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 March!

Can you believe that it is already March? The staff and I sure hope you have been enjoying your time here as much as we have. Don't forget about Room Reservations for the 2018-2019 academic year or beginning the process of applying for On-campus Jobs for next year. Also, remember that Snow Emergency Parking is in effect. This means when a SEP is in effect, students may have to move their cars from street or parking lot spaces. Midterms are coming, to be the most prepared check out Tutoring Services!

Hall Involvement Team
The Hall Involvement team will be hosting meetings every Monday at 9:15 pm in the TV Room in the basement of Pickard. If you would like to help plan building wide programs, or have suggestions stop by the meetings – we would love your input. If you plan on living in Pickard Hall next year and would like to get involved, please contact the executive board or myself.

Spring Break | March 24th - April 2nd
Please remember to do the following for Spring Break:

  • Close all windows and drapes
  • Do not unplug refrigerators or aquarium equipment
  • Unplug all electronic devices. Computers must be turned off but do not need to be unplugged
  • Remember to turn off alarms on clocks
  • Turn off all lights
  • Lock your bedroom door
  • Remove trash and dispose appropriately
  • Bring home items you are no longer using so you do not have as much to bring home at the end of the year

For more information regarding spring break, refer to you email. If you are wanting to stay over spring break, fill out this link.

Friday Night Clubs
These happen on Fridays throughout the year. Look at our FNC Bulletin Board by the front desk to see the details about the Friday Night Club happening each week. These events are free, fun, and on-campus!

Safety Tip of the Month | Inclement Weather
As we approach spring, inclement weather will become more common. Be sure to remain aware of potential for severe weather. In the case of severe weather, be sure to seek out appropriate shelter if your hall. Avoid windows and do not go outside to storm watch.

Now is the time to start preparing for the summer. If you are interested in a summer job with the university check out the student job board. Facilities will be hiring many students over the summer, the position information is listed on the student job board. Also, start thinking about utilizing Summer Storage with the Department of Residence Life. This is a great option for students who live far away and don't want to pack up everything for the summer months. Look out for our advertisements, coming soon.

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Have a great March Pioneers!

Nicole Mitchell
Pickard Hall Resident Director

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