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
Happy December Rountree Commons!
It is hard to believe that the fall 2017 semester is coming to a close. While it is fun to reflect on the semester thus far, don’t forget about that final push to the end. The biggest thing left is of course, FINALS! Be sure to check out the schedule if you are still unsure when your finals are or just need some general information.
As finals approach, make sure you are utilizing resources and asking for assistance if needed. Here are a few tips to try and boost those final grades just a bit more!
• Be sure to check out the many resources campus has to offer. You never know what little tips and tricks they can share with you. A great place to start is with Academic Support Programs.
• Utilize your professors and their office hours! Professors are people too. They enjoy it when students stop by their office and ask questions or just say high.
• Study however works best for you. If that is by putting together a study group, then find friends and classmates that will hold you accountable and help you study. If you study best by finding a quiet space in the library, then do that. Do what works for you!
• Don’t be afraid to ask your RA for tips! They are a great resource as well and have gone through a couple semesters here at UW-Platteville.
• Don’t pull all-nighters. Research and studies show that all-nighters actually do more harm than good. Your brain needs that time you sleep to process and store all the knowledge you are trying to learn.
• Just like you brain needs sleep, your brain also needs time to relax outside of just sleep. Make sure you are taking small study break. Whether it’s going for a walk around campus, watching a 30 minute episode of your favorite show, or playing a quick game, it will help your brain relax and be ready to go when you get back to studying.
Once you have made it through your finals, you will be responsible for checking out for the semester. Be sure to sign up with your RA starting Friday, December 15th for that check out time. If you are returning for the spring, the process is fairly easy and we will look forward to seeing you in 2018. If you are moving or leaving, make sure you are working with your RA to properly check out. The hall closes for break at 6:00 pm on Friday, December 22rd.
Snow Emergency for Parking (SEP): All residents should be receiving a brochure that explains our procedures when a snow emergency for parking is declared. It is YOUR responsibility to move your vehicle and be aware of the process. When an SEP is declared, there will be emails sent out, Facebook posts, fliers in the lobby and on your wing, and additional information put in your mailboxes.
Want to be an RA!?: Believe it or not, it is time to start thinking about RA applications for the 2018/2019 school year. There will be an in-hall RA informational night December 5th at 7:11pm in the Rountree Classroom. Then, on December 6th at 7:00pm in Velzy Commons is the Department’s RA Marketing Night. Come to meet some of the staff from each hall.
Graduates: If you are graduating in December, CONGRATULATIONS! We are proud of you and wish you the best in your journey!
Safety Tip of the Month: Practicing good hygiene habits is the first step to preventing the spread of illness. Be sure to wash your hands regularly to avoid the spread of germs. If you are not feeling well, be sure to take good care of yourself by getting plenty of rest, washing your hands, and seeking professional help if your illness continues. Student Health Services on campus offers free flu shots to all students, so take advantage of this if you haven’t yet!
Best of luck with finals and I hope you all have a great Holiday Season.