Pickard Hall

Pickard Hall

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Pickard Hall, named after Josiah L. Pickard and built in 1969, houses approximately 169 men and 106 females 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. Every spring the Resident Assistant staff host a Murder Mystery event during which the residents get to listen to a mock trial and decide the guilt or innocence of each member of the RA staff with prizes awarded to residents who guess correctly.

Pickard Hall Resident Director Dan Foley

Happy Autumn Everyone!

To all of our first year students, I hope you have enjoyed your first month on campus! To our returners, I hope you have enjoyed your first month being back!

October is an exciting month on campus. We have a lot of great things going on for all of our students to participate in.

First up, we have the Midwest Culturally Inclusive Conference on October 3 and 4. The MCIC is a regional conference for business and community leaders, college students, K-12 teachers and administrators as well as postsecondary faculty and staff who want to strengthen diversity throughout the Midwest and work collaboratively towards resolving issues related to equity, diversity, inclusion, representative leadership, and advancing professional development opportunities. The best thing is that it is hosted right here at UW-Platteville and is free to students! Be sure to bring your student ID card. Learn more by clicking here.

October 5-11 is homecoming! This is a great way to take pride in Pickard and UW-Platteville, and offers many ways to get involved, including Hunger Games “Dodgeball”, This Means “Tug of War”, “M”inute to Win It, Yell Like Hell, and of course the parade and the football game! For the full schedule of homecoming events, click here.

At the end of the month, we have Pickard Hall’s annual Fright Fest, a community-wide haunted forest program to benefit charity. This year, our theme is Super Villains, to contrast our Superhero theme from opening. The event is happening on Thursday, October 30, and all proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity of Grant County.

To get involved with anything going on in Pickard Hall, a great place to start is at our weekly Hall Council meetings, which happen every Wednesday at 9:15 pm in the Basement TV room. You can also win points for your wing in “Wing Wars” for participating in the weekly theme and activity! Upcoming themes include Dress Like Your RA on October 1 and Pajama Night on October 15. Be sure to like us on Facebook for more up-to-date information about what is going on in Pickard!

Best of luck to you all as we move into this busy time, and please do not hesitate to reach out to your RA, SA, or RD with any questions or for more information about getting involved or campus resources! Remember, we are all here to help support you!


Dan Foley, M. Ed.
Pickard Hall Resident Director

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