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WELCOME TO Pickard HALL
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.
I hope everyone is excited to be back on campus to start another great year. The Residence Life team is happy to have you back. Also, welcome to the first year students of Pickard Hall. We are so happy that you picked Platteville and Pickard Hall to be your home during the school year. If you have not already done so, please consider getting involved with the First Year Experience Interest Community. Two of our RAs in Pickard, Tish Lyne and Ryan Larsen, have been involved with this program since its inception. Don't hesitate to reach out to them or to myself for more information. Their contact information can be found on the Pickard Staff page.
Make sure to like us on our Facebook page that you can find here. We will keep that page up to date with information related to the kitchen renovation, common area furniture replacements, hall events, and Friday Night Clubs. The September FNC’s are Porter’s Apple Fest, Brockert’s Lumberjack Breakfast, Melcher’s Night of Ice, and Porter’s Dodgeball.
Please look out for signage and information regarding the upcoming Pickard Hall Council meetings and elections. We currently have four open positions: vice president, secretary, treasurer, and RHA representative. Hall Council is a great way to get involved both in our hall and on the campus as a whole.
Finally, please take the opportunity to get to know your RA and myself as well! We are all members of the Pickard Community and would love to get to know each and every one of you! My office is located just to the right of the front desk on the first floor. Please stop by and say hello!
Best wishes for an excellent semester!
Dan Foley, M. Ed.
Pickard Hall Resident Director
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