Dobson Hall

Welcome to Dobson Hall

Dobson Hall, named after George R. Dobson and built in 1965, provides a living environment for men and women. Dobson is one of the larger residence halls on campus with approximately 320 residents and contains a music room that has a piano for student use. The hall is very active in hall and campus sponsored events. Each fall Dobson staff and residents host Trick or Treat, a safe Halloween event for the children and their families in the Platteville community. Over 300 families participate each year. During the spring semester, Dobson hosts Jail N Bail, an annual charity event, where students can "arrest" their friends and hall staff. The charities for the event are selected each year by the Dobson Hall Forum, the hall governance group. 

From the Desk of the Resident Director

Happy Homecoming UW-Platteville & Dobson Hall!

Adventure is Out There! For Dobson this adventure is under the sea with a yellow sponge named Bob. So, Dobson get ready! Get ready for a fun week of cheering, yelling, crafts, and Pioneer spirit!  

As we look forward to the rest of October, I see that Trick or Treat is not far away!  Each wing has picked their final theme and they range from a movie that premiered this year to a classic from the Disney vault.  We are thrilled to bring the community another awesome year of safe trick or treating for the tiny humans! If you are a community member, while you are here please check out our renovation and fancy new finishes.

Pickard Hall is hosting their annual Fright Fest on October 29, 2015!  Please see publicity in the Dobson Hall lobby for details.

Also this October there are two Friday Night Club events! This week, on the 2nd, Rountree Commons is hosting A Corny Evening, a lot of corn and tons of corn themed goodness! The other Friday Night Club in October is Brockert’s Lip Sync Battle. It’s always a lot of fun and promises to be the same this year! If you’re looking for something to do on Friday nights these are a lot of fun!

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, talk to RA Bryn about helping with planning and decorating the Homecoming float!

If you have a bike on campus please be mindful of where you leave it and where you lock it up.  If it is not locked to a bike rack or designated area, the lock will be cut and you will need to pick up your bike from the Physical Plant for a $25 fee.

Fall Break will be October 16, 2015 and that means a day off of classes! The building will be open that weekend, so feel free to stay if you want to. 

Another awesome group of people here for you is Counseling Services. This team of highly skilled counselors is available to you at no extra cost, cost is covered in your student fees. They are ready, willing and able to help. Beyond counseling, they also work on excellent outreach programs, one of which is our branch of Stomp Out Stigma.  Check out their website or lobby for more information. 

Room Reservation information for Fall 2016 will be coming your way very soon! Please keep your eyes open and check your email for details.  Also, the RAs will have information when it is available.

Speaking of RAs, if you have ever wanted to apply for that job, applications for Spring 2016 openings will be available October 12th.  There will be an informational meeting right here in Dobson Hall, shortly after Homecoming. 

Due to the cooler temperatures, bugs and small animals may be looking to stay warm and find their way into the building.  Please see to it that you help in keeping them out, by not propping doors, by leaving your screen in the window and making sure the door shuts behind you.  Some will still get in and please do your best to see that they leave.  If you need help or have a concern please contact an RA, SA Zach or I. 

The weather is cooling down, so enjoy the last of the few warm days we will have and check out all the wonderful fall colors around campus!

Warm wishes for an awesome autumn!


Rebecca J. Groves M. S. Ed.
Dobson Hall Resident Director

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