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,

For those Melcher residents from the 2015-2016 academic year: Thank you so much for an incredible year. The entire building staff appreciated your humor, community spirit, and the memories we made together. If you are returning to Melcher in the fall, we look forward to seeing you after a well deserved summer break. If you are no longer returning to Melcher, for a myriad of reasons, we thank you for all the time we've had together and wish you the best of luck with all your future endeavors.

For anyone returning to Melcher or considering Melcher for the 2016-2017 academic year: Hello and thank you for considering Melcher Hall. This is Melcher Hall's webpage and it is updated monthly throughout the academic year. Melcher hall is wonderful place to live and features many unique qualities. Melcher Hall is Platteville's only all male residence hall and as such has very relaxed community feel. Many residents have commented how they appreciate the community in Melcher and have developed some very deep bonds of brotherhood while staying here. New in the upcoming year is Melcher Hall's interest community: Masculinity, Civility, and Leadership. This optional interest community will focus on men's issues while holistically developing Melcher Hall residents throughout the year. Melcher Hall is currently under construction for the summer and is scheduled to be open in the fall. This makes Melcher one of the most recent recent renewed traditional buildings avaiable at UW-Platteville. For more information on the construction progress please see Construction Corner below, and the floor plans for the building in the picture section. 

Construction Corner: Melcher Hall is officially under construction through the summer and is slated to be open for fall move-in. The construction project is focused on updating Melcher from a traditional tier residence hall to a renewed traditional hall. Renewed traditional halls offer new lighting, carpet, and closet components in resident rooms for a lighter, brighter living experience.  The common spaces have updated lighting and furnishings in modern style. The two basement areas of Melcher are recieving extensive renovation attention and will include an expanded laundry room facility, an open concept social gathering location, new academic study rooms, and a female guest shower/bathroom. New updates will be added to this website as this exciting contruction project progresses. 

Lofts: UW-Platteville features two different loft options, based upon which residence hall you are living in. Once you recieve your room assignment please consider one of these space saving lofts as a part of your 2016-2017 living experience. Melcher Hall specifically offers wooden loft kits, and will deliver the loft kit to your fall assignment if your preorder the loft. For information about both loft kits and how to order them please see the loft portion of our website.   

Check-in: Move in for new students begins on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016 at 8:00 a.m., and for continuing students beginning on Sunday, Sept.4, 2016 (times vary).  More information will be posted on this website as we move closer to Welcome Weekend and Move-in for fall 2016.

New Student Registration: Overnight accommodations are available for students and guests in Southwest Hall the evening before the student's scheduled New Student Registration date, or residual placement test date if applicable. For more information please see this webpage. 

Summer Plans: Are you planning on staying in Platteville for the summer? If you are looking for a place to stay during a part of the summer consider Southwest hall. You may rent a suite for a week at a time and this option is very flexible and convient for many students. Please see the Summer Hall Application for more information. 

Room Sign-up: The room reservation process for the 2016-2017 year is currently open. For more information please visit this site.

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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