At a glance
Porter Hall is home to approximately 250 residents and is a popular choice for both freshmen and upperclassmen. 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, residents can 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.
Each room has:
- Full furnishings as outlined below
- High speed wireless internet access in each room
Each floor has:
- Study lounge/group project area
- Microwave/toaster room
- Community bathroom with privacy stalls for toilet areas and shower areas
Public areas include:
- Main desk/mailroom
- Conference room
- Media room
- Activity room with TV, pool/billiards, and ping-pong
- Public restrooms
- Laundry facilities
All rooms are completely furnished. Each bedroom has two low lofts (may be converted to a high loft with a kit), two five-drawer dressers that measure 30" wide by 19" deep by 44" high, two desks with three drawers and a removable hutch, and two open closets. Horizontal blinds are provided for window treatments. Additionally, there is a 4.0 cubic foot refrigerator for the roommates to share.
Traditional hall bathrooms are shared amongst the residents of the floor or wing. Individual shower stalls and bathrooms stalls ensure privacy for residents.
Each residence hall room has access to TV channels through ROKU. It is best for students to buy a ROKU TV or have a ROKU stick to put into their TV. Hall staff will be able to help students get connected to the campus.