Office of Professional Programs staff

At the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, we want to make it convenient to study at a distance, and we provide resources to help you reach your goals.

Academic Calendar

On the Academic Calendars you'll find important upcoming deadlines and dates for UW-Platteville's online and print-based courses, along with the important dates for UW-Platteville collaborative programs and other UW system online courses.

Academic Catalog

The UW-Platteville online catalog represents the most accurate reflection of curricula and policies available up to the time of publication.

Academic Terms Dictionary

If you are new or returning to higher education, our Academic Terms Dictionary can help you learn the terms you will encounter on your path to a degree.


The UW-Platteville advising team is ready and excited to help you reach your academic goals. Throughout your time with us, you can count on your advisor to assist you in navigating through your program while connecting you with the resources you will need to succeed.

Campus Amenities

If you live near Platteville and are interested, distance education students may pay a segregated fee each semester to utilize campus amenities.


Canvas is a course management system we use for online courses.

Career and Professional Development Office

The Career and Professional Development Office offers some select services to distance students to assist with your career and professional growth.

Counseling Services

University Counseling Services offers a variety of online resources to all students such as the Pioneer Virtual Zen Den, Wellness guides, and Student Online Workshops. 

UW-Platteville is partnering with Mantra Health to give you more options for your mental health care through the university. By enrolling in Mantra, you can connect virtually to licensed master’s level therapists or psychiatric nurse practitioners to address your unique needs during daytime, evenings, or weekend hours.  UW Mental Health Support 24/7 is an extension of this new service and can be utilized by students anytime they are concerned about themselves or need immediate assistance: call/text 888-531-2142, or chat via UW Mental Health Support 24/7 Portal.

Additionally, online students can access confidential in-person or telehealth counseling sessions, which are covered if you choose to pay segregated fees in addition to tuition. Counselors are licensed to practice with students located in Wisconsin and Iowa.

Courses and Registration

To help you plan what courses to take each semester, browse the undergraduate or graduate distance education courses at UW-Platteville by subject or department for course details and availability by semester. Learn more about our online and print-based course formats.

Once you’ve chosen your courses, you can register for courses. Your advisor will assist you with your course selection and will check with you each semester to ensure you meet the registration deadlines.

If you need to drop a course, contact your advisor and follow the steps to drop a distance education course.


All university email communications will be sent to your UW-Platteville email account.


We want to help you earn your degree. Finances will provide you with more specific details about your costs and payment options (including information on Military Benefits and Financial Aid). All students taking online will pay the same tuition regardless of their state residency.


Ready to apply for graduation? Find information for your next steps to graduation.

Library Resources

The UW-Platteville Karrmann Library is available to help you locate peer-reviewed articles and books to support your projects and papers.


MINDS@UW is designed to store, index, distribute, and preserve the digital materials of the University of Wisconsin.


Log into PASS to register for courses, make a payment, review financial aid, maintain your contact information, and more.

Proctor Information

Review the proctor information for online courses or print-based courses.

Student Advisory Board

The Student Advisory Board is made up of volunteer student representatives from our programs who act as advocates for all distance education students. The board advises the Office of Professional Program Support regarding student concerns, suggests new initiatives, and acts as a mentoring resource for new and prospective students. If you have any concerns, suggestions, or questions, please reach out to a representative.

Student-Alumni Mentor Program

The Student-Alumni Mentor Program offers you a link between your academic study and the realities of the workplace.

Student Conduct Code and Policies

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is a vibrant, diverse, active community. You are expected to be aware of and comply with the law, and with university policies and regulations.

Student Consumer Information

Federal and state regulations require universities to provide enrolled and prospective students with certain consumer information.

Students with Disabilities

The goal of the UW-Platteville Office Services for Students with Disabilities Office is to create an accessible university community where students with disabilities can realize their full potential. We work with students, faculty, and staff to promote students' independence and to ensure assessment of their abilities, not disabilities.

Accommodations are determined by trained Services for Students with Disabilities staff through your documentation of a disability and an interview process. UW-Platteville provides reasonable accommodations that are individualized and based on the nature of the disability and academic environment. The purpose of academic accommodations is not to ensure success, but to provide access and equal opportunity.

For more information please contact Services for Students with Disabilities Office at or 608.342.1818.

Technical Support

Contact the Help Desk at 608.342.1400, or email at, for assistance with:

  • Accessing your online courses and campus resources such as Karrmann Library
  • Accessing PASS and your Student Center
  • Your UW-Platteville NetID (username) and password


Visit textbooks for information.

Time Management

Because many of our distance students are trying to balance their studies with working full time or having family obligations, we have created a list of time management tips and resources to help you make the most of your time with us.


Smarthinking is a writing and tutoring service that is available in your online courses. To access Smarthinking log into your online course through Canvas.

External Resources

These are online resources that distance students may find valuable. There is no affiliation between these resources and UW-Platteville or the Office of Professional Program Support.

Contact Information

Professional Program Support

2100 Ullsvik Hall