The Division of Enrollment and Student Success advances academic excellence, increases student success and retention, and empowers each individual to create a positive university climate. As a collaborative team, members of the division support students’ growth and development through a personal, hands-on approach that enriches the educational experience of the institution. The units within the division bring together key enrollment management, academic support, and co-curricular functions of the university in order to provide more consistent and comprehensive student support.
Location: 3rd Floor Brigham Hall
FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE
The first year of college is a time of transition for every student, and the First Year Experience program is ready to help new students feel at home on campus, connect them with resources and help build their skills for success at UW-Platteville. Our office provides guidance for both students and their families in their transition to the campus community, including New Student Registration, newsletters, First Year Experience courses and student-led academic success presentations. Because we collaborate with other offices on campus, we also serve as a resource and referral agent for any questions or issues that arise.
Tutoring Services provides individual and drop-in tutoring in a variety of courses. Tutoring provides an opportunity for students to engage in collaborative learning conversations that will clarify course material, increase retention of critical concepts, improve study habits and assist in achieving academic goals.
An academic coach can help students examine their academic concerns or perceived barriers to success. The coach provides guidance in areas like time management, procrastination, test preparation, study strategies and goal setting. Working with each student’s individual needs, the coach helps to develop a plan of action for academic success. This service is available for students at any stage in their academic career, from first semester through graduation.
Available to all UW-Platteville students, the Writing Center offers individual sessions with experienced fellow writers trained to consult on classroom assignments and other writing-related projects. Students can receive support and feedback at any stage in the writing process and for courses in any discipline.
Students who are deciding on a major receive individual guidance from our academic advisors in course selection, major exploration and degree planning. Our staff also serve students who are in transition from one major to another or those who would like additional assistance in developing a degree plan.
Transfer students arrive with college experience, but may not be familiar with UW-Platteville. Our office provides resources through on-campus partnerships, promotes success through information and services, and strives to help transfer students connect to the university and their academic programs.
This academic assistance program is available in select courses and merges the success of peer tutoring with the benefits of being a presence in the classroom. A student who has already completed the course serves as a guide for learning strategies and understanding of challenging content. Students should check with their instructors to see if their course is part of the PAL program.
Located in 120A Karrmann Library, the Testing Center offers accommodation for students requiring alternatives to classroom testing. Students should consult with their instructors and/or Services for Students with Disabilities to see if this service fits their needs.
Academic intervention provides a timely opportunity to resolve academic issues that may affect a student’s success. Retention specialists regularly reach out to students with reminders or connections to learning resources. The Early Alert system allows instructors to identify students who are presenting patterns that may lead to academic difficulty in their courses. Our office is able to collaborate with other campus resources/professionals in order to provide proactive assistance to students and help them succeed in all courses.
UW-Platteville continues to be the fastest-growing public university in Wisconsin and strives to provide an affordable, accessible, high quality education to students. Office of Admission helps prospective students discover an education relevant to the careers of tomorrow, with the right mix of theory, hands-on training and a vibrant campus life. For more information about the university’s admission criteria and process, see Admission and Prior Credits. You can also visit the Admission webpage at http://www.uwplatt.edu/admission.
Director: Jennifer Williamson-Mendez
Location: 0200 Ullsvik Hall
The Career and Professional Development Office at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville connects the curricular and co-curricular experiences of students so that they can articulate their professional skills and abilities and use them to become accomplished professionals and engaged citizens. Through support and empowerment, students become active participants in their professional development. We prepare students to make informed decisions regarding their future by connecting there personal and professional aspirations to the interpersonal development, practical competence, and civic engagement that they acquire as students.
- career exploration for any student through FOCUS 2
- assistance with résumé writing, cover letters, mock interviews, salary negotiation, professional dress and other elements of the career search process
- Pioneer Career Network (PCN)
- Fall/Spring Career Fairs
- Professional preparation programming
- campus interview opportunities for internships, co-ops and full-time positions
- conversations surrounding high impact practices
Dean: Sherry Nevins
Location: 2300 Markee Pioneer Student Center
The Dean of Students Office works to create a culture of care for students, their families, faculty, and staff. We strive to promote a safe and welcoming campus community, which includes holding students accountable to the Pioneer Student Conduct Code while treating individuals with consistency and respect. We provide education, advocacy, and support to encourage and empower all students to achieve success in their academic, social, and personal development at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
The Financial Aid Office at UW-Platteville assists students in financing their educational expenses through state, federal and institutional programs. Dedicated staff uphold the highest level of professionalism, confidentiality, honesty and integrity when working with all prospective and current students, families, and members of the campus community. The office supports the overall mission of the university to enhance enrollment, increase retention, and encourage the academic success of our students while still adhering to federal, state and institutional regulations.
Phone: Student Center 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.
***There is currently repetitive Markee content on the Student Affairs and the Campus Life pages. On the Student Affairs page, I would remove the PIC, Greek Life, Rental Services, and Student Organization Development sections, and INSTEAD use the Markee content from the Campus Life pages. It’s higher level and links out to the webpages with current information.
Design Services is responsible for providing graphic design services to assist with the promotion of student organizations, university departments and campus events.
The Pioneer Involvement Center (PIC) is on the first floor of the David J. and Lou Ann Markee Pioneer Student Center (MPSC). The general access computer lab allows students to work independently or with a group. Comfortable furniture and friendly environment provide a relaxed hangout atmosphere.
The mission of the Pioneer Involvement Center is: to create collaborative, co-curricular programs, events, and processes to support student leadership, involvement; and volunteer experiences contributing to student retention and encouraging diversity.
Several functional areas offer programs, services, and resources to promote student involvement:
- Greek Life
- Student Organizations
- Volunteer Experiences
- Leadership Development
Research indicates students involved during their collegiate years are more satisfied with their campus experiences, more successful academically, understand time management, complete their degree program and engage in physical, emotional and psychological energy. Students also report these positive results are based on one of the following five conditions if they:
- lived on campus;
- worked on campus;
- developed significant relationships with faculty/staff;
- participated in significant research projects; and/or
- were involved with student organizations.
Pioneer Involvement offers strategies to connect students to a wide variety of involvement opportunities. Being involved builds self-esteem and keeps you informed of local activities and events. The staff will assist you in finding your niche.
Based on research, the PIC staff is dedicated to strengthening Leadership, Involvement, and Volunteer Experiences to assist students with building skills to work with others. Many opportunities exist for students seeking individual or group experiences.
Location: Pioneer Involvement Center, 1st floor of the Markee Pioneer Student Center
The Pioneer Involvement Center is responsible for Greek Life, and the Greek Life staff is dedicated to assisting in the creation of a positive living, learning, and governing environment for students participating in the Greek Community. Annually members submit data for the Greek Achievement Report with the focus is on: scholastics/academic achievement; civic outreach through community service and philanthropic raising of funds or items for others; leadership and ethical development; membership recruitment and development; chapter advancement; campus, community and university relations; social event responsibility; judicial operations; and values congruence.
Our Greek Chapters have missions that are deeply rooted in providing service to others. For example during 2016-17, the Greek Community, which includes 16 social and professional fraternity and sorority chapters and their governing councils, participated in more than 1,842 community events, spending more than 7,320 hours engaged in service. Some of their activities included bell ringing for the Salvation Army, walking dogs and cleaning cages for the Dubuque Humane Society, taking a number of disabled people on a hunting weekend, highway clean up, tutoring, city hall auditorium cleaning, hosting bingo/spa day/caroling at senior centers, donating blood, donating food to the food pantry, raking leaves, shoveling snow and much more.
Rental Resources assists students with off-campus housing-related concerns and needs. Rental Resources strives to educate students in leases, rights and responsibilities while renting, roommate communication and much more. A current list of off-campus rental properties is available online and hard copies are available at the Information Center and at the Rental Resources office, both located in the Markee Pioneer Student Center. The Rental Resources Coordinator acts to promote positive relations and open communication between the university, students, landlords, community members and the city of Platteville. Rental Resources is part of the Student Affairs Department and is located in the Pioneer Involvement Center. For more information, stop by the PIC in the Markee.
Location: 101 Brigham Hall
The Office of the Registrar supports the mission of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville by providing the campus with:
- Accurate, timely, and cost-effective services related to registration and graduation of undergraduate and graduate students
- The implementation, enforcement, and monitoring of academic and administrative policies related to the academic records
- The creation, maintenance, and dissemination of the academic records for past and current undergraduate and graduate students
- The development and distribution of course-related information
Living on campus in one of the 12 residential facilities will provide students with special opportunities for growth, learning, fun and friendship. Residence hall living is an integral part of the college experience. Student life at UW-Platteville strives to create an environment that supports individual choice, develops a sense of community and emphasizes individual and group responsibility. Each hall is a community of approximately 240-600 residents, with a total residence hall population of over 3,700 students. Halls are conveniently located, computer networked with wireless internet, equipped with cable television, and well maintained. Full-time, professional resident directors live in each hall and are supported by student resident assistants who reside on each wing or floor. Staff members in each building are carefully selected, specially trained and willing to help students have a successful campus living experience.
UW-Platteville Residence Life offers living learning communities and interest communities as opportunities for students to combine their academic and co-curricular college experience. Information related to LLC’s and IC’s is available on our website www.uwplatt.edu/residence-life.
A unifying link within the residence hall community is the Residence Hall Association. Students elected to serve as representatives of this governance body promote an interest in and understanding of the campus environment and serve as a general forum for improving residence hall life.
UW-Platteville has an on-campus residence hall requirement that derives from a University of Wisconsin Board of Regents policy that requires freshmen and sophomore students to live in university residence halls during the academic year unless they qualify for an exception and are officially released by the Department of Residence Life. After being admitted to the university, students receive an e-contract booklet which includes descriptions for residence halls and a letter and form explaining the procedure to request an exception to the on-campus residency requirement. This residency requirement is enforced, and students must provide the information necessary to confirm their compliance with it. Please direct any questions to the Department of Residence Life. Students can sign up for room reservations on-line at www.uwplatt.edu/residence-life.
Location: Second Floor, Royce Hall
UW-Platteville Student Health Services provides a broad range of primary health care services to the campus community. These include acute care for illness and emergencies, health and wellness promotion, and opportunities for students to participate actively in their own health care. Most health care services are available at no charge to all UW-Platteville students carrying three or more credits per semester. Students are responsible for those expenses incurred outside SHS (such as consultations with private physicians, referrals for specialty care if needed, x-rays, prescribed medications and some laboratory work). A directory of medical services provided on campus and in the community is available at the SHS office. Physicians, nurse practitioners and registered nurses provide care to students. SHS, located on the second floor of Royce Hall, is open Monday through Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Students may call 608.342.1891 to schedule an appointment or to obtain additional information.
Students are strongly encouraged to obtain health insurance if they are not already covered by personal or family plans. Insurance information is available on the Student Health Services web page at: https://www.uwplatt.edu/health-services/student-insurance
Director: Deirdre Dalsing
Location: 220 Royce Hall
University Counseling Services is the primary source of mental health counseling for students on the University of Wisconsin-Platteville campus. Licensed mental health counselors provide free, confidential personal and academic counseling to enrolled students. Services are provided to assist students with personal, social, developmental, academic, or career concerns related to their educational progress, personal growth, and general well-being. Individual and group counseling are available as well as support groups targeted toward specific topics. Additional resources include wellness activities, substance abuse educational programming and on-line workshops available through our website. Visit us at www.uwplatt.edu/counseling-services.