Guidelines for Charges

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Definition of Groups

Group definition assists in the process for determining appropriate charges.

Recognized Student Organizations (RSO)

A UW-Platteville recognized student organization is a group which has been recognized and recommended as a University Student Organization by the Student Organization Committee (SOC) and authorized by the Student Affairs Office.

  • Recognized student organizations may reserve facilities in the Markee Pioneer Student Center and its satellite facilities at no charge for standard room setups during normal operating hours.
  • Special setups, additional labor, fundraising, events not directly supporting the organizations purpose and mission, and extended hours of use are subject to additional charges.

University Departments and Organizations

Includes the following: Schools, colleges, divisions or subdivisions of UW-Platteville.

  • Events sponsored by UW-Platteville Departments relating to the mission statement of the university may reserve facilities in the Markee Pioneer Student Center and its satellite facilities at no charge for standard room setups during normal operating hours.
  • Special setups, additional labor, fundraising, events not directly supporting the university's mission, and extended hours of use are subject to additional charges.

Non-University Organizations and Guests

Includes organizations and guests who do not meet the definition of a Recognized Student Organization or University Department.

  • If, in the judgment of a University department or organization, the meetings or activities of a Non-University Organization will contribute to and serve the University’s purpose, Student Centers facilities when available may be used by that group,but only upon the invitation of or under the sponsorship of a University department or organization with the sponsoring University department or organization being responsible for all costs associated with the use.
  • Events hosted by individual students, staff, or faculty members for personal use are subject to the rates established for Non-University Organizations.
  • Facilities of the University are primarily for University purposes of instruction, research, and public service; they are not available for unrestricted use by Non-University groups; therefore, priority will be given to University events as established under the advance scheduling policy. Special setups, additional labor, fundraising, and extended hours of use are subject to additional charges.

Appropriate Charge Variables

Variables which will determine charges including the following;

  • Events relating specifically to UW-Platteville classroom instruction and/or administrative operations will generally be allowed without charge for use of state funded facilities.
    • Self-sustaining facilities, such as the Markee Pioneer Student Center and its satellite facilitlies, generally are not to be used for specific classroom functions.
  • Events scheduled by recognized student organizations or a University department for the sole purpose of conducting an activity relating specifically to their program purpose will not result in charges unless set-up, clean up, staffing, special charges, or off hours involved.
    • Events scheduled which do not relate to the specific program purpose of the organization or the department will result in rental charges being assessed.
  • Facility rental will not be assessed to recognized student organizations or University departments sponsoring events open to students and staff, if the event is part of the regularly scheduled program series of the University.
    • Set-up, clean up and other special charges will be assessed.
  • Sponsored or Invited Non-University groups will be charged rentals, set-up charges and other fees.
  • If any individual employee or University organization acts as representative for a Non-University organization or individual for the purpose of using University facilities, rental, set-up, and other appropriate charges will be assessed.

Universal Procedures

  • Organizations sponsoring activities must designate a person accountable for payment of all charges, and who will be responsible for signature of contract.
  • All checks must be made payable to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
  • Rates include standard setup and normal cleaning.
  • Events at Ullsvik Hall facilities; Velzy Commons and Nohr Gallery are subject to additional labor for event supervision and support for all groups.
  • Depending upon the needs and nature of the event, additional charges for audiovisual equipment, labor, extended hours of operation, special setups and beyond normal cleaning to return facilities to pre-event conditions, may apply.
  • Catering charges are independent of facility charges. Please refer to University Catering Services for information pertaining to those charges.
  • Sales tax is applicable to all groups who do not show proof of Wisconsin tax-exempt status.

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Student Center: Contact Information: Event Reservations

Contact Information

Event Reservations

1313 Markee Pioneer Student Center
Tel: 608.342.1451
E-mail: eventreservations@uwplatt.edu

Office Business Hours
Monday–Friday       7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Satuday and Sunday    Closed

Make a Reservation

  • University groups may use Web Reservations to request facility use. If you do not have an account, you will be asked to create one before you can submit a request.
  • Non-university groups are asked to e-mail or call us about facility use.

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