Porter Hall

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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!

It is September and at this point you have already attended classes and begun making friends and connections here at UW-Platteville! If you looking for some other fun and exciting things to do during the weekends check out our hall facebook page. Additionally every Friday night is accompanied by a Friday Night Club event. The September FNC’s are Porter’s Apple Fest on the 5th, Brockert’s Lumberjack Breakfast on the 12th, Melcher’s Night of Ice on the 19th, and Porter’s Dodgeball on the 26th.

If you are looking for other ways to get involved within Porter Hall, talk to your RA about being a wing rep for your wing to have a voice in the Hall Council. Hall Council is Monday nights this semester at 9pm in the Porter Multipurpose room located in the basement. We have two special homecoming planning meetings on the 15th, and 22nd of September with our first official Hall Council meeting being September 29th.

We have a whole new e-board dynamic this year for Hall Council and a lot of new energy. Make sure to stop by and take part in some fun activities while also making an important contribution to your hall community.

Homecoming is taking place between October 5th and October 11th this year, and the overall theme is "UW-Platteville Goes to Hollywood." The Porter Hall Council will be meeting September 15th and 22nd to discuss our Hall’s sub-theme as well as ask for participators for each homecoming event. If you want to get involved be sure to attend those meetings and let your blue and orange spirit shine bright!

If you have any questions or concerns be sure to stop by my office or seek out your RA for some resources.

Will Nolan
Porter Hall Resident Director


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