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
Hey Porter Hall!
April is upon us, and it's sure to be an action-packed month! We'll be talking about hall closing before you know it! With a ton of events coming up, like April Break, Class registration, summer storage contracts, and more, it's sure to be busy! Check out the info below to prepare you for this month.
April Break: If you are planning to stay in the halls for April Break please sign up here. The halls will close at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, April 13th for break and will reopen 5:00 p.m., Sunday, April 16th.
Class Registration: It’s that time of the semester again! For those of you not graduating at the end of the semester, you should already be in contact with your advisor to set up your PIN meetings. Class registration opens Monday, April 3rd, please consult your PASS account for your exact registration time and date if you are unsure.
Summer Jobs: Are you looking to make some extra cash this Summer? Dont' forget to apply for a summer job on campus! We have plenty of openings, all of which can be found online on the Financial Aid webpage!
Safety Tip of the Month: Practice proper bike safety if you are choosing to ride a bike on campus or within the community. Wear a helmet, ride with traffic, obey traffic laws, use proper signals, and wear proper clothing when riding at night. Also, be respectful of other pedestrians using the sidewalks.
As always, stop by my office anytime to chat! I'm looking forward to finishing the semester on a positive note with all of you!
Porter Hall Resident Director