Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Pickard Commons, October 1961
In October of 1961, construction was begun on Pickard Commons behind Lane Library on Elm Street. Harwood Memorial Union served as the dining hall before the Commons was built and before that, students lined up outside of West Hall for their meals until 1942.
Fifty years later Pickard Commons now also houses the Student Activities offices, a Starbucks as well as the newly named David and Lynne Joyce Student Lounge.
Many thanks to Mary Brandt for her gift of the above photographs to the Ripon College Archives.