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. Dobson Hall hosts multiple Living and Learning Communities.
The benefits of living within a Living Learning Community (LLC):
- Enhanced academic and social opportunities
- Improved grade point average
- Greater involvement in learning
- Increased satisfaction with your UW-Platteville experience
- Friendships with classmates who may be in the same classes and programs
- Stronger academic relationships and better connections with faculty members
The Living Learning Communities hosted within Dobson Hall are, Criminal Justice, Explore EMS, Women in Stem, and Education.
Each fall Dobson staff and residents host Trick or Treat, a safe Halloween event for the children and their families in the Platteville community.
DESK OF THE DIRECTOR
Happy October Y'all,
I hope the first few weeks of school are going well! Here is a list of activities you can become involved in during the month of October:
Homecoming | September 30th – October 6th.
Dobson will be competing against the other residence halls to claim the prize of 1st place! We will be competing in the following categories: Social Media Contest, Trivia, Banner Ceremony, Food Fight, Tug of War, Escape Rooms, Yell Like Hell, Reverse Water Tug, Variety Show, Float/Non Float, and Torch Relay! For more information, contact your Resident Assistant or stop by the Hall Involvement Team meeting (information found below).
Dobson Trick or Treat | October 24th
Dobson Trick or Treat will be happening October 24th. We will have a wing decorating contest, as well as handing out candy to families in the community. If you would like to volunteer to be a part of the fun: showing families around, handing out candy, or helping decorate your wing – contact your Resident Assistant.
Hall Involvement Team | Meeting every other Monday
The Hall Involvement team will be hosting meeting every other Monday at 9:15 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.
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.
Don’t forget to like our Facebook Page to get the most up to date information regarding programs and hall news.
If you ever have questions throughout the school year, don't be afraid to talk to your RA. That's what they are here for!
Kyle D. Herberg | M. Ed
Dobson Hall | Resident Director