This Sunday, Sept. 28, Starting Point will be taking place from 4-8 p.m. in the 1965 Room. Starting Point is a leadership program hosted by Residence Life staff and organized by Area Coordinator Adam Novotny. The main role of Starting Point is to serve as a training session to student leaders involved in the various Residence Life leadership organizations, such as the Residence Hall and Apartment Association (RHAA), National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) and Community Councils (CCs). Area Coordinators will be presenting sessions that focus on the student leader’s role in community development, roll in their leadership group, group dynamics, programming and goal setting. The goal of Starting Point is to give all student leaders a similar message about their role in housing and inspire them for what they can accomplish this year. Starting Point also provides students from each group (RHAA, NRHH, CCs) the opportunity to meet other student leaders from a different organization and create working relations that can last throughout the whole year.
If you’re not currently involved in RHAA, NRHH or CCs but wish to attend Starting Point, contact your Area Coordinator.
Abigail Frye is our first RA in the spotlight this year!
This is Abby’s first year as an RA, wanting to become an RA to “gain leadership skills while also being able to help residents have a good on-campus living experience.”
In her short time in the position so far, Abby said that being an RA has taught her important leadership skills. She has also made good memories such as participating in and watching skits at RA camp during RA training.
There are many benefits of being an RA but Abby said that her favorite part is making positive connections with her residents and “really enjoys working with the amazing Res Life staff!”
Abby is an English major with an emphasis in Literature and a minor in Communication.
Her favorite part of being a student at UWGB is how welcoming the campus is, saying “it’s a great feeling knowing that there are a lot of people on campus who really want you to succeed.”
Abby accredits being involved on campus with different departments and organizations as her biggest accomplishment as a UWGB student.
Thank you Abby for all that you do!
Looking for something fun to do with friends? The Community Center has games and sports equipment that are available to check-out for free. Also available are basic tools and the mallets necessary to modify your bed configuration. The following sports equipment is available:
- Soccer Balls
- Croquet Sets
- Volleyball/Badminton Net
- Disk Golf Sets
- Bocce Ball Sets
There is also a wide variety of board games available including Yahtzee, Twister, Trivial Pursuit, Scrabble and many more.
The Residence Life Leadership Development Certificate is a series of sessions designed to help students identify and develop their own leadership skills. All students are welcome to participate, whether they live on campus or not. In order to complete the certificate program, students must complete two required and six recommended sessions, which are a minimum of 90 minutes in length. There is no cost for the sessions but we recommend registering online to ensure your spot. To sign up for sessions and for more information, click here.
Dates and Times
- Sunday, September 21: 7:00-8:30 pm – Group Dynamics, 1965 Room
- Wednesday, September 24: 7:00-8:30 pm – Ethics and Integrity, 1965 Room
- Sunday, October 5: 7:00-8:30 pm – Time Management, 1965 Room
- Tuesday, October 14: 7:00-8:30 pm – Confrontation Skills, 1965 Room
- Sunday, October 19: 7:00-8:30 pm -Ethics and Integrity, 1965 Room
- Thursday, October 23, 7:00-8:30 pm – Time Management, 1965 Room
- Wednesday, October 29, 7:00-8:30 pm – Group Dynamics, 1965 Room
- Sunday, November 2, 7:00-8:30 pm, – Assertiveness, Aggressiveness & Passivity, 1965 Room
- Wednesday, November 12, 6:30-8:00 pm, – Assertiveness, Aggressiveness & Passivity, 1965 Room
- Sunday, November 16, 7:00-8:30 pm, – Confrontation Skills, 1965 Room
Also, there are two collaborative sessions that will also count towards the completion of the certificate program. For more information and to sign up for sessions, click here.
Dates and Times
- Wednesday, September 17, 5:30-8:00 pm – Leadership Bootcamp: Leadership Basics, Phoenix Room A
- Tuesday, November 11, 5:30-8:00 pm – Leadership Bootcamp: Conquering Conflict, 1965 Room
The Winter Olympic Games are over but your opportunity to be an Olympian and test your skills in a variety of areas will occur this Sunday, September 7th thanks to Residence Life Olympics! Teams will be created by building, allowing buildings to go head-to-head. Residence Life Olympics will begin at 3:00 pm in Residence Life, specifically at the Phoenix Park. Come meet new friends and show your building pride at Residence Life Olympics!
New this year, UW-Green Bay will be launching Virtual Parking Permits. This means that for the 2014-2015 academic year there will be no more paper permits for your guests. Simply register your guest online with their license plate by following these easy steps:
- Go to our website: www.uwgb.edu/housing
- Click on myResLink in the ?Ask.GB.Housing box on the left side of the screen.
- Scroll down until you see the Guest Registration and click on the Login Now button to the right of it.
- Click on Students Login Here and enter in your username and password.
- On the left hand side, click on Campus Box/Guests. Then click on Register a Guest.
- Complete the guest registration form and hit complete.
Congratulations – you’ve successfully registered a guest!
Now that you’re all moved in it’s time for the fun to start! Great Beginnings Week, or GB Week, kicks off the school year the right way. GB week is filled with exciting activities and opportunities for all students on campus. The week starts off on Saturday, August 30th, with a trip to Bay Beach and a women’s volleyball game at noon followed by campus beautification and other fun activities to round out the night. Other activities in the week include buck- a hole days at Shorewood Golf Course, ResLife Olympics, Shopko Night, as well as sporting events including men’s and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball games. The complete GB Week schedule can be found here. Make sure to get out and have some fun. Welcome to Green Bay!
The day is finally here: move-in day! By some miracle you’ve managed to pack everything in your car and you’re on your way to campus to get your year at started at UW-Green Bay and we can’t wait to have you here! Filled with excitement, and many other emotions, move-in day can be a stressful time. We at Residence Life are here to let you know what to expect on move-in day as well as provide some tips and guidance.
Freshmen move-in day is Thursday, August 28th from 8:30 am to 12 pm.
You should arrive on campus during your scheduled check in time. You’ll want to park near your new home (assigned building of residence) but before you can access your room you must check in at your assigned check in station. You will want to make sure you have your ID card with you during the check in process. While you check in, it is suggested that your friends and family begin to unload your car so you’re all ready to move in once you have been checked in. Once your car has been unloaded move it the nearest parking lot before getting started on getting your room organized. There will be lots of help available to assist you in unpacking and taking things to your room as well as opportunities to meet members of the campus community.
Within 72 hours of moving in you will need to fill out a Room Condition Report after inspecting your room. On the Room Condition Report you will need to make note of:
- Missing items
- Normal wear and tear and minor damages that don’t require a timely repair
- Cleaning requests for rooms or apartments that were not in a move in ready condition
- Repair requests for items that need repair as soon as possible.
We are so excited to have you on campus. See you very soon!
Residence Life would like to welcome back Juan Sebastian Garcia Medina as today’s SHA in the spotlight. This will be Sebastian’s second summer as a Summer Housing Assistant. “I liked the work, the environment, the pace we worked at, and my coworkers,” said Sebastian when asked what made him return to the position for another summer.
His favorite part of being a SHA is working in guest services in general. This summer Sebastian’s goal is to make sure that anyone who decided to live on campus during the summer has a good experience.
Sebastian credits that his time as a SHA gave him the ability to make decent looking bulletin boards.
As a junior here at UWGB, Sebastian is studying Human Biology, health science and cytotechnology. In his free time Sebastian enjoys listening to jazz, hanging with friends and going to concerts.
Want to know a couple fun facts about Sebastian? He is from Columbia and likes to play the Harmonica.
Welcome back Sebastian and thank you for all that you do!