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
Leaves falling, pumpkin spice everything in the stores, cooler weather, homecoming, football…it must be October!
Can you believe we are already a quarter of the way through the semester as we kick off October? We are getting close to mid-terms so make sure you are prepping appropriately. Remember we have a lot of great resources on campus to help you succeed in your classes. Academic Support Programs provides a plethora of resources! From the Writing Center to countless tutoring and academic coaching options, third floor of Brigham is a great place to start with any of your academic needs. The last day to withdraw from a class is November 9th.
Rountree Commons Council (RTCC): RTCC 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. More to come after homecoming week!
Homecoming: Homecoming is the first week of October! It is a week packed full of fun events, and many great memories to be made. Full descriptions of the events can be found on-line. Even if you do not want to participate, you can always attend the events and cheer on your fellow Rountree residents to victory!
Fall Break: Fall break is also on the horizon, Friday, October 26. If you’re heading home for the extended weekend, look around your room and see if there is anything you haven’t touched since you unpacked it during move-in. Can you take it home? As our weather begins to cool down, grab those extra sweatshirts or jackets while you’re home over the break as well.
Annual Programs: From CPR events, Pickard’s Fright Fest, Dobson’s Trick-or-Treat, to Rountree’s Crime Scene Murder Mystery (Nov. 1), to Rountree's Diversity Week (October 15th - 19th) there are many great events all month. Be sure to keep an eye out for publicity!
Campus Events: The next United We Stand speaker is on October 18th, time TBD. In addition, the annual RHA/NRHH Blood Drive will be October 16th – 18th. Be sure to volunteer or donate if you can.
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.
As always, do not hesitate to stop by my office with any questions, or to just let me know how things are going.