Serving our Communities

UW-Platteville serves an important role in our greater Platteville community. From opportunities for arts and entertainment to enriching community classes and great spaces to host your events, we are dedicated to serving the local community and surrounding region.

Arts and Entertainment

A cultural hub for the region, the university offers performances, events, and art exhibits throughout the year.

There is something for everyone at the Center for the Arts, which hosts a number of performances each year—from musicals and dance ensembles, to plays and comedians, and more. Explore the Performing Arts Series or visit the online Box Office for ticket information.

The Harry and Laura Nohr Gallery provides the community a space to view works of artists reflecting current trends, traditional art forms, works of diversity, and issues of cultural significance. Located in Ullsvik Hall, the gallery is always free of charge to visitors.

Event Planning

Space Reservations

UW-Platteville offers wonderful spaces to make your event a success. Set in scenic Southwest Wisconsin, Platteville is located only 22 miles from Dubuque, Iowa, and just over 70 miles from Madison, Wisconsin, offering a convenient location. Contact UW-Platteville’s Event Services to get started.


UW-Platteville offers exquisite facilities and cuisine that your guests will talk about long after the celebration is over. Our event planning is designed to simplify the decisions for your wedding. We’ll guide you through the entire planning process from your room and set-up, choosing decorations, and designing the perfect menu.

Youth Programs

If you’re searching for exciting and invigorating summer youth programs, look no further! UW-Platteville is proud to offer an exciting array of summer programs to thousands of students every year. With topics covering everything from sports and performing arts to STEM and agriculture, you’re sure to find your place. Check out our full listing of youth programs for more information.

Are you planning a youth program? Take a look through our planning resources. Our beautiful campus boasts safe and modern facilities at reasonable expense and a team of experienced professionals to guide you through the planning process.

Community Programs

Brush up on job skills, learn a new hobby, or just have some fun! UW-Platteville’s Continuing Education Institute offers a variety of popular programming for all ages. Explore our community classes available on all three campuses, as well as an exciting array of youth programs that cover everything from infant & youth swim lessons to sport and academic camps, and much more!

K-12 STEM Outreach Programs

UW-Platteville's College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science is committed to introducing youth to the exciting and world-changing fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. A number of programs focus on outreaching to young women to learn about opportunities and careers in STEM fields. Visit our youth programs to view more information on all of the STEM-related youth outreach programs.

Multicultural Student Affairs Outreach Programs

The mission of the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs is to support retention and academic attainment for African-American, Native American, Latino/a, and Asian students. Our goal is to help these underrepresented minority students successfully navigate higher education, seek leadership opportunities, and prepare for their professional and educational futures. OMSA serves pre-college and college undergraduate students with youth outreach programming, leadership development, college advising, and programmatic services including DRIVEN Scholars, Academic Enrichment Programs, and the Lawton Grant Program.


Cheer for your favorite Pioneer team! With more than a dozen teams that compete in the NCAA Division III and Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference—widely regarded as the strongest DIII conference in the country—there is almost always an exciting game to catch. Visit Pioneer Athletics for more information and schedules.

Health and Fitness

The Pioneer Activity Center offers an indoor and outdoor track; swimming; basketball, volleyball, and tennis courts; and a weight training room and fitness center. Do you prefer exercising with others? Find a new way to stay in shape while socializing and having fun, with one of the community fitness classes offered by the Continuing Education Institute—from tai chi and self-defense classes to water aerobics or senior water exercise, and many more.


The Elton S. Karrmann Library’s resources are available not only to students, faculty, and staff; but also, to all Wisconsin residents. Community members may use print and online resources within the library, More information about borrowing library materials and accessing online databases can be found through the University of Wisconsin System Libraries.

University and Southwest Wisconsin Archives

UW-Platteville’s Southwest Wisconsin Room includes University Archives, the Platteville Area Research Center, and the Southwest Wisconsin Collection. Find local history books and journals, historical family records, archival and manuscript materials, photos, and more.

News and Events

Stay connected! Read the latest news from UW-Platteville and check out our events calendar.

Employment Opportunities

UW-Platteville is located in scenic Southwest Wisconsin’s largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, outstanding recreational opportunities, high quality medical and hospital facilities, and vibrant businesses and industries. Explore current employment opportunities.