Pickard Hall

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

Happy Fall!

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’ll be “Going Global” with Homecoming, October 8-14! This is a great way to take pride in Pickard and UW-Platteville, offering many ways to get involved, including Volleyball, Tug of War, Lip Sync Variety Show, House Decorations, and of course the parade and the football game! For the full schedule of homecoming events, go to CPR's page for more information. Homecoming is just the start of fun for the month of October. Some of our most popular traditional programs are coming your way.

  • Blood Drive!! A three-day drive that breaks records! Tuesday, October 24 – Thursday, October 26 in Velzy Commons.
  • Morrow Hall’s Works Week is happening this month. From the 16th-20th students all over campus can participate in a series of community service activities that impact both campus and the surrounding area. Make a difference and join in the fun!
  • Dobson’s Trick or Treat will be on the 25th
  • Our very own Pickard Hall Fright Fest will be on the 26th. Fright Fest is a community-wide haunted trail program that benefits a local charity.
  • Friday Night Clubs (FNC): As always, do not forget about the FNCs that occur every Friday night. To learn more about FNCs or to find out what this week’s event is, be sure to check out the board by the front desk!

October can be a stressful time with quizzes and exams but there are so many ways to de-stress. Participate in all of the upcoming events and take care of yourself. For information on Counseling Services follow this link. For information on Tutoring Services please click here.

The Pickard Hall Involvement Team is energized and up and running for an exciting year. To get involved a great place to start is at our weekly Hall Involvement meetings, which happen every Monday at 9:15pm in the TV Lounge.

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Again, I hope the past month has been a great one for you in Pickard Hall. Should you have any concerns or need connected to a campus resource please do not hesitate to ask myself, your RA, or Brent, the SA. We are about halfway through the semester and we want to see you succeed!

Safety Tip of the Month: Be an active bystander. There are various ways to intervene and provide assistance to others. Intervention can be as simple as saying hi to a person that seems to be in an uncomfortable situation. Not all intervention requires you to make contact with a potential perpetrator. A simple hello or acting like you haven’t seen a person in a long time, can break up the situation and allow an individual to leave. Most importantly, don’t assume that someone else will take care of it.

Nicole Mitchell
Pickard Hall Resident Director

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