Student Services

helping students succeed

Faculty and staff at UW-Platteville are dedicated to helping each individual student succeed in and out of the classroom.  A comprehensive array of programs, activities and services are offered to assist students in attaining their educational, personal and career goals in a safe campus community. From Advising and Career Exploration (ACES) for students who are still deciding on a major to Writing and Tutoring Resources (WATR) to keep students afloat, assistance is available to help students succeed. Here are a few examples:

Succeed Program

The Scholars Unleashing Collegiate Creativity and Enriching Educational Development (SUCCEED) Program is designed to for students who may need additional support to navigate their freshman year. SUCCEED students have an opportunity to move into their residence hall early, get a head start on a few academic courses, become familiar with campus and resources, build friendships with fellow students and learn valuable academic skills. In addition to starting a few academic courses early, SUCCEED students participate in daily supplemental workshops to improve reading, writing and basic math skills. SUCCEED students also participate in cultural awareness and team building activities. Students must receive an invitation to participate in SUCCEED. For questions, please contact the First Year Experience office at or 608.342.1081. 

First Year Experience

The transition from high school to college is often a difficult one. UW-Platteville has made a commitment to taking a more comprehensive approach to the quality of the first year experience of entering freshman and transfer students, in an effort to assist them in making successful transitions. The First Year Experience Program is dedicated to creating opportunities for students to develop successful academic and social skills. The FYE office oversees the Introduction to College Life course and regularly schedules academic seminars in cooperation with the residence halls. Seminar topics include study skills, time management, understanding academic policies, test-taking strategies, effective utilization of textbooks, healthy living and study habits, appreciation for learning style differences, comparing high school and college expectations, note taking, respect for diverse cultures and pre-registration preparation. New for fall 2013, the Intro to College Life course will be a requirement for all incoming students. 

Driven Scholars Program

The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs assists students of color in the navigation of their undergraduate college career. The DRIVEN Scholars Program, which utilizes a high touch advising model to monitor degree completion progress, provides leadership opportunities and assists students with advocacy in various social, cultural and academic advising needs.

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