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WELCOME TO Pickard HALL
Pickard Hall, named after Josiah L. Pickard and built in 1969, houses approximately 169 men and 106 females and is located in “The Circle." Very popular with first year students, Pickard Hall provides a close community atmosphere for its residents. Starting in the fall of 2013, Pickard Hall will be hosting a First Year Experience Interest Community (To learn more about Interest Communities, click here).
The structure of Pickard is unique in that it has a center stairwell in addition to those at the east and west ends of the building. The study lounges and main lobby of Pickard were updated with new seating and tables in the spring of 2012. New mini fridges were placed in all of the student rooms in the spring of 2011 and spring of 2012.
Pickard Hall sponsors an annual "Fright Fest" haunted house-type activity at Halloween as a charity fundraiser. This event is open not only to UW-Platteville students, but to community members as well. Every spring the Resident Assistant staff host a Murder Mystery event during which the residents get to listen to a mock trial and decide the guilt or innocence of each member of the RA staff with prizes awarded to residents who guess correctly.
From the desk of the resident director
Happy April, Pickard Pioneers!
Can you believe it’s already April? The school year will be winding down rather quickly, but there are still plenty of things happening on campus and here in the residence halls before the end of the school year.
As you probably know, April Break is coming up soon. Pickard Hall will close at 6pm on Thursday, April 17th and will reopen on Sunday, April 20th at 5pm. Although the building is closing down, residents are still allowed to stay in the building. As we get closer to the break, there will be a sign up form at the front desk for you to indicate if you wish to stay in the building over the break. You must fill out that form if you wish to stay during that time.
With the end of the school year quickly approaching, April Break is a great time to begin taking home items that you are no longer using. This will make cleaning your room at the end of the school year a much easier process. Also, if you have a loft and have taken your bed ends out of the room, this would be a great time to bring them back to the building as bed ends must be returned before you can check out at the end of the year. Your Resident Assistant will be meeting with you soon to discuss things such as April Break, preparing for closing, evaluations, and a few other things. Keep an eye out for information about those meetings.
Pickard Hall will be participating in the Grant County Relay for Life taking place on Saturday, April 26. There are several different fundraising events taking place in the building for this event. Stop by the front desk or talk to your RA to find out how you can donate to the cause.
Pickard Hall Resident Director
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