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University of Wisconsin-Platteville

1 University Plz
Platteville, Wisconsin 53818-3099

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  • Bjarne R. Ullsvik HallBjarne R. Ullsvik Hall

  • World's Largest 'M'World's Largest 'M'

  • Central CampusCentral Campus

  • Robert I. Velzy CommonsRobert I. Velzy Commons

  • Central CampusCentral Campus

  • Ralph E. Davis Pioneer StadiumRalph E. Davis Pioneer Stadium

  • West Campus Aerial ViewWest Campus Aerial View

  • David J. and Lou Ann Markee Pioneer Student CenterDavid J. and Lou Ann Markee Pioneer Student Center

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Set in scenic Southwest Wisconsin, the city of Platteville has a population of 11,200 and is located only 22 miles from Dubuque, Iowa, and just over 70 miles from Madison, Wisconsin.

Nestled within Platteville, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville campus is conveniently located within walking distance to nearly all the city’s amenities. UW-Platteville is the fastest growing school in the University of Wisconsin System, with nearly 9,000 students. With 821 acres, 20 academic and student services buildings, and 12 residence halls, the UW-Platteville campus is well-equipped to host a variety of conferences, retreats, business meetings and corporate or social events.
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Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Dubuque, Iowa - 22 miles
Galena, Illinois - 25 miles
Madison, Wisconsin - 72 miles
Milwaukee, Wisconsin - 151 miles
Chicago, Illinois - 179 miles
Minneapolis, Minnesota - 252 miles
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Dubuque Regional (DBQ) / 33
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At University of Wisconsin-Platteville, the Office of Dining Services and the Catering unit are the official suppliers of food and beverages on campus. Please contact the Event Reservations unit to coordinate their services.
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Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
Brodbeck Concert Hall The Richard and Helen Brodbeck Concert Hall, located within the Center for the Arts, seats 489 people (561 with seats on the pit). The acoustically designed hall uses dense hardwood and concrete surfaces, an extensive set of acoustic control curtains, and numerous sound reflecting panels on and above the stage. The hall boasts a state of the art dimmer system, hydraulically controlled orchestra pit, two 9-foot Steinway grand pianos, and a 40 rank concert organ.

Computer Conference Room The Computer Conference Room is a boardroom style meeting room perfect for small group meetings and presentations. Located on the second floor of the Markee Pioneer Student Center inside the Bears Den in the southeast corner of the facility. The Computer Conference Room table is equipped with suface mounted power outlets and data jacks.

Mining Room The Mining Room is a boardroom style meeting room perfect for small group meetings and presentations. Located on the second floor of the Markee Pioneer Student Center on the north corridor of the conference room area of the facility.

Mississippi Room The Mississippi Room is an open square style meeting room perfect for small group meetings and presentations. Located on the second floor of the Markee Pioneer Student Center on the north corridor of the conference room area of the facility.

Mound Room The Mound Room is a boardstyle meeting room perfect for small group meetings and presentations. Located on the second floor of the Markee Pioneer Student Center on the north corridor of the conference room area of the facility.

Nohr Gallery The Harry and Laura Nohr Gallery provides high quality cultural and educational opportunities in the visual arts, free of charge, to the students, faculty, and staff of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and the people of Platteville and the Southwestern Wisconsin region. On permanent display in the gallery is the Harry Nohr exhibit.

The Nohr Gallery is the central location for art exhibits on campus. Located in the lower level of Ullsvik Hall, on the corner of West Main and South Hickory Streets, the gallery is easily visible and readily accessible to students and the community.

The 5,000-square-foot space enhances the experience in the visual arts. The gallery has three primary access locations including the main entrance accessed through the ground floor entrance on the south side of Ulsvik Hall, a unique architectural staircase that enters into the middle of the gallery, and elevator access which may be reached from the street level entrance on the east side of Ullsvik Hall.

Pioneer Room The Pioneer Room is a flexible meeting room perfect for small group meetings and presentations for up to sixteen (16) participants. Located on the first floor of the Markee Pioneer Student Center at the west end of the facility next to the Pioneer Haus.

Platteville Room The Platteville Room is a banquet style meeting room perfect for medium sized banquets, group meetings, and presentations. The Platteville Room divides into the Platteville East Room and Platteville West Room for smaller banquets, group meetings and presentations. Located on the second floor of the Markee Pioneer Student Center on the south corridor of the conference room area of the facility.

University Room The University Room is a multipurpose meeting room perfect for a variety of banquets, exhibitions, meetings, and presentations. The University Room divides into the University North Room, set open square style for meetings and presentations, and University South Room, set banquet style for banquets, meetings and presentations. Located on the second floor of the Markee Pioneer Student Center on the north and east corridors of the conference room area of the facility.

Velzy Commons The Robert I. Velzy Commons, located within Ullsvik Hall and named in honor of UW-Platteville's first Student Center Director, is UW-Platteville's premier multipurpose, banqueting facility. Velzy Commons is ideal for large group events ranging from banquets and wedding receptions to exhibitions and concerts. Velzy Commons divides into four rooms, Velzy North, Velzy Center, Velzy South, and Velzy Reception. These rooms can be combined in a variety of configurations to meet your event needs.

Wisconsin Room The Wisconsin Room is a seminar style meeting room perfect for small group meetings and presentations. Located on the second floor of the Markee Pioneer Student Center on the south corridor of the conference room area of the facility.



Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
Bridgeway Commons 220 424 Suite/Apartment Style Shared yes
Brockert Hall 136 272 Residence Halls Communal no
Dobson Hall 166 332 Residence Halls Communal no
Hugunin Hall 133 266 Residence Halls Communal no
McGregor Hall 118 236 Residence Halls Communal no
Melcher Hall 127 254 Residence Halls Communal no
Morrow Hall 136 272 Residence Halls Communal no
Pickard Hall 142 284 Residence Halls Communal no
Porter Hall 127 254 Residence Halls Communal no
Rountree Commons 170 618 Suite/Apartment Style Shared yes
Southwest Hall 94 376 Suite/Apartment Style Shared yes
Wilgus Hall 118 236 Residence Halls Communal no
Country Inn & Suites By CarlsonĀ® 49 Hotel Private yes
The Dorsey Bed & Breakfast 5 Suite/Apartment Style Shared no
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Platteville 72 Hotel Private yes
Mound View Inn 32 Hotel Private yes
Super 8 Platteville 72 Hotel Private yes


  • Catering Services
    Catering Services is available to help plan your catered events, from an informal morning coffee for 10 people to an elegant evening banquet for more than 400 guests. We are here year-round to serve you.

    Your first step, if holding your event on-campus, is to contact Event Reservations at 608.342.1451 to reserve the room facilities and equipment you need. Then, contact the Catering Office at 608.342.1249 to plan your food options.


  • Hickory & Main
    Hickory & Main
    Seating Capacity: 25
    Hickory & Main Corner Bistro is a convenient deli shop on the lower level of Ullsvik Hall. Pick up pastries, sandwiches, snacks, and beverages. This location features specialty focaccia sandwiches and two soups daily. We "Proudly Serve Starbucks®" and feature a full coffee bar and selection of tea. A convenient cafe lounge sits directly across from the deli shop where customers can enjoy Wi-Fi and computer access.
  • Pioneer Crossing
    Pioneer Crossing
    Seating Capacity: 200
    Open seven days a week, while school is in session, Pioneer Crossing is a retail dining operation located on the main floor of the Markee Pioneer Student Center. Pioneer Crossing strives to provide patrons with a wide variety of choices to satisfy all cravings. Daily options range from home-style dishes like pasta, casseroles, and special sandwiches to Asian and Mexican cuisine. Other choices include grilled items such as burgers and french fries or sub sandwiches made fresh. Lighter appetites will enjoy our different soups, salad bar, or grab-n-go sandwiches and wraps. To satisfy your sweet-tooth, freshly baked pastries and desserts from our on-campus bakery are available.
  • Pioneer Haus
    Pioneer Haus
    Seating Capacity: 55
    The Pioneer Haus menu features traditional sports bar favorites such as burgers, wings, toasted subs, fries and cheese curds, as well as flatbread pizzas. This restaurant gives patrons a place to unwind as they watch their favorite teams on our big-screen TVs. Bring your friends and play a game of darts or foosball and be sure to catch the open mic nights sponsored by Campus Programming and Relations.
    >>> menu (PDF)
  • Pioneer Perk
    Pioneer Perk
    Patrons can pick up pastries, sandwiches, snacks, and beverages at this convenient snack shop. Open early, this gourmet coffee shop "Proudly Brews Starbucks® Coffee" including chai tea and iced beverages. Have a late night? Pioneer Perk will be the place to find your comfort food or to grab a sandwich.


University Box Office The University Box Office (UBO), located in the lower level 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 with the exception of Athletic Department sporting events. One day parking permits are for sale, and copy and fax services are also available.

The University Box Office serves as an information center within Ullsvik Hall and maintains the building's lost and found items as well as a lost and found registry.


Event Production The Event Production unit provides a wide range of services for an equally wide range of events. Staging, lighting, sound, audio-visual; you name the equipment and the Event Production staff will provide it. This unit also coordinates the rental of equipment needed to make an event memorable.

Area Attractions

The World's Largest M The "World's Largest M" is constructed of limestone and weighs 400 tons. Constructed in 1937, the giant "M" measure 214' by 241'. The letter represents the first mining school in the United States. Visitors to the area can climb the steps beside the "M" and enjoy a panoramic view of the tri-state area.

Center for the Arts at UW-Platteville The Center for the Arts (CFA) provides a professional performing arts environment for students to learn about the arts through performances and classroom experience. Quality, professional performances are produced all year long by the UW-Platteville Department of Performing and Visual Arts.  The Center for the Arts also presents a series of outstanding professional touring events in the Performing Arts Series. These performances have included Avenue Q, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Chanticleer, The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Gaelic Storm, Bayanihan Philippine National Dance Company, The Blanks and many others.

Potosi Brewery Welcome to Potosi, Wisconsin, where a brewing tradition is alive through the Potosi Brewery Restoration Project. Come explore our history, the Great River Road Interpretive Center, Potosi Brewing Company Transportation Museum, National Brewery Museum™, and Potosi Brewery Restaurant and brew pub.

Harry and Laura Nohr Gallery The Harry and Laura Nohr Gallery provides high quality cultural and educational opportunities in the visual arts, free of charge, to the students, faculty and staff of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and the people of Platteville and the Southwestern Wisconsin region. On permanent display in the gallery is the Harry Nohr exhibit. The Nohr Gallery is the central location for art exhibits on campus. Located in Ullsvik Hall on a corner of Main Street and Hickory Street, the gallery is easily visible and readily accessible to students and the community. The gallery is located on the ground floor of Ullsvik Hall, which is accessible by elevator.

The House on the Rock There are three sides to this amazing destination – The Attraction, The Inn and The Resort – all offering their own trio of sights, sounds and sensations. Visionary architecture, eclectic collections and incredible stories await you at the House on the Rock Attraction, Alex Jordan’s imaginary, awe-inspiring man-made retreat. Swimming pools, relaxing rooms and family fun await your stay at The Inn, a perfect complement to a day touring at The Attraction. Legendary golf, exceptional cuisine, luxurious suites and spa await your stay at The Resort, an amazing destination featuring 27-holes of championship golf, two-room suites and scenic vistas.

Gile Cheese-Carr Cheese Factory We are a small family-run cheese factory that has been making cheese in Cuba City since 1921 and has been in our family since 1946. With second and third generation cheesemakers making our cheese, we have won several awards at local and state competitions, with the major of those awards for blue ribbon, first prize on our colby, baby swiss and cheddar. Visit our new retail store where you can select from more than 75 varieties of Wisconsin cheese, plus souvenirs. Downtown Cuby City on Hwy 80.

Dickeyville Grotto The Dickeyville Grotto and Shrines erected in the Village of Dickeyville, Wisconsin on Holy Ghost Parish grounds are the works of Father Matthias Wernerus, a Catholic Priest, Pastor of the Parish from 1918 to 1931. His handiwork in stone, built from 1925-1930, is dedicated to the unity of two great American ideals-love of God and love of Country. These religious and patriotic shrines were constructed without the use of blueprints. It is a creation in stone, mortar and bright colored objects-collected materials from all over the world. These include colored glass, gems, antique heirlooms of pottery or porcelain, stalagmites and stalactites, sea shells, starfish, petrified sea urchins and fossils, and a variety of corals, amber glass, agate, quartz, ores, such as iron, copper and lead, fool's gold, rock crystals, onyx, amethyst and coal, petrified wood and moss.

Governor Dodge State Park Governor Dodge State Park is one of the state's largest parks, with 5,350 acres of steep hills, bluffs, and deep valleys plus two lakes and a waterfall. Located in Wisconsin's scenic driftless area, Governor Dodge offers camping, picnicking, hiking, canoeing, biking, hunting, fishing, off-road biking, cross-country skiing and horseback riding opportunities.

Galena Brewing Company The Galena Brewing Company™ is a fresh new brewery in historic downtown Galena.

Galena Cellars Vineyard and Winery Proud to offer you more than 40 distinct, award-winning and nationally recognized varieties, Galena Cellars wine has been perfected through more than 30 years of experience by master winemaker Christine Lawlor-White. Take a vineyard tour in the crisp country air and enjoy breathtaking views across the gently rolling hills of Galena, Illinois.

New Glarus Brewing Company The New Glarus Brewing Company is located in the quaint town of New Glarus, Wisconsin. New Glarus has a strong Swiss heritage that is prevalent the minute you drive into town. The Brewery is just one of many unique businesses in New Glarus. There are also antique stores, meat markets, two museums, an authentic Swiss bakery and a fine array of restaurants, many with authentic Swiss cuisine. Stop on by our little brewery next time you're in the area.

Wyalusing State Park The Wyalusing State Park is located on the bluffs of southwest Wisconsin overlooking the Mississippi and Wisconsin Rivers.

Cave of the Mounds For more than 70 years, visitors have discovered why this is one of the best one day trips in the midwest! Guided tours on paved, lighted walkways lead visitors past an unforgettable array of crystal formations. Our park grounds are nestled in the rolling hills of beautiful Southwest Wisconsin's driftless area. Wander our Prairie and Oak Savanna nature trails. Be dazzled in our Butterfly Gardens. Join one of our FREE interpretive programs in our new Discovery Center. And browse in our amazing Rock Shop.

Nelson Dewey State Park Nelson Dewey State Park has several trails totaling about 3 miles in length. The Prairie Trail passes through a native prairie with nice views of the Mississippi River. The Woodbine Nature Trail is a self-guided nature trail passing through woods, near prairie and offers more views of the Mississippi River valley. The Mound Point Trail has fine views of the Mississippi River, passes near Indian Mounds, and has benches along the way so visitors can observe wildlife and birds flying on the Mississippi Flyway. The park's newspaper includes more information on these trails and the other trails at Nelson Dewey State Park. Nelson Dewey has fabulous overlook campsites, group campsites & quiet, wooded campsites. Showers and picnic areas are easily accessible.

The Mining and Rollo Jamison Museums The mission of the Mining and Rollo Jamison Museums is to continue in the pursuit of excellence in the areas of regional and mining history. To achieve that purpose, the museums are commissioned to be a custodian of the past; to interpret the rich lead and zinc mining heritage of the region, as well as to preserve, interpret, and display the artifacts that define Southwest Wisconsin.

The Mining and Rollo Jamison Museums
Museum Department, City of Platteville
405 E. Main St., PO Box 780
Platteville, WI 53818

Rountree Gallery Rountree Gallery in Platteville, WI is a community run, not-for-profit gallery that features the work of local and regional artists and artisans. Visitors are welcome to view changing exhibits, peruse our Permanent Collection and Arts Resource Library, and to browse the quality artwork for sale in the Gallery Shop. Admission is always free. Artists are encouraged to contact Rountree Gallery for more information on exhibiting their artwork, selling items in the Gallery Shop, and/or instructing classes.

Platteville Golf and Country Club The Platteville Golf and Country Club is a member-equity course laid out in the rolling hillsides of beautiful Southwestern Wisconsin. Meticulous groundskeeping and lush fairways greet the golfer looking for an exceptional golfing experience. Non-members are welcome.

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium Iowa's Number One Attraction! New expansion opening in 2010 to include the history of all American rivers, a 30,000 gallon Gulf of Mexico aquarium, and a 3D/4D digital theater. At the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium you can enjoy dynamic aquariums, historical exhibits and a stroll through the wetlands and boatyard. Each visit is a truly interactive experience where visitors can get "up close and personal" with live critters, become barge pilots, tour the national landmark steamboat William M. Black and watch as a boat is launched into the Mississippi River. Open year round.

Galena State Historic Sites President Ulysses S. Grant Home, Congressman Elihu B. Washburne Home, several parks and neighborhood homes near the Grant Home and The Old Market House Welcome Center on Commerce Street are all part of the U.S. Grant Historic Sites. These sites are part of the 58 state-owned historic sites and memorials administered by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency.

Fenelon Place Elevator Company The Fenelon Place elevator is described as the world's shortest, steepest scenic railway, 296 feet in length, elevating passengers 189 feet from Fourth Street to Fenelon Place. Where you will see a magnificent view of the historic Dubuque business district, the Mississippi River and three states.

Vesperman Farms Vesperman Farms of Lancaster invites you, your family, and friends, to unravel the mystery of Southwest Wisconsin’s most challenging corn maze. Don’t miss the excitement of deciphering a five acre journey of twists and turns!

Lock & Dam #11 Part of the Army Corps of Engineer's Mississippi River system, Lock and Dam #11 at Dubuque is a wonderful place to watch the movement of barge traffic and pleasure craft through its 600 foot long chamber.

Stonefield Stonefield celebrates Wisconsin's rich agricultural heritage. Learn about the rise of turn-of-the-century dairy farming and the development of modern farm implements, including tractors, reapers and threshing machines. Experience the sights and sounds of the railroad — the era's most important transportation. Discover the grand summer estate of Wisconsin's first governor, Nelson Dewey. Explore Stonefield today to see what made the state become "America's Dairyland."

Pendarvis A settlement of highly-skilled Cornish miners unearthed an ore that led to a mining frenzy. Discover the rush before the Gold Rush – at Pendarvis.


  • "Thank you for your assistance in organizing the facility for the college affordability news conference held at UW-Platteville on March 9th. I appreciated hearing the views shared by students on campus."

    The Honorable Ron Kind | United States House of Representatives | 3/15/2016

  • "I wanted to let you know how helpful the staff were on Friday night."

    "The gentlemen that stayed (I didn’t catch their names) were VERY helpful! As vendors arrived to load in, they were willing and able to make slight layout adjustments as needed – including changing skirting on the tables. I expressed my appreciation to the staff on many occasions but I wanted you to be aware as well, and know that they did an exceptional job!"

    Nicole Osborn | Office of Continuing Education, UW-Platteville | 3/14/2016

  • "Thank you very much for helping make the Society of Women Engineers, Region H Conference 2016 a success! We really appreciate your support to M-power women in the STEM field and in life."

    2016 Conference Committee | Society of Women Engineers, Region H | 2/27/2016

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