New Student Experience Orientation Booklet

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Tech Tools ................................................................ Page 3

New Student Experience Checklist ............................. Page 4

Living on Campus Page 5

Eating on Campus ................................................. Page 6–7

Paying for College ..................................................... Page 8

Working on Campus and Developing Your Career ..... Page 9–10

Student Employment, Career and Professional Development Office

Finding Support and Building Community ............ Page 11–13

TRIO Student Support Services, Wright Center for Non-Traditional and Veteran Students, Doyle Center for Gender and Sexuality, Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, Disability Access Center

Taking Time for Wellness .................................... Page 14–16

Dean of Students, Student Health Services, University Counseling Services, Pioneer Activity Center, Outdoor Recreation, Intramurals

Using Campus Resources ................................... Page 17–20

Parking, Transportation, Campus Card, Textbook Center, Information Technology Services, Office of the Registrar

Staying Safe on Campus Page 21–22

University Police, Reporting a Concern, and ITS Safety and Security

Succeeding Academically ................................... Page 23–24

Student Advising and Academic Resources, Navigate Student, Karrmann Library, Math Learning Center, EMS Student Success Programs, Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program

Getting Involved ................................................ Page 25–26

Student Organizations, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Campus Programming and Relations

Welcome Activities .................................................. Page 27

Resource Index ....................................................... Page 28

Campus Map .......................................................... Page 29

Parking Map .............................................. Page 30


BILSA | College of Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture

BRRT | Behavioral Review and Recommendation Team

CFA | Center for the Arts

CPDO | Career and Professional Development


CPR | Campus Programming and Relations

DAC | Disability Access Center

DOS | Dean of Students


EA | Education Abroad

EMS | College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science

EMS SSP | EMS Student Success Programs

FERPA | Family Education Rights and Privacy Act

GWAM | Greenwood Avenue Market

HR | Human Resources

ISSS | International Student and Scholar Services

ITS | Information Technology Services

LAE | College of Liberal Arts and Education

LLC | Living Learning Community

MLC | Math Learning Center

MPSC | Markee Pioneer Student Center

NSE | New Student Experience

OMSA | Office of Multicultural Student Affairs

PAC | Pioneer Activity Center

PASS | Pioneer Administrative Software System

PIC | Pioneer Involvement Center

SHS | Student Health Services

SQH | Sesquicentennial Hall

STARS | Student Advising and Academic Resources

TRIO-SSS | TRIO Student Support Services

UBIT | University Bias Incident Team

UCS | University Counseling Services

WiSTEM | Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics



Pioneer Portal – A customizable and easy way to access all our online resources, like your email and Canvas. You will be able to customize applications, home page layout, and web shortcuts. When you open an internet window on any campus computer, it will open the Pioneer Portal.

PioneerLink – Use this system to learn about and get involved with student organizations and campus events.

KnowledgeBase – Find helpful articles and walkthroughs for technology-related questions and processes. Search Pioneer Portal and select the KnowledgeBase tab.

Campus email – UW-Platteville uses Office 365 for email, calendar, and other integrated apps. Visit to learn how to access your UW-Platteville email.

This email address is how the university will communicate important all-campus announcements to you. It is also how you will receive communications from your classmates, professors, and supervisors at any campus job. Learning to monitor your email carefully is one of the best ways to stay on top of things.

SharePoint – The internal, password-protected website for the campus community, also called Campus Hub. Use SharePoint to find the most up-to-date information about campus resources and departments.

Duo – The tool we use for two-factor authentication, which pairs something you know (your password) with something you have (your cell phone). Everyone in the university community is a potential target of phishing attempts, and having this extra layer of security is important to keeping everyone’s information safe. ITS strongly recommends enrolling a second device in the event your primary device is not available. You may also generate a list of one-time-use backup codes for those times when your phone dies or you forget it somewhere.

PASS – UW-Platteville uses the Pioneer Administrative Software System for many different student and staff functions, including registration, payments, financial aid review, administrative purposes, updating and maintaining student records, and more.

Canvas – The online course management system used for classes or supplemental training. Professors can post readings or assignments in Canvas, you can submit assignments or take quizzes, and your professors can post your grades and provide feedback on assignments. An on-campus job might have you enroll in a training environment within Canvas.

Navigate Student – An online student success tool that helps students stay organized and engaged on campus. Students can use Navigate to schedule appointments with tutors and advisors, access information about campus resources, stay up to date on important events and deadlines, and connect with other students in their classes. Students can download the Navigate Student app on their smartphones or access Navigate Student from the Pioneer Portal.

Handshake – Students can use Handshake to search for on- and off-campus employment opportunities, schedule appointments with career specialists in our Career and Professional Development Office, and more.

YOU@UW-Platteville – A confidential portal that provides personalized content centered on well-being and overall success of students. Students can use the assessment tool to identify their academic or personal strengths and areas of growth. Users are instantly provided appropriate on campus and virtual resources and services to help them achieve their goals.


See what steps you’ve already taken and how to stay on track for NSE. This checklist is for new freshmen. Transfer students, please visit


 Accept your admission in your PASS account.

 Start your NSE; visit for instructions.

y When starting NSE, choose a date to attend Orientation.

y You can add the names of up to two guests who will attend Orientation with you.

y You can also add contact information for any family members who want to receive communication about NSE. Log back in before your Orientation date to edit or add this information.

 Complete Placement Tests.

y These must be completed at least two weeks before your Orientation date.

y Not completing your Placement Tests in time will delay your ability to register for classes.

y Visit for more details.


 Access your University of Wisconsin-Platteville email.

y Visit to learn how to access your UW-Platteville email.

y If you have questions about your email account or about setting up Duo Two-Factor Authentication, look for an email sent to your personal email with the subject line, “UW-Platteville Email Access.”

y Make sure you check your email often and read carefully.


 Complete an optional Canvas course to learn more about registering for classes.

y You will receive information on how to enroll in the course later this summer.

 Submit your photo for your Campus Card online before attending Orientation. You will receive instructions for completing this step in your email.

 Attend Orientation.

y Meet new friends.

y Learn about campus resources and student involvement.

y Register for your first semester’s classes.

y Grab your Campus Card and a cool gift!

y Parents and guests will also have a full day of activities. Encourage up to two family members to attend with you.

y Learn more at


 Purchase a parking pass.

y If you are planning to bring a car to campus, watch your UW-Platteville email for information on purchasing parking passes.

 Sign your Textbook Agreement in PASS.

 Complete the online Mandatory Prevention Course facilitated by the Dean of Students Office. A link will be sent to your UW-Platteville email.

 Learn about getting involved.

y Search for PioneerLink on the Pioneer Portal ( to learn about our 170+ student organizations.


 Participate in Welcome Weekend, Aug. 31–Sept. 2.

y Arrive on campus and get to know your new community.

y Take part in fun activities to help meet other students and learn about your campus.

y Welcome Weekend is for all students, including commuter students—we encourage you to join us.

y Check out for up-to-date information.

 Classes start on Sept. 3.


 Check your UW-Platteville and personal email accounts often.

 Follow us on Instagram @uwplattnse for updates and to learn about campus.

 Review for more information.

 Check out the Orientation Booklet ( for additional resources and answers to questions.


 Contact us at or 608.342.1081 and we will help you find the answer.



Residence Life

The residence halls at UW-Platteville strive to provide safe, clean, comfortable, and inclusive living environments as well as opportunities for individuals to be active participants in creating respectful and responsible learning communities.


Resident assistants are trained to help residents with the transition to college, struggles of relationships, providing programs, and upholding the Department of Residence Life Policies. Resident directors are professionals who oversee the residence halls. They provide ongoing training to the residence hall staff, resources to residents, and meet with residents who violate residence hall polices. We have these policies in place to support our mission of providing safe, clean, comfortable, and inclusive living environments for every resident.


Room assignments for the fall semester are emailed in late June and assignments for the spring semester are emailed in late December. Please make note that we assign room locations based on when you completed your Housing Contract and then assign roommates based on how you answered the Housing Contract questions to assure a successful match.

After you receive your roommate information, please reach out to your roommate directly to get to know each other and discuss what each roommate plans to bring. We don’t suggest relying on social media to learn about your new roommate—reach out and say hello.


Loft rental links will be available after room assignments have been sent out. Loft rentals will depend on what building you live in. Buildings using wooden lofts are contracted through Residence Life. Metal loft buildings are contracted through an offcampus company. Our bed loft section of our website details which buildings offer which loft.


For students living on campus in the residence halls, bike racks are available outside each hall for bike parking. Covered bike lockers are available in several locations near the residence halls. Bike locker rentals are done on a first-come, first-served basis within each residence hall. When students arrive on campus, they can speak with their residence hall’s front desk staff to pay and get a key for a bike locker.


Be sure to check your campus email regularly because additional information will be provided as we approach move-in day. Information about dates and times for new student move-in will be provided on our website.


Residence Life | Room 120, Royce Hall 608.342.1845 |



Dining Services

Dining Services provides tasty, convenient, and balanced meals at locations across campus. Eating balanced meals can help fuel your body throughout the day and keep you focused in the classroom.

Dining Plan options


Freshman and sophomore students living in the residence halls, under the age of 21, are required to participate and may choose from one of the four Standard Dining Dollar Plans. Junior and senior students living in the residence halls may choose from one of the Standard Dining Dollar Plans or one of the Junior/Senior Dining Plans.

To be eligible for a Junior/Senior Dining Plan, you must have completed 60 post high school credits or be over the age of 21.

Freshman and sophomore students who commute are able to choose from one of the Standard Dining Dollar Plans or one of the Commuter Dining Plans.

Junior and senior students who commute are able to choose from one of the Standard Dining Dollar Plans, Junior/Senior Dining Plans, or Commuter Dining Plans.


• New Dining Dollar Plan funds are added to your account at the beginning of each semester.

• Fall Dining Dollar balances carry over to the spring semester with the purchase of a spring Dining Plan.

• Dining balances left at the end of spring semester will not transfer to the following academic year.

• Dining Plan pricing is per semester.

• Additional funds can be added to your Dining Dollar Plan by going to eAccounts. There are no additional transaction fees for adding additional funds.


• Stations, Bridgeway Commons

• Greenwood Avenue Market, Glenview Commons

• Pioneer Crossing, Markee Pioneer Student Center

• Pioneer Haus, Markee Pioneer Student Center

• Pioneer Perk, Markee Pioneer Student Center

• Additional coffee/beverage/snack shops around campus



Dining Dollars vs. Campus Cash


Dining Dollars are funds you receive from a Dining Plan that you purchase. Each Dining Dollar is equivalent to $1 and offers discounts depending on the type of purchase.

• 50% off meals enjoyed inside Bridgeway Commons, the all-you-care-to-eat location.

• 30% off retail items prepared by Dining Services.

• Discount is excluded on pre-packaged items such as chips, bottled beverages, candy, groceries, etc.


Campus Cash is available to all UW-Platteville students and is accepted in all dining locations, the University Bookstore, Information Center, campus printing, and for laundry machines in the residence halls. Campus Cash offers a 5% discount only on Dining Services purchases. Campus Cash remains active throughout your entire career at UW-Platteville.

Students may purchase additional Dining Dollars and Campus Cash at any time during the semester at the Dining and Campus Card Office and online at eAccounts, regardless of Dining Dollar Plan choice.


Dining and Campus Card Office | Suite 1313, Markee Pioneer Student Center 608.342.1404 | |

Menus, nutrition, food allergies, and dietary needs

Our goal is to provide an inclusive dining experience. It’s important to us that you feel safe eating on campus. Digital menu boards on display at each dining venue provide allergen and other ingredient information. Nutrition and ingredient information can also be found on our online Menu System. If you have food allergies or dietary needs, please review our Guide to Managing Food Allergies and Dietary Needs We also encourage you to to reach out to our registered dietitian.


Registered Dietitian | Room 349, Glenview Commons

Pioneer Provisions

Nearly one in three UW-Platteville students have experienced food insecurity at least once per semester. Pioneer Provisions is a free pantry/grocery service on campus located in Glenview Commons. Pioneer Provisions is set up in a shopping-style format, and students can take what they need. Some high-demand items may be restricted. Volunteer staff will be present during open hours to assist with questions or special requests.


Pioneer Provisions | Northeast entrance, Glenview Commons



Financial Aid and Scholarship Office, Cashier’s Office

The Financial Aid and Scholarship Office 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.

Tuition and fees can be paid with cash or check at the Cashier’s Office. Credit or debit payments can be made online through PASS. The Cashier’s Office also processes refunds, scholarships, and online payments. Students may grant a third party (for example, a parent) access to certain features within PASS.


Financial aid consists of grants, loans, student employment, and scholarships. These resources may assist you with meeting your educational expenses at UW-Platteville. Visit our website under “Types of Aid” for additional information and eligibility requirements.


You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to be considered for grants, federal loans, and employment (work-study). The application is available online at UW-Platteville’s FAFSA school code is 003921. You must be admitted to the university before your aid application can be processed.

The aid you receive will depend on your eligibility as determined through the FAFSA, state and federal regulations, and the availability of funds for specific programs with limited funding. Visit the Financial Aid and Scholarships website for more information about completing the FAFSA.


Grants, loans, and scholarships in PASS (where UW-Platteville has awarded them or has received the funding for the scholarship if from an outside source) are applied directly to a student’s UW-Platteville account at the beginning of each term. Once students complete all requirements, the aid will be released. Note that there are additional application steps for loans. You will receive information on these if a loan award is accepted. If your aid for the semester exceeds your charges, you will receive a refund check, or the refund may be directly credited to your bank account. We recommend you arrange for the direct deposit of refunds with the Cashier’s Office.


• Complete a new FAFSA every academic year to receive aid for that year. It does not roll over.

• Dropping a class or withdrawing from all classes may affect your aid, which means you may owe funds back to UW-Platteville.

• In order to continue receiving aid, you must maintain satisfactory academic progress.

• At the start of each semester, a review is conducted to determine the student’s enrollment status compared to the level at which financial aid was awarded. If different, aid may have to be adjusted at that time.

• Tuition bills are generated approximately one month before the start of the semester by the Cashier’s Office. An email notification is sent to the student when their bill is available to view in PASS. Please understand that when the initial bill is sent out, there has not been any aid deducted from the bill; the disbursement happens on the first day of classes for the semester.


Financial Aid and Scholarship Office | Fifth floor, Pioneer Tower 608.342.1836 |

Cashier’s Office | Suite 2100, Ullsvik Hall 608.342.1211 |



Student employment

UW-Platteville offers many different types of employment opportunities across all departments, including Dining Services, Pioneer Farm and Greenhouse positions, academic assistants who support our instructors, and office assistants who support university functions.


Working on campus allows students to gain work experience with the benefit of flexible hours and scheduling to match class requirements. Working on campus gives students a convenient way to earn money without having to leave campus.


On-campus jobs are posted to an online job board called Handshake. Browse Handshake for the latest job openings.


If a student is hired for an on-campus position, the student must provide documentation and complete the required forms to verify eligibility to work. The Student Employment Office will directly communicate with the student regarding what paperwork needs to be completed.


Some students may be awarded Work Study as part of their financial aid package. Work Study gives students a bank of funds that can only be paid to them through on-campus employment. The Financial Aid and Scholarship Office will send communication directly to students who have been awarded Work Study. Work Study awards are not applied directly to tuition.

NOTE: Work Study is NOT a requirement to work on campus. Students who do not qualify for Work Study are encouraged to apply for on-campus employment as well.


Student Employment Office, Human Resources | Suite 2300, Ullsvik Hall 608.342.1174 |



Career and Professional Development Office

The Career and Professional Development Office offers services to all students designed to help you:

y Explore potential career paths

y Make informed decisions about your future

y Discover exciting opportunities for employment or graduate education

Whether you need to schedule an appointment for a resume or cover letter review, search employment opportunities, participate in a mock interview, or ask career-related questions, we can help.

Even though it may seem too early to think about what you want to do after graduation, it is important to get connected with CPDO in your first year at UW-Platteville. Employers have told us they want to meet with students early in their academic careers; some employers are even hiring interns after their freshman year.

Activate your Handshake account to find current openings for on-campus student employment and to discover internships, co-ops, and full-time employment opportunities offered by companies recruiting UW-Platteville students and graduates.

Career Closet


The Pioneer Career Closet provides professional clothes for career fairs, interviews, or other professional events for students in need. You do not have to return clothing items. They are yours to keep! The Pioneer Career Closet is FREE to all UW-Platteville students.

FOR MORE INFORMATION Career and Professional Development Office | Suite 0200, Ullsvik Hall 608.342.1183 |


TRIO Student Support Services

TRIO Student Support Services is a program funded by the U.S. Department of Education. We provide a variety of free support services to help our participants become successful college graduates. TRIO-SSS offers:

• Academic advising and coaching

• Assistance with accessing campus resources

• Help with understanding your financial aid package

• Mentoring

• Tutoring

• Opportunities to participate in social/cultural activities


Prospective TRIO-SSS participants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S., working on their first bachelor’s degree, and meet at least one of the following eligibility criteria to qualify for our FREE services:

• Be a first-generation college student (neither parent currently has a four-year college degree)

• Be an income-eligible student (based on taxable income level)

• Be a student with a documented disability

Students interested in becoming a TRIO-SSS participant need to attend a 30-minute information session and complete a short application.


TRIO Student Support Services | Room 103, Warner Hall 608.342.1816 |

Wright Center for Non-Traditional and Veteran Students

The Wright Center’s goal is to provide access to resources and programming that assist non-traditional and veteran students in making a successful transition to UW-Platteville and support their needs while pursuing their education. Non-traditional students may include students who have any of the following characteristics:

• Over age 24

• Married/divorced/widowed

• Parent

• Graduate student

• Part-time student

• Going to school while maintaining a career

• Veteran and military student

• Student who has a GED

• Student who is financially independent of their parents

The Wright Center provides guidance and resources for using military or veteran education benefits, information to help students prepare for mobilization, as well as returning to the university after mobilization.

The Wright Center provides non-traditional and veteran students a space for meetings, studying, or just hanging out. The center includes computers, quiet study rooms, mini-fridge, microwave, and a separate reservable meeting room.


Wright Center for Non-Traditional and Veteran Students | Room 322, Royce Hall 608.342.7576 |



Doyle Center for Gender and Sexuality

The mission of the Patricia A. Doyle Center for Gender and Sexuality is to provide a supportive, equitable, and thriving environment for all persons on campus in relation to gender and sexuality. Stop by our lounge on the first floor of Warner Hall any day of the week to hang out. Everyone is welcome. The Doyle Center offers:

• Inclusive environment for homework, relaxation, and socializing

• Resource library

• Resource people

• Computer and TV access

• Lactation Room in Room 130, Warner Hall

• Space for gender and sexuality based programming and support; this includes our LGBTQ+ and women populations


Doyle Center for Gender and Sexuality | Room 136, Warner Hall 608.342.1453 |

Office of Multicultural Student Affairs

The mission of the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs is to support retention and academic attainment for African American, Native American, Latinx, and Asian American students. Our goal is to help these underrepresented minority students successfully navigate higher education, seek leadership opportunities, and prepare for their professional and educational futures.

Visit OMSA for any of the following:

• Meet with an auxiliary advisor

• Discover opportunities to become more involved on campus or within our office

• Learn about scholarship, internship, and resume-building opportunities

• Meet other students on campus and join the OMSA community

• Get assistance in finding out what resources on campus can be most helpful to you


Office of Multicultural Student Affairs | Room 133, Warner Hall 608.342.1555 |



Disability Access Center

The mission of the Disability Access Center is to create an accessible, inclusive, sustainable learning environment, where disability is recognized as an aspect of diversity that is integral to the campus community and to society. The Disability Access Center collaborates with students, faculty, staff, and the campus community to facilitate equal access and full inclusion of disabled individuals through innovative services, programs, and partnerships.

Students looking to request accommodations should do so before the start of the semester, so they can be in place when classes start.

Applying for accommodations:

• Complete our online application.

• Submit current documentation of your disability. Accommodations are available based on documentation of a disability and a personal interview process. If you are unsure if you qualify or have enough documentation, please contact DAC to discuss your situation further.

• DAC staff will verify that the documentation satisfies disability guidelines and inform you if you are eligible or if further documentation is needed.

• Once you are determined eligible for accommodations, you will need to schedule an intake meeting with a Disability Specialist to create a VISA (Verified, Individualized, Services, and Accommodations) plan.

Some of the accommodations provided at UW-Platteville include:

• Assistive technology

• Document conversion, such as books in audio or electronic format and print enlargement

• Notetaking accommodations

• Recorded lectures

• Preferential seating

• Sign Language interpreter

• Adaptive equipment

• Captioning

• Testing accommodations

Pioneer Access Orientation is a multi-day pre-orientation program in the fall for new students with disabilities who are registered with the DAC. This program helps students become acclimated to the campus, make connections, explore assistive technology, learn campus software programs, and become familiar with campus resources that will help prepare them to be successful at UW-Platteville.


Disability Access Center | Suite 0200, Ullsvik Hall 608.342.1818 |



Dean of Students Office

The Dean of Students Office serves as a resource for students, their families, faculty, and staff. We can assist with things such as contacting faculty about class absence, addressing students’ campus concerns, navigating challenging situations, identifying additional support and resources, answering questions about campus policy and procedure, and addressing student academic and behavioral concerns. If you are struggling to find out who can help you on campus or what process you need to follow, we can help you get answers.


The prevention and education coordinator and trained peer educators are dedicated to providing education and prevention opportunities for the UW-Platteville community to help contribute to a safe, inclusive, and healthy campus. Visit the Prevention and Education portion of the Dean of Students Office website for more information.

We encourage all students to review the Student Handbook


YOU@UW-Platteville is a confidential portal that provides personalized content centered on well-being and overall success. You can use the assessment tool to identify your strengths or areas of growth, set individual and academic goals, check out numerous ways to join the campus community, and get connected to hundreds of resources. Whether you are interested in improving your academic and career skills, physical and mental health, or social network, YOU is here to help.


Dean of Students Office | Suite 2300, Markee Pioneer Student Center 608.342.1854 |

Student Health Services

Student Health Services is a fully staffed medical clinic on campus. We provide evaluation, testing, and treatment for medical problems, injuries, reproductive health, psychiatric care, and preventative health care.

We value all cultures, backgrounds, genders, and orientations represented in the UW-Platteville community and strive to be a safe and inclusive environment that meets the needs of our diverse student population. We strive to provide holistic medical, mental health, and prevention services in a multiculturally competent manner that recognizes individual differences.

Our services are confidential and available at little to no cost. Our goal at Student Health Services is to offer readily accessible health care so students can focus on academics and thrive as members of our campus community.


Student Health Services | Room 200, Royce Hall 608.342.1891 |



University Counseling Services

University Counseling Services is the primary source of mental health counseling for students on the UW-Platteville campus. Confidential, short-term counseling is provided to assist students with personal, social, developmental, academic, or career concerns related to their education progress, personal growth, and general well-being. We offer a variety of groups and workshops throughout the semester. University Counseling Services are funded through segregated fees, so you have already paid for the services. We encourage you to take advantage of it.

UW-Platteville is partnering with Mantra Health to give you more options. One-on-one teletherapy and telepsychiatry sessions are available to students virtually and on nights and weekends. To enroll in Mantra, contact University Counseling Services. UW Mental Health Support 24/7 is an extension of this new service and can be utilized by students anytime they are concerned about themselves or need immediate assistance.


Wellness stations have been placed along several interlocking trails on campus. It is a self-paced activity that emphasizes emotional wellness as an element of overall health. When physical activities are offered in outdoor environments, they can facilitate physical and emotional relaxation as well as provide benefit to one’s mood and thoughts. Through the placement of 10 stations, the Wellness Walk provides the campus community an activity to strengthen the health of individuals by improving emotional wellness and providing a permanent, structured way to engage in these practices on a regular basis.


University Counseling Services | Room 220, Royce Hall 608.342.1865 |

UW Mental Health Support 24/7 Portal 888.531.2142

Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation on the UW-Platteville campus—which includes the Pioneer Activity Center, Outdoor Recreation, and Intramurals—helps students, faculty, staff, and community members be more active and achieve a healthier lifestyle.


The Pioneer Activity Center is the athletics, recreation, and health and human performance hub of campus. Students, faculty, staff, and community members can come to enhance their level of health and fitness to achieve a healthier lifestyle.

The facility has a multitude of activity spaces throughout the on-campus complex for open recreation, varsity sports, intramurals, and classes. The swimming pool, walking track, basketball, volleyball, tennis, and racquetball courts create opportunities for social engagement and physical well-being. An 18,000-square-foot strength facility, cardio loft, and exercise studio space allows patrons to participate in our wellness initiatives and achieve their fitness goals.

Enrolled students who have paid segregated fees may use the PAC at no additional charge.




Using Campus Recreation just got easier, with our mobile app that will let you manage everything from membership to reservations. Download our Campus Recreation mobile app and stay connected on the go.

• Use your phone to access the PAC during business hours

• Get quick access to alerts and information

• Renew locker rentals

• Reserve racquetball courts

• Reserve lap swim times


Pioneer Activity Center | Williams Fieldhouse 608.342.1277 |


Outdoor Recreation is your one stop shop for everything outdoors. Whether you need to rent equipment, want help planning an outing, or are looking for resource guides, our experienced staff is ready to assist you on your next adventure, big or small.

Outdoor Recreation services:

• Equipment rental

• Campfire rental

• Resource library: maps, guide books, instruction, periodicals, and the Platteville Trail Map

• Equipment purchasing advice

• Trips and clinics

• Skills training


Outdoor Recreation | Williams Fieldhouse 608.342.6100 |


Intramural sports are popular extracurricular activities on the UW-Platteville campus, making them a great way to meet new people or reconnect with friends. Intramural sports offer a wide range of opportunities to continue playing sports you have grown to love or experience new sports and activities you have never tried before.

While programming is subject to change, some exciting intramurals offered include:

• Softball

• Soccer

• Volleyball

• Basketball

• Dodgeball

• Football

• Disc golf

• Badminton

• Racquetball


Pioneer Activity Center | Williams Fieldhouse 608.342.1277 |




Parking on the UW-Platteville campus is regulated through the entire calendar year. A parking permit is required in all university parking lots. Signs are located by each parking lot entrance designating the type of permit required. UW-Platteville parking permits will be available for the calendar year. Permits are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Please do not wait until school starts to purchase your permit.

Your license plate is your parking permit on campus. It is the driver’s responsibility to ensure that the correct license plate is registered with the permit. Student parking permits allow students to register up to two license plates on their permit; however, only one vehicle can be parked on campus at a time.

PARKING PASS PRICING Prices are subject to change


Use the link to the right to purchase a permit.

The ParkMobile Pay by Plate service is available to visitors for daily and hourly parking.


University Police | First floor, Royce Hall 608.342.1584 |

Duration valid Staff Residence Hall Commuter Motorcycle/Moped Visitor Annual $225 $255 $205 $55 Semester $125 $140 $115 $30 Daily $4 $4 (up to five per week) $4 $4 $4 ParkMobile (Lots 9, 22, 27) $1.20/hr. $1.20/hr. $1.20/hr. $1.20/hr. ParkMobile Daily (See parking map) $4 ParkMobile EV Charging Stalls (Lots 30, 33) $4/hr. $4/hr. $4/hr. $4/hr.



Public transportation, walking, and bicycling are great ways to get around UW-Platteville and the city of Platteville. You can do your part to help the environment, while using convenient and reliable ways to get around.

UW-Platteville partners with the city of Platteville to provide affordable, sustainable transportation options in our community that allow our students to come to campus without needing a personal vehicle. The Platteville Public Bus operates six days per week on a fixed schedule, and all UW-Platteville students ride free with their Campus Card. Shared-ride taxi service is available seven days per week. Students with disabilities may contact the Disability Access Center to obtain a voucher for the taxi. Our Transportation website provides information about regional busing.


Transportation | Giese Physical Plant Building

608.342.1155 |

Campus Card

The Campus Card is your official UW-Platteville identification. Your Campus Card grants you access to many things on campus. You’ll always want to keep it handy and take good care of it. If you lose it, there is a replacement fee for a new one.

Having your picture taken and receiving your Campus Card will be part of your New Student Experience. If you are not attending Orientation, you will be able to receive your Campus Card when you arrive to campus for Welcome Weekend.


• Printing on campus

• Entering secured labs and residence hall

• Checking out textbooks and library books

• Paying textbook fees

• Participating in Dining Plans and using Campus Cash

• Purchasing food at all dining locations

• Picking up financial aid and payroll checks

• Paying for laundry machines in residence halls

• Using the Pioneer Activity Center

• Attending concerts, athletic events, and other campus events

• Verifying your identification at various locations on campus



eAccounts, is an online app to monitor your Dining Dollar Plan and Campus Cash. It allows you to:

• Check your Dining Dollar and Campus Cash account balance

• Make a deposit to your Dining Dollar or Campus Cash account

• Permit your family or friends to make a deposit to your Dining Dollar or Campus Cash account

• Check where you have used your Dining Dollar Plan or Campus Cash

• Use the free app to view your balances from your phone

• Suspend the use of your Campus Card if you have lost it


Dining and Campus Card Office | Suite 1313, Markee Pioneer Student Center 608.342.1404 |



Textbook Center

The textbook rental program is a unique and important way that we make a degree affordable to you. The Textbook Center provides books and other formats of course materials that you are required to have for your classes. Students pay a semester rental fee for the use of textbooks. The semester fee is the same whether you require four or 24 books. If you are a part-time student, or attending a shorter session, the fee is prorated per course credit.


• Electronically sign the Textbook Rental Agreement in your PASS account, which is available beginning early August for fall semester and early January for spring semester.

• Print or screenshot your textbook list.

• Bring your textbook list and Campus Card to the Textbook Center during pickup hours.


• Returning books works just the opposite. To avoid late fees or being charged for a book, materials must be returned by the last day of the semester. To avoid additional charges, your textbooks must be returned in good condition.

• The Textbook Center will use your campus email to communicate with you. Please make sure to check for email notices weekly before and after the semester begins or ends. This is when notices go out about unreturned books or changes in our procedures.


Textbook Center | Room 029, Doudna Hall 608.342.1265 |

Information Technology Services


The ITS Help Desk provides exceptional computer service and support to the faculty, staff, and students at both UW-Platteville campuses. We accomplish this by providing timely responses to calls and requests, a knowledgeable staff, courteous and professional service, and a reliable first point of contact.

ITS Help Desk services include but are not limited to:

• Password resets

• Access requests

• Software and hardware issues

• Phishing remediation

• Equipment checkout


When you activated your UW-Platteville account, you agreed to the Acceptable Use Policy. The Acceptable Use Policy includes topics such as copyright laws, spamming/hacking, and other criminal offenses. Review the policy here.


UW-Platteville students are eligible for free software downloads for Microsoft Office applications. ITS does not provide a computer buying or leasing program at this time. Students interested in purchasing a computer will need to purchase them directly from a vendor; however, many manufacturers offer discounts to students. Students also have access to multiple computer labs with printers on campus.

Choosing a computer involves many factors, including personal preference, budget, and needs. ITS cannot recommend one particular product over another. We do, however, provide useful links to help you in your decision-making for computers and other hardware. The ITS FAQ provides general guidelines for purchasing computers and other equipment, as well as information on cell phone service.


ITS Help Desk | First floor, Karrmann Library 608.342.1400 |

Canvas Support



The Office of the Registrar

The Office of the Registrar is responsible for a variety of functions within the university. We are proud to be a point of contact for our new, current, and former students. We ensure the accuracy, integrity, and security of the academic records of the university. In addition, we facilitate and support student admission, enrollment, retention, and graduation in many ways.

You can request the following services and resources from the Office of the Registrar:

• Academic calendar

• Academic catalog

• Changing your major, minor, and/or advisor

• Classroom reservations (for student organizations and other non-academic usage)

• Confirming academic eligibility for student athletes

• Course schedule

• Enrollment forms, including Course Add and Drop, Overload, Repeat, and more

• Enrollment verifications (for external scholarships, insurance purposes, or other needs)

• Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

• Final exam schedule

• Guest access to your student record (for a parent of third-party)

• Preferred name changes (to use a preferred first and/or middle name different from your legal name)

• Registration

• Reporting enrollment to the National Student Clearinghouse (for student loans and degree verifications)

• Questions related to academic standing and academic appeals

• Questions related to academic policies and student records

• Transcript requests

• Voter Enrollment Document

Our office is committed to providing excellent customer service as we support our students throughout their educational journey.


Office of the Registrar | Suite 2100, Ullsvik Hall

608.342.1321 |



University Police

The mission of UW-Platteville University Police is to maintain a safe and secure environment for learning, working, and personal growth, while providing assistance to a culturally enriched and diverse population. The safety and well-being of students, employees, and the public is at the top of our priorities.

Our police officers are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. These officers are sworn in State of Wisconsin Law Enforcement Officers with the same training and certifications as your local police or sheriff’s department.

UW-Platteville prioritizes sending notifications quickly to students and staff when there is an emergency or crime alert. Currently, the university utilizes the following methods to reach students and staff:

• Pioneer Alerts

• Building public address system

• University email

• University website

• Various social media pages

There are also many tools provided to maintain a safe environment.


Pioneer Alerts is our text and email notification system. All students are automatically enrolled in this program unless they opt out. Parents and guardians can also receive these notifications via text and email. The student will have to enroll the parent or guardian under their Pioneer Alert account


Emergency call boxes are radios that operate on the University Police radio frequency. When the “Push for Help” button is pressed, all on-duty police officers monitoring the University Police frequency, including the Platteville Police and Grant County Sheriff’s Department, receive the announcement providing the location of the activated call box alarm. Police response to the alarm does not rely on the caller’s ability to provide information on their location or ability to speak.


University Police and Facilities have collaborated to install barricade devices in classrooms and labs throughout campus. There is a wall-mounted clear box with a piece that can be removed and inserted into the floor, allowing anyone inside a classroom to quickly and easily barricade the door from within.


The Rave Guardian is a crime prevention and safety app that includes features such as crime tip submission, safety timer, emergency service phone numbers, campus directory, and an emergency 911 call button. The Rave Guardian app is free for students, faculty, and staff and is available for both iOS and Android devices.


University Police | First floor, Royce Hall 608.342.1584 |


City of Platteville Police Department | 608.348.2313

Grant County Sheriff’s Office | 608.723.2157



Reporting a Concern

If a concern were to arise during your time as a student, we encourage you to review the Reporting a Concern website and consider reporting your concern via the appropriate link. This site provides students, faculty, and staff a way to identify the appropriate reporting avenue and link to that resource. For concerns not listed on this reporting page, or questions about the best place to submit a concern, please contact the Dean of Students Office.


Dean of Students Office | Suite 2300, Markee Pioneer Student Center 608.342.1854 |

ITS Safety and Security

Your campus username and password is the key to all your personal information including your grades, financial information, Canvas, email, and more. Treat your password like your toothbrush—never share your campus password with anyone, even your parents. You can grant your parents or family members guest access to your PASS account so they can support you and access relevant information without knowing your password.

ITS will never ask for your username and password—not in an email, form, or link. If you are having trouble logging into a system, ITS will ask you to log in first. Stay sharp and be thoughtful about emails that might be suspicious. If you’re not sure, forward any suspicious messages to

The password you set up for your UW-Platteville account is good for 180 days before you will be asked to update it. You will receive three plain text email reminders prior to the password expiring.

To keep your physical devices safe on campus, ITS recommends using locks for your laptop and to never leave your belongings unattended. In case your devices are stolen, make sure you have information like the make, model, serial number, and MAC address recorded somewhere safe. We recommend installing antivirus software on your devices.


ITS Help Desk | First floor, Karrmann Library 608.342.1400 |



Student Advising and Academic Resources

Student Advising and Academic Resources offers a comprehensive range of services for UW-Platteville students supported through your tuition.

These no-cost services include:

• Academic advising and academic coaching – students work with professional staff to discuss degree planning, course selection, and overall strategies to be successful in college.

• Tutoring and writing assistance – our trained peer tutors can help students in many courses to increase content understanding and academic confidence. Successful students are hired as peer tutors every semester in a wide variety of subject areas.

• Peer Mentor Program – our friendly Peer Mentors support first year and transfer students in their transition to college life and the campus community.

Our services can help all students. Whether you are a student who was successful in high school but are struggling with the transition to college level courses, or a student who is doing well and wants to increase confidence, we are here to support your academic success. Learning to ask for help is one of the most important skills you’ll need to develop in order to be successful in college.

Navigate Student

Navigate Student is a success tool available on desktop or mobile app. Using Navigate Student, you can make appointments with tutoring services, the writing center, and many academic advisors and coaches. You can access information about campus resources, opt into the Study Buddies lists for your courses, and view your course schedule. We will send you timely and relevant information based on your interests.

Students can use this QR code to download Navigate Student mobile app, or you can access the desktop version from the Pioneer Portal.

FOR MORE INFORMATION Student Advising and Academic Resources | Seventh floor, Pioneer Tower 608.342.1081 | 23


Karrmann Library

The Karrmann Library is a hub for information on the UW-Platteville campus. Books, government publications, periodicals, newspapers, and other serial titles can be found in the library’s collections. In addition, the library offers electronic books, ejournals, and extensive databases. Patrons who cannot find what they need within the UW System may use Interlibrary loan, which provides access to materials around the world.

The librarians at Karrmann Library are skilled in helping sort through countless electronic and printed resources to find just what you need, within library walls and around the world. Librarians can help you choose topics for research, narrow your focus according to your needs, and find and critically evaluate electronic and printed materials.


Karrmann Library

608.342.1668 |

Math Learning Center

The Mathematics Learning Center is a walk-in tutoring service where all tutors are helpful and capable math students in their third or fourth year of study. They can assist you with questions on homework and provide clarification on concepts. We provide a comfortable, quiet space for individual and group study where technology and resource textbooks are available to support work. Mathematics faculty offices are located near the MLC for easy access for asking questions of your professors.


Mathematics Department | Third floor, Gardner Hall 608.342.1948 |

EMS Student Success Programs

The College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science provides academic resources to students within the College of EMS. Student Success Programs has a center in Sesquicentennial Hall that is a welcoming, inclusive space designed to foster a positive, collaborative learning environment. The Strand Associates, Inc. Center for Projects, Opportunities, Instruction, Networking and Teamwork, or CenterPOINT, is a space designed to support your academic success. It’s a great place to meet your classmates for group project meetings, study between classes, meet with a tutor or professor, use a computer, find out about college-specific events and programs, and more. Stop in and take advantage of the great resources CenterPOINT has to offer. There are also campus job opportunities where you can be a tour guide for the college or work in CenterPOINT and help support the programming for the College of EMS students and pre-college students.


EMS Student Success Programs

Room 355, Sesquicentennial Hall

608.342.7342 |

Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Program

The Women in STEM Program is a vibrant and engaging STEM community for women in all STEM majors on campus. The WiSTEM Program is here to provide a supportive community with mentoring, friendships, and role-modeling from STEM faculty and industry members. You can get involved in our many events through the WiSTEM Living Learning Community, Peer Mentor Program, Professional Mentor Program or attend the annual Women in STEM Banquet. The program also offers volunteer opportunities through pre-college programs to encourage more girls to be interested in STEM. Are you looking for a campus job? Consider working for our programs as a student assistant, mentor, or tour guide.

You can also hang out in the Plexus Women in STEM Center in Sesquicentennial Hall to meet other women in STEM majors. The center is a great place to study and is equipped with dual monitor computers, printers, a collaboration station, and more. Go to the Women in STEM Program website to learn more about how you can be involved.


Women in STEM Program | Room 250, Sesquicentennial Hall 608.342.7137 |



Involvement opportunities and student organizations

Getting involved through student organizations, fraternity and sorority life, and student governance is a great way to meet people who share similar interests as you. Eighty percent of students are involved with at least one organization on campus. Involvement leads to impressive leadership experiences, connects you with the community, adds to your resume, and enriches your life. In addition to making friends, getting involved on campus can build lifelong skills. Join two clubs to see if they are for you. We recommend one career- or major-focused organization and one just for fun.

Information about the over 180 student organizations and campus events can be found on PioneerLink, an online engagement tool. If you can’t find something that interests you, contact the Pioneer Involvement Center to start your own organization. Members of student organizations will be excited to connect with potential new members at the Involvement Fair, held after classes start.

Fraternity and sorority life

Joining a fraternity or sorority is a great way to enhance the collegiate experience by providing opportunities to develop important academic and leadership skills, as well as a strong sense of belonging. Members cultivate lifelong friendships and are involved with both the campus and community. These students serve the community by volunteering their time and energy. All fraternity and sorority organizations were founded on the principles of brotherhood and sisterhood and nurturing positive personal development.

Learn more about each chapter on PioneerLink or follow our Instagram, uwplatteville_fsl


Pioneer Involvement Center | Suite 1329, Markee Pioneer Student Center 608.342.1075 |



Campus Programming and Relations

Campus Programming and Relations is the student-run programming board for UW-Platteville. Stay up to date on upcoming events through social media. CPR’s programs, activities, and events offer a fun atmosphere in between your homework and classes. CPR aims to provide the campus with both large- and small-scale events ranging from comedians to Dollar Movie Night.

Events to look forward to this fall:


• Dollar Movie Night

• Guided Painting

• Kickball Tournament

• Casino Night

• Build-a-Buddy

• Trivia

• Petting Farm

• Late Night at The Markee


Campus Programming and Relations | Pioneer Involvement Center, Markee Pioneer Student Center 608.342.1497 |



Welcome activities focus on:

• Getting you settled into the campus environment

• Providing information you need to start the semester

• Lots of fun and exciting activities that will help you get engaged with campus life and develop your own community


• Do some self-guided Platteville Main Street exploration – see the Platteville Community Guide found at the Information Center in The Markee and walk or bike to Platteville Main Street. The local businesses from the Platteville Regional Chamber would love to see you.

• Walk the steps of the “M” – Take on this tradition that holds a special place in the hearts of the Pioneer community.

• Try out Platteville’s local hiking, biking, and running trails – Another way to get familiar with the city of Platteville is to take advantage of the extensive system of trails the community has to offer.

• Use Platteville public transportation for any trips to local merchants for those forgotten items.


Athletics Department | Williams Fieldhouse 608.342.1567 |

Behavioral Review and Recommendation Team 608.342.1854 |

Campus Programming and Relations Pioneer Involvement Center, Markee Pioneer Student Center 608.342.1497 |

Career and Professional Development Office | Suite 0200, Ullsvik Hall 608.342.1183 |

Cashier’s Office | Suite 2100, Ullsvik Hall 608.342.1211 |

Center for the Arts 608.342.1298 |

College of Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture Room 166, Pioneer Tower | 608.342.1547 |

College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science Room 0254, Sesquicentennial Hall | 608.342.1561 |

College of Liberal Arts and Education | Room160, Gardner Hall 608.342.1151 |

Dean of Students Office | Suite 2300, Markee Pioneer Student Center 608.342.1854 |

Disability Access Center | Suite 0200, Ullsvik Hall 608.342.1818 |

Dining and Campus Card Office | Suite 1313, Markee Pioneer Student Center 608.342.1404 | |

Doyle Center for Gender and Sexuality | Room 136, Warner Hall 608.342.1453 |

EMS Student Success Programs | Room 355, Sesquicentennial Hall 608.342.7342 |

Financial Aid and Scholarship Office | Fifth floor, Pioneer Tower 608.342.1836 |

Information Center | Markee Pioneer Student Center 608.342.1491 |

ITS Help Desk | First floor, Karrmann Library 608.342.1400 |

International Programs | Room 139, Doudna Hall | 608.342.1726

Education Abroad |

International Student and Scholar Services |

Karrmann Library 608.342.1668 |

Math Learning Center | Mathematics Department | Third floor, Gardner Hall 608.342.1948 |

Office of Admission | Suite 1300, Ullsvik Hall 608.342.1125 |

Office of Multicultural Student Affairs | Room 133, Warner Hall 608.342.1555 |

Office of the Registrar | Suite 2100, Ullsvik Hall 608.342.1321 |

Outdoor Recreation | Williams Fieldhouse 608.342.6100 |

Pioneer Activity Center | Williams Fieldhouse 608.342.1577 |

Pioneer Involvement Center | Suite 1329, Markee Pioneer Student Center 608.342.1075 | pic@uwplatt.du

Pioneer Provisions | Northeast entrance, Glenview Commons

Residence Life | Room 120, Royce Hall 608.342.1845 |

Sexual Violence Victims Advocate | Room 226, Royce Hall 608.778.9802 |

Student Advising and Academic Resources | Seventh floor, Pioneer Tower 608.342.1081 |

Student Employment, Human Resources | Suite 2300, Ullsvik Hall 608.342.1174 |

Student Health Services | Room 200, Royce Hall 608.342.1891 |

Textbook Center | Room 029, Doudna Hall 608.342.1265 |

TRIO Student Support Services | Room 103, Warner Hall 608.342.1816 |

University Counseling Services | Room 220, Royce Hall 608.342.1865 |

University Bias Incident Team 608.342.6152 |

University Bookstore | Markee Pioneer Student Center 608.342.1486

University Police | Parking | First floor, Royce Hall 608.342.1584 |

Women in STEM Program | Room 250, Sesquicentennial Hall 608.342.1593 |

Wright Center for Non-Traditional and Veteran Students | Room 322, Royce Hall 608.342.7576 |



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