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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
Happy February from Porter Hall!
This semester has been off to a cold and snowy start. I hope you have been staying bundled up as you travel to and from classes. I also hope that the start of the semester has been going well with your new classes. As we enter a new month, here are a couple of things to be aware of:
If you are looking to live on campus during the 2014-2015 school year, the room reservation process begins the week of February 10th. Contrary to how it’s been done in the past, the sign up process will all take place online. Postcards have been put in your mailboxes and emails will be sent out to you about this information. If you would like some additional information about this process, you can go HERE. Just a reminder, UW-Platteville has a two year residency requirement. Students who are currently freshman will be held responsible for signing up for a room for next fall.
The Porter Hall Council has begun our Spring Semester Meetings! Meetings are Tuesdays at 9:15pm in the Multipurpose Room starting February 4th. This is a great opportunity to meet other students in the hall, learn about things that impact you both in the hall and on-campus, and participate in fun activities. This semester, we will be working on our annual Night in Vegas program (which will be Wednesday, April 9th). We also plan to have some community outreach programs this semester. Come on down to Hall Council to learn more information!
A new semester brings new joys and challenges. So if you find yourself with something exciting to share or a concern that needs addressed, please come see me, Ashlee Erb the Senior Assistant, or any of our wonderful RAs. If one of us is unable to assist you directly, we will direct you to the appropriate resource that can.
If there are any questions about the above announcements, or anything else, please feel free to contact me.
Happy 2nd Month of Spring Semester 2014!
William R. Nolan M. S. Ed.
Porter Hall Resident Director
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