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
It is hard to believe that the school year is off and running! We are excited to have you in Pickard Hall, hope that you are starting to get settled and that Pickard is beginning to feel like home. Below are some helpful tips and events as we kick off the school year.
Friday Night Clubs (FNCs):
Friday Night Clubs are events put on by residence halls...just about every Friday night throughout the semester! They are open to all residence hall students! Be sure to check out the publicity in the front lobby. We usually have FNC posters on the lobby windows, as well as on the cork board my the front desk. Take your friends, take your wingmates, take your RA! FNCs are always a blast.
First Year Experience Interest Community (FYEIC):
Pickard is home to the First Year Experience Interest Community (FYEIC). With this, we partner with the Academic Support Programs Office to bring you programs like "Pizza with the Professors." Be sure to keep an eye out for upcoming events. In addition, show off your Pickard pride with some of our awesome decals, available for sale at the Pickard Front Desk.
Safety Tip of the Month:
Prevention is key to remain safe on campus. Be sure to report any suspicious behavior to University Police. Take some time this month to review the Shots Fired video provided to you on the University Police website. This video talks in depth about how to remain safe should an active shooter situation occur here at Platteville.
Coming up at the end of the month is the annual, Circle Olympics! Look for publicity in the lobby. Sign-up sheets are listed at the front desk. Events include a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, volleyball tournament, pool tournament, trivia contest, and disc-golf tournament. Get your friends together and help us hoist that Circle Cup!
Finally, if you are looking to get involved, make sure you come to our Hall Council every Wednesday night at 8:30pm in the T.V. Lounge in the Pickard basement. It is a great way to stay connected, find out important information, and to have a little bit of fun. Come down with your wingmates and participate each week in a chance to hoist the Wing Championship Plaque!
I hope you all have had a great start to the school year! Be sure to stop by my office whenever the door is open. :)