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 Hall Residents!
I can’t believe that is already October! This is my FAVORITE time of the year! I hope all of you are settling into a routine and are loving Platteville. Below is some important information for all of you!
Homecoming Week: Homecoming week is quickly approaching! This is a really exciting time for us Pioneers! Make sure to be looking around the building for infomaion on how to sign up for Homecoming events! Some of the events include: tug of war, reverse tug of war, blanket volleyball, minute to win it, float decorating, and lobby decorating. There will be a Homecoming game and parade as well! Make sure to check out the full schedule here. Get involved and help Porter win homecoming this year!
Pickard Hall Fright Fest: Make sure to be on the lookout for Pickard Hall’s Fright Fest that is coming to campus soon. This spooky event is a haunted trail behind Pickard Hall. It is a really fun and scary event that also helps raise money for charity!
Dobson Hall Trick or Treat: Dobson Hall puts on a great event every year where the host a trick or treat night for kids in the Platteville area. This is a great opportunity if you are wanting to get involved with a great event. I will be sending out information as it gets closer to find volunteers to help pass out candy and guide families through the hall.
Fall Beak: Fall Break is Friday, October 21-23 which means that there are no classes on that Friday!
Midterms: Make sure you are picking up some great study habits because midterms are right around the corner. Don’t be afraid to talk to your professor if you are struggling in a class or if you have questions! Tutoring Services is also a great resource for you if you want to boost your grade in a class.
I hope you all are loving your time at Platteville. Please don’t hesitate to come see me if you have any questions, concerns, or just to say hi!
Porter Hall Resident Director