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
I hope summer has treated you well. A little bit about me, I grew up in the small town of Mineral Point, Wisconsin and spent many summers working in our family hardware store. I attained my bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from UW-Platteville in 2015. Over the last two years, I was a Graduate Assistant at Arkansas Tech University where I completed my master’s degree in College Student Personnel while working as a Resident Director and then as the Graduate Assistant for Student Activities and Orientation. Singing, volleyball, Shania Twain, and kitchen supplies are a few of my favorite things! In my free time, I enjoy playing just about any sport and being active. I am looking forward to this year and am ready for a great year in Pickard Hall!
Opening is right around the corner and we are so excited to welcome students back to campus or welcome our new students home for the very first time. A lot of information will be coming your way in the next few weeks but I wanted to fill you in on some important details now.
Welcome Weekend at UW-Platteville brings together the campus and community. Students have the opportunity to explore campus and the Platteville community, participate in exciting events and activities, and get connected to UW-Platteville. There are also plenty of awesome giveaways and prizes throughout the weekend! Check out the schedule of events here.
Move in for new students is Saturday, September 2nd from 8 a.m.–1 p.m. Returning students can move in Sunday, September 3rd and Monday, September 4th from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Here is nifty packing list and to help get an idea of what you might need in your room this year.
Every student will need to fill out a Personal Data Form. Please print this form off and fill it out prior to your arrival to campus. You will not be able to check in without completing and turning in this from. You may need to check your records for some if the information needed for this form.
Interested in renting a loft? Now is a great time to reserve your loft for the 2017-2018 year. Your loft can be rented for about $150 this year. Check out our loft page here!
The cost to rent a bike locker is $50 per academic year. Here is the Bike Rental Form to reserve a bike locker. You will be able to pick up your bike locker key from your front desk when you check into your residence hall room.
Do you still have questions about what to bring to campus? Check out these two resources: The Residence Hall Handbook and the Guide to Living on Campus. Both documents are very important to read and review regarding policies in our building.
The Hall Involvement team provides a great opportunity for you to get involved, plan activities for the hall, and allow you to meet new friends! If you are interested in running for a position for the 2017-2018 academic year, let your Resident Assistant know upon your arrival in August!
Feel free to send me an email with any questions or concerns prior to move-in! I'm looking forward to a great year with all of you!
Meeting Times: Wednesdays, 8:30PM
Location: Basement T.V. Lounge
Contact: Nicole Mitchell, Advisor