Ullsvik Hall was originally constructed in 1959 as the university’s student center, and remained so until 2002 when the Markee Pioneer Student Center was built. Ullsvik Hall underwent renovations that were completed in January 2008, and now houses a variety of university services, departments, classrooms, and the chancellor’s office. Hickory and Main coffee shop, the Nohr Art Gallery, and the Luce Center—a museum and regional research center—are also located in this building. Ullsvik Hall is named after Dr. Bjarne R. Ullsvik, who served as president/chancellor from 1958–75. Ullsvik coordinated the merger of Wisconsin State College at Platteville and the Wisconsin Institute of Technology, creating what is now known as UW-Platteville. Under his leadership, 22 major buildings were constructed, 38 academic majors were created, and enrollment rose from 1,300 to 5,000 students.

Velzy Commons

The Robert I. Velzy Commons, located in Ullsvik Hall and named in honor of UW-Platteville's first student center director, is the premier multipurpose, banqueting facility. Velzy Commons is ideal for large group events ranging from banquets and wedding receptions to exhibitions and concerts. Velzy Commons divides into four rooms; Velzy North, Velzy Center, Velzy South, and Velzy Reception. These rooms can be combined in a variety of configurations to meet your event needs.

In order to maximize flexibility and use, Velzy Commons' standard setup is for the room to be cleared of all furnishings. Please contact Event Reservations to discuss layouts and capacities.

    • Velzy North: 4331 sq. ft.
    • Velzy Center: 1952 sq. ft.
    • Velzy South: 2501 sq. ft.
    • Velzy Reception: 1430 sq. ft.
  • Standard equipment

    • Computer - Desktop with DVD capability
    • Projection screen
    • Presentation remote
    • Document camera
    • DVD
    • VCR
    • Microphone
    • Auxiliary audio and video input

    Additional equipment

    Please ask for availability of:

    • Conference phone
    • Speaker phone
    • E-clip sign stands
    • Easels
    • Coatracks


    • Wi-Fi is available for UW-Platteville community members and guests
    • Campus satellite (by arrangement)
    • University Catering Services (by arrangement)

Contact Information

Ullsvik Hall

30 S. Hickory St.; Platteville, WI 538183099

Contact Information

Harry and Laura Nohr Gallery
10 a.m.–4 p.m., Monday-Friday
Closed on Saturday and Sunday