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!
February is upon us, and it's sure to be an action-packed month! With upcoming events and themes such as: Room Reservation for Fall '17, Snow Emergency Parking, RA Selection, and class responsibilities, and campus programming, it's sure to be fun! Check out the info below to prepare you for February.
SEP: With the potential for snow around every corner, UW-Platteville has entered into our Snow Emergency Parking (SEP) months. During a declared "Snow Emergency", specific lots will have to be cleared on specific days. If a Snow Emergency is declared, you will be notified in three ways: 1) an email will be sent to your student email, 2) Signs will appear around the hall, and 3) RA staff will make an attempt to contact residents to alert them.
Black History Month: February is also Black History Month: There are plenty of ways to celebrate Black History Month on campus and within the hall. Keep your eye out for these wonderful opportunities.
Room Reservation: Room reservation is based upon your credit standing. Below are the dates when you will be able to reserve your room. Remember, your $150 deposit must be submitted before you are allowed to reserve a room. Further information can be found on the Residence Life’s website.
February 13 – 15: Same room sign-up (except for Southwest Hall and Cooper LLC which have already begun their processes).
February 16 – 19: Students with greater than or equal to 60 post high school credits begin sign-up.
February 20 – 22: Students with 30 – 59 post high school credits begin sign-up.
February 23 – 26: Students with 15 – 29 post high school credits begin sign-up.
February 27: Returning students who have less than 14 post high school credits begin sign-up.
Safety Tip of the Month: Mental health issues are quite common for students in their young twenties. It is so important to seek our help and assistance if something isn’t feeling right. Common signs of mental health changes include major changes in appetite, sleeping patterns, energy levels, and interest in certain activities. If you or a friend is experiencing some or all of these symptoms, we encourage you to seek support from our University Counseling Services located on the 2nd Floor of Royce Hall.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns please stop by my office anytime to chat!
Rountree Commons Resident Director