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 mystery 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
Happy summer everyone!
I hope you made it through finals and that you are settling into your summer. While I am sure that many of you are working or taking summer classes, I hope that you all find some time to kick-back, rest, relax, and recharge for the upcoming year. Though I am sure you are not quite ready yet for summer to be over, I am excited for the fun and exciting upcoming year in Pickard Hall.
Below is some information for new students to Pickard, as well as those of you who will be returning!
If you will be a new student to UW-Platteville and Pickard Hall in the fall, WELCOME! I am very excited that you will be joining us. Pickard is an exciting hall where there always seems to be something going on. From watching games in the lobby, to movies in the basement, to some of our annual events and programs like Fright Fest and Murder Mystery, I am sure that you will find a way to get involved and connected. Last year, we had an exciting Hall Council that was awarded the Outstanding Residence Hall Council Award. We have three openings on our Executive Board for this coming year. So, look for more information during move-in on ways to get involved!
First Year Experience Interest Community (FYEIC):
Pickard is also home to the First Year Experience Interest Community (FYEIC). This means that our programing focuses on making sure that you are setting yourself up for success during your time here at UW-Platteville. Lets face it, college is different from high school, but no worries! We are here to help and support you through your collegiate journey. With some of our programing, we partner with the Pioneer Academic and Transitional Help (PATH) Office. Be sure to look for this in the fall.
Opening - Fall 2016:
Pickard opens for the fall 2016 semester for new students (freshmen and transfer students) on Saturday, September 3rd, and for returning students on Sunday, September 4th. More information will be posted on the department's website as we move closer to Welcome Weekend and Move-in for fall 2016.
New Student Registration (NSR):
Overnight accommodations are available for students and guests in Southwest Hall the evening before the student's scheduled New Student Registration date, or residual placement test date if applicable. For more information please sign up on the website.
Are you working in Platteville or taking summer classes and need a place to stay for the summer? If you are, then you should consider staying in Southwest hall. You can rent a suite for a week at a time. This option is very flexible and convenient for many students. Southwest hall is air-conditioned and has wi-fi. Please see the Summer Hall Application for more information.
Look for information coming to you in mid-July with your room placement for the 2016/2017 academic school year. For more information on signing up for a room if you have not yet done so, please visit the Room Reservations website.
This summer, there is a lot of construction happening on campus. Some roads and parking lots are closed due to this construction. If you are coming to campus, please do not hesitate to check out the university’s website for the latest updates.
I hope you all have a safe and fun summer. I cannot wait to meet you at New Student Registration and to see you during opening! :)