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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.
from the desk of the resident director
Welcome to the new school year Rountree!
I hope the first few weeks of classes have been treating you well, and you are starting to build a routine within the hall. There is a lot happening in September and I hope you are checking the campus calendar to stay up to date with activities happening on campus you are interested in.
Hall Council is in full swing and these meetings occur on Mondays at 9:15 pm in the classroom. If you attend you will receive a Rountree Ruby which will come in handy at the end of the semester!
With the transition to college, many times students may start to feel homesick after the first few weeks. There are a lot of great resources for you as you work through the transition. You can check out some of them here, or let your RA, SA or RD know. We want to work with you to help make Platteville feel like home too!
Finally a few reminders for staying safe on campus!
1. Make sure you take your keys and student IDs with you at all times and don’t forget to lock your room doors
2. Try not to walk alone on campus after dark. If you do find yourself walking alone stick to well-lit paths and don’t be afraid to utilize the campus’s Safe Walk!
3. Utilize University Police and feel free to call them if you notice anything suspicious! You can contact them at x911, from a campus phone x9-911, or 608-342-1845.
4. Be aware of your surroundings and sign up for the emergency texts on campus!
Enjoy your first few weeks here, and feel free to stop by my office or chat with your RA if you have any questions.
Rountree Commons Resident Director
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