Welcome to McGregor Hall
McGregor Hall, named after past UWP president Duncan McGregor and built in 1961, accommodates approximately 162 men and 60 women. McGregor Hall, with its convenient location, offers many benefits to its residents. In addition to kitchenettes on each floor, a variety of other facilities such as a computer lounge, a conference room and recreation areas are provided throughout the hall to meet the needs of residents. McGregor Hall is equipped with an elevator, therefore students with physical mobility concerns will find it very accommodating out of the ten residence halls on campus. The first and second floors are reserved for upperclassmen only, therefore the majority of students living in McGregor are not freshmen. The residents of McGregor Hall are very supportive of the annual Luau sponsored by McGregor and Wilgus Halls every fall. McGregor staff as well as the Hall Council Executive Board also put on Duncan Diner every February.
From the Desk of the Resident Director
Hello McGregor Residents!
As finals approach, make sure you are utilizing resources and asking for assistance if needed. Here are a few tips to try and boost those final grades just a bit more!
• Be sure to check out the many resources campus has to offer. You never know what little tips and tricks they can share with you. A great place to start is with Academic Support Programs.
• Utilize your professors and their office hours! Professors are people too. They enjoy it when students stop by their office and ask questions or just say high.
• Study however works best for you. If that is by putting together a study group, then find friends and classmates that will hold you accountable and help you study. If you study best by finding a quiet space in the library, then do that. Do what works for you!
• Don’t be afraid to ask your RA for tips! They are a great resource as well and have gone through a couple semesters here at UW-Platteville.
• Don’t pull all-nighters. Research and studies show that all-nighters actually do more harm than good. Your brain needs that time you sleep to process and store all the knowledge you are trying to learn.
• Just like you brain needs sleep, your brain also needs time to relax outside of just sleep. Make sure you are taking small study break. Whether it’s going for a walk around campus, watching a 30 minute episode of your favorite show, or playing a quick game, it will help your brain relax and be ready to go when you get back to studying.
Once you have made it through your finals, you will be responsible for checking out for the semester.
Withdrawals and Room Changes: Please be sure to sign-up for a time to meet with me outside my office door, 128 McGregor Hall. There is paperwork, scheduling, and processes that need to be followed if you are not returning next semester. If you are looking into moving rooms please set up a meeting with the Resident Director of the building you plan to move into. All resident director contact information can be found on the Residence Life website.
End of Semester Closing: Before you leave the halls remember some of the tasks that need to get done….
1. Attend your closing wing meeting
2. Sign up for a time to check out with your RA
3. Before checking out with your RA make sure you have defrosted your fridge, shut and locked your windows, closed the drapes, set the heat to level 3, removed holiday decorations from your outside doors, unplugged all appliances, emptied trash, turned off lights, and locked the door.
IMPORTANT REMINDER: STUDENTS MUST LEAVE 24 HOURS AFTER THEIR LAST FINAL. HALLS CLOSE FRIDAY DECEMBER 22nd AT 6PM. FOR STUDENTS WITH EXTREME CIRCUMSTANCES THAT NEED TO STAY PAST THIS TIME YOU MUST BE OUT OF THE HALL BY 11AM ON THE 23rd. THESE STAYS MUST BE PREAPPROVED WITH RD TAYLOR BY 4PM ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20th.
Winterim: If you have not signed up to stay in the halls during Winterim make sure to sign-up online today.
Snow Emergency for Parking (SEP): All residents should be receiving a brochure that explains our procedures when a snow emergency for parking is declared. It is YOUR responsibility to move your vehicle and be aware of the process. When an SEP is declared, there will be emails sent out, Facebook posts, fliers in the lobby and on your wing, and additional information put in your mailboxes.
Want to be an RA!?: Believe it or not, it is time to start thinking about RA applications for the 2018/2019 school year. On December 6th at 7:00pm in Velzy Commons is the Department’s RA Marketing Night. Come to meet some of the staff from each hall.
Graduates: If you are graduating in December, CONGRATULATIONS! We are proud of you and wish you the best in your journey!
Safety Tip of the Month: Practicing good hygiene habits is the first step to preventing the spread of illness. Be sure to wash your hands regularly to avoid the spread of germs. If you are not feeling well, be sure to take good care of yourself by getting plenty of rest, washing your hands, and seeking professional help if your illness continues. Student Health Services on campus offers free flu shots to all students, so take advantage of this if you haven’t yet!
Best of luck with finals and I hope you all have a great Holiday Season.
Taylor M. Burke
McGregor Hall Resident Director
Cooper Living and Learning Center Resident Director