Welcome to Southwest Hall
Southwest Hall, completed in 2006, is home to 380 students who will live in 95 four-person suites. Each suite has four single bedrooms, a living room, a dining area with kitchenette, and two bathrooms. There is high speed internet access in every bedroom and elevator access to all floor levels. The entire building is air conditioned and each suite is fully furnished. Each of the six floors has a study room with a computer that can be used for group projects. Other public areas include the main desk, mailroom, lobby, multipurpose room, laundry room, and community room with vending area. Southwest Hall remains open during the official academic year breaks.
From the desk of the resident director
Greetings Southwest Hall!
Congratulations for making it here. I hope you enjoyed move-in and the Welcome Weekend Festivities and are looking forward to lots of very exciting opportunities to come! We have already been very busy planning a great deal of fun programs and activities that you can participate and take advantage of.
Involvement is very important in college and one of the easiest ways to make UW-Platteville and Southwest Hall really feel like home. We have plenty of opportunities for involvement coming up in the coming weeks in the hall. Be sure to check out and participate in one or many of these upcoming activities:
• Friday Night Club (FNC): The Department of Residence Life sponsors a different event every Friday Night. Southwest will be sponsoring the FNC on September 15th, Snazzy Ball. This will be a fun filled night, over in the Circle, of Volleyball and elegance. Dress up in a fun, “snazzy” outfit to play. The evening is complete with passed appetizers and sparkling cider. May the best-dressed team win. To learn more about FNC’s in general or to find out what this week’s event is, be sure to check out the board located in the lobby of Southwest Hall!
• Homecoming: Homecoming is a fabulous way to get involved and show both hall spirit as well as school spirit and is right around the corner! Southwest Hall will be participating in several Homecoming events over the course of the week and we are still looking for people to join in on the fun. More information to come.
• Suite Forum: Suite Forum is another great way to be involved in the hall in several different capacities! Southwest meets on Wednesday evenings at 8:30 pm in the Multipurpose Room. We are currently seeking 2 RHA representatives, and 2 co-chairs to help run Suite Forum this year. We would love your feedback and participation to continue to make Southwest a great place to live!
o Suite Forum Movie “Baby Driver” in The Lobby- 9/6
o Suite Forum Elections and Meeting- 9/13
o Suite Forum Executives Training- 9/22
As we begin a new year it is also very important to keep safety in mind. Please be smart with your decisions and make sure you are keeping yourself safe. UW-Platteville has several great programs already in place to ensure safety of our students. Take a moment and add the Safe Walk number into your phone. This number is 608.348.2313 and is dispatched through the Platteville Police Department. Another great way to avoid walking alone is by utilizing the campus shuttle. Safety doesn’t stop when you return to the building though, be sure to be locking your doors while sleeping or making sure your suite door is shut while you or your roommate is out of the suite. Be sure to have a conversation with your friends about how to be safe when out and about on campus. Lastly, please be sure to consult a staff member when anything seems suspicious or out of the ordinary. It is important that we all work together to make UW-Platteville a safe space!
I look forward to getting to know everyone in the building this upcoming year! Feel free to stop by my office for questions, concerns, comments, or just to chat. Enjoy the month and get involved!