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. 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 Spring Semester Dobson, 

Can you believe that it is spring semester? I hope your frist few weeks of class have been off to a great strat! This semester is shaping up to be very exciting! Here are a few important items to know about all the February events you will not want to miss!

First off, room reservations for the 2016-2017 school year are beginning already on February 8th. Department of Residence Life Room Reservation process is now all online and you can reserve your space from the comforts of your own room! Please be sure to click here and fully familiarize yourself with this new process. If you are at all confused during this process, please feel free to consult your RA, SA or myself for guidance.
The on-line room sign-up process for UW-Platteville continuing students seeking a residence hall room space will be available on the following dates:

  • Feb. 8-10, 2016:  Same Room Sign Up - This process is for residents who wish to remain in their current residence hall room (regardless of credits earned).
  • Feb. 11-14, 2016: Students with 60 or more university credits earned since high school
  • Feb. 15-21, 2016: Students with 30-59 credits earned after high school
  • Feb. 22, 2016: Students with 15-29 credits earned after high school
  • Feb. 25, 2016: Returning students with 14 or less credits earned after high school

Please be aware that we are continuing to enforce the UW-System 2 year live-on requirement. This means that all current freshmen are required to register for housing for the 2016-2017 school year. Please also note that when registering for a room that you are signing a full year contract to live with us. After registering for a room, you may NOT cancel your housing contract for any reason.

For those interested in the Resident Assistant position for next school year, the process is well underway! We would like to thank all of those that took the time to apply and interview with us. Notifications of employment will be sent out late on Monday, February 8, 2014.

Dobson Hall has a very exciting February coming up! Dobson and Wilgus Halls will be hosting Cupcake Wars! This is a Friday Night Club event on Feb. 19th at 9pm in our basement. Get a team of 6 or so folks together for the night of the event.  What do you need to bring? You and your team!  All materials will be provided.

We are excited to welcome two guest speakers to campus for our United We Stand Lecture Series! They are:

  • Curt Patrouille - Feb. 21, 2016 7pm Velzy Commons
  • Stan Pearson I – Feb. 28, 2016 7pm Velzy Commons

As always, please be sure to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have.

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

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