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 Summer Porter friends!
I hope everyone is enjoying their summer and is finding some time to relax. My name is Kasey Fisher and I going to be the Resident Director in Porter this year! I am a UW-Platteville alum and I am very excited to be back in Platteville doing a job that I love! I graduated with my bachelor’s degree in business administration with emphases in management and human resources. I love Platteville and exploring what this community has to offer. I really enjoy traveling, spending time with family and friends, and crafting. I love fall time and everything it has to offer (football games, bonfires, homecoming, apple picking, etc.). In my spare time, I love to paint canvas, play sports (volleyball is my favorite), and bake/cook. I am really looking forward to welcome weekend and I can’t wait to see what this year has in store!
Move-In Dates are as follows for 2016:
• Saturday, September 3: 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM (New Residents only)
• Sunday, September 4: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Returning Residents)
• Monday, September 5: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Returning Residents)
Just a reminder that if you are coming to Porter Hall, you can rent a metal loft by following this link https://www.uwplatt.edu/residence-life/bed-loft-information!
For those of you who may be returning to Porter, or if you are joining the Porter family for the first time, please take a moment to look over the Residence Life page on the website. Here you will be able to find a lot of useful information that will be helpful to know before moving in! A big section to look in to is the Residence Hall Handbook, found under the Policies heading at the top of the page. This handbook lists out all the policies that we have set in our residence halls and also helps you know what not to bring to campus during move in! Also remember that Bike Lockers are available for rent through the Department of Residence Life. More information, including the rental form, is available through the Resources heading at the top of the page.
Like I mentioned above, I am really excited for the year to get started! Enjoy the rest of your summer!
Porter Hall Resident Director