Rountree Commons

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Welcome to Rountree Commons

Rountree Commons, named after the founder of Platteville-Major John Rountree, opened in 2012 and is home to approximately 620 students.  Rountree Commons residents live in four-person suites with double occupancy bedrooms, a kitchenette with full size refrigerator and microwave, bathroom and separate shower area.  Residents will enjoy numerous amenities throughout the building including an on-site dining facility/convenience store, elevator access to all floors, keyless entry, high speed internet (wired and wireless), air conditioning, trash/recycling rooms and full kitchens on each floor, indoor bike storage, cable TV including HD channels and full time Facilities Staff who complete maintenance requests in less than 24 hours.  Other public areas include a Game Room, TV Area, Fitness Center, Media Room, Classroom and Laundry Room, all located on the Lobby Level and Quiet Study Rooms are located on floors 2-5.    Rountree Commons will host the Leadership Living Learning Community with programming provided to enhance academic and leadership skills.  Rountree Commons will remain open during the official academic year breaks at no additional cost.

Resident Director

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Hello Rountree Fans!

March is going to fly by this year, so make sure you are keeping track of everything happening! Spring break starts Friday March 13th. If you are interested in signing up to stay over spring break, stop by the front desk to indicate you are staying. If you are not staying the building closes at 6pm on the 13th! Please contact your RA or myself if you have any questions regarding the building closing.

Midterms are coming up for most of you. So remember to get plenty of sleep and know that there are many resources for tutoring or assistance to help you succeed during these busy times.

A reminder to current freshman in the building, don’t forget to reserve a room for next fall and pay your pre-payment. 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.

Keep on trucking everyone, and don’t let the snow get you down.

Have wonderful and safe spring break!


Kathryn Peck
Rountree Commons Resident Director

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