Campus Life


Director of Athletics and Assistant Chancellor for Sports Administration: Kristina Navarro
Location: Williams Fieldhouse
Phone: 608.342.1567

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.

UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County and UW-Platteville Richland offer competitive sports opportunities on each campus and belong to the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference.  Sport offerings vary on each campus but range from Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, Women’s Volleyball, Co-ed Soccer, and Men’s & Women’s Tennis.

Children’s Center

Phone: 608.342.1260

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

Confucius Institute

Contact: Marie Whisenant
Office: 106 Royce Hall
Phone: 608.342.1310

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

Dining Services

Location: Administration, Markee Pioneer Student Center
Phone: 608.342.1404

UW-Platteville, Main Campus

Serving the university, our community and guests with high quality, nutritious meals in a clean, inclusive and kind environment.  Dining Services provides meal plan options for residence hall and commuter students.  In addition, students, faculty and staff can add campus cash to their accounts to be used at all the dining locations on the main campus.  As one of the largest student employers on campus, dining services offers flexible work schedules along with advancement and leadership opportunities available to student employees.

Students experiencing food insecurities can also visit our completely student-run food pantry, Pioneer Provisions.  All currently enrolled UW-Platteville students are eligible to utilize this service.        

UW-Platteville Richland, Roadrunner Café 

The Roadrunner Cafe, located in the Wallace Student Center, provides food service to students, faculty, staff and community guests. Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner specials are offered. Snacks and individual menu items are on sale as well. Homemade soups and desserts are featured. Students enjoy the friendly and relaxed atmosphere.  In addition, students, faculty, and staff can add campus cash to their accounts to be used at the Roadrunner Café.    

UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County, The Grill

Located in the Lange Student Center, the Cafeteria serves weekday lunch, snacks, desserts, and beverages. The Cafeteria is open to the community as well, so come and join us for a meal on campus!  Students, faculty, and staff can add campus cash to their accounts to be used at the Lange Center Cafeteria. 


Location: 134 Williams Fieldhouse
Phone: 608.342.1568
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.

Pioneer Activity Center

Location: 134 Williams Fieldhouse
Phone: 608.342.1568

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


Office of Event Services

Location: 1300 Markee Pioneer Student Center
Phone: 608.342.1451

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

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

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

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.

Center for the Arts

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

Harry and Laura Nohr Gallery

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

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. For more information, please visit:

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.