers free tutoring to all UW-Platteville students. The goal is to help students become better writers by learning to more effectively read and revise their own writing. In half-hour sessions, students meet one-to-one with peer tutors to discuss any kind of writing, from freshman composition papers to upper level research papers, lab reports, cover letters, and anything in between. The Campus Writing Center also has a small computer lab and reference materials available for student use during hours of operation, currently Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Tuesday and Wednesday evenings (by appointment only). Appointments are preferred.