Pickard Hall

Pickard Hall

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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.

Pickard Hall Resident Director Dan Foley

From the Desk of the Resident Director

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is already almost upon us, and that there is already snow on the ground?

With that in mind, it's almost time for Thanksgiving Break. All traditional residence halls close for break at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, November 26, and reopen on Sunday, November 30 at noon. Any students who need accommodations over the break are welcome to stay. For emergency purposes, we ask that students sign up at the front desk if you will be staying at all during Thanksgiving Break. You will be able to indicate what nights you will be in Pickard on the sign up sheet. You should have all received information regarding proper procedures if you will be leaving for break. If you have any questions about this, please contact me.

We are also wrapping up the semester with our Hall Council. There will be at least one open e-board position, so if you are interested in getting more involved, pick up an application today at the front desk! We will also be hiring one new desk worker, and applications for this position are also available at the front desk.

With the end of the semester quickly approaching, it's not too early to start thinking about the Winter Break as well. If you will not be returning to Pickard in January, please consider starting to move some of your belongings home over Thanksgiving. You should have also received some information about Winter Break procedures in your email. Again, if you have questions, or you would like to change your housing assignment for Spring, please contact me. All moves must be completed prior to leaving for Winter Break.

I wish you all the best this Holiday season! Safe travels!


Dan Foley, M. Ed.
Pickard Hall Resident Director

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