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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
Dan from Pickard here again! Along with my colleagues Anthony, Melissa, John, Ian, Bethany, Savion, and Kathryn, we’re continuing to help keep Porter in good shape! I hope everyone had a great April Break and you're ready to start back up again!
Can you believe that we are down to the last six weeks of classes already! This year has flown by, and I hope it has gone smoothly for you. As we start winding down this semester, don't forget to take some time to prepare for your finals. They will sneak up faster than you think!
Also, something to keep in mind...Think about starting to take some things home so that you have less work to do when it comes time to check out at the end of the semester. Everyone is expected to depart within 24 hours of their last final exam, so keep that in mind when making your plans. We do offer summer storage, which allows you to keep your belongings in your room that you will be in in the fall (except in the case of Dobson Hall). You should have received information about this in your mailbox, but check the department home page for more information. You will need to box up your belongings just in case of emergency.
We are also getting into the beginning of Wisconsin's severe weather season, and as such, Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week is coming up April 13-17. We will be having a statewide tornado drill on April 16, and all students are expected to participate. Designated shelter areas for Porter Hall in the case of a tornado warning are the hallways on 1st and 2nd floors, away from windows. Do not use the breezeways between wings near the lounges!
As usual, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact your RA, SA, or one of the interim Porter RD team! You can reach me at my office in Pickard at 608-342-3220 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Porter Hall Interim RD Team
Dan, Anthony, Melissa, John, Ian, Bethany, Savion, and Kathryn
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