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.
from the desk of the resident director
Hello Rountree Residents!
The leaves are falling off the trees, the air is cool, and you are probably already craving that Thanksgiving dinner. It’s November in Platteville, folks!
You are likely busy studying but be sure to take time to attend some of the great events going on around campus. The residence halls are hosting some great Friday Night Clubs this month.
Safety is always important so please utilize this safety tip for November: Thefts can happen in a matter of seconds causing you to lose your laptop, phone, wallet, etc. Be sure to lock your door when you aren’t home or sleeping, don’t leave your items unattended on campus, and keep your vehicle locked.
Please remember that the halls will close on Wednesday, November 23rd, at 6pm for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Halls will reopen on Sunday, November 27, at 12pm. If you intend to stay in the halls during the Thanksgiving break please sign-up on the Department of Residence Life online form.
November to-do list:
• Read your “Safety 401 e-mail” This e-mail outlines important safety tips to think about during the month of November, as well as the remainder of the year.
• Be on the lookout for “Snow Emergency” information. This will provide you instructions on where you are allowed to park during the snow removal operation on campus.
• Attend your mandatory wing meeting to fill out the EBI (Educational Benchmark Institute) and Student Staff Evaluation survey. The EBI survey will be handed out as a paper copy from your Resident Assistant. The Student Staff Evaluation survey will be sent via e-mail. Your cooperation in filling out these surveys is appreciated and helps us ensure we are providing the best possible service to you during your stay in the residence halls.
• Take a look at the Rountree Facebook Page in order to receive the most up to date events happening around campus.
Happy November, Rountree!
Rountree Commons Resident Director