Melcher Hall

Welcome to Melcher Hall

Melcher Hall, named after Milton L. Melcher and built in 1966, is home for approximately 255 men. Melcher Hall residents are active in numerous campus and community events. Melcher Hall residents enjoy a recently renovated Party/Game Room and basement, which includes a newer kitchen for special meals, television area, and meeting area. 

From the Desk of the Resident Director

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are all having an excellent first couple weeks of classes and are getting back into the swing of the semester.

Construction Corner: If you haven't heard the exciting news yet, Melcher is being renovated this summer! We are all very excited to be a part of this process and I will be posting updates to this section as often as I am able to / become informed. What I can let you know right now is that we are planning to have all construction completed by the start of the fall 2016 academic year. If you are interested in being a more active participate in this process, please consider joining Melcher's Hall Forum. The Hall Forum will be working with our campus design specialist to come up with details on how the building will look (possible contributions might include carpet patterns, paint colors, and other suggestions you might have).  

Hall Forum: Everyone is invited to attend Melcher's Hall Forum. The building meets every Tuesday from 9pm - 10pm in Melcher's West basement TV Lounge. This meetings include hearing about current events / opportunities for students (information about on-going free activities, possible job openings, and other stuff happening around campus), voting on a weekly Melcher Man (they get a trophy) and a weekly Melcher Moron (they goofed and get a skeleton). Lastly the Hall Forum hostly weekly wing wars, where you can participate in a weekly competition with other floors to see who comes out on top. Previously they have been anything from  push up contests, to horn hole tournaments. Come on down and see what it's all about. 


Room Sign-up: February is the month to start signing up for rooms/ buildings for next year. This is the perfect time to chat with your roommate and ask/let them know what your plans are for next year. Do they need to think about finding a new roommate, or are you both planning to come back to the same room next year? Please be aware that the Residency Requirment is being enforced next year and you should double check your status before signing any leases off campus for next year.

University of Wisconsin System Board of Regent policy states that all freshman and sophomore students must live in university residence halls unless they meet established criteria for exemption.  Exceptions to this requirement are authorized for the following reasons:

    Students who commute daily from the home of their parent / legal guardian
    Students who are 21 years of age or older
    Students who have been out of high school for at least two years
    Students who have 60 or more university credits taken after graduation from high school
    Students who are married

Other circumstances may be considered, but students must submit documentation in addition to completing the Request for Exemption form provided by the Department of Residence Life.  Students are not released from the requirement until they receive written authorization

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at

Every day is a great day to be a Pioneer!

James Zarling
Melcher Hall Resident Director

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