Bridgeway Commons Home
Opened in Fall of 2013, Bridgeway Commons is home to approximately 440 students. Students in Bridgeway Commons live in two-bedroom suites where four people share a bathroom and shower. Bridgeway Commons is home to the campus' all you care to eat dining facility, located on the lower level. Residents enjoy numerous amenities throughout the building which include high speed internet access in every bedroom and elevator access to all floor levels. The entire building is air conditioned and each suite is fully furnished. Each of the floors has a kitchen, lounge and laundry facilities. Other public areas include the main desk, mailroom, lobby areas, multipurpose rooms, recreation room, Jamba Juice and fireplace. Bridgeway Commons also hosts the Healthy Living Interest Community, with programming toward personal wellness. Bridgeway Commons remains open during the official academic year and breaks.
FROM THE DESK OF THE RESIDENT DIRECTOR
Happy May everyone!
The year is coming to a close. Many activities and events are also on the calendar this month to help you stay stress-free and involved on campus!
Friday Night Clubs: The most accurate description of these gems are: FUN and FREE! Keep an eye out for their detailed publicity each week. For May we have:
May 5th- Fire and Night Yard Games: hosted by Melcher
May 12th- Kickball: hosted by Pickard
Hall Closing: Bridgeway Commons closes at 6 pm on Friday, May 19th. You must be checked out of the residence hall and follow the guidelines for hall closing found here. Before checking out of your room, remember to return your loft on Wednesday, May 10th. • Schedule a date and time to check out with your Resident Assistant. • Return your room furniture back to its original location. • Unplug, defrost, and clean your refrigerator. (Refrigerators take a while to defrost, remember to unplug your refrigerator 24 hours in advance). • Take all of your trash out to the dumpster. • Complete your forwarding address in PASS. • Remove bikes from bike lockers. • Return all keys to your RA or the RA checking you out of your residence hall room.
Loft Returns: May 10th 7-9pm in the Center Lounge on your floor
Summer Housing & Summer Storage: Summer Storage costs $150 per person and information is available on the Residence Life website. You can also choose to live in Rountree Commons for the summer. You don't even have to be taking a class and you have the convenience of living on campus!
Welcome Crew Applications: Welcome Crew staff help get the building ready for our opening day, greet parents and students as they enter the building, help students move into the halls, provide information about UW - Platteville, answer questions of students and families, and represent the University. Welcome Crew members will be allowed to move in a day early. Each Welcome Crew member will receive a free T-shirt, selected meals, and a significant leadership experience. If you are interested in being a member of the Welcome Crew, applications are available at the front desk. Applications are due to your Fall 2017 Resident Director by May 5th.
Also, please check out a couple important pieces of news:
- Utilize your resources to wrap up the semester strong! Academic Support Programs, your professors' office hours, and your RA are each a great resource to help you succeed. Respectful 20-hour quiet hours begin May 14th @ 1 AM to help people study.
- ALL bicycles that are left in the racks, bike lockers, or around campus will be cut off and disposed of this summer. If you want to leave your bike on campus, it must be taken to the Royce North bike rack or a summer locker can be rented at the Residence Life office.
- Congratulations to all of our graduates and their families/friends! Best of luck with your future journeys as Pioneer Alumni!
- Take a look at the Bridgeway Commons Facebook Page in order to receive the most up to date events happening around campus.
If you ever have questions in these last few weeks, don't hesitate to talk to your RA. That's what they are here for! Let's finish off the year strong!
Good luck with finals!
Rebecca Groves M. S. Ed.
Bridgeway Commons Resident Director
Front Desk Tel: 608.342.7305
RA On-Call Tel: 608.778.8414
Send Mail to Bridgeway
Rm # Bridgeway Commons
1200 Southwest Road
Platteville, WI 53818-3301