Liberty Mutual

Liberty Mutual has partnered with the University of Wisconsin-Platteville to offer alumni exclusive savings on quality auto and home insurance.*


A message from Liberty Mutual Insurance

From Dennis Goebel, Vice President, Liberty Mutual Insurance

What to Do When Moving Into a New Home

Moving into a new house is a major life change. After packing and unpacking your belongings, there’s still a lot of work to be done. Follow this checklist for common tasks every new homeowner should do.

  • Change the locks. The old owners have handed over the keys. But what about the extra copies they've made over the years? You'll never know who has access to your house, so arrange for a locksmith to update the locks.
  • Clean the house. Deep-clean the carpets, appliances, bathrooms, and details such as moldings before you fully unpack in the space.

  • Forward the mail. Visit the Post Office to set up mail forwarding so you don't miss any important bills or communications.
  • Update your address. Notify all relevant companies of your new address so bills, checks, and other mail reaches you. Start with items like your bank accounts, credit card companies, and insurance providers. You should also update your car registration and license.

  • Do a walk through. Familiarize yourself with the house. Make sure any appliances, fixtures, and fittings are in working order. Find out where your circuit breakers and water shut off valve are, so you can switch them off if necessary.
  • Sort out utilities. Contact your cable, phone, electric, and gas companies to ensure that all utilities in your new home are transferred over or established as new accounts under your name.

  • Implement safety processes. Post a list of emergency contact numbers where everyone can see it. Unpack items like your first aid kit and fire extinguisher, and ensure everyone in the household knows where they are.

Once you tackle this moving checklist, it's time to enjoy your new space!

To learn more about Liberty Mutual Auto and Home Insurance or get a free, no-obligation quote, call 800-524-9400 or visit www.libertymutual.com/uwplatt today.

Coverage underwritten and provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance Company and its affiliates, 175 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116. Reprinted with permission from Liberty Mutual. ©2014 Liberty Mutual Insurance


Renters Insurance: Spend a Little. Protect a Lot

If you rent your apartment, house, or condo, you probably need insurance. Remember, your landlord isn't responsible for your belongings, or if you need to find another place to live, or any personal liability you may face if someone is injured in your home. Renters Insurance covers your valuables—such as TV, laptop, and cell phone—for theft or damage at home, in your car or on the go. Call 800-524-9400 or visit Liberty Mutual to learn more or get a free quote.

*Discounts and savings are available where state laws and regulations allow, and may vary by state. To the extent permitted by law, applicants are individually underwritten; not all applicants may qualify.

Alumni Services Contact Us

Contact Us

Development and Alumni Engagement

Tel: 608.342.1181 | 1.800.897.2586
Email: alumni@uwplatt.edu
Fax: 608.342.1196

1500 Ullsvik Hall
1 University Plaza | Platteville, WI 53818

Hours: 7:45 a.m.—4:15 p.m., M—F

Footer Anchor