Southwest Hall

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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. 

Bethany Keuter


From the desk of the resident director

Hello Southwest Residents and Guests!

Welcome to Summer 2015, we are so excited to have you staying with us in Southwest Hall. Southwest Hall has a very exciting and busy summer ahead with various different people staying with us. We are a place to call home for our University of Wisconsin-Platteville summer residents. We are also housing various different groups this summer and are excited to be hosting the New Student Registration students and families for the first time in Southwest Hall this summer. Please see the following information regarding this year’s summer season in Southwest:

Summer Residents:
Checking In and Out of the Hall: Checking in and out of the building is quite simple! Please plan to arrive to the hall during the scheduled check in times. Summer session students may check-in on Sunday, June 7th between 2 and 4 pm. If you are unable to make this time, you are able to check into the hall between 6-7pm each night at the Southwest Hall Front Desk. You can gain entrance to the hall by calling the Southwest Hall RA On-Call phone at (608) 778-6328.

To check out of the building you will need to work with a member of the Southwest Hall staff to check out of your room. Similarly to the school year you will need to move all your things out of your suite and clean all areas in the suite. This includes the storage areas you used in the commons areas of the suite. The last person exiting the suite is responsible for ensuring that the suite is fully cleaned. Please watch your email the week of your scheduled check-out for more specifics on how to schedule an appointment with the staff.

If at any time this summer you need to change your reservation dates, please contact the Department of Residence Life at (608) 342-1845 or

Summer Programming Opportunities: There is no reason to be bored this summer! Our summer staff will be putting on various opportunities for interaction and activities throughout the summer! Be on the lookout for publicity throughout the hall for fun events and opportunities. Also, feel free to like the Southwest Hall Facebook page to keep up with the various events this summer.

Important Hours to Keep in Mind:
• Southwest Hall Front Desk: 6:00-7:00 pm daily
• Markee Pioneer Student Center: 7:00 am-5:00 pm (closed on Saturday and Sunday)
• Department of Residence Life, Royce Hall: 7:30 am-4:00 pm
• On-Call staff: 24 Hours a day throughout the summer

New Student Registration:
Checking In and Out of the Hall: Regularly scheduled check-ins are the night prior to your New Student Registration date from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Southwest Hall front desk. Please use the front door of the hall (located on the front of the building in Lot 27). Staff will be there to grant access to the building as Southwest is locked 24/7 for security purposes. If you are unable to check-in during the scheduled time, please just give our staff on-call a call at (608) 778-6328 and we will get you all set!

Check-out occurs the morning of your New Student Registration date from 7:00-8:00 am. Full instructions for your check-out will be available upon arrival and in your room. You will need to be checked out of the hall prior to leaving for the day and will not be able to store belongings in the building.

Room Amenities: All guests will be provided with linens for use. Suites have 4 individual bedrooms. You will have the opportunity to request family suites or students are able to be grouped with other students for the evening. Suites also have a full sized refrigerator and convection oven.

Parking: We have two different lots that we recommend to park in. They are Lot 24 (entrance located on Longhorn Drive across from the Engineering Hall) and Lot 28 (entrance located on Southwest Road). You may first park in Lot 27 or Lot 30 to unload your things and check in if you would prefer. There is no charge to park in lots that are labeled Residence Hall parking overnight, but you will be ticketed for parking in any other lots from 2:00-6:00 am.

Internet: Internet is accessible via a Guest wireless network if you bring your own computer. Students will receive their credentials for network access during New Student Registration, but you will not be able to gain access to a campus computer prior to that. If you have questions, or trouble connecting with your personal computer, please feel free to consult a staff member for help.

Ice Cream Social: Peer Mentors and hall staff will host an ice cream social nightly at 8:00 pm in the Southwest Multipurpose Room. This is a great opportunity to get to know other parents and students as well as ask any questions to our staff that you may have.

We are looking forward to having you stay with us in Southwest!

Please feel free to contact myself or Kathryn Peck, the other Summer Camps and Conferences Coordinator at (608) 342-7250 with any questions or concerns you may have!

Bethany Keuter
Southwest Hall Resident Director

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