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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
Hello Pickard People!
August is almost upon us! That means we are getting closer and closer to your arrival back on campus. Staff training is well underway, as are our other pre-opening projects. If you will be arriving on campus early for any reason, this will be coordinated through whichever department is having you move in prior to opening weekend. Just to remind you, there is a charge to students who wish to arrive on campus early for reasons other than those coordinated by a campus department. This can be arranged through the Department of Residence Life, which can be reached at 608.342.1845.
For the majority of our students, the halls will open on Saturday, August 29 at 8:00 am. This applies to all students who are new to UW-Platteville. Move in goes until 2:00 pm that day, and is immediately followed by the Chancellor's Welcome, which is the kickoff to Welcome Weekend, which includes a Scavenger Hunt on Platteville's Main Street with a picnic, as well as Play Fair and an Ice Cream Social that night. Watch for more updates about this as it gets closer to opening!
If you have not yet rented a loft and wish to do so, you still may do so. Head to the Residence Life Home Page and click on Bed Loft Information on the right hand side; then choose the bottom button for Pickard Hall. If you have not rented a loft at this point, you will need to pick it up during opening weekend; they can be picked up at the Morrow Hall parking lot, just up the block from Pickard. Remember, it takes two people to carry a loft. For those of you who reserved a loft prior to July 21, it will be delivered to your room, but assembly will still be required when you arrive.
We are very excited to start up with the First Year Experience Interest Community (FYEIC) again this year. The Pickard Staff has already been planning some great programs for the first week of the semester, and will begin planning more great opportunities for you to get involved in the weeks to come. Be sure to chat with your Resident Assistant once you arrive on campus for more information about how to get involved with the FYEIC and its exciting opportunities for new students!
Enjoy the remaining weeks of summer, and I’m looking forward to meeting you all at the end of August!
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