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!
Welcome to the new students of Rountree Commons and to UW-Platteville and of course welcome back returners! I want to remind you of some important and very helpful people in the building – your RA’s! The Resident Assistants are here to help your transition to college through fun and educational programming, bulletin boards, and other resources on campus. Keeping that in mind, don’t be afraid to meet them, chat with them, or ask them for assistance.
Rountree Commons Suite Forum: There are plenty of ways to get involved and meet other
Rountree residents whether you are returning to the building or are new this fall, such as at our weekly Suite Forum meetings. Suite Forum provides a number of great opportunities for you such as learning about the events that will be taking place across campus and in Rountree Commons, voicing your opinion on issues pertaining to the Hall, and meeting other residents in the building. If you have any interest in getting involved in other activities on campus or maybe aspire to one day be a Resident Assistant, getting involved in Suite Forum is a great place to get started. We will be meeting every Monday night at 9:15 pm in the lobby.
Rountree Commons Facebook Page: Feel free to head over to our Facebook page to stay updated of all the great events happening in Rountree and on campus. There you will find pictures of various events from the year and important updates.
Activity Membership: It's not too late to purchase an Activity Membership! Please see a desk worker during desk hours. If you are interested in purchasing a hall shirt, this can also be done at the front desk.
Safety Tip of the Month: Prevention is key to remain safe on campus. Be sure to report any suspicious behavior to University Police. Take some time this month to review the Shots Fired video provided to you on the University Police website. This video talks in depth about how to remain safe should an active shooter situation occur here at Platteville.
I would also like to direct your attention to a short video hosted by UW-Platteville’s Residence Life Department regarding sexual assault. It is my hope that each of you view this video to be aware of how you and/or your peers can be affected by sexual assault. The intent of this video is to educate and to bring awareness to a very real and impactful topic. If you have been sexually assaulted and would like to talk with someone, please see your Resident Assistant, Resident Director, or any of the support offices featured in this video. The statistics sited in the video reflect UW-Platteville's 2015 Campus Climate Report.
Please click here to view the video. There are other resources available on the Residence Life website as well and you are encouraged to view those resources in the event you will ever need to access this information.
I am looking forward to meeting you throughout the course of the semester. Feel free to stop by my office to say hello and introduce yourself! If you ever have questions throughout the school year, don't be afraid to talk to your RA, SA’s, or myself. That's what we are here for! Let's make this a great year!
Rountree Commons Resident Director