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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

Hello Porter Hall!
October is a great and exciting month to be a Pioneer. There are a lot of opportunities to get involved and show off your Pioneer Pride!

October 5-11 is homecoming! Homecoming is a time to show pride in being a Pioneer as well as whatever Hall, organization, or club you may be affiliated with. Porter Hall’s them is “Porter Walk of Fame”.  Please take part or come cheer on your fellow Porter Hall residents in the events! Some of the awesome activities for you to take part in are Hunger Games “Dodgeball”, This Means “Tug of War”, “M”inute to Win It, Yell Like Hell, and of course the parade and the football game! For the full schedule of homecoming events, click here.

If you are starting to feel under the weather you can get free flu shots at the Student Health Center. For more information please visit their website here.

Please consider donating blood, if you are able, at the RHD/NRHH sponsored blood drive. This blood drive is occurring from Oct. 14 - 16th and more information can be found on this webpage. UW-Platteville has a history of having one of the highest turnouts for blood donation in the state, which is outstanding!

At the end of the month, Pickard Hall has their annual program, Fright Fest, a community-wide haunted forest program to benefit charity. This year, the theme is Super Villains, to contrast their Superhero theme from opening. The event is happening on Thursday, October 30, and all proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity of Grant County.

The Porter Hall Council is energized and up and running for an exciting year. To get involved a great place to start is at our weekly Hall Council meetings, which happen every Monday at 9:00pm in the Basement Multipurpose Room. You can also win points for your wing in “Wing Wars” for participating in the weekly theme and activity!

Be sure to like us on Facebook for more up-to-date information about what is going on in Porter!

I hope the past month has been a great one for you in Porter Hall. Should you have any concerns or need connected to a campus resource please do not hesitate to ask myself, your RA, or Ashlee, the SA.


Will Nolan
Porter Hall Resident Director

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