Community Options

Living Options

Living on campus provides students with special opportunities for growth, learning, fun, and friendship.  At the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, we believe that residence hall living is an integral part of the university experience. Over 3,700 students live in 13 residential facilities.  However, the wings, floors, and halls are sized just right so that the environment is welcoming, friendly and easy to get to know people. 

The Department of Residence Life at UW-Platteville offers a wide variety of living options to fit the needs of today’s college students. All residence halls offer a staff of Resident Assistants, Senior Assistants and a Resident Director dedicated to providing inclusive, student-centered, academically focused communities for the residents. The involvement and assistance of our dedicated staff help to make our residence halls enjoyable places to live and work. To see a visual of the amenities provided in the various living options click here

Residential Preferences

Prices for 2019-20 are subject to Board of Regents approval in July, 2019.

Southwest Tier

Southwest Hall, completed in 2006, is home to students, Students with 60 credits and above, who live in four-person suites. Each suite has four single bedrooms, a living room, a dining area with kitchenette, and two bathrooms. There is elevator access to all floor levels. The entire building is air conditioned.  Each of the six floors has a study room with a computer that can be used for group projects. Other public areas include the main desk, mailroom, lobby, multipurpose room, laundry room, and community room with a vending area. Southwest Hall remains open during the official academic year breaks.

2018-19 price:  $5,786 per year, $2,893 per semester.

Bridgeway Tier

Built in the fall of 2013, our semi-suite style building, Bridgeway Commons offers its residents a distinctive living environment.  Each unit contains two double occupancy bedrooms and a private bathroom to share amongst its four residents. In addition, Bridgeway Commons is completely air conditioned and contains its own on-site dining facility, common spaces, meeting rooms, elevator access to all floor levels, front desk and recycling services, and laundry facilities.  Bridgeway Commons remains open during the official academic year breaks.  Bridgeway Commons hosts the Healthy Living Interest Community, programming toward personal wellness.

2018-19 price:  $5,622 per year, $2,811 per semester.

Rountree Tier

Students looking for a non-traditional living experience will enjoy our suite style building, Rountree Commons.  Rountree Commons is located a short distance from our football stadium and has its own on-site dining facility, elevator access to all floor levels, physical fitness area, keyless entry, free laundry facilities, recycling and trash rooms on each floor, front desk services, state-of-the-art media center, and classroom.  Residents of Rountree Commons live in four-person suites with double occupancy bedrooms, a kitchenette, toilet, and shower area.  The entire building is air conditioned.  Rountree Commons remains open during the official academic year breaks and offers an opportunity for year round living. Rountree Commons hosts the Leadership LLC on campus.

2018-19 price:  $5,646 per year, $2,823 per semester.

Elevated Traditional Tier

The Elevated Traditional tier is home to Dobson Hall, received a renovation in Fall of 2015.  Dobson Hall offers a traditional residence hall experience with double occupancy, community bathroom spaces, with some upgraded amenities.  The renovations include air conditioning in basement common area spaces and hallways.  Refurbished bathrooms, lobby and front desk, along with an added elevator, Dobson is a great place to call home.  The basement of Dobson Hall is home to a large programming space with an adjacent community kitchen.  Dobson Hall is home to a number of our Living Learning Communities including WiSTEM 1 & 2Criminal Justice, and the College of EMS Career Exploration.

2018-19 price: $4,490 per year, $2,245 per semester.

Cooper Living & Learning Center

The Cooper Agriculture Living Learning Community is for sophomore and above students only who are majoring or minoring with the School of Agriculture and is housed at the Cooper Living and Learning Center. Students choosing to select Cooper Agriculture LLC as a housing option are contracting with the Department of Residence Life for the 2019-20 academic year. This LLC specializes in programming to prepare you for life beyond college in your agricultural career.  Activities may include employer visits, faculty visits, resume and interviewing workshops, etc.  If you are not selected to participate by the School of Agriculture, via the interview process, and you complete this housing contract, you will be required to reside in another on-campus residence hall space. Information about the LLC application process will be provided to you soon by the School of Agriculture.  The Cooper Agriculture Living Learning Community is located at the Pioneer Farm at the Cooper Living & Learning Center.  Contact Mindy Freiburger at

2018-19 price: $3,970 per year, $1,985 per semester.

Renewed Traditional Tier

The accommodations in the renewed traditional tier are similar to our traditional tier with the exception of renewed room and community space architecture.  This more modern and updated look to the traditional format of our living spaces offers students another option to choose from in our fleet of residence halls.  Renewed options offer new lighting, carpet, and closet components in resident rooms for a lighter, brighter living experience.  The common spaces have updated lighting and furnishings in modern style.  Porter Hall and Melcher Hall offer the renewed traditional amenities. 

2018-19 price:  $4,380 per year, $2,190 per semester.

Traditional Tier


The traditional tier of residence halls offers a traditional living experience for its residents.  Amenities included in this tier of buildings include a double-occupancy room, community bathrooms with curtained privacy areas, community kitchen space, laundry facilities, social and academic lounges, and recycling and front desk services.  Residence Halls that offer the traditional amenities include Brockert, Hugunin, McGregor, MorrowPickard, and Wilgus.  Pickard Hall, amongst the traditional buildings, is home to the First Year Experience Interest Community.  Morrow offers the Sustainability Interest Community, Wilgus Hall offers the Women's Wellness Community, and Brockert Hall will host the Creative Expressions Interest Community.

2018-19 price: $3,970 per year, $1,985 per semester.