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. 

Happy April Y’all!


Holy Buckets, It is April! Finals are right around the corner.
The Staff and I are planning some fun activities for you for the remainder of the year!

• Block Party| April 30th
• Cook Out | May 7th


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. The all hall meeting dates for HIT are:
• April 5th
• April 19th

Safety Tips of the Month | Bike Safety, Sexual Assault, and Sever Weather
Practice proper bike safety if you are choosing to ride a bike on campus or within the community. Wear a helmet, ride with traffic, obey traffic laws, use proper signals, and wear proper clothing when riding at night. Also, be respectful of other pedestrians using the sidewalks.


It is important to report any type of sexual misconduct from harassment to violence assault. Reports can be made to any university employee. Confidential sources on our campus include University Counseling and Student Health Services.


As we approach spring, inclement weather will become more common. Be sure to remain aware of potential for severe weather. In the case of severe weather, be sure to seek out appropriate shelter if your hall. Avoid windows and do not go outside to storm watch. 

April Break | April 13th – Apirl 16th
Dobson Hall will close at 6pm on Friday, April 13th
Dobson Hall will open at 12:00 noon on Sunday, April 16th
Before you leave for April break remember:
• Close all windows and drapes
• Unplug all electronic devices. Computers must be turned off but do not need to be unplugged
• Do not unplug refrigerators or aquarium equipment
• Remember to turn off alarms on clocks
• Turn off all lights
• Lock your bedroom door
• Remove trash and dispose appropriately
• Bring home items you are no longer using so you do not have as much to bring home at the end of the year

See your “Safety 302 | April Break” e-mail for more information


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

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

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