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!
Opening is right around the corner and we are so excited to welcome students back to campus or welcome our new students home for the very first time. A lot of information will be coming your way in the next few weeks but I wanted to fill you in on some important details now.
Every student will need to fill out a Personal Data Form. Please print this form off and fill it out prior to your arrival to campus. The PSF is a great way for us to help your student in case of a medical emergency.
Interested in renting a loft? Now is a great time to reserve your loft for the 2018-2019 year. Your loft can be rented for $150 this year. If you rent your loft before the school year starts, the parts will be delivered to your room. Check out our loft page!
Still trying to figure out what to bring to campus? Check out these two resources: The Residence Hall Handbook and the Guide to Living on Campus. Both documents are very important to read and review regarding policies in our building.
Please don't heistate to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns prior to move-in! I'm looking forward to a great year with all of you!
Porter Hall Resident Director