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.
Academic Support Programs
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 in select majors will 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. Our Academic Advisors are also Academic Coaches who are able to assist students in their overall experience, helping them to succeed while at UW-Platteville.
Transfer Year Experience
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. In addition to these services, most transfer students will be provided with academic advising and coaching services during their transition semester to the UW-Platteville campus. This includes the TransferMation program which promotes connection between transfer students through Transfer Student Orientation, Coffee Chats, and workshops.
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.
Office of Admission
Location: 1300 Ullsvik Hall
The Office of Admission promotes access to higher education and serves as a resource to prospective students, families, school counselors, and the community by recruiting, admitting, and enrolling a diverse student population.
Career and Professional Development Office
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
- Fall/Spring Career Fairs
- Professional preparation programming
- campus interview opportunities for internships, co-ops and full-time positions
- conversations surrounding high impact practices
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 https://www.uwplatt.edu/department/counseling-services.
Dean of Students
Dean: Kate Demerse
Location: 2300 Markee Pioneer Student Center
The UW-Platteville 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 Student Code of Conduct 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.
Financial Aid Office
Location: 2nd Floor Brigham Hall
The Financial Aid Office at UW-Platteville assists students in financing their educational expenses through state, federal and institutional programs. When administering these programs, our dedicated staff works with all prospective and current students, families, and members of the campus community. We strive to embrace emerging technologies, uphold the highest level of professionalism, confidentiality, honesty and integrity, in order to support the overall mission of the university by seeking to enhance enrollment, increase retention and encourage the academic success of our students while still adhering to federal, state and institutional regulations.
Markee Pioneer Student Center
Phone: Student Center Administration: 608.342.1895
Information Center: 608.342.1491
Located at the crossroads of campus in the center of the academic community, the Markee Pioneer Student Center opened on April 1, 2002. “The Markee” is more than just a building, it’s an experience! The Markee brings the campus community together to foster learning, create an inclusive community, serve the campus and the larger community, empower leaders, and celebrate the Pioneer Spirit. The Markee is the community center for UW-Platteville, where the convergence of academic and social life 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 80 computers are housed in the Bears Den computer lab, while approximately 6 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 175 student organizations supported through the office space, common lounges and accessible technology. Other services available at the Markee include the University Bookstore, Campus Card Office, and Information Center.
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.
Design Services, located in the Pioneer Involvement Center, is responsible for providing graphic design services to assist with the promotion of student organizations, university departments and campus events.
Pioneer Involvement Center
Location: Pioneer Involvement Center, 1st floor of the Markee Pioneer Student Center
The Pioneer Involvement Center (PIC) is on the first floor of the Markee Pioneer Student Center (MPSC). The space includes large work tables, general access computers, and a collaborative station including computer attachments and a dry erase board perfect for students to work independently or with a group. Comfortable furniture and a 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 inclusivity.
Programs, services, and resources are provided to promote student involvement in student organizations, student governance, fraternity and sorority life, volunteer experiences, and leadership development.
Research indicates student involved during their collegiate years are more satisfied with their campus experiences, more successful academically, understand time management, are more likely to complete their degree program, and engage in activities that promote their physical, emotional, and psychological well-being.
The Pioneer Involvement Center 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.
Based on research, the PIC staff is dedicated to strengthening Leadership, Involvement, and Volunteer Experiences to assist students with building skills. Many opportunities exist for students seeking individual or group experiences. The staff will assist you in finding your niche.
Fraternity and Sorority Life
Location: Pioneer Involvement Center, 1st floor of the Markee Pioneer Student Center
The Pioneer Involvement Center is responsible for Fraternity and Sorority Life, and the Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL) staff is dedicated to assisting in the creation of a positive living, learning, and governing environment for students participating in the Fraternity and Sorority Community. Annually members submit data for the Greek Achievement Report with the focus 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 Fraternity and Sorority Chapters have missions that are deeply rooted in providing service to others. For example during 2018-19, the 16 social and professional Chapters and their governing councils, participated in more than 1,500 community events, spending more than 6,000 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 people with special needs 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.
Office of the Registrar
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 at UW-Platteville in one of the 13 residential facilities will provide students with special opportunities for growth, learning, fun and friendship. In addition, each of our branch campuses (Baraboo Sauk County and Richland) offer residence hall living.
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 streaming television, and well maintained. Full-time, professional resident directors supervise the 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’s main campus offers living learning communities (LLC’s) and interest communities (IC’s) 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 https://www.uwplatt.edu/department/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’s main campus 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 informational booklet which includes descriptions for residence halls and information 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 by clicking on the Housing/Meals tab in their PASS account.
To find out more information about the Department of Residence Life and the variety of amenities we offer our students, visit us on-line at https://www.uwplatt.edu/department/residence-life.
Student Health Services
Location: Second Floor, Royce Hall
UW-Platteville Student Health Services (SHS) provides a broad range of primary health care services for the Platteville campus. These include acute care for illness and injuries, health and wellness promotion, and opportunities for students to participate actively in their own health care. Physicians, nurse practitioners and registered nurses provide care for students. A directory of medical services provided on campus and in the community is available online and at the SHS office. 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 also able to make appointments online via the MyHealth app located on the website at: https://www.uwplatt.edu/department/student-health-services
Many health care services are available at no charge to all UW-Platteville campus students carrying one or more credits per semester. Students are responsible for expenses incurred, including but not limited to referrals for specialty care if needed, x-rays, prescribed medications and certain laboratory tests. 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/department/health-services/domestic-student-insurance