Focus on Registration

These are my favorite days of the year! All the freshman and their parents are coming to campus over the next weeks to sign up for classes and learn about all the resources available to them when they start school in the fall.

The neat part about what we call FOCUS: R&R (which means First year Opportunties and Connections for UW-Green Bay Students: Registration and Resources) is that the students get separated from the parents and they get to know other new students to UWGB. The Parents all stay together and get to learn how to be a great UWGB parents.

The energy is high around campus and people are having fun getting to know their new home away from home.  When students leave R&R they have a class schedule, student ID and the confidence to know they are going to have a great time learning and growing personally for the next few years.

As an Admissions Adviser, R&R is one of the best days of the whole year because we see all the people we’ve talked to, toured, read about, and admitted.  I’m including some pictures from the last few days…enjoy!

UW-Green Bay Cheer Tryouts

The UW-Green Bay cheer squad will be conducting tryouts for the 2010-11 season in April. We are looking for talented young men and women who love exciting Packer games at Lambeau Field and exciting Phoenix basketball games. If you are interested, please contact Coach Ann Rodrian at rodriana@uwgb.edu for the exact dates and necessary forms. Guys, no previous cheer experience is necessary.

Senioritis Anyone?

I think I had senioritis as a Junior in high school~can any one else relate?
It’s getting to be that time of year when Seniors are feeling the senioritis bug biting pretty hard. Do whatever it takes to avoid this disease-it can really hurt your chances of success in college. Did you know that colleges do “take-backs?” They do-trust me.
Seniors get accepted to colleges during the fall of their senior year and then kinda sit back and enjoy Senior year not realizing that when you graduate, colleges get your final transcript from your high school. We see how bad senioritis really is…we see the low grades, dropped course or fluffy senior years. Evidence at UWGB shows that students whose gpa drops or they drop courses senior year tend to do poorly when they come to UWGB. So we have gotten a little tougher with senioritis victims- it’s called rescinding admissions (AKA: take-back).
So I know the senioritis disease is catchy and spreading in your high school. Avoid it. Do whatever you can to finish your senior year well. Trust me, you will be glad you did.
If you already have senioritis and you think it might be influencing your grade point average…let us know what’s going on. It’s much better to hear it from you rather than on your final transcript. We are here to help you-please don’t hesitate to contact us.