Fall Door Decorations

A new set of door decorations has been put up this weekend for the residents of 1 North. They are marshmallows being roasted over fires. Each resident has their name written on the marshmallow. These are a fall themed door decoration in honor of the fall break.



“Welcome Home” Door Decorations

On every door in the 1 North wing, you will see two decorations with a resident’s name on them. These are called door decorations, and more will be added periodically throughout the year. For the first set of door decs, I made “Welcome Home” signs. These are to help not only myself but other residents on the wing to get to know your name, and it adds a little color to the wing. It also makes everyone more comfortable, and makes the wing feel more like a home.

Grill and Chill

Every year during Welcome Weekend the circle halls, which includes Pickard, Hugunin, and Brockert Hall, puts on an event to allow residents to mingle and have some fun. This year hot dogs, chips, popsicles, and a keg of root beer were made available to the residents. For entertainment, there were all sorts of sport activities including, football, volleyball, soccer, and even a slip and slide. Many residents from 1 North took part in the Grill and Chill event, and were able to meet people outside of Brockert Hall.

1 North Voting

The second board put up in the 1 North Wing, is the “1 North Voting” board. This board will be changed every other week with a different set of pictures or scenarios, allowing the residents to put their clothes pin on the sheet that they prefer. The first rotation of the board is on sports.

Movie and Pizza

To wrap up Welcome Weekend, a group of residents from 1 North attended the movie and pizza night which is put on every year.  This year the movie was Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. All the local pizza places in Platteville come and give out pizza to anyone that attends the movie. Unfortunately the movie was cut short due to the screen being blown over, but everyone who wanted to try the different pizza places got the opportunity to do so.

Glow Campus

The second event that some of the residents of 1 North took part in was Glow Campus on Saturday night. Glow Campus is an EDM concert that combines music, and art together. The attendees are painted by the artists, and are illuminated by the blacklight. Everyone had a great time, and had the opportunity to meet new people, while strengthening already formed friendships.


Once the residents of 1 North were settled in, I encouraged them to go to any campus events available to them. I told them it was a great way to make friends and meet new people. The first event we attended was Bridgefest. Bridgefest is an event where students can go to take part in some fun activities, such as a mechanical bull, soccer darts and much more. Bridgefest is also a great way to find some clubs, or businesses affiliated with UW-Platteville that students may be interested in.