Welcome to Brockert Hall
Named after J. C. Brockert and built in 1967, Brockert Hall provides accommodations for 200 men and 60 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 a 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 building had a light update this year of 2017-18 with new carpet, paint, and decorations. The Karen Cushman Multifunction Room is utilized by the Hall Council and outside organizations and provides a nice space for students and staff to utilize for large activities and events.
From the Desk of the Resident Director
Happy November, Brockert Hall!
We are halfway through the semester and it is that time of year when things start getting really busy. It is also that time of year when it starts getting really cold! If you have not yet, make sure to plan on bringing your cold gear from home after the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Many of you will have already started midterm exams and assignments, so make sure you are utilizing your resources to put out your best work, and maintain your mental health. Academic Support Programs and Counseling Services are just two resources that can be of service in those areas. Also connect with your RA and other Hall Staff to make sure that your experience in Brockert and on this campus are fitting the expectation you had when arriving in September. We are here for you and want to help you make the most out of your college experience!
Brockert Hall Council meets every Thursday at 9:15pm in the Brockert basement. Keep an eye out for publicity in your wing letting you know what each weeks dress up theme is! The wing with the most people dressed up gets to pick the next weeks theme. Plus, every week we play a welcome game and the winner gets a prize!
Dates you may want to be aware of:
November 3rd: Day Light Savings. Clocks will need to be set back one hour before you head to bed on the night of the 3rd. Clocks on Phones, tablets, and computers should automatically adjust to the change at 2am in the early morning of November 4th. You “gain” an extra hour of sleep, woohoo!
November 9th: Last day to withdraw from classes with a “WD” (=Withdrawn) noted on your transcript – see the full academic calendar for more information on this and other important dates.
November 16th: The FNC is happening right here in Brockert Hall! Harvest Fest will be taking place in the Basement from 7-10pm. There will be food, pumpkin decorating, apple bobbing, a fire pit, a pie baking contest, a pie eating contest, and we will close out the night with a barn dance starting at 9pm. Don’t miss it!
November 21st-25th: Thanksgiving Break. See details below.
The residence halls close 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 21 and reopen Noon, Sunday, November 25 but students can remain if they wish.
Residents staying in the halls for all or part of the Thanksgiving Break:
- Must register on-line at www.uwplatt.edu/residence-life. Scroll below Quick Links and click on Thanksgiving Break Sign up.
- There is no additional charge to stay during the Thanksgiving Break.
- There is limited staff support during the vacation, and University Police are available for emergency assistance.
If you are leaving for the Thanksgiving Break period, please:
- 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.
- Close all windows and drapes.
- Turn off all lights.
- Lock your door!
Meals are not served on campus. Review the Dining Services website at uwplatt.edu/dining/hours
All Brockert residents received an email from me on Wednesday, October 31st with all the above information and more. Review that document if you have any questions.
Safety Tip of the Month:
Lock up your valuables. Thefts can happen in a matter of seconds causing you to lose your laptop, phone, wallet, etc. Be sure to lock your door when you aren’t home or sleeping, don’t leave your items unattended on campus, and keep your vehicle locked.
I hope you all have a wonderful, fun, and safe November. Don’t hesitate to stop by my office to chat, or say “hi” when you see me around campus!
Brockert Hall Resident Director