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 March everyone!
Can you believe that it is already March? That means the year is already two thirds done. The staff and I sure hope you have been enjoying your time here as much as we have. Don't forget about Room Reservations for the 2018-2019 academic year or beginning the process of applying for On-campus Jobs for next year. Also, remember that Snow Emergency Parking is in effect. This means when a SEP is in effect, students may have to move their cars from street or parking lot spaces. Midterms are coming, to be the most preparred check out Tutoring Services!
Spring Break | March 24th - April 2nd
if you plan on leaving for spring break, please remember to do the following:
• Close all windows and drapes
• Do not unplug refrigerators or aquarium equipment
• Unplug all electronic devices. Computers must be turned off but do not need to be unplugged
• Remember to turn off alarms on clocks
• Turn off all lights
• Lock your bedroom door
• Remove trash and dispose appropriately
• Bring home items you are no longer using so you do not have as much to bring home at the end of the year
Safety Tip of the Month | Inclement Weather
As we approach spring, inclement weather will become more common. Be sure to remain aware of potential for severe weather. In the case of severe weather, be sure to seek out appropriate shelter if your hall. Avoid windows and do not go outside to storm watch.
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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!
Looking forward to the remainder of the year!
Porter Hall Resident Director