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 again everyone!
We are so excited that you are back on campus or here for the first time! This is going to be a fantastic semester filled with great events and opportunities to get involved in the hall.
Porter Hall Facebook Page: Make sure to be checking the Porter Hall facebook page for valuable information about events on campus and resources that may be helpful!
Upcoming Events: Make sure to check out this year's first Friday Night Club, hosted by Melcher Hall September 9th. It is Pokemon Go themed and should be an amazing time! Also, campus programming and relations is bringing in a comedian September 10th. The show will be located in the student center and is free for all students!
Porter Hall Involvement Team: Interested in getting involved on campus? Join the Porter Hall Involvement Team! Our team plans events for the hall like Night in Vegas and participates in planning Homecoming with the RAs. Porter Hall Involvement Team provides a number of great opportunities for you such as learning about the events that will be taking place across campus and in Porter Hall, voicing your opinion on issues pertaining to the Hall, and meeting other residents in the building. If you have any interest in getting involved in other activities on campus or meeting new poeple, getting involved in Porter Hall Involvement Team is a great place to get started. We will be meeting every Monday night at 9:00 pm in the basement.
Activity Membership: It's not too late to purchase an Activity Membership! Please see a desk worker during desk hours.
Office of the Month: Academic Success Programs, located on the 3rd floor of Brigham Hall, is your one-stop shop for any help you may need in your classes. ASP includes the Writing Center, Tutoring Services, Testing Center, Peer Assisted Learning, Academic Coaching, Transfer Year Experience, Academic Intervention, and First Year Experience! All services are free, excluding Tutoring Services where 1:1 tutoring is available at a low cost of $2 per 50 minute session. If you feel like your struggling in your classes already - head up to the 3rd floor of Brigham and ask for help! You are not alone!
Safety Tip of the Month: Prevention is key to remain safe on campus. Be sure to report any suspicious behavior to University Police. Take some time this month to review the Shots Fired video provided to you on the University Police website. This video talks in depth about how to remain safe should an active shooter situation occur here at Platteville.
I am really looking forward to meeting you throughout the course of the semester. Feel free to stop by my office to say hello and enjoy some candy! If you ever have questions throughout the school year, don't be afraid to talk to your RA. That's what they're here for! Let's make this a great year!
Porter Hall Resident Director