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!
Happy April! As we look to wrap the year up, I have a few important topics to bring to your attention:
Class Registration: It’s that time of the semester…to get ready for the fall 2017 semester! Do you know what classes you want to take, what classes you need to take? Make sure you are contacting your advisor and setting up an appointment to get ready for class registration. It is always a good idea to go to your advisor meeting with a rough-draft of a schedule and some classes that you want to take. Realize that depending on when you register, you may need to have some back-up classes ready to go as well.
The Final Academic Push: After March 31, we have six weeks left of classes, plus a week of finals. Are you happy with how classes have been going this semester? How are you doing in your classes? Do you even know what you currently have for a letter grade in each class??? Now is a crucial time in the semester. Make sure you are making that final push. Find out where you are sitting in each class. Talk with your professors. Begin to form study groups with classmates in preparation for finals. Start that final project/paper that isn’t due until the end of the semester…because that due date will be here before you know it! As always, do not forget to utilize the many resources that are willing and ready to help you out here on campus.
Closing for the Semester: Believe it or not, but summer will be here before we know it! Are you ready? If possible, begin taking things home that you know you will not need. For example: If you have a couple sweatshirts and a light jacket, it is probably safe to take home your winter jacket. April break (April 14th – 17th) is a great time to do this! As explained in the email I sent out a few weeks ago, the halls remain open for April break, we just ask that you register letting us know you are staying.
Also, make sure you are paying attention as more information will be coming out as we approach the end of the semester. Information on how the checkout process works will all be coming to you very shortly.
In addition to closing, let’s think about opening for fall 2017! If you are living in the residence halls in the fall and would love the opportunity to move-in early, and help out new students, then consider becoming part of the Fall 2017 Welcome Crew! More information will be coming out later this month and applications will be available at the front desk, so stay tuned!
Summer Hall: Are you taking classes on campus over the summer or working in the area? Do you need a place to live? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then you should consider staying on campus in Rountree Commons! Stay for the whole summer or for a couple of weeks. Fill out an application and let Residence Life know if you’re interested. For $120 per week, you get a great place to live without the hassle of subleasing and paying utilities.
Summer Storage: Are you living on campus next year? Are you dreading the thought of packing everything up to take it home? If so, then you should consider Summer Storage! For $150, you can save time, avoid the hassle, and make move-in next fall that much easier. To review or print off a contract, check out the Residence Life Website. Be sure to view the contract for the hall that you will be in during the fall 2017 semester. Halls are broken down as follows:
Traditional Hall Contract
Southwest Hall Contract
Rountree Commons Contract
Bridgeway Commons Contract
***Special Note: If you are staying in Porter for fall 2017, you will not be able to participate in the summer storage program due to new furniture being put into that building!***
Sexual Assault Awareness Month: April is Sexual Assault Awareness month. Be sure to educate yourself and your friends. There will be many great programs and events happening on campus. Be sure to keep an eye out for more information to come, or talk to your RA.
Safety Tip of the Month: Practice proper bike safety if you are choosing to ride a bike on campus or within the community. Wear a helmet, ride with traffic, obey traffic laws, use proper signals, and wear proper clothing when riding at night. Also, be respectful of other pedestrians using the sidewalks.
As always, please do not hesitate to stop by my office, located next to the mailboxes.
Rountree Commons Resident Director