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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!
My name is Dan Foley, and I’m one of the interim Resident Directors helping to cover Porter Hall through our staffing transition. I know that it is not ideal to transition a Resident Director in the middle of the semester, but we are hard at work searching for the best candidate to take Porter into the future!
It is hard to believe, but we are already almost at the halfway point of the semester! March 13 will be the end of the first eight weeks, at which point we have Spring Break! Porter Hall will close for the week of Spring Break at 6 pm on Friday, March 13, and will reopen at noon on Sunday, March 22. Students are not able to stay in Porter over the break, so please plan accordingly!
With the midpoint of the semester approaching so quickly, please do make sure to start thinking about studying for midterms and finals. I know March may seem early, but after Spring Break, we will be quickly entering April and crunch time! If you have any questions about on-campus resources to help you with classes or in life, be sure to chat with your RA, SA, or any one of the interim Porter RDs. We are holding daily office hours so that we can continue to have the office door open to students as much as possible.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. I can be reached in Pickard at 608.342.3220 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Porter Hall Interim RD Team
Dan, Anthony, Melissa, John, Ian, Bethany, Savion and Kathryn
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