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
Believe it or not, we've already reached the last month in the semester! We've moved through opening weekend, celebrated homecoming, enjoyed fall break, got full at Thanksgiving, and now we're moving closer to the time we've all been waiting for! With Finals, Snow Emergency Parking, RA Selection, and Hall Closing, it's sure to be an action-packed month!
SEP: With the potential for snow around every corner, UW-Platteville has entered into our Snow Emergency Parking (SEP) months. During a declared "Snow Emergency", specific lots will have to be cleared on specific days. If a Snow Emergency is declared, you will be notified in three ways: 1) an email will be sent to your student email, 2) Signs will appear around the hall, and 3) RA staff will make an attempt to contact residents to alert them.
Finals Week! Finals Week is right around the corner. December 19-23 marks the Final Exam times for all students. Curious about your exam schedule? Check it out here. Need assistance with tutoring, studying, or paper prep? Have no fear! The Academic Support Center is here! Want more info about their services? Click here.
Hall Closing! The hall officially closes at 6PM on December 23, 2016. However, Residence Life Policy states that all students should be checked out of their residence hall within 24 hours of their last final exam. In the event that you need to stay longer than 24 hours, please contact myself to request an extension. Check out schedules will be posted on RA doors, and all residents are required to check out prior to leaving.
RA Selection! RA Selection for the 2017-2018 school year has begun! Do you want to impact others? Want to be a leader? Want to be a part of a team that creates a hall's community? Join the team - Become an RA! Please see your RA or myself for more information.
Safety Tip of the Month: Practicing good hygiene habits is the first step to preventing the spread of illness. If you are not feeling well, be sure to take good care of yourself by getting plenty of rest, washing your hands, and seeking professional help if your illness continues. Student Health Services on campus offers free flu shots to all students, so take advantage of one if you haven’t yet!
As always, stop by my office anytime to chat! I'm looking forward to ending the Semester on a positive note with all of you!
Meeting Times: Wednesdays, 9PM
Location: West Basement
Contact: Dakota Reed, Advisor