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
Greetings, Porter Hall!
February is upon us, and it's sure to be an action-packed month! With upcoming events and themes such as: Room Reservation for Fall '17, Snow Emergency Parking, RA Selection, and class responsibilities, and campus programming, it's sure to be fun! Check out the info below to prepare you for February.
SEP: With the potential for snow around every corner, UW-Platteville has entered into our Snow Emergency Parking (SEP) months. During a declared "Snow Emergency", specific lots will have to be cleared on specific days. If a Snow Emergency is declared, you will be notified in three ways: 1) an email will be sent to your student email, 2) Signs will appear around the hall, and 3) RA staff will make an attempt to contact residents to alert them.
Black History Month: February is also Black History Month: There are plenty of ways to celebrate Black History Month on campus and within the hall. Keep your eye out for these wonderful opportunities.
Room Reservation: Room reservation is based upon your credit standing. Below are the dates when you will be able to reserve your room. Remember, your $150 deposit must be submitted before you are allowed to reserve a room. Further information can be found on the Residence Life’s website.
February 13 – 15: Same room sign-up (except for Southwest Hall and Cooper LLC which have already begun their processes).
February 16 – 19: Students with greater than or equal to 60 post high school credits begin sign-up.
February 20 – 22: Students with 30 – 59 post high school credits begin sign-up.
February 23 – 26: Students with 15 – 29 post high school credits begin sign-up.
February 27: Returning students who have less than 14 post high school credits begin sign-up.
Safety Tip of the Month: Mental health issues are quite common for students in their young twenties. It is so important to seek our help and assistance if something isn’t feeling right. Common signs of mental health changes include major changes in appetite, sleeping patterns, energy levels, and interest in certain activities. If you or a friend is experiencing some or all of these symptoms, we encourage you to seek support from our University Counseling Services located on the 2nd Floor of Royce Hall.
Please don’t hesitate to come see me if you have any questions, concerns, or just to say hi!
Porter Hall Resident Director