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Welcome to Porter Hall
Porter Hall, named after Foster B. Porter and built in 1966, is home to approximately 180 men and 66 women and is located in “The Block”. Porter is a popular choice to both freshmen and upperclassmen students.
Porter Hall is divided into eight wings which consist of 6 male wings and 2 female wings. In fall 2012, Porter Hall was the first hall to receive a building-wide renovation. The lobby, front desk, basement, kitchen, lounges, hallways, open area furniture, and student rooms all received updates to give the hall a more modern look. In addition to an open game area/TV lounge, several basement study rooms were created to give residents a place where they can study and focus. Our renovated multipurpose and conference rooms are available to use for programs and group meetings. An expanded computer lounge allows students to use the hall computers or bring their own laptops down to do work in a quiet environment.
Each year, Porter Hall sponsors an annual social event, called “A Night in Vegas, which is open to the entire campus community to attend. Participants donate money in return for “Vegas money” which they can use for games like blackjack, roulette, and Texas Hold’em. At the end of the evening, participants have the opportunity to participate in an auction where they can use their “Vegas money” to bid on prizes. The money that’s donated is given to a local charity that is selected by the hall. Porter Hall also works closely with Melcher, Morrow, and Dobson Hall for the annual Block Party which takes place during Welcome Weekend. These halls collaborate with other campus organizations to put on a bash that welcomes residence hall students to UW-Platteville as well as gives the opportunity to meet new people.
From the desk of the resident director
Porter Hall, Can you believe it is already November?
I hope the Fall semester has been treating you well and that you are making the preparations to head into the last month and a half.
The residence halls are hosting some great Friday Night Clubs this month. Morrow is hosting Rockin’ Rolls November 7th, Southwest Hall is hosting Battleship on November 14th and on November 21st Dobson will be hosting the Spoons Tournament and Game Night.
You can also make time for events and conferences hosted in the Markee Pioneer Student Center. On November 7th make sure to attend The Excellence in Leadership Conference: Bridging the Gap. Students will attend breakout sessions on leadership development. They will then conclude the evening with a, “Collaborative action planning session to promote social change.” To learn more click here.
Also, Thanksgiving break is just around the corner. It begins Thursday November 27th and lasts throughout the weekend. If you would like to stay in Porter Hall over the break please sign-up at the front desk. This sign-up sheet is very important and lets us know who is still in the building in case of an emergency.
It is also important to know that the front desk will have very limited hours over Thanksgiving Break, and will only be open for an hour each day. This begins Wednesday afternoon, and regular hours resume Sunday evening. The hours for the desk will be posted outside the front desk before break begins.
If you plan to leave over the break there are some things for you to remember to do before you go. Please shut off all alarms clocks, close your windows, and remember to lock your door. This is also a good time to think about taking things home that you may need to have over Winter break. Winter break residents are not allowed to stay in Porter, so it is important to plan ahead and make sure you take the items you may want with you. If you have not yet brought your heavier winter clothes from home, Thanksgiving may be a good time to do so as Winter is coming.
November is also an important time to honor veterans as November 11th is Veteran’s Day. To learn more about events that will be occurring on the week of November 10th-14th visit the Center for Non-Traditional and Veteran Students’ webpage found here.
I hope that the last part of the fall semester treats you well,
Porter Hall Resident Director
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