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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
It's hard to believe that we are almost at the half way point of the semester already! March 13 will be the end of the first half of the semester, at which point we will have Spring Break! The halls will close for the week beginning at 6 pm on Friday, March 13, and will reopen at noon on Sunday, March 22. Students are not able to make arrangements to stay in the traditional residence halls over break, so please plan accordingly!
We have some exciting things coming up in Pickard! Our new staff has been selected for the fall and we are hard at work planning out the future of the FYEIC! But more importantly, we have some great stuff coming up in the next few weeks! On March 25 at 9:15 pm instead of a regular Hall Council business meeting, we will have our "wedding themed" Murder Mystery program! One of the staff will be "murdered" and residents will be able to help figure out whodunnit! Hall Council themed meetings will also continue throughout the semester with coordinated activities! Check out the meetings to win Pickard Pounds and Wing War points! Also, THIS FRIDAY, February 27, we have our own Friday Night Club program, Minute to Win It, happening right here in Pickard!
Speaking of Pickard Pounds, the staff is shortly going to begin planning the Pickard Pound Auction, to happen at the end of the semester! Pickard Pounds are available for being "caught" studying, coming to Hall Council and other programs, and so on! Make sure to get involved to win more Pickard Pounds, so that you can "buy" some awesome prizes at the end of the semester! Please stay tuned for more information!
Finally, with the halfway point of the semester rapidly approaching, make sure to take some time to think about studying. It is never too early to prepare for midterms and finals. After Spring Break, we will be quickly entering April and crunch time! If you have any questions about resources on campus to help you with classes or in life, be sure to chat with your RA, SA or myself! My door is always open to students, so please let me know how I can help!
Dan Foley, M. Ed.
Pickard Hall Resident Director
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