Porter Hall

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 Porter Residents!

I can't believe that the end of the semester is so close!

Make sure you...

Read your “Safety e-mail” regarding the prevention of spreading illnesses.

Be on the lookout for “Snowmergency” information. This will provide you instructions on where you are allowed to park during the snow removal operation on campus.

Take a look at the Porter Hall Facebook Page in order to receive the most up to date events happening around campus.

Attend your Mandatory Wing Meeting with your RA to receive the most detailed closing information.


Winter Break | See you next year!

24 Hour Quiet Hours begin Sunday, December 17th at 1:00 am

Porter Hall closes at 6:00 pm on Friday, December 22nd

Before leaving for beak Please do the following:

    Unplug electronic devices
    Turn off alarm clocks
    Close all windows and drapes
    Turn off all lights
    Remove all trash
    Unplug and Defrost refrigerators
    Lock doors
    Return text books

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.

If you ever have questions throughout the school year, do not be afraid to talk to your RA. That's what they are here for!

Don’t forget to like our Facebook Page to get the most up to date information regarding programs and hall news.
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!

Thanks for making it a great semester!


Kasey Fisher

Porter Hall Resident Director



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