Welcome to Brockert Hall
Named after J. C. Brockert and built in 1967, Brockert Hall provides accommodations for 180 men and 85 women and is located in the Circle. A very popular hall among first year students, Brockert Hall is ideally located close to the disk golf course, outdoor basketball courts, softball fields, and Memorial Park. Brockert provides and close community atmosphere and is very active in Homecoming. One of the traditional programs hosted by Brockert Hall each spring is the Circle egg hunt in which the grassy area between the circle halls is covered in plastic eggs and filled with candy and prizes. The study lounges and the main lobby of Brockert were updated in the spring of 2012. The Karen Cushman Multifunction Room is utilized by the Hall Council and outside organizations and provides and nice space for students and staff to utilize for large activities and events.
From the Desk of the Resident Director
Happy Autumn Everyone!
To all of our first year students, I hope you have enjoyed your first month on campus! To our returners, I hope you have enjoyed your first month being back!
October is an exciting month on campus. We have a lot of great things going on for all of our students to participate in. First up, we’ll be “Going Global” with Homecoming, October 8-14! This is a great way to take pride in Brockert and UW-Platteville, offering many ways to get involved, including Volleyball, Tug of War, Lip Sync Variety Show, House Decorations, and of course the parade and the football game! For the full schedule of homecoming events, go to http://www.uwplatt.edu/cpr/homecoming. Homecoming is just the start of fun for the month of October. Some of our most popular traditional programs are coming your way.
• Blood Drive!! A three-day drive that breaks records! Tuesday, October 24 – Thursday, October 26 in Velzy Commons.
• Morrow Hall’s Works Week is happening this month. From the 16th-20th students all over campus can participate in a series of community service activities that impact both campus and the surrounding area. Make a difference and join in the fun!
• Dobson’s Trick or Treat will be on the 25th
• Pickard’s Fright Fest will be on the 26th. Pickard Hall’s annual Fright Fest, a community-wide haunted forest program to benefit charity.
• Friday Night Clubs (FNC): As always, do not forget about the FNCs that occur every Friday night. To learn more about FNCs or to find out what this week’s event is, be sure to check out the board located across from the Brockert Hall front desk!
October can be a stressful time with quizzes and exams but there are so many ways to de-stress. Participate in all of the upcoming events and take care of yourself. For information on Counseling Services follow this link. For information on Tutoring Services please click here.
The Brockert Hall Council is energized and up and running for an exciting year. To get involved a great place to start is at our weekly Hall Council meetings, which happen every Wednesday at 9:05pm in the Basement.
Be sure to like us on Facebook for more up-to-date information about what is going on in Brockert!
Again, I hope the past month has been a great one for you in Brockert Hall. Should you have any concerns or need connected to a campus resource please do not hesitate to ask myself, your RA, or Micaela, the SA. We are about halfway through the semester and we want to see you succeed!
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.
Stay classy and remember,
EVERY DAY IS A GREAT DAY TO BE A PIONEER!!
Brockert Hall Resident Director