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
Summer break has arrived!
Congratulations on making it through another finals week, Pioneers. I hope your hard work of studying paid off. I am sure many of you will be working summer jobs, internships, taking summer classes, etc. No matter what you are doing, make sure you take some time to kick back and relax. If you will not be returning next year, best of luck with your next adventures. If you are, we'll be excited for your return. Rountree Commons Facility staff is already hard at it getting the building in tip-top shape for fall 2018!
Be sure to be checking your email as well as the Residence Life website for further information on move-in as that date gets closer. If you'll be an incoming student, the website has a helpful packing list as you prepare to move to campus for the first time. However, you will learn much more at New Student Registration (NSR) this summer. Be sure to bring your questions!
If you are taking summer classes this summer and still looking for a place to stay, check out information about summer hall below. If you are a returning student and would like to move in early and help out new students, check out the information below about welcome crew.
Summer Hall: Are you taking classes on campus over the summer or working in the area? Do you need a place to live? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then you should consider staying on campus in Southwest Hall! Stay for the whole summer or for a couple of weeks. Fill out an application and let Residence Life know if you are interested. For $120 per week, you get a great place to live without the hassle of utilities.
Welcome Crew: If you are looking to have a positive impact on our new students in the fall, to be an active member of the residence hall community, to promote an inclusive environment, and have a strong work ethic, then you should think about applying to be part of welcome crew for next fall. Applications were emailed out, but you can always stop by and get on from me. Applications are due to the Resident Directors by Friday, May 25, 2018.
Have a great summer!!!