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

Hello Porter People!

It's already November! The Holiday season is almost upon us. With that in mind, please be sure to check your email for some important updates regarding Thanksgiving Break and Winter Break, as well as semester room changes. All of the information that you need to know is on there. If you already lost it, head on over to the Residence Life home page. There, you can also find the Thanksgiving Break sign up if you will be staying on campus that weekend.

Wing meetings will be coming up the week of November 9. These are REQUIRED meetings and attendance will be taken. There is a bunch of paperwork which will be filled out at this meeting that you will be responsible for. If you absolutely cannot attend, due to work or class, please make arrangements with your RA to complete this paperwork with them at another time. Watch for postings on your wing for the specific time and place, and please bring a smart device or laptop as there will be some electronic paperwork. 

As we head into the cooler months, please make sure that you are taking care of yourself. As you should be aware, there have been three confirmed cases of mumps on campus. You can do your part to prevent the spread of communicable diseases by washing your hands. If you are not feeling well and require medical attention, head over to Student Health Services to see a doctor, or after hours, use Southwest Health Emergency and Urgent Care. If you have questions, please chat with your SA, RA or RD.

Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions, and as always, every day is a great day to be a Pioneer! Best of luck as we move towards finals!


Dan Foley, M.Ed.
Porter Hall Resident Director

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