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
It is hard to believe that we are almost to the half-way point of the semester! It is also hard to believe that we have already had some beautiful 50+ degree days. I am sure we’ll still have some cooler, wintery days before we make it all the way to spring. In the meantime, make sure that you are dressing appropriately for your walk to class. Even though it was in the 50s yesterday does not mean that shorts and a t-shirt will work today. Use your smart phone or computer to check the weather before you head out. It’s a long walk from Rountree to any of the academic buildings. It is always easier to take off a jacket and carry it when you get a little warm, as opposed to putting on a jacket you don’t have with you!
With March, comes a lot of exciting events happening in the hall and on campus. However, before highlighting those, remember to stay on top of your studies. I am sure many of you will have mid-terms, papers, and other projects that you have to complete within the next couple of weeks. Remember to put in the time NOW so you are not struggling to get out of the hole you’ve dug yourself into. It is always okay to ask for a little help. Your RAs and I are here for you. Don’t forget about all the other awesome resources that campus can provide as well. Check out additional resources on the Academic Support Programs website!
Spring Break: This is always an exciting (and usually much needed) break! Spring Break this year runs from March 24th to April 2. Make sure you are practicing healthy and safe behaviors over your break. Whether you are staying here on campus, heading home, or heading for a beach, make sure that you put yourself in a position to come back and finish the semester strong!
Summer Hall & Summer Storage: Coming soon, look for information on summer housing as well as summer storage. Summer housing is a great option if you are staying in the Platteville area this summer to work or take classes. Summer storage is a great option if you are returning to the residence halls in the fall and do not want to take everything home with you this summer.
Class Drop & Registration: The last day to drop classes with a “W” (withdrawal) noted on your transcripts is March 16, 2018. Class registration for the fall 2018 semester will be here before we know it. Make sure you are logging into PASS to learn your registrations date, and that you are setting up a time with your advisor to get your Advising PIN. More info can be found here on the Registrar’s website.
Friday Night Clubs (FNCs): Residence Life continues to host FNCs on a regular basis. In February, Rountree hosted a Trivia Night (thank you to all who attended, it was a great time!) Keep an eye out for new publicity each week with the upcoming FNCs!
Room Reservation: Make sure that you are reserving your room for next school year, fall 2018! If you have any questions, please come and see me or check out additional information on the Residence Life website.
Safety Tip of the Month: As we approach spring, inclement weather will become more common. Be sure to remain aware of potential for severe weather. In the case of severe weather, be sure to seek out appropriate shelter in your hall. Avoid windows and do not go outside to storm watch.
As always, please do not hesitate to stop by my office, located next to the front desk.