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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 Hall!
March is going to be gone before you know it! Make sure you are keeping track of everything happening around campus as this is a very busy time of year!
Spring break starts Friday March 14th. The Recycling Rooms will be closing between Wednesday and Thursday Night so if you have recycling make sure to take it out to the bin. The building closes at 6p.m. so make sure you have made arrangements for travel and somewhere to stay during spring break. The building will re-open on March 23rd at noon. Please contact your RA or myself if you have any questions regarding the building closing. For extra details see the Check List for Spring Break here.
Advising for classes is coming up very quickly! Make an appointment with your advisor and ask for advice on your class schedule for fall 2014. You must meet with your advisor before you can schedule for classes. If you have questions ask an RA, they have to schedule too.
Don’t miss out on your chance to reserve a room for next fall and pay your pre-payment of $150. The UW-System has a two year residency requirement, so you want to make sure you submit your rooming preferences in time! If you have questions about the requirement or sign up, please go here or ask your RA or myself.
As always there are a lot of great events happening on campus so make sure you check the campus calendar accordingly.
The cold grip of winter is almost gone at last. Remember to make good choices now that warmth is returning to Platteville.
Have wonderful and safe spring breaks!
Will Nolan M. S. Ed.
Porter Hall Resident Director
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