The University of Wisconsin-Platteville campus can offer summer housing in nine traditional residence halls and three suite-style residence halls with the ability to house over 3,000 people on campus. Our staff strives to provide safe, clean, comfortable living environments. Residence hall exterior doors are locked 24-hours-a-day. We hope you enjoy your stay with us!
For youth camps wanting air-conditioned housing
Built for the Fall 2013 (and reconstructed in 2014 due to tornado damage), Bridgeway Commons is an air-conditioned, semi-suite style building that has a capacity of 440 people. Each unit is fully-furnished and contains two double-occupancy bedrooms and an adjoining bathroom. A mini-refrigerator is also in the room. Each of the floors has a kitchen area with oven, a range top and a toaster. Lounges, laundry facilities, and Wi-Fi is found throughout the building. In addition, Bridgeway Commons has elevator access to all floor levels, a lobby area, common spaces, meeting rooms, multipurpose rooms, recreation room, a fireplace, a front desk and recycling services.
For youth camps wanting air-conditioned housing
Rountree Commons opened in fall 2012 and is a 620-bed, air-conditioned facility. It was repaired in 2014 due to tornado damage. Located a short distance from our football stadium, the building contains four-person, fully-furnished suites with two double-occupancy bedrooms, with a separated toilet and shower areas, including a kitchenette with full-size refrigerator, sink, and microwave. Each floor has a kitchen area with two ovens, two microwaves, four stovetop burners and two sinks. There is elevator access to all floor levels, Wi-Fi access throughout the building, and keyless entry to the building (use of a key fob). On the main floor of Rountree Commons there is a front desk, lobby area, study areas, recycling services, laundry facilities, vending area, and state-of-the-art media center. There is a classroom adjacent to the lobby that is ideal for meetings or a camp store, and the washers and dryers are free to use.
For adult conference goers
Southwest Hall, completed in 2006 and restored in 2014 (due to tornado damage), is an air-conditioned, six-story, suite-style building with a capacity for 380 people. There are 95, fully-furnished, four-person suites with each suite containing four single bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room, dining area and kitchenette. The building has elevator access to all floors, which have common areas such as a laundry room, study room with computer and a community room with vending area. Southwest Hall has a main desk in the lobby and Wi-Fi throughout the building. This houses summer school students and student employees, along with hosting the New Student Registration visits.
Cooper Living & Learning Center
Special off-campus location for youth or adult camps
Located at the Pioneer Farm (approximately 7 miles from campus), the Cooper Living and Learning Center (CLLC) is an air-conditioned building that has six suites with two bedrooms per suite. There is a total of twelve bedrooms with two beds (double occupancy). So, a total capacity of 24 guests could be accommodated per night. (Note: Some rooms can house four people with bunk beds, so a capacity up to 40 could be arranged ahead of time, if needed). Each suite has its own bathroom, and the double occupancy rooms are ADA accessible (as are the common areas of the facility). Each bedroom is furnished with a microfridge, dresser, pedestal, sink, mirror, closet and desk. Internet connection is available in all bedrooms (needs an Ethernet cable), and Wi-Fi is available throughout the entire facility.
The kitchen has a stainless steel island along with two refrigerators, two ovens, a range top, a dishwasher, three sinks and a toaster. Plus, all the utensils, plates, dishes, pots & pans and other supplies are already there. Meals can be prepared by the group residing there, or the services of the University’s Dining or Catering departments can be requested.
There are two lounges for dining, meetings and relaxation. These areas also have lounge chairs, a television, a fireplace and meeting room furniture. A washer and dryer are in the building. Outside features a fire pit, sand volleyball court, and a courtyard with patio furniture and a grill for cookouts.
CLLC is located on the property of the UW-Platteville Pioneer Farm. This is a fully-operational crop farm, including corn, alfalfa and oats. It also is a fully-operational beef farm, with a milking parlor, and swine center.
Traditional Residence Halls
For youth camps
Any of our nine traditional halls will house the youth camps or conferences throughout the summer, as well as any overflow housing for the adult groups. These buildings are not air-conditioned, so having specific rooms for staff or a camp office would have to be requested ahead of time. Basically, Wi-Fi is provided throughout and these buildings offer double occupancy rooms that are furnished with one small refrigerator, two beds, two desks, two chairs, two dressers, and two closets. One community bathroom per wing is shared by up to 30 people of the same gender.
Summer Housing Assistants
Summer Housing Assistants are students employed by the Office of Residence Life to provide coverage and presence within the residence halls. These students prepared the building for your stay, run all of the check-ins and check-outs, provide desk hours and respond to emergencies. Summer Housing Assistants can be reached 24-hours-a-day by cell phone throughout your stay.
Housing Check-In and Check-Out
Summer Housing Assistants are available to check-in conference attendees within a one-hour time period for camps with up to 100 campers, and a two-hour time period for camps with over 100 campers. Check-in time will be established by this office and the sponsoring group. Any group having special check-in needs may negotiate other arrangements.