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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 Residents of Porter Hall!
I hope you have had a restful and invigorating summer. I also hope that you are getting excited to return to campus soon. This has been a busy summer here at UW-Platteville. We have been working hard to be prepared for this fall after the tornado that hit the campus in June. Luckily Porter Hall was unaffected by the storm. You can get updates about the tornado recovery here.
As move-in approaches, the following resources will be helpful for you to look through or consider:
Welcome Home Newsletter- This newsletter has pertinent information related to move-in weekend.
Guide to Living- This resource has general information about Residence Life and includes a frequently asked question section.
Loft Reservation-Are you interested in having a loft next year?
Personal Data Form- We ask that all students print this form and bring it filled out when they check-in.
Please be aware that the Porter Hall move-in times are as follows:
New and transfer student move-in:
• Friday, Aug. 29, 8 a.m.–2 p.m.
• Saturday, Aug. 30, 9 a.m.–noon (if you are unable to arrive on Friday)
• New Student Orientation begins Friday, Aug. 29 at 3 p.m.
Continuing student move-in:
• Sunday, Aug. 31, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
• Monday, Sept. 1, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
* Continuing students may not move into the traditional halls earlier than Sunday, Aug. 31
As fall fast approaches make sure you take some time to relax and spend some time with your families and friends before you head off to your great year at UW-Platteville. All of us here on campus are excited and ready for your return, and I look forward to meeting you as you move into Porter Hall! If you have any questions about life in Porter Hall feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Porter Hall Resident Director
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