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
If you are new to Bridgeway this semester, welcome! If you are returning for another semester, we are excited to have you back. The spring semester is starting off quick with many exciting things happening. Below are a few highlights to kick off your semester right.
Make sure you are getting your textbooks before classes start, or at the very least, the first week of classes. Skimming through textbooks before classes start can give you an idea of what the class will be about and can help you feel prepared from Day 1. It is always okay to skim through some of the chapters ahead of time. Check out the Textbook Center's website for times and further details.
Do you know your schedule? If you are still working on getting into some classes, make sure you are taking the steps needed for that. Talk with your advisor or stop by Academic Support Programs if you are still having troubles setting a schedule up. If you have your schedule good to go, make sure you know where all of your classrooms and buildings are.
As classes start, make sure you get to know your professors. After the first class, go up and introduce yourself or stop by and visit during their office hours. Letting professors know that you are interested and care about their class can lay the foundation for a good semester.
Have you thought about becoming a Resident Assistant (RA) for the 2018/2019 school year? Applications are still available. Talk to your RA and stop by the Residence Life Office in Royce Hall to find out further details.
We are still in the winter months here in Wisconsin. If we get larger accumulations of snow, be sure to keep an eye out for a Snow Emergency to be declared for snow removal of parking lots and campus streets. Info will be emailed, posted on Facebook, and hung on doors and around the hall when that happens.
As a student, don't forget that you have access to the Pioneer Activity Center, as well as many sporting events with your student ID at no additional cost. Be sure to utilize these!
Finally, be sure to check out Boxes and Walls in February. This is an interactive museum in Southwest Hall that provides a historical perspective on various oppressed groups while creating situations where participants will experience discrimination or relive an event in history. Dates are February 7, 8, and 13 from 6-9pm. This educational and impactful experience will surely help you learn and grow as a human being.
Again, the staff and I are excited to have you all with us for the 2018 spring semester and look forward to getting to know you more!
Hall Involvement Team (HITs): HITs is up in full swing and we have a lot of fun activities planned for this semester. Be sure to connect with one of your wing representatives if you have ideas for programming that you would like to see.
As always, do not hesitate to stop by my office with any questions, or to just let me know how things are going.
Front Desk Tel: 608.342.7305
RA On-Call Tel: 608.778.8414
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Rm # Bridgeway Commons
1200 Southwest Road
Platteville, WI 53818-3301