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Opening in Fall of 2013, Bridgeway Commons will be home to approximately 440 students. Students in Bridgeway Commons will live in two-bedroom suites where four people share a bathroom and shower. Bridgeway Commons will be the home to the campus' all you care to eat dining facility, located on the lower level. Residents will enjoy numerous amenities throughout the building which include high speed internet access in every bedroom and elevator access to all floor levels. The entire building is air conditioned and each suite is fully furnished. Each of the floors will have a kitchen, lounge and laundry facilities. Other public areas include the main desk, mailroom, lobby areas, multipurpose rooms, recreation room, coffee shop and fireplace. Bridgeway Commons will host the Healthy Living Interest Community, with programming toward personal wellness. Bridgeway Commons will remain open during the official academic year breaks.
FROM THE DESK OF THE RESIDENT DIRECTOR
Greetings Bridgeway Residents!
I hope your summer is off to a great start and you are enjoying the change of pace. It is very quiet here in the building for the time being, however, that will change quickly as Bridgeway will be hosting camps, new student registration guests, and other groups thoughtout the summer.
Although it’s only June, it’s never too soon to be thinking about gearing up for another great year! As you are taking time away from campus this summer, please be sure to keep in mind all the fantastic new opportunities that you may get to take advantage of this upcoming fall. Whether you are returning to the hall, a returning student from a different building, or a new freshmen or transfer student to campus we have lots of items to keep in mind as we move towards the fall.
Tours: Just a reminder, Bridgeway Commons is closed for the summer and there will not be access to the building, but if you are a new student interested in seeing a room you may contact the Prospective Student’s Office and schedule a tour. We host daily tours to our regular visitors (through the Prospective Student’s Office) and will continue to host tours during New Student Registration. The 2014-2015 room assignments will not go out to our incoming freshman until mid-July, so please be sure to take advantage of our various touring opportunities during your New Student Registration day. You will also get the opportunity to see a suite in Rountree Commons and a room in a traditional hall. Seeing a room is the best way to feel prepared for move-in this fall!
Hall Council: Becoming a member of the Bridgeway Council this fall is a fantastic way to kick start your leadership opportunities here at UW-Platteville. Hall Council is a hall governance group that works to make necessary changes in the hall as well as provide fun programs and social opportunities to get to know others across the building. There are many opportunities for executive board spots this fall and elections will run in the first couple weeks of the school year. For those that aren’t interested in the executive board, we will also be looking for wing representatives to attend the hall council meetings. Applications and information will be available at move-in.
Communication: You will be receiving a lot of communication about the various things you need to be aware of and prepared for as it relates to move-in and beginning the academic year. It is also crucial that you begin communication with your roommate and/or suite mates. Discussing things like who is bring what, what will you share, etc., will make move-in much easier. Great communication is the key to a successful year with your roommate and suite mates.
For now, be sure to enjoy your summer and find some time to relax and enjoy the beautiful weather! We are excited to welcome you this fall and look forward to a great year in Bridgeway Commons. If you have any questions about life in Bridgeway or the Residence Halls in general, feel free to contact myself or another member of our Residence Life team.
Bridgeway Commons Resident Director
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Rm # Bridgeway Commons
1200 Southwest Road
Platteville, WI 53818-3301