Melcher Hall

Welcome to Melcher Hall

Melcher Hall, named after Milton L. Melcher, was built in 1966 and is home for approximately 255 men. Melcher Hall residents are active in numerous campus and community events. This year, Melcher Hall residents get to celebrate the building’s 50th year in operation with some exciting new rennovations to the building, including a recently renovated Party/Game Room and basement, which includes a newer kitchen for special meals, television area, new pool table, new ice machine, and a specialized meeting area.  

From the Desk of the Resident Director

Greetings, Everyone!

It's hard to believe that fall is already truly upon us. Welcome to October - a month that's sure to be spooktacular. October brings a plethora of happenings to campus, including homecoming festivities, campus-wide annual events, and the natural beauty of the changing season. 

Homecoming Celebration: Congratulations to WAM (Wilgus and Melcher) for taking third place in the Residence Hall category during the Homecoming festivities! A special thank you is due to everyone who participated to make homecoming a great time for WAM! If you're interested in learning more about what happened at Platteville's homecoming celebration, check it out here!

October Annual Events: Two great opportunities to get involved this month include Pickard Hall's Fright Fest as well as Dobson Hall's Trick-or-Treat. Both events are great fun for students as well as the community. If you're interested in either opportunity, talk to your RA for more details!

MHI Team: The Melcher Hall Involvement Team (MHI Team) is Melcher's student-led organization who takes on the fantastic responsiblity of advocating for the students in Melcher Hall. With links to RHA, Student Government, CPR, staff, and more, MHI Team strives to provide programming, discussion, and Involvement Opportunities for the entirety of Melcher Hall. Join us Wednesdays at 9PM in the East Basement if you're interested!

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 gather some freebies. I'm more than happy to get to know each of our residents and strive to be as available as possible. 


Dakota M. Reed

Resident Director - Melcher Hall

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