Welcome to McGregor Hall
McGregor Hall, named after past UWP president Duncan McGregor and built in 1961, accommodates approximately 162 men and 60 women. McGregor Hall, with its convenient location, offers many benefits to its residents. In addition to kitchenettes on each floor, a variety of other facilities such as a computer lounge, a conference room and recreation areas are provided throughout the hall to meet the needs of residents. McGregor Hall is equipped with an elevator, therefore students with physical mobility concerns will find it very accommodating out of the ten residence halls on campus. The first and second floors are reserved for upperclassmen only, therefore the majority of students living in McGregor are not freshmen. The residents of McGregor Hall are very supportive of the annual Luau sponsored by McGregor and Wilgus Halls every fall. McGregor staff as well as the Hall Council Executive Board also put on Duncan Diner every February.
From the Desk of the Resident Director
You’ve made it to May! The semester is almost over and McGregor will be closing before you know it. Please be sure to read through the following reminders to ensure a successful last couple weeks and make your move-out as easy as possible!
Severe Weather: I know we recently had a thunderstorm roll through Platteville, so I thought I would mention severe weather. The spring is often known for poor weather. It is likely that we may experience thunderstorms and potential unsafe weather. When the weather is poor, we ask that you remain inside where it is safe and do not put yourself in danger by staying outside and storm watching. In the case of a tornado or severe weather, please pay attention to announcements made over the emergency system. All students should move to the lower hallway corridors away from windows. You can expect a drill to occur later in April to practice what to do in severe weather. Please consult a staff member or the Residence Life Handbook for policy and procedure questions.
Closing Information: Your RA should have had a closing wing meeting with you to tell you what you need to do in order to leave. New this year, we are leaving the beds unbunked! Please make sure to look at the diagram provided on the closing information bulletin board. You will also be receiving a checklist of things you need to do prior to leaving. This checklist will be taped to your door. Please leave it where it is taped as staff utilizes that form when they do checkouts.
Finals: Finals are almost here! Make sure you take the necessary time to study hard! Best of luck to all of you as you take your finals!
Loft Return: Loft Return for McGregor Hall will be on Thursday, May 5th from 6:00-8:00 PM. Please bring your loft down to the basement during that time.
Summer Storage: Once again, we are offering an option for student to store their things this summer. You can store your things right in your Fall 2016 room so it is already there and ready for you upon move in. Items will need to be boxed up and placed on the bed or in the closet. More information as well as the contract may be found here. Signed contracts are due to the Residence Life office in Royce Hall by Friday, May 6th.
Summer Housing: If you are planning on staying in Platteville this summer and are looking for a place to live, you can always stay right on campus in Southwest Hall! Southwest Hall will be open for summer residents to rent out a space on a weekly basis. This is a great option for residents planning on staying just a short time or all summer long. Staying in Southwest lessens the hassle of having to move. Check out the Residence Life website for more information!
Welcome Crew: Will you be returning to the halls next year? Interested in being a part of Welcome Crew? There are applications at the front desk. Please fill that out and either give to RD Ian when he's in his office, or give to the front desk, and they will put it in his mailbox. You may also slide it under RD Ian's office door. This is a great opportunity to meet students and welcome them to the hall in August!
Opening: McGregor Hall will reopen on September 3rd for new students (freshmen and transfer students), and September 4th for returning students. If you are a returning student and wish to arrive on September 3rd, a small charge may apply for moving in early. More information will come out toward the end of the summer.
Thank you: On behalf of the staff of McGregor Hall, we thank you for a great year in the building. We hope that this year has been filled with memories that will last you a lifetime and look forward to seeing you again in the fall!
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at email@example.com.
Be safe and be well,
McGregor Hall Resident Director