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!

Fall Semester is finally here! I hope that all of our residents and families enjoyed their move-in experience and are incredibly excited to be a Pioneer! If you have a few questions about our building, I've included some general talking points in the information below!

General Hall Information: Melcher hall is UW-Platteville's most recently renovated residence hall and features many unique and exciting 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, and this year is no different! As this year is Melcher's 50th year in operation (and UW-Platteville's 150th), we're striving to remember our past, celebrate our present, and look to new ways to pioneer our future!

Activity Passes:  With the semester in full swing, now is a great time to look into a Hall Activity Pass! This pass will give you the ability to rent items from the front desk such cooking supplies, board games, an Xbox 360 +games,  and equipment for our gaming tables. Our inventory is ever-growing, so you're sure to find something to fit your needs. Activity passes are as follows: $8 for a 1-semester pass, $15 for a full year, and $20 for a full year + a Hall T-Shirt!

Lofts: At this time, Melcher Hall is working to fulfil all loft requests received by residents. Due to the high influx of loft requests in the week preceding move-in, the hall is working to locate additional loft pieces for any residents interested in renting a loft. Residents living in Melcher are able to rent a wooden loft kit directly from the building. All lofts include an optional ladder and rail. Stay tuned for future updates regarding Melcher's loft kits!

Safety Tip of the Month: Prevention is key to remain safe on campus. Be sure to report any suspicious behavior to University Police. Take some time this month to review the Shots Fired video provided to you on the University Police website. This video talks in depth about how to remain safe should an active shooter situation occur here at Platteville.

I've enjoyed getting to know some of you so far, and look forward to learning more about each one of you this Semester! 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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