Residents in university housing facilities possess specific individual and group rights while engaged in activities that are part of university life. With these rights, residents have reciprocal responsibilities to ensure these same rights for other residents. Housing personnel should educate residents regarding these rights and responsibilities that are associated with community living and use them as a guide in making decisions concerning resident welfare and behavior. – Association of College and University Housing Officers-International, Statement of Residents’ Rights and Responsibilities, approved 1987, revised 2002.
The Department of Residence Life works in tandem with the Residence Hall Association, student governance body of the residence halls, in a review and recommendation process to implement and enforce the Residence Life policies. The Residence Life policies are detailed in the document linked below:
Other Policies Concerning Residence Halls and Residence Hall Students
Posting and Advertising Procedures
These guidelines prescribe locations and formats within the residence halls for the promotion and advertising of activities, programs, and services of interest to UW-Platteville students, faculty, and staff. It was developed with regard for effective and available space utilization, demonstration of support for campus-related programs and services, and an understanding that the halls are living environments.
These guidelines explain who, how, what, when, and where items may be posted and/ or advertised. It provides consistency, is more readily explained, lessens fire code concerns, and addresses overuse of fliers.
The following are guidelines for the procedure.
- All postings from student organizations, businesses, individuals, and non-UW-Platteville recognized groups may submit only two posting for each hall’s lobby (26). All postings must be brought to the Department of Residence Life for approval. The department will review all postings to ensure compliance with UW-Platteville policies, e.g., UWS 14, 17, 18, UW-Platteville Discrimination and Harassment Policy, and UW-Platteville Alcohol Policy. The posting and promotion of any event or activity where alcohol is the primary focus will not be permitted. Postings will then be given to residence hall staff for posting at their earliest convenience. Individuals are not allowed to post materials in the residence halls on their own.
- Only Department of Residence Life personnel may physically place postings (signs, fliers, and posters) in the residence halls.
- Residence hall communities have both the right and the responsibility to regulate the “public” side of room doors. Residence halls are considered a non-public forum related to the first amendment. Materials placed on the public side of room doors must be in compliance with UW-Platteville policies, e.g., UWS 14, 17, 18, UW-Platteville Discrimination and Harassment Policy, and UW-Platteville Alcohol Policy. The display and promotion of any event or activity where alcohol is the primary focus will not be permitted. The department mission is to build safe, inclusive environments. If the actions in question are incompatible with this mission, Residence Life reserves the right to limit those actions (The First Amendment On Campus, Bird, Mackin, & Schuster, 2006).
In addition, no items may be adhered to or displayed in windows. The only items that may be in a window are twinkle lights around the perimeter of the window. You will be asked to remove any other materials by departmental staff.
Snow Removal for Residence Hall Streets and Campus Lots
A Snow Emergency for Parking (SEP) decision will be made by no later than 3:00 p.m. for the parking restriction to go into effect at 12:00 a.m. on the following date.
Again, SEP will occur for a TWO-DAY PERIOD, so that both sides of the street get plowed. A longer period of removal may be designated if more time is required to adequately clear the streets. For specific dates, check your UW-Platteville email, hall postings or your hall's main desk.
- E-mail notice sent to all UW-Platteville students, faculty and staff
- Fliers on residence hall entrances and exits
- Notices in residence hall mailboxes
- Posted on the university housing website
Citations & Violations
The University Police Department will issue parking citations for any vehicle parked in violation of the SEP rules. The citation amount is $50.00. If you drive / own / use a vehicle, it is your responsibility to find out if a SEP has been declared and follow the instructions. Vehicles parked in violation of the SEP will be towed to the football stadium parking lot (Parking Lot 10). The towing charge to remove a vehicle in violation is a minimum of $100.00. Combined with the citation amount, that adds up to $150.00. Commuter and Staff parking lots are restricted to No Parking from 2am-6am all year long. Anyone who violates this restriction during a snow declaration will be issued a $50 snow removal parking citation.
- On the correct side of the street (side not scheduled to be plowed)
- If you possess a residence hall permit (in any residence hall lot)
- On a valid city street (alternate side parking is always enforced each night from Nov. 15 – April 1)
*Commuter, staff, and metered lots/stalls or on Circle Drive between the hours of 2am-6am are restricted to NO PARKING all year long. Anyone who violates this restriction during a snow declaration will be issued a $50 snow removal parking citation.