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!
May has arrived!
Whether you say the school year went by fast…or you feel like it dragged on, it is hard to believe that the end is almost here. I sincerely hope that you have enjoyed your year at UW-Platteville! As you prepare to leave for the summer, please make sure that you stop by my office and say good-bye. I am excited to hear about what you have going on for the summer. However, before we get to that point, there are a few reminders I have for you as we all prepare for the end of the school year.
Closing for the Semester: Make sure that you are signing up for a time to check out with your RA. You RA will be posting a sign up schedule outside their door sometime soon. Please remember that RAs are students too. They have finals and projects that they must complete as well, so please be respectful of their time. To help ensure that your check out is easy and hassle free, please make sure you are ready to go when your time that you signed up for comes around. Follow the closing checklist that you were all emailed and you will be good. If you have any questions, please ask!
Loft Return: Metal loft return will be taking place Thursday, May 11th from 9:00am – 4:00pm in the Morrow Parking Lot, Lot #20. Make sure that you are working with roommates and friends to get your loft returned during this time to avoid any late return fees.
Welcome Crew: If you are looking to have a positive impact on our new students in the fall, to be an active member of the residence hall community, to promote an inclusive environment, and have a strong work ethic, then you should think about applying to be part of welcome crew for next fall. Pick up applications at the front desk or from me, RD Kasey. Applications are due to the Resident Director before you leave for summer.
Summer Hall: Are you taking classes on campus over the summer or working in the area? Do you need a place to live? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then you should consider staying on campus in Rountree Commons! Stay for the whole summer or for a couple of weeks. Fill out an application and let Residence Life know if you’re interested. For $120 per week, you get a great place to live without the hassle of utilities.
As always, do not hesitate to stop by my office!
Porter Hall Resident Director