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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.

Resident Director Dan Foley

From the desk of the resident director

Hello Porter People!

I hope your first month of classes has gone well! Can you believe it's already October! 

Next week is Homecoming! Head on over to the Homecoming website to find out all the great ways to get involved! Porter is participating in a number of Homecoming events, so please consider getting involved or at least heading out to the events to cheer on your fellow residents.

Fall Break is coming up the weekend after Homecoming. The residence halls do not close during this time, so you are welcome to stay in Porter during this time. However, some dining operation hours may be slightly changed for that weekend. See the Dining website for full details. 

Shifting gears a bit - Fall is prime time for bugs to get into your rooms. This is why it is more important than ever to make sure you keep your screens in your windows. There is a $100 charge for removing screens, but beyond this, it is extremely important to keep bugs out. If you do have any issues with bugs, please submit a maintenance request or call Facilities at 342-1155.

On a more upbeat note, Porter Hall Association is in full swing and we would love for you to come out and check our our events. We have an all new executive board, featuring Donald Lehr, President; Brian Spaeth, Vice President; Sami Bormann, Secretary/RHA Representative; and Ryan Nussbaum, RHA Representative. Take a chance to get to know your e-board as well as check out their events. The e-board is very excited to focus on making all of their events fun and engaging without so much of a business focus. Plus, you can win points for your wing in WING WARS!! The wing that has the most points at the end of the year will win a pizza party!

It's also already to start thinking about applying to be an RA! If you are interested in applying for Spring semester vacancies, you may pick up an application from the Residence Life office starting on October 12. Applications are due November 2, and must include a cover letter and current resume. Consider stopping by to have me look over these documents before you submit them. Interviews will be happening on November 10 and 11 in Southwest Hall. (Applicants who apply for Spring vacancies but are not offered a position may have their application carry over for Fall 2016 vacancies and have the option to interview another time in the Spring semester.)

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me, your RA or SA! And as always, every day is a great day to be a Pioneer!


Dan Foley, M.Ed.
Porter Hall Resident Director

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