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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 November Dobson!

I hope you all enjoyed your fall break and are ready to tackle the last few weeks of this semester.

If you're wondering to yourself when the next break is, that would be Thanksgiving break. Thanksgiving break begins Thursday November 27th and lasts throughout the weekend. If you would like to stay in Dobson over the break please sign-up to stay at the front desk. This sign-up sheet is very important and lets us know who is still in the building in case of an emergency. It is also important to know that the front desk will have very limited hours over Thanksgiving Break, and will only be open for an hour each day. This begins Wednesday afternoon, and regular hours resume Sunday evening. The hours for the desk will be posted outside the front desk before break begins.

If you are planning on heading out for Thanksgiving break there are a few things for you to do before you leave. Please shut off all alarms clocks, close your windows, and remember to lock your door. This is also a good time to think about taking things home that you may need to have over Winter break. Winter break residents are not allowed to stay in Dobson, so if you were planning on bringing a lot of times home, Thanksgiving break may be the perfect time to start taking some of that stuff home with you.

As winter is fast approaching please keep these things in mind. When it snows please take your time traveling. Whether you are heading to class, to visit friends, going home or just going to Walmart, give yourself extra time to get there. The roads and hills of Platteville can be very steep and slippery in winter. If you have a bicycle on campus, you may store that bike in your room. Before you bring your bike in make sure you talk to your roommate and get their ok. Additionally bikes may only be brought into and out of the building once per year. This helps to ensure that we are keeping the rooms, hallways, and stairs in the best possible condition.

Snow Emergency for Parking officially begins November 15th and goes through April 15th. This is a process that the university utilizes to remove excessive amounts of snow from roads and parking lots on campus. Should a Snow Emergency for Parking be declared, information will be posted on or near exit door ways, fliers will be placed in your mailboxes, emails will be sent to all residents, and information may be posted on the Residence Life Website. If you have any questions regarding this process please see your RA or Senior Assistant.

Class registration began Monday November 3rd. In order to register for your classes you will need to obtain a pin number from your advisor. If you haven’t scheduled that appointment with your advisor please do so as soon as possible. If you do not know who your advisor is please visit your home page on PASS and it will be located on the right hand side. If you run into trouble please contact your RA.

Have a great November, Pioneers!

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

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