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

Hello Rountree Residents!

October is a busy month for Platteville and Rountree Commons. Why? Homecoming of course! There are a few events to get involved with.  Interested in participating?  Head down to the Front Desk and sign up for an event! 

Also, if you are getting a little homesick never fear Fall Break is here! There will be no classes held on Friday, October 21st. So take the day off! Visit home or explore your new home of Platteville. There are plenty of great things to do in the surrounding area. If you don’t know where to start check out the city’s Chamber of Commerce.

As you are figuring out this semester don’t forget to utilize your resources. Make sure to check out the university’s academic/events calendar found here. October is full of fun activities, projects, and exams. Learn how to balance everything by visiting your academic advisor or the Academic Support Programs' office.

Don’t forget to check out fun Residence Life activities like Friday Night Club. This month the FNCs will be A Corny Evening/Bonfire with McGregor, Cooper, and Rountree, and then a Pancake Breakfast with Hugunin.  Pickard Hall will also be hosting its annual Fright Fest toward the end of the month as well!

Be safe and be well, and as always please stop down to my office if you have any questions!

Alisha Richard
Rountree Commons Resident Director

P.S. Safety Tip of the Month: Be an active bystander. There are various ways to intervene and provide assistance to others. Intervention can be as simple as saying hi to a person that seems to be in an uncomfortable situation. Not all intervention requires you to make contact with a potential perpetrator. A simple hello or acting like you haven’t seen a person in a long time, can break up the situation and allow an individual to leave. Most importantly, don’t assume that someone else will take care of it.


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