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
Hello Rountree Commons!
I hope you had a fun October and were able to get to many of the events that were happening on campus. In case you did not hear, Rountree Commons won Spirit for Homecoming 2018! Big shout out to the staff and residents who worked so hard.
It is hard to believe that November is already here. As we make the final push towards the second half of the semester, be sure to keep a few things in mind.
How are you doing in classes? Are you comfortable with where your grades are at? Do you know that there is work that still needs to be done before the end of the semester? Do you have no clue with where your grades stand? Whatever your case may be, make sure to check your course grades on and follow-up as necessary. It is not too late to make a final push to get those grades up. A great place to begin is with your instructor. Stop by during their office hours, set up an appointment, let them know if you are struggling. Other great campus resources include University Tutoring Services, Writing and Tutoring Center, First Year Experience, and the Testing Center.
Make that final push…you can do it!
Take Care of YOU!
With the weather changing towards cooler temperatures, we all know that cold and flu season will be very close to follow. Make sure you are taking care of you, both physically and mentally. Make sure that you are getting enough sleep, wash your bed sheets on a regular basis, wash your hands with soap and warm water, make sure you are eating healthy (don’t just load up on soda and pizza from Bridgeway), utilize Counseling Services if you are feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or just need someone to talk to.
Make sure you stop by Student Health Services (located on the second floor of Royce Hall) to get your free Flu shot!
Have some Fun!
As classes ramp up and finals approach, part of taking care of you is having a little fun. Continue to be involved and engaged on campus. Rountree is hosting a Trivia Night Friday Night Club on Friday, November 9th from 7:00 – 9:00pm. Get your friends together and come on down!
CPR has many fun events coming up, be sure to check out their page for more details.
Thanksgiving break begins at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, November 21st. Be sure to plan ahead for your trip home. Make sure your car starts, check the tires, and take home some of your summer clothes to make room for any winter jackets or clothing you’ll be bringing back!
If you are staying over Thanksgiving Break, please make sure you sign-up on the Residence Life website.
Class Registration is quickly approaching. Make sure you are talking with your advisor and coming up with a plan for your spring classes.
The last day to withdraw from a class that is not an 8-week course is Friday, November 9th.
Safety Tip of the Month
Lock up your valuables. Thefts can happen in a matter of seconds causing you to lose your laptop, phone, wallet, etc. Be sure to lock your door when you aren’t home or sleeping, don’t leave your items unattended on campus, and keep your vehicle locked.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me or stop by my office.