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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
I hope everyone had a great April Break and you're ready to start back up again!
Can you believe that we are down to the last six weeks of classes already! This year has flown by, and I hope it has gone smoothly for you. As we start winding down this semester, don't forget to take some time to prepare for your finals. They will sneak up faster than you think!
Also, something to keep in mind...Think about starting to take some things home so that you have less work to do when it comes time to check out at the end of the semester. Everyone is expected to depart within 24 hours of their last final exam, so keep that in mind when making your plans. We do offer summer storage, which allows you to keep your belongings in your room that you will be in in the fall (except in the case of Dobson Hall). You should have received information about this in your mailbox, but check the department home page for more information. You will need to box up your belongings just in case of emergency.
We are also getting into the beginning of Wisconsin's severe weather season, and as such, Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week is coming up April 13-17. We will be having a statewide tornado drill on April 16, and all students are expected to participate. Designated shelter areas for Pickard Hall in the case of a tornado warning are the hallways on Ground, 1st and 2nd floors, away from windows. Do not use the breezeways between wings!
We have a lot of other exciting things coming up for the end of the semester! Check out the hall council bulletin board and watch your email for more information! Best wishes for the rest of the semester!
Dan Foley, M. Ed.
Pickard Hall Resident Director
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