Porter Hall

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.

Resident Director Dan Foley

From the desk of the resident director

Happy May!

Can you believe it's already finals week?

With it being the last week of the semester, that means the hall will be closing on Friday at 6:00 pm. Everyone needs to make an appointment with their RA to check out, at least 24 hours prior to your departure time. Please make sure that all of your belongings are moved out and your room is completely cleaned. Some basic cleaning supplies will be available at the front desk beginning Monday night (including wet wipes, Goo Gone and paper toweling). 

Also, remember that extreme quiet hours are now in effect. Release hours are from 10 am to noon daily, and 5 to 7 pm daily. These are the only times that residents may check out vacuums for room cleaning. Vacuums are also available on each of the wings - please see your RA to check one out. Cleaning supplies and bed tools are the only other equipment that may be checked out from the front desk this week. 

If you are in need of a place to stay for the summer, housing is still available in Southwest Hall. You may contract for summer housing by visiting the main Residence Life office at 120 Royce Hall. Summer housing is contracted weekly, so if you need to stay for a few days or several weeks, that is a possibility and you won't be billed more than the time you stay with us. 

Best of luck to everyone with your final exams and congratulations to all of our graduating students! I wish you all the best in your future endeavors and wherever life may take you!

As usual, don't hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns, and of course Every Day is a Great Day to be a Pioneer!


Dan Foley, M.Ed.
Porter Hall Resident Director

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