Rountree Commons

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

Greetings, Rountree Commons!

Hello March!

It is hard to believe that we are almost to the half way point of the semester! With March, comes a lot of exciting events happening in the hall and on campus. However, before highlighting those, remember to stay on top of your studies. I am sure many of you will have mid-terms, papers, and other projects that you have to complete within the next couple of weeks before spring break. Remember to put in the time NOW so you are not struggling to get out of the hole you’ve dug yourself into. It is always okay to ask for a little help. Your RAs, SA's, and I are here for you. Don’t forget about all the other awesome resources that campus can provide as well.

Spring Break: This is always an exciting (and usually much needed) break! Below is some important information for those of us who live in Rountree Commons. However, check out additional information here, as well as from your RA.

Suite Style Residence Halls:
1. Our three suite style residence halls (Rountree, Bridgeway, Southwest) are open during spring break.
2. Residents of these buildings may stay in their rooms over spring break. Please register on-line at by 4 p.m. Thursday, March 9. Scroll below Quick Links and
click on Spring Break Sign Up.
3. The Rountree Commons front desk will close at 2pm on Friday, March 10th at 2pm.
4. There will be limited desk hours through out spring break.  There is also an RA on call from 8pm-8am each day.

If you are heading home for spring break, think about whether or not there is anything you can take home now, as opposed to at the end of the semester. This could make move out at the end of the year a little easier.

Summer Hall & Summer Storage: Look for information on summer housing as well as summer storage on the Residence Life home page. Summer housing is a great option if you are staying in the Platteville area this summer to work or take classes. Summer storage is a great option if you are returning to the residence halls in the fall and do not want to take everything home with you this summer.

Hall Council: Hall Forum continues to work hard to bring you exciting events and information.  Be sure to attend each week, Monday nights at 9:00pm in the west lobby.

Friday Night Clubs (FNCs): If you are looking for something fun to do on Friday nights, be sure to check out each week’s FNC. They are a great thing to do with friends, a great way to meet new people, and a great way to have fun!  Rountree Commons is hosting the FNC on March 24th.  We will be having Bob from Fun n' Games Company, who does the Trivia Nights at Steves Pizza, host a trivia night in the lobby.  We hope to see you there!

National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE): The NSSE is a way for university campuses to learn about the experiences of first-year and senior students. The survey gives a picture of how the University of Wisconsin-Platteville undergraduates spend their time and what they gain from attending college. If you are a freshmen or senior, you should have recieved an email inviting you to participate. Please take a few minutes to do so! NSSE offers students an opportunity to give voice to their experience. The results of the survey help the university make changes that benefit students.

Room Reservation: Make sure that you are reserving your room for next school year, fall 2017! If you have any questions, please come and see me or check out additional information on the Residence Life website.

Summer Jobs: Do you have a summer job yet? If not, now is a good time to start thinking about lining something up. Look for some great opportunities not only in your hometown, but here on campus as well!

As always, please do not hesitate to stop by my office, located next to the mailboxes.


Alisha Richard 
Rountree Commons Resident Director



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