At a glance
Pickard Hall provides accommodations for approximately 275 residents. Memorial Park, located behind Pickard, is a popular place for students to exercise, connect to nature, and play some disc golf.
Pickard Hall has been facilitating Pickard Hall Frightfest/Haunted Hall for the surrounding community in October since 1982.
Rooted in community
Pickard Hall sponsors an annual "Fright Fest," a haunted house-style fundraiser for charity. The event is open to UW-Platteville students and the public. In the Fall and Spring, the Circle competes in our very own Circle Olympics, where each building can participate in events to win the cup. These are both amazing opportunities for residents to get involved, make new friends, and gain valuable leadership experience!
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. Plus, booths in the basement offer a quirky yet practical place to study.
Pickard Hall, named after Josiah L. Pickard and built in 1969, houses 275 residents (approximately 205 men and 70 women). Amenities include a double-occupancy room, community bathrooms with curtained privacy areas, community kitchen space, laundry facilities, social and academic lounges, and recycling and front desk services.
Each room has:
- Full furnishings as outlined below
- High speed wireless internet access in each room
Each floor has:
- Study lounge/group project area
- Microwave/toaster room
- Community bathroom with privacy stalls for toilet areas and shower areas
Public areas include:
- Main desk/mailroom
- Conference room
- Media room
- Activity room with TV, pool/billiards, and ping-pong
- Public restrooms
- Laundry facilities
All rooms are completely furnished. Each bedroom has two low lofts (may be converted to a high loft with a kit), two five-drawer dressers that measure 30" wide by 19" deep by 44" high, two desks with three drawers and a removable hutch, and two open closets. Horizontal blinds are provided for window treatments. Additionally, there is a 4.0 cubic foot refrigerator for the roommates to share.
Traditional hall bathrooms are shared amongst the residents of the floor or wing. Individual shower stalls and bathrooms stalls ensure privacy for residents.
Students can utilize streaming services via smart televisions or devices. Television lounges with access to cable are available in every residence hall.