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Opened in Fall of 2013, Bridgeway Commons is home to approximately 440 students. Students in Bridgeway Commons live in two-bedroom suites where four people share a bathroom and shower.  Bridgeway Commons is home to the campus' all you care to eat dining facility, located on the lower level. Residents 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 has a kitchen, lounge and laundry facilities. Other public areas include the main desk, mailroom, lobby areas, multipurpose rooms, recreation room, Jamba Juice and fireplace. Bridgeway Commons also hosts the Healthy Living Interest Community, with programming toward personal wellness. Bridgeway Commons remains open during the official academic year and breaks. 

FROM THE DESK OF THE RESIDENT DIRECTOR

Leaves turning colors and falling, pumpkin spice everything in the stores, cooler weather, football…it must be October!

Can you believe we are already a quarter of the way through the semester as we kick off October? We are getting close to mid-terms so make sure you are prepping appropriately. Remember we have a lot of great resources on campus to help you succeed in your classes. Academic Support Programs provides a plethora of resources! From the Writing Center to countless tutoring and academic coaching options, the third floor of Brigham is a great place to start with any of your academic needs.

Hall Involvement Team  (HITs): HITs is up in full swing and we have a lot of fun activities planned for this semester. Be sure to connect with one of your wing representatives if you have ideas for programming that you would like to see.

Homecoming: Homecoming is quickly approaching. It is a week packed full of fun events, and many great memories to be made. Make sure you are signing up at the front desk for events that you might want to participate in. Full descriptions of the events can be found online. Even if you do not want to participate, you can always attend the events and cheer on your fellow Bridgeway Commons residents to victory!

Fall Break: Fall break is also on the horizon, Friday, October 20. If you’re heading home for the extended weekend, look around your room and see if there is anything you haven’t touched since you unpacked it during move-in. Can you take it home? As our weather begins to cool down, grab those extra sweatshirts or jackets while you’re home over the break as well.

Annual Programs: From CPR events, Pickard’s Fright Fest, Dobson’s Trick-or-Treat, to Rountree’s Crime Scene Murder Mystery, there are many great events later in the month as well. BE sure to keep an eye out for publicity!

Safety Tip of the Month: Be an active bystander. There are various ways to intervene and provide assistance to others. Intervention can be as simple as saying hi to a person that seems to be in an uncomfortable situation. Not all intervention requires you to make contact with a potential perpetrator. A simple hello or acting like you haven’t seen a person in a long time, can break up the situation and allow an individual to leave. Most importantly, don’t assume that someone else will take care of it.

As always, do not hesitate to stop by my office with any questions, or to just let me know how things are going.
 

Rebecca Groves M. S. Ed.
Bridgeway Commons Resident Director
grovesr@uwplatt.edu
608.342.7304 

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