Interim Director: Mike Emendorfer
Location: 134 Williams Fieldhouse
The Pioneers participate in a full range of NCAA Division III sports activities during the academic year. UW-Platteville women compete in eight intercollegiate sports: basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer, softball, indoor and outdoor track and field, and volleyball. Men compete in eight intercollegiate sports: baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, soccer, indoor and outdoor track and field, and wrestling. Platteville is a member institution of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
Up-to-date Pioneer information can be found at www.uwplatt.edu/athletics.
The UW-Platteville Children’s Center provides excellent child care services and educational experiences for the children of UW-Platteville students, employees and Platteville community members. To be eligible for the reduced student rate, a parent must be registered for at least six credits as an undergraduate student during the academic year or for three credits during the summer session. Graduate students must carry at least five graduate credits.
The Children’s Center operates weekdays from 7:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. during the academic year, interim periods and summer session. Children must be between two and ten years of age to enroll.
Lead teachers, who hold a degree in the field of early childhood, staff the Children’s Center classrooms. College students seeking degrees primarily in education or psychology assist the classroom teachers. The Children’s Center also serves as a laboratory and research site for students learning about child development and early childhood practices. Located in their own facility north of Doudna Hall, the Children’s Center is a state licensed facility and is nationally accredited through NECPA (National Early Childhood Program Accreditation). For further information, visit us at http://www.uwplatt.edu/childrens-center.
Contact: Mei Reeder
Office: 106 Royce Hall
The UW-Platteville Confucius Institute, established in 2008, is part of an international network with the Chinese Language Council International (Hanban) in Beijing and South-Central University for Nationalities in Wuhan, China. We serve the citizens of Wisconsin through outreach activities, including classes and lecturers for K16, seminars for educators, Mandarin and Chinese social etiquette for business in the Tri-State area, and credited Mandarin courses at the UW-Platteville for undergraduates.
The Confucius Institute Office provides university students with an opportunity to study in China with a full scholarship in pursuing a short-term study of Chinese or one to four years of study for degree-seeking students after earning a Bachelor’s degree. The Confucius Institute Library has more than 3,000 print and media materials and Mandarin CDs for students to check out.
The aim of the Confucius Institute is to:
- Provide Chinese language courses (credit and non-credit) for community members, K-12 and university students
- Offer lectures to the tri-state community on Chinese culture, business and language
- Host Chinese cultural events for university and community members
- Sponsor Chinese cultural programs at K-12 schools and university students
- Make available reference materials for community and K-12 schools
- Partner with public and private entities to serve the tri-state community, businesses and schools
- Advise individuals who wish to study, travel or do business in China
For more information, please call 608.342.1310, or log on to www.uwplatt.edu/confucius
Location: Administration, Markee Pioneer Student Center
A variety of food, beverage and nutritional services are provided at UW-Platteville. Dining Services provides a number of meal plan options for residence hall and commuter students. In addition, students may add cash to their meal plan for extra purchasing flexibility at all dining locations.
Conveniently located near the residence halls, our all- you-care-to-eat dining facility is housed in Bridgeway. Stations is a buffet-style set-up with hot, home-cooked entrees, deli favorites, Italian cuisine and a baked potato bar. Students can enjoy a super-sized salad bar, fresh-baked pastries and dessert items daily. In keeping with our campus goals, meal plan participants may consume as much food as they wish, but patrons share the responsibility of sustainability. Food waste is an ecological and economic issue that leads to an increase in meal plan costs.
Greenwood Avenue Market
A convenience store located in the lower level of Glenview Commons that offers burgers, pizza, grab and go deli items, a variety of groceries, beverages, health and beauty items. Recreation area includes pool tables, Wii stations and wireless Internet access. The seating area includes large screen TV’s and a breathtaking view of the south side of campus. Meal plans, Dining Dollars, Passport Funds or cash may be used for purchases.
A retail dining operation located in the Pioneer Student Center, where students can exchange a meal for a “cash equivalency” amount at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dining areas include Mexican, Chinese and Italian cuisine, home-cooked entrees, made to order sub sandwiches, fast-food favorites, grab and go items, soup and salad bar and fresh-baked desserts.
Students can enjoy specialty flatbread pizzas, wings, burgers and a wide variety of appetizers in a sports bar atmosphere while they watch their favorite sports on a big screen television. Bring your friends and play a game of darts or foosball and be sure to catch the open mic nights sponsored by Campus Programming and Relations.
Hickory & Main Corner Bistro
A convenient deli shop on the lower level of Ullsvik Hall to pick up pastries, sandwiches, snacks and beverages. This location features specialty focaccia sandwiches and two soups daily. We “Proudly Brew Starbucks® Coffee” and feature a full coffee bar and selection of tea. A convenient cafe lounge sits directly across from the deli shop.
A convenience store located on the main level of Rountree Commons offers sandwiches, pizzas, salads, pastas, grab’n’go deli items along with a large variety of groceries, beverages, and health and beauty necessities. Offering the choice of having your food created to your specific liking, this dining location appeals to all students. Meal plans, Dining Dollars, Passport Funds or cash may be used for purchases.
Location: 134 Williams Fieldhouse
Intramurals provide the campus community with the opportunity to compete regularly in organized sports for recreation. There are three kinds of intramurals: women’s, men’s and co-ed sports (individual and team). Women’s sports include indoor soccer, broomball, football, badminton, basketball, racquetball, tennis and volleyball. Men’s sports include badminton, basketball, broomball, football, racquetball, indoor soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball and water polo. Co-ed sports include badminton, indoor soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball, water polo and football. Leagues are available for all students of all abilities.
Location: 134 Williams Fieldhouse
UW-Platteville extends a warm welcome to all potential members of the Pioneer Activity Center. The PAC allows students, faculty, staff and the general public to further their wellness and physical activities at a minimal cost. Membership rates for the year, month, semester or summer make lifetime conditioning programs available at member convenience. Whether it is walking the 200-meter indoor/outdoor oval track, swimming in the pool, playing basketball, volleyball, tennis or utilizing all aspects of the new 20,000-square-foot Fitness Center along with new state-of-the-art equipment (free weights, selectorized machines, two exercise studios, Kaiser spinning bikes, Precor treadmills, ellipticals and stationary bikes), members will find facilities to accommodate all. The addition of the new Fitness Center has enabled the university to double the number of users at any one time. It is the hope that a PAC membership will be the first step to a continued physical fitness program. For more information on membership costs and facility hours, contact the PAC director or visit the PAC website at www.uwplatt.edu/pac.
Phone: Student Centers Administration: 608.342.1160
Information Center: 608.342.1491
Located at the crossroads of campus in the center of the academic community, the Markee opened on April 1, 2002. More than just a building, the Markee is the community center for the UW-Platteville campus. Incorporating the concepts of a technologically rich environment with both formal and informal events for students, faculty, staff and visitors, and the traditional social aspects of a student center, the Markee encourages the convergence of academic and social lives to promote learning that goes beyond the classroom.
Contained within the 96,000-square-foot facility are a variety of services and programs designed to enhance the learning environment and strengthen the UW-Platteville community. Nearly 200 computer workstations are placed throughout the Markee in a wide variety of settings, from highly structured environments to informal lounges. Over 100 computers are housed in the Bears Den computer lab, while approximately 20 computers are available in the Pioneer Involvement Center. All areas of the building have wi-fi access and laptop computers can be checked out at the Bears Den and used anywhere in the facility.
Dining Services locations offer patrons an array of food and beverage selections to enjoy while attending events, or just relaxing in the Markee. Events include live music, comedians, leadership conferences, organizational meetings and educational speakers. Events are sponsored by the more than 170 student organizations supported through the office space, common lounges and accessible technology. Other services available at the Markee include the University Bookstore, Pioneer Passport Office, Information Center and Rental Resources.
Cultivating enduring loyalty to the campus community, the Markee exhibits the heritage of the UW-Platteville campus. From the Alumni Lounge and Heritage Hall, community members can view the original Normal School bell, refurbished for the Markee as a commemoration of rich campus traditions. In the north area of Heritage Hall is a mural depicting historic buildings, locations and seals of campus. In the south windows of Heritage Hall is the University Seal. In the hallways adjacent to Heritage Hall, flags representing the nationalities of every student in attendance at UW-Platteville are proudly displayed to celebrate UW-Platteville’s cultural diversity. For more information, stop by the Markee or visit the Markee website.
Location: Markee Pioneer Student Center
Student Centers is the department responsible for administrating and providing outstanding facilities, programs and services which serve as the center of the campus community. These facilities, programs and services include the following:
Design Services is responsible for providing graphic design services to assist with the promotion of student organizations, university departments and campus events.
Operations and Facilities
Operations and Services is responsible for the daily operation of the David J. and Lou Ann Markee Pioneer Student Center and its satellite operations, including Production Services, the Information Center, Markee building support services, and the Robert I. Velzy Commons in Ullsvik Hall. In order to effectively manage these facilities and services, Operations and Services provides a variety of student employment opportunities. The Markee is the primary college union facility at UW-Platteville, and hosts a variety of services for the campus community. Production Services is responsible for providing event services, including facility arrangements, audio and video equipment, lights and staging for events taking place at the Markee, Ullsvik Hall (Velzy Commons and Nohr Gallery), and assigned university special events. The Information Center is responsible for offering information pertaining to university services and events, serving as the university’s switchboard, and providing limited copy and collating services. Velzy Commons is UW-Platteville’s premiere multipurpose ballroom facility.
OFFICE OF EVENT SERVICES
Location: 1300 Markee Pioneer Student Center
The Office of Event Services serves as a meeting and event planning resource for users of university space and services. In partnership with internal and external individuals and groups, the office marshals the many university service providers required to provide the best possible experience for campus visitors. The office also increases the institution’s reputation by producing successful and memorable events and ceremonies for the campus and area communities.
Event Reservations serves as the starting point for any group or individual wishing to hold an event on campus. This group manages requests to use event facilities on the university campus and guides users in the event planning process.
Event Planning is responsible for assisting on-campus and off-campus clients who are hosting large events on campus. This group brings together representatives from various university services to ensure well planned, well organized, and successful events for clients.
Event Production is responsible for providing event services, including facility arrangements, audio and video equipment, lights and staging for events. Event Production provides a variety of student employment opportunities in all aspects of event production.
The UW-Platteville Center for the Arts provides a professional performing arts environment for students to learn about the arts through performance and classroom learning and provides quality performing arts and cultural opportunities for the community and the region, including an annual Performing Arts Series. To learn more about the CFA, please visit www.uwplatt.edu/cfa.
Located in the lower level of Ullsvik Hall, the Harry and Laura Nohr Gallery provides students the opportunity to see and experience art works created by students and professional artists of regional and national renown. The gallery, which provides custom framing services, is the ideal spot for students to browse during their free time. For more information, please visit www.uwplatt.edu/gallery.
UNIVERSITY BOX OFFICE
The University Box Office (UBO), located on the ground floor of Ullsvik Hall, handles all ticket sales for the Center for the Arts and the Harry and Laura Nohr Gallery. In addition, the UBO sells tickets to many university-wide events. One-day parking permits are for sale, and copy and fax services are also available.
The University Box Office serves as an information center within Ullsvik Hall and maintains the building's lost and found items as well as a lost and found registry.