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
Holy cow, Dobson Hall!
The end is near…. Well the end of the academic year anyway. Finals week is coming! Can you believe how fast this year went? Make sure you are preparing for your finals by studying, sleeping 8 hours or so a night and eating well each day.
In order to foster an atmosphere which is conducive to studying, we will be implementing 20-hour quiet hours within the hall starting May 10th. There will be 4 hours within each day starting the 10th that you will be able to check out vacuums and do some other cleaning to prep for move out. Please keep in mind loft return is May 5th in Lot #20, so take down your loft as soon as possible! Also, make sure you are not parking your vehicle in Lot #20 between May 3-6, 2016.
As a reminder, make sure that you have checked the finals schedule here to know what days you have finals.
Your Resident Assistant should be meeting with you to go over all the information you will need to have a successful checkout. Please make sure to take time for this as failure to check out properly can have some monetary consequences. Make sure to sign up for a check-out time with your R.A. 24 hours in advance! RAs have finals too. Please be on the lookout for a bulletin board on your wing with details about move out, room layout and procedure for a proper checkout!
Last day to move out is Friday, May 13, 2016. If you need to stay in Dobson until Saturday, May 14, 2016, please stop by my office before Wednesday, May 11, 2016, to gain permission to do so.
It has been a great year with all of you in Dobson Hall! I could not have asked for a better year to be my last as the RD of Dobson Hall! Thank you for making this a year to remember! You rock and I can’t wait to see you all back on campus in the fall! I’ll be over in Bridgeway Commons, so please feel free to stop by! Have a safe and happy summer!
Rebecca J. Groves M. S. Ed.
Dobson Hall Resident Director