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.

Resident Director

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Welcome back from Spring Break, and I hope you are enjoying all the spring weather we are finally receiving! The semester may be half over, but there is still quite a bit happening on campus and in the residence halls.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The Dean of Students Office has plenty of events going on that will teach you how to stay safe on campus, what consent means, and how men can be affected by sexual assault. If you have any questions about the events or to request disability accommodations, please contact the Dean of Students Office at 608.342.1854.

Rountree is hosting the first ever "Duck Carnival" on April 20th. There will be carnival games, food, and prizes. All of the profits will go towards the "A Bed of Hope" campaign by the Opening Doors: Maria House and Teresa Shelter. This will be an event open to the entire campus and the Platteville community as well. Keep an eye out for publicity and ways to earn tickets for the event. It should be a great time and we look forward to seeing you all there!

With only a few weeks left in the semester, keep an eye out for messages from the Resident Assistant on your wing. They will be planning meetings that will have a lot of important information about closing and assessment!


Kathryn Peck
Rountree Commons Resident Director

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