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 November Porter Hall!
Hard to believe we have been together for 3 months already. Time sure does fly by when you are having a great time.
Remember to do the following:
- Read your “Safety Campaign November 2018” This e-mail outlines important safety tips to think about during the month of November, as well as the remainder of the year.
- Be on the lookout for “Snowmergency” information. This will provide you instructions on where you are allowed to park during the snow removal operation on campus.
- Attend your mandatory wing meeting to fill out the Student Staff Evaluation survey. The Student Staff Evaluation survey will be sent via e-mail. Your cooperation in filling out these surveys will help make your time with us remarkable.
- Take a look at the Porter Facebook Page in order to receive the most up to date events happening around campus.
- The residence halls close 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 21.
- The residence halls reopen Noon, Sunday, November 25.
- Residents staying in the halls for all or part of the Thanksgiving Break must register on-line
If you are leaving for the Thanksgiving Break period, please:
- Unplug all electronic devices. Computers must be turned off but do not need to be unplugged.
- Do not unplug refrigerators or aquarium equipment.
- Remember to turn off alarms on clocks.
- Close all windows and drapes.
- Turn off all lights.
- Lock your door!
- All university parking regulations, including parking meters, are enforced.
- Students staying the weekend may park their vehicles near their residence hall.
- Cars left over break must be moved to Lot 20 near Morrow Hall for possible snow removal.
- The Department of Residence Life is closed Thursday, November 22 and reopens Friday, November 23.
Meals are not served on campus. Review the Dining Services website for the most up to date information.
Hall Involvement Team | Meeting every Monday
The Hall Involvement team will be hosting meeting every other Monday at 9:30 pm in the Multi-Purpose Room in the basement of Porter. If you would like to help plan building wide programs, or have suggestions stop by the meetings – we would love your input.
Safety Tip of the Month | Lock up your valuables.
Thefts can happen in a matter of seconds causing you to lose your laptop, phone, wallet, etc.
Be sure to lock your door when you are not home or when you are sleeping. Do not leave your items unattended on campus, and keep your vehicle locked.
Don’t forget to like our Facebook Page to get the most up to date information regarding programs and hall news.
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!
Porter Hall Resident Director