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 and offers housing during the summer.

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Happy Summer Rountree Fans!

I hope you are all doing well, and enjoying the summer weather that has finally made its way to Wisconsin. Even though many students are not on campus this summer, there is still a lot that is happening in preparation for you all to return next fall. Rountree’s opening theme for the year will be: Divergent. Keep an eye out for a newsletter coming to you mid August regarding some important check-in information specific to our hall.

Many of you may have questions regarding Rountree and the status of the building because of the tornado which hit campus in June. There are daily updates here, which has the most up-to-date information regarding Rountree and the other areas affected.

Just a reminder, Rountree is now closed for the summer and there will not be access in the building, but if you are a new student and are interested in seeing a room you may contact the prospective student’s office and see a sample room in McGregor Hall.

Resident Assistant and Senior Assistant training begins soon and we will begin to prep for your arrival during Labor Day Weekend. We are so excited to have you back and can’t wait to begin a new year. As a reminder, if you are interested in hall council, we will have some open positions in our executive board. This is a great way to get involved and meet new people. If you are curious about what to bring and what not to bring, check out the guide to living here, and check out loft information here if you have not already! Also, do not forget to bring your personal data form (PDF) when you move in. This is a very important form for check in, and you may find it here!

Enjoy your summer, make some great memories, and we will see you in September!



Kathryn Peck
Rountree Commons Resident Director

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