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
Greetings, Porter Hall!
March is upon us, and it's sure to be an action-packed month! With a ton of events coming up, like Spring Break, Midterm Exams, applying for Summer jobs and more, it's sure to be busy! Check out the info below to prepare you for March.
SEP: With the potential for snow around every corner, UW-Platteville has entered into our Snow Emergency Parking (SEP) months. During a declared "Snow Emergency", specific lots will have to be cleared on specific days. If a Snow Emergency is declared, you will be notified in three ways: 1) an email will be sent to your student email, 2) Signs will appear around the hall, and 3) RA staff will make an attempt to contact residents to alert them.
Spring Break: Spring Break is right around the corner! Keeping that info in mind, remember that Porter Hall is CLOSED FOR SPRING BREAK. Card access will be shut down over break, and the building will be locked up tight. If you're heading home for spring break, now is a great time to pack up some of the items in your room that you dont' use anymore! If you do, it will make checkout much easier later this Semester.
Midterms: With midterm exams right around the corner, now is a great time to chat with professors about your grades! If you aren't quite where you want to be (or would like some extra assistance), head over to Academic Support Programs on the third floor of Brigham! They have plenty of resources that are sure to be a great help!
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: 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.
As always, stop by my office anytime to chat!
Porter Hall Resident Director