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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
Happy January! Can you believe that we are already a week into the Spring Semester? That means we have some excellent things planned for you for the coming weeks!
The Pickard staff has been hard at work brushing up on the First Year Experience Interest Community, and we are extra committed to getting some excellent programs put on to help our first year students finish the year strong. We also have a new logo, designed by Senior Assistant Hannah Shuler! Watch for it on publicity that will go up around the building!
Also new this semester are Pickard Pounds, an incentive "cash" program designed to reward residents for things like coming to programs or hall council! Watch for RAs handing these out, and make sure not to lose them, they will be handy at the end of the semester.
Hall Council is in full swing and has a great semester planned as well. Watch the bulletin board near the center stairwell across from the front desk for hall council announcements, minutes, and the Positive Pickard Player of the Week. Each week there is a theme and activity, and you can win points towards Wing Wars for your participation, as well as Pickard Pounds! We also have our Friday Night Club, Minute to Win It, coming up on February 27, and Murder Mystery on March 25. Come to Hall Council every Wednesday at 9:15 pm to learn more about these exciting opportunities to get involved!
As always, the Pickard staff is here to support you to the best of our abilities. Feel free to stop by my office on the first floor next to the front desk, or visit with your Resident Assistant or Senior Assistant and let us know how we can help make your first year and beyond amazing! And remember, every day is a great day to be a Pioneer!
Dan Foley, M. Ed.
Pickard Hall Resident Director
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