WELCOME TO Pickard HALL
Pickard Hall, named after Josiah L. Pickard and built in 1969, houses 275 residents, approximately 205 men and 70 women, 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. In the Spring, the staff and hall council also put on a murder myster event, like a giant Clue game! These are both amazing opportunities for residents to get involved, make new friends, and gain valuable leadership experience!
From the Desk of the Resident Director
Hello Pickard Hall!
I hope you had a fun October and were able to get to many of the events that were happening on campus. A big thank you to all those who helped out with Pickard Hall's Fright Fest! We raised $436 for Habitat for Humanity of Grant county. However, with a $64 donation from the Pickard Hall Council, we will be making a check out to Habitat for Humanity of Grant County for $500! Thank you again to all those who participated.
It is hard to believe that November is already here. As we make the final push towards the end of the semester, be sure to keep a few things in mind.
How are you doing in classes? Are you comfortable with where your grades are at? Is there still classwork that needs to be done before the end of the semester? Do you have no clue with where your grades stand? Whatever your case may be, make sure to check your course grades on PASS and follow-up as necessary. It is not too late to make a final push to get those grades up. A great place to begin is with your instructor. Stop by during their office hours, set up an appointment, let them know if you are struggling. Other great campus resources include University Tutoring Services, Writing and Tutoring Center and Student Support Services.
Make that final push…you can do it!
Take Care of YOU!
With the weather changing and cooler temperatures upon us, we all know that cold and flu season will be very close to follow. Make sure you are taking care of you, both physically and mentally. Make sure that you are getting enough sleep, wash your bed sheets on a regular basis, washing your hands with soap and warm water, eating healthy (don’t just load up on soda and pizza from Bridgeway), utilize Counseling Services if you are feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or just need someone to talk to.
Pickard Hall will close for students not registered to stay for the break beginning at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, November 25th. The hall will then reopen at noon on Sunday, November 29th. If you would like to stay in Pickard Hall for all or part of Thanksgiving Break, please follow this link to sign up. There is no charge to stay for the break.
Pickard Hall Spring 2016 Intents
All residents who live in the residence halls are required to complete an intent form for the spring semester. You should be receiving this form from your resident assistant. These forms are used to determine room changes, open spaces, etc. Residents are held to a full academic year contracts, but are able to change rooms or move to a different building if and when space is available.
Contracts are only terminated for reasons including graduation, participating in a university sponsored activity (i.e. internship, co-op, student teaching) or discontinuing your status as a student. Please be sure to stop by the Department of Residence Life office in 120 Royce Hall to pick up the contract release paperwork. The office is open from 7:45 AM-4:15 PM Monday through Friday.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me or stop by my office.