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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
Winter Break is almost upon us… 5 days away!
If you are worried about finals make sure to utilize your resources. You can find the final exam schedule here. During finals week Porter Hall will be observing QUIET HOURS starting Sunday, December 14 at 1AM. Courtesy hours will be from 10-noon and 5-7PM every day. During courtesy hours you can do nosier tasks like vacuuming your room or taking down your loft, if needed.
Before you leave the halls remember some of the tasks that need to get done….
1. Sign up for a time to check out with your RA
2. STUDY for your finals!
3. Before checking out with your RA make sure you have defrosted your fridge, shut and locked your windows, closed the drapes, set the heat to level 3, removed holiday decorations from your outside doors, unplugged all appliances, emptied trash, turned off lights, and locked the door.
**For students moving out please follow up with RD Will (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.**
IMPORTANT REMINDER: STUDENTS MUST LEAVE 24 HOURS AFTER THEIR LAST FINAL. HALLS CLOSE FRIDAY DECEMBER 19TH AT 6PM. FOR STUDENTS WITH EXTREME CIRCUMSTANCES THAT NEED TO STAY PAST THIS TIME YOU MUST BE OUT OF THE HALL BY 11AM ON THE 20TH. THESE STAYS MUST BE PREAPPROVED WITH RD Will BY 4PM ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17TH.
If you have not signed up to stay in the halls during Winterim make sure to go to the Department of Residence Life Office located in Royce Hall.
Have a wonderful and relaxing winter break!
Porter Hall Resident Director
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