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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
Oh my goodness! Can you believe it's already the week before final exams? Where has the time gone?
With finals quickly approaching, there is a lot of information to know. First, the halls close at 6:00 pm on Friday, May 15. Please sign up for a time to check out with your RA prior to that time. We ask that you please depart within 24 hours of your last exam. Make sure you have your room thoroughly cleaned and returned to the proper setup before you check out. You must return your key to your RA at the time of check out. Failure to return your key will result in a $50 charge. Leaving your key in your room and departing without checking out will also result in a $50 charge. If you have any questions about the check out process, please contact me, your RA or SA.
Also, if you have a black metal loft rented through bedloft.com, you will need to return it to the Morrow Parking Lot #20 Thursday, May 7 from 9 am to 4 pm. This is the only time to return your loft. However, if you are participating in summer storage, you can keep your loft up and automatically be contracted to keep it for next year!
Since I mentioned Summer Storage, I should also mention that the deadline to contract has been extended to the end of the semester. If you will be returning to campus in the fall, please consider this excellent option, so you don't have to take all of your things home. We do ask that you please box up your belongings in case of an emergency. If you will be moving to a different space on campus, you will be able to coordinate with the resident(s) in that space so that you can move in your things before leaving for the summer.
We are also still taking applications for Welcome Crew. This is an excellent opportunity to help create a fun and welcoming environment for our students as they arrive on campus in the fall. Perks include being able to move in prior to the official opening of the halls, a free t-shirt, and some included meals. Please contact me for more information.
I want to thank everybody for making my first year at UW-Platteville and in Pickard Hall amazing! I am sad to announce that I will not be returning to Pickard in the fall, as I will be making the long journey across the street to Porter Hall! I am very excited to work with the team in Porter, and to help lead them into the new year!
As always, best of luck to you all on final exams! If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact me at the phone number or email address listed below.
Dan Foley, M. Ed.
Pickard Hall Resident Director
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