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
Happy New Year!
Hard to believe that it is already 2019. I hope everyone has had safe travels over the break and has been able to get a little bit of time to rest and relax. As you are wrapping up your break, there are a few things that you can think about to get ready for the next semester.
If you are taking Winterim classes and wish to return to your room here in Pickard, make sure you are signing-up on the Residence Life website. There is an additional charge of $17.72/day or $124.07/week for the traditional halls.
When the spring semester begins, it will be time to start planning next school year and where you will be staying. The room reservation process for the 2019-2020 school year starts February 11, 2019 with Same Residence Hall Room Reservation. Be sure to check out the Residence Life website for more details. Take some time over break to think about where you want to live next year!
Want to be an RA!?:
Believe it or not, it is time to start thinking about RA applications for the 2019/2020 school year. Applications are available in Royce Hall and on Handshake. They must be turned in by January 23 at 4:00pm.
Spring 2019 Semester:
- Classes start up again on Tuesday, January 22.
- Be sure to get your textbooks before classes start.
- The Textbook Center will be open on that Monday, January 21 from 9am - 6pm.
Snow Emergency Parking (SEP)
- The university has worked with the city of Platteville to avoid abiding by the alternate side parking on city streets. Meaning, every night students would need to move their cars to the opposite side of the street for snow removal.
- SEP is in effect from November 15 - April 1.
- University police will issue $50 parking citation for any vehicle parked in violation of the SEP rules and the vehicle will be towed. The towing charge is $100 in addition to the $50 citation.
- SEP can be declared for the streets and/or lots.
- For more information visit the SEP webpage.
Academic Support Programs (ASP)
- It is never too early to get help from the ASP office.
- ASP is located on the 3rd floor of Brigham Hall. Feel free to stop by the office, call at 608.342.1081, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- They provide tutoring, writing assistance, academic coaching, academic advising, peer workshop instruction, and connections to a variety of resources that support learning.
Hall Involvement Team
The Hall Involvement team hosts meetings every Monday at 9:15 pm in the MPR in the basement. If you would like to help plan building wide programs, or have suggestions stop by the meetings – we would love your input.
Safety Tip of the Month | Prevent the Illness
Practicing good hygiene habits is the first step to preventing the spread of illness. Be sure to wash your hands regularly to avoid the spread of germs. If you are not feeling well, be sure to take good care of yourself by getting plenty of rest, washing your hands, and seeking professional help if your illness continues.
Student Health Services on campus offers free flu shots to all students, so take advantage of this if you haven’t yet!
If you ever have questions throughout the school year, don't be afraid to talk to your RA. That's what they are here for!
Porter Hall Resident Director