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
October is a crazy month for Platteville and McGregor Hall. Why? Homecoming of course! We’ve paired up with Cooper Living Learning Center and chose the theme of Made In the 90's. Make sure to attend Homecoming events and McCoop events to celebrate the occasion.
Also, if you are getting a little homesick never fear Fall Break is here! There will be no classes held on Friday, October 21st. So take the day off! Visit home or explore your new home of Platteville. There are plenty of great things to do in the surrounding area. If you don’t know where to start check out the city’s Chamber of Commerce.
As you are figuring out this semester don’t forget to utilize your resources. Make sure to check out the university’s academic/events calendar found here. October is full of fun activities, projects, and exams. Learn how to balance everything by visiting your academic advisor or the Academic Support Programs' office.
Don’t forget to check out fun Residence Life activities like Friday Night Club. This month the FNCs will be A Corny Evening/Bonfire with McGregor, Cooper, and Rountree, and then a Pancake Breakfast with Hugunin. Pickard Hall will also be hosting its annual Fright Fest.
Safety Tip of the Month: Be an active bystander. There are various ways to intervene and provide assistance to others, including saying hi to someone who seems uncomfortable, or asking someone who looks unnerved if they're alright. A simple hello or acting like you haven’t seen a person in a long time can break up the situation and allow an individual to leave. Most importantly, don’t assume that someone else will take care of it. Remember, It's on all of us to stand up, speak out, and protect our fellow Pioneers.
Please feel free to stop by my office at any time to chat, say hello, or solve the riddle on my office door!
Taylor M. Burke
McGregor Hall Resident Director
Cooper Living and Learning Center Resident Director