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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 Students,
You’ve made it to April! The weather is starting to shape up and summer is really around the corner. The countdown to the end of the semester is well underway and we will be talking about closing before you know it. Please be sure to read through the following reminders to ensure a successful April and make your move-out as easy as possible!
Class Registration: It’s that time of the semester again! For those of you not graduating at the end of the semester, you should already be in contact with your advisor to set up your PIN meetings. Class registration opens right after April break and you don’t want to miss out on those classes that you need to stay on track for graduation!
Student Staff Evaluations: Have you filled out the evaluation for your RA yet? An email was sent out from the Department of Residence Life with a link to a survey regarding the progress of your RA. Please take the time to fill this survey out truthfully and honestly. We really utilize this information to work to make changes for the future and to strengthen the skills of your RA. They greatly appreciate your feedback!
Severe Weather: The spring is often known for poor weather. It is likely that we may experience thunderstorms and potential unsafe weather. When the weather is poor, we ask that you remain inside where it is safe and do not put yourself in danger by staying outside and storm watching. In the case of a tornado or severe weather, please pay attention to announcements made over the emergency system. All students should move to the lower hallway corridors away from windows. You can expect a drill to occur later in April to practice what to do in severe weather. Please consult a staff member or the Residence Life Handbook for policy and procedure questions.
Closing Information: Later this month, your RA will be scheduling a closing meeting to discuss what is expected of you during building closing. Please be on the lookout for this information so you can be sure to avoid any unnecessary fines and to ease your move out process. We also encourage you to begin taking unnecessary items home with you now to lesson your load during finals.
Summer Storage: Once again, we are offering an option for student to store their things this summer. You can store your things right in your Fall 2015 room so it is already there and ready for you upon move in. All stored items will need to be put in the actual bedroom and moved out of the common areas. New this year with our Summer Storage program is the fact that all items will need to be boxed up and placed on the bed or in the closet. More information as well as the contract may be found here.
Summer Housing: Lastly, if you are planning on staying in Platteville this summer and are looking for a place to live, you can always stay right here in Southwest Hall! The building will be open for summer residents to rent out a space on a weekly basis. This is a great option for residents planning on staying just a short time or all summer long. Staying in Southwest lessons the hassle of having to move. Check out the Residence Life website for more information!
Have a wonderful month this April and be sure to stop in with any questions!
Southwest Hall Resident Director
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