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 is flying by!
I hope all are having a great summer. Here in Rountree, we are preparing for the start of another school year. Rountree Facilities has been hard at work making sure the building is in tip-top shape while my fellow RDs and I have been preparing training for our RA staff. As you prepare to return to campus, or move-in for the first time, check out some of the helpful tips below.
Move-in Times: Below are the move-in dates and times for our students. For sports, marching band, and other early arrivals, your coach, director, or contact person will be working with you to let you know when you should be arriving to campus.
New Students: Saturday, September 1, from 8:00am - 1:00pm
Returning Students: Sunday, September 2, from 10:00am - 4:00 pm
Returning Students: Monday, September 3, from 10:00am - 4:00pm
Classes Begin: Tuesday, September 4
Packing List: Be sure to check out the Residence Life website for a helpful packing list. When room assignements come out in mid-July, be sure to contact your roommate and discuss who is bringing what (T.V., futon, gaming system, etc.) This way, you are not both packing items that you will just end up having double of.
Personal Data Form (PDF): Make sure you have your Personal Data Form printed out, completed, and with you at the time of your check-in. BOTH new and returning students need to fill this out. This will speed up your check-in process greatly! Many students have it...but it ends up being packed away, deep in a box and they can never quite remember which box. When you are packing up the car to head to Platteville, put your PDF in your glovebox or on your dashboard. Someplace where you will be able to grab it right away when you need to check-in.
Welcome Weekend: Welcome Weekend is a very exciting time! Come prepared to meet new people, get a lot of free stuff, and have a good time. Check out the Welcome Weekend schedule for more details!
Until then, have a great rest of your summer!!!