Southwest Hall

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. 

Ian Dreger


From the desk of the resident director

Hello Southwest Residents!

Welcome new students to Southwest Hall and UW-Platteville and of course welcome back returners!  I want to remind you of some important and very helpful people in the building – your RA’s! The Resident Assistants are here to help your transition to college through fun and educational programming, bulletin boards, and other resources on campus. Keeping that in mind, don’t be afraid to meet them, chat with them, or ask them for assistance.

Southwest Hall Suite Forum:  There are plenty of ways to get involved and meet other Southwest residents whether you are returning to the building or are new this fall, such as at our weekly Suite Forum meetings. Suite Forum provides a number of great opportunities for you such as learning about the events that will be taking place across campus and in Southwest Hall, voicing your opinion on issues pertaining to the Hall, and meeting other residents in the building. If you have any interest in getting involved in other activities on campus or maybe aspire to one day be a Resident Assistant, getting involved in Suite Forum is a great place to get started. We will be meeting every Monday night at 9:30 pm in the MPR.

Southwest Hall Facebook Page:  Feel free to head over to our Facebook page since I know you want to know more about Southwest Hall and be up to date with what’s happening. There you will find pictures of various events from the year. 

Loft Update:  Facilities is currently working hard to make loft pieces available for student use.  If you are interested in renting a loft, please talk to or email Tyler Allen (, or myself and we will add you to the list.  The information we will be looking for is your Name, Room #, and whether you want a safety rail, ladder, and/or shelf.  Safety Rails and Ladders are free of charge.  The shelf is an extra $15 charge.  We will update those that have requested a loft when more information becomes available.  We also appreciate your patience.  

Activity Membership:  It's not too late to purchase an Activity Membership!  Please see a desk worker during desk hours.  If you are interested in purchasing a hall shirt, this can also be done at the front desk.  

Office of the Month:  Academic Success Programs, located on the 3rd floor of Brigham Hall, is your one-stop shop for any help you may need in your classes.  ASP includes the Writing Center, Tutoring Services, Testing Center, Peer Assisted Learning, Academic Coaching, Transfer Year Experience, Academic Intervention, and First Year Experience!  All services are free, excluding Tutoring Services where 1:1 tutoring is available at a low cost of $2 per 50 minute session.  If you feel like your struggling in your classes already - head up to the 3rd floor of Brigham and ask for help!  You are not alone!  

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.

Can’t wait to meet you throughout the course of the semester. Feel free to stop by my office to say hello and enjoy some candy! If you ever have questions throughout the school year, don't be afraid to talk to your RA. That's what they're here for! Let's make this a great year!

Be safe and be well,

Ian Dreger
Southwest Hall Resident Director

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