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!

I hope you're as excited as I am that the Fall Semester is almost here! As move-in day is right around the corner, I've included a few tips and pointers to make checking into the hall a breeze. Check back monthly for more information, updates, and chances to get involved in the hall!

General Hall Information: Melcher hall is wonderful place to live and features many unique qualities. Our hall is Platteville's only all male residence hall and, as such, lends itself to a strong 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. For years, the Melcher Staff has strived to provide events, discussions, and support for students with every interest.

Hall Opening:  Melcher will reopen its doors on September 3rd for incoming First-Year student (freshmen and transfer students). Quickly following on September 4th, Melcher will begin accepting all returning students. Before you will be permitted to move in to your new room, you will need to bring your completed Personal Data Form (PDF) to the hall on move-in day. When you enter our building, you'll also note that the Melcher Staff will be selling year-long ($15) or semester-long ($8) Activity passes to all residents. This pass will give you the ability to rent items from the front desk such cooking supplies, board games, and equipment for our gaming tables. Our inventory is ever-growing, so you're sure to find something to fit your needs. If you're still uncertain regarding what to pack and bring to Platteville, no worries! Please take a moment to review Residence Life's packing checklist found here.

Lofts: Residents living in Melcher are able to rent a wooden loft kit directly from the building. All lofts include an optional ladder and rail. For a small additional cost, you may also purchase a shelf on which to set alarm clocks, books, glasses, or other items. To order a wooden loft, please complete the wooden loft application form found here. For more information please visit the lofts section of our website. If interested, please complete your loft form ASAP to ensure that the loft is delivered to your room before you move in.

Masculinity, Civility, and Leadership Interest Community:  New to Melcher in the 2016-17 Academic year is the Masculinity, Civility, and Leadership Interest Community. This optional community will  explore questions like "What does it mean to be a man in today's society?" and "What does it take to be a true Leader today?" This IC is open to all men who are interested in exploring their masculinity, challenging themselves, and transitioning into the Leaders of today.

I can't wait to meet you all in the coming weeks! If you have any questions in the mean time, please don’t hesitate to contact me at


Dakota M. Reed

Resident Director - Melcher Hall

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