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 October Y'all,

I hope the first few weeks of school are going well!  Here is a list of activities you can become involved in during the month of October:

Homecoming | October 10th – October 15th.
Dobson will be competing against the other residence halls to claim the prize of 1st place! We will be competing in the following categories: Reverse Tug of War, Banner Ceremony, Torch Relay, House Decorations, Lip Sync Variety Show, Towel Toss Volleyball, Minute to Win It, Tug of War, Blood Drive and many more! For more information, contact your Resident Assistant or stop by the Hall Involvement Team meeting (information found below).

Dobson Trick or Treat | October 26th
Dobson Trick or Treat will be happening October 26th. We will have a wing decorating contest, as well as handing out candy to families in the community. If you would like to volunteer to be a part of the fun: showing families around, handing out candy, or helping decorate your wing – contact your Resident Assistant.

Hall Involvement Team | Meeting every other Wednesday
The Hall Involvement team will be hosting meeting every other Wednesday at 8:00 pm in the Multi-Purpose Room in the basement of Dobson (right off of the kitchen). If you would like to help plan building wide programs, or have suggestions stop by the meetings – we would love your input.


Safety Tip of the Month|Be an active bystander.

There are various ways to intervene and provide assistance to others. Intervention can be as simple as saying hi to a person that seems to be in an uncomfortable situation. Not all intervention requires you to make contact with a potential perpetrator. A simple hello or acting like you haven’t seen a person in a long time, can break up the situation and allow an individual to leave. Most importantly, don’t assume that someone else will take care of it.

If you ever have questions throughout the school year, don't be afraid to talk to your RA. That's what they are here for!

Let's make this a great year!


Kyle D. Herberg | M. Ed
Dobson Hall | Resident Director

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