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
Seasons Greetings from Brockert Hall!
Wow, how the time has flown by and the fall 2017 semester is quickly coming to a close. It has been a great last few months here in Brockert Hall and countless memories have been made. We are very excited to finish up this last stretch and move into winter break. With all this comes lots of excitement, anticipation, information, and of course—FINALS!
With finals just around the corner, you may be looking for some assistance. Here are a few tips to try and boost those final grades just a bit more!
1. Check out the office of Academic Support Programs. Whether you need tutoring services, help writing that final paper of the semester, or just a nice quiet space to study, they've got you covered there!
2. Have you taken advantage of your professor’s office hours yet? If not, it is never too late to stop in and ask for help. Professors really do appreciate when students come by and ask questions and get to know them better.
3. Try putting together a study group, but only if studying with others helps to learn the material better. Not everyone does well studying in groups. Be intentional on picking who to study with and be sure those people are motivating you to study and not to procrastinate.
4. Talk with your RA regarding their study habits. They will surely have a few tips as this is an especially busy time of the year for them.
5. Stay healthy! There is nothing worse than trying to study while being sick. Cold and flu season has arrived. Make it a point to eat healthy, exercise and keep your body on a schedule to keep yourself feeling good.
6. Be sure to get plenty of sleep each night. Burning the midnight oil to cram in those last few facts tends to hinder your performance more than help. Spend some time now to plan out your study schedule well in advance rather than cramming in the night before the big test.
7. Don’t forget to give yourself a break here and there as well. Your brain needs time to relax and regroup. Even if it means taking a few moments to walk down the hall to talk to a friend, be sure to take plenty of study breaks and stay refreshed!
As finals week approaches so does a plethora of information regarding the semester hall closing. Please be touching base with your RA if you are unsure about any of the semester closing processes. They are an excellent resource right on your wing that will make sure you are on the right track. It is important that you are aware of your responsibilities going into break, especially if you are leaving for an extensive period of time. The hall closes for break at 6:00 pm on Friday, December 22nd.
Brockert will be open for winterim for all residents to stay with an additional cost. The sign-up can be found on the Residence Life website or by clicking here. The hall will be staffed throughout the break and desk will be open daily in the evening for item checkout or packages.
Once again, the Brockert Staff would like to thank you all for a wonderful semester! Good luck on all of your finals and we look forward to welcoming you back for the spring 2018 semester. For those that will be moving on to new opportunities good luck as you pursue many future endeavors!
Safety Tip of the Month: Practicing good hygiene habits is the first step to preventing the spread of illness. Be sure to wash your hands regularly to avoid the spread of germs. If you are not feeling well, be sure to take good care of yourself by getting plenty of rest, washing your hands, and seeking professional help if your illness continues.
Stay classy and remember,
EVERY DAY IS A GREAT DAY TO BE A PIONEER!!
Brockert Hall Resident Director