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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

Dobson Hall!! 


Are you ready for Jail n’ Bail?  If you don’t know what that means, it is our annual fundraiser to not only support our Trick-or-Treat program, but also this year we will be supporting the MS walk held in Platteville.  Our fabulous mailman, John, lost his brother 2 years ago to complications with MS and we want to give our support for research to help people with MS.   Jail n’ Bail is a chance to lock up your friends for an hour in support and if they want to get out early they either have to double the warrant cost or do something slightly embarrassing in return.  The cost to lock someone up is: students, $2; Resident Assistants and Senior Assistants, $5; and Resident Directors, $25. Check the front desk for collection jars for our VIP Jailbirds!  Who are the VIP Jailbirds? Good question, but you will have to stop by the front desk to find out!


April break is this weekend! Make sure you have a plan. April Break begins Thursday April 2nd, and the halls will close at 6pm. The halls will re-open on Sunday April 5th at 5pm. Students are able to stay in the buildings during this break, but you do need to sign up to stay. There is a sign up form available at the front desk you must sign up to stay even one night. Make sure you fill out the form completely to confirm your spot here.  As a reminder if you have a loft and took your bed ends home, those will need to be returned before you can check out for the end of the year. This is a good time to do some spring cleaning to get your room organized as well as taking belongings that are not being used either home or donating them. The RA staff is assisting in the Circle K clothing drive; there is a box in the lobby for clothes.


Registration for Fall 2015 classes will be this month, specifically April 7th -24th.  If you have not scheduled to meet with your advisor please do so.  This is a busy time of year and the sooner you are able to schedule the meeting the better.  If you have a hold on your account you will want to get that addressed before your registration date as it will stop you from being able to register. If you have questions about registration feel free to talk to your RA. 
Friday April 17th, the Friday Night Club event is a “formal” dance that will make you want to grab your dress clothes and dancing shoes.  Mark your calendar for Friday, April 17th from 9pm-11pm in Velzy Commons spring formal will be a night to remember.  Wear whatever you have, that old prom outfit or hit up the thrift shop!  We hope that you are able to attend!


Lastly, if you are returning to Dobson Hall next year, you will NOT be able to participate in our summer storage program.  If you are returning to campus and are living in a different hall all of the information about this program can be found by clicking HERE. Scroll down till you see Summer Storage listed on the right hand side of the page. Each hall is there for you to apply to the hall you will be living in this fall. 


If you have a concern, or just wish to chat, stop by my office.

Enjoy the warmer weather and all the fun things happening at the end of this semester!

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

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