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Housing and Residence Life

Go Green and Donate!

After packing your belongings to move out of housing, do you have any unneeded items? Go Green and Donate them! Residence Life is collaborating with the Sustainability Committee, the UWGB Campus Cupboard, and St. Vincent de Paul for our annual donations and e-waste collections drive from May 1-14.

We will be collecting items such as non-perishable food items, clothing, kitchen items, shoes, school supplies, books, and household items! In addition, we will also be collecting electronic waste at the Community Center. Below are all of our donation locations:

Community Center – Multipurpose Room (E-Waste)

Keith Pamperin Hall – 1st Floor Lounge

Ed Thompson Hall – 1st Floor Lobby

Richard Liebl Hall – 1st Floor Lobby

Tom Haevers Hall – 1st Floor Lobby

John Robishaw Hall – 1st Floor Lobby

Donald Harden Hall – 1st Floor Lobby

Roy Downham Hall – 1st Floor Lobby

In addition to these buildings, we will also be collecting Electronic Waste in the lower level of the Community Center (Multipurpose Room). Electronic Waste Items include:

  • TVs
  • Computers (desktop, laptop, netbook, and tablets)
  • Desktop printers
  • Computer monitors
  • DVD players, DVRs, and VCRs
  • Microwave ovens
  • Cell phones
  • Gaming Devices

Thank you for supporting our initiative to Go Green! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by email, housing@uwgb.edu or by phone at (920) 465-2040.

End of the Year Closing Information

Another year has quickly gone by and it is already time for summer! Before you leave campus for summer, there are a few things that you need to do. The following is a list of things to do before leaving campus!

Your Housing Contract Ends on Saturday, May 13 at 4:00pm

This means that all belongings must be removed, your room or apartment must be cleaned, and the room vacant by this time unless arrangements have been made for summer housing.

Check-Out Procedures

All students must complete the online “Express Check-Out“, if you do not have access to a computer, the Community Center has a computer kiosk available on the first and second. Failure to do so will result in a $50 improper checkout charge. Please do not complete Express Check-Out until you are about to leave as your door access will be terminated upon completion.

Submit your Maintenance Requests Now!

If you are aware of items in need of report in your room or apartment before moving out, please submit your maintenance requests now online. Your room will be inspected after you move-out and you will be charged for any damages, missing items, and/or cleaning.  Normal wear and tear items will not result in a charge.

24-Hour Quiet Hours

Out of respect for all students preparing for finals, quiet hours will be posted in your buildings. Resident Assistants will be particularly sensitive to noise levels and failure to comply with the hours set in place could result in disciplinary action.

Do you have any items you no longer need?

If you have items you no longer need, there will be collection containers in the Community Center for non-perishable food items, clean clothing, school supplies, and household items in good working condition. Collection bins will also be available in the private bedroom apartment buildings and Roy Downham Hall. Any unusable e-waste (TVs, computers, cell phones, printers, etc.) can be brought to the e-waste collection site in the lower level of the Community Center.

Mailroom & Address Changes

Please empty your mailbox and pick up all packages before leaving campus. To update your mailing address from the University, log into your SIS account and update your mailing address. Also, do not forget to update your address with any credit card or phone companies, magazines, banks, etc.

Check your UWGB e-mail, or visit our website, for more information on move-out procedures as well as a cleaning checklist to make sure you are not charged any additional cleaning costs prior to your departure. If you have questions, please contact the Office of Residence Life at (920) 465-2040 or by e-mail at housing@uwgb.edu. Good luck on final exams and thanks for another amazing year!

March OTMs

Even though it’s well into April, we cannot forget to honor our amazing OTM winners for the month of March!

Executive Board Member: Jessica Pittner written by Danielle Tackett

First Year Student: Jacqueline Fieck written by Holly Umentum

Organization: Feminists for Action written by Taylor Steele

Resident Assistant: Holly Umentum written by Wynne Larson

Spotlight: Social Work Department written by Taylor Steele

Congrats to all of our amazing OTM winners for the month of March! If you see any of them around be sure to congratulate them!

ResFest 2017

On Friday, May 5 from 3:00pm until 6:00pm, the Residence Hall and Apartment Association (RHAA) is hosting ResFest 2017 in Phoenix Park located outside of the University Union. ResFest 2017 is an end of the year event held right before finals to give students an opportunity to celebrate an amazing year with friends. ResFest 2017 will be a beach party themed event and will host activities such as lei necklace making, hula skirt dance competitions, and limbo. In addition to these fun events, RHAA will host their end of the year Bingo during ResFest with the

IMG_2286opportunity for students to win some fabulous prizes including a Kindle Fire and a Roku Express.

We are excited to announce that for a second year, ResFest will include an inflatable obstacle course, jousting ring, henna, balloon art, and face painting. Of course the question on every student’s mind is: what about food? ResFest will have a plethora of snack options including sno-cones, cotton candy, popcorn, hot dogs, churros, and assorted beverages. The National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) has partnered with RHAA to sponsor some delicious ice cream treats and sherbet pushups.

The best part: All of these activities, snacks, and prizes are FREE! That’s right! If your student is looking for something fun to do to celebrate their accomplishments and have a great time unwinding with friends before the stress of final exams, encourage them to be in Phoenix Park on Friday, May 5 at 3:00pm.

For 2017, RHAA has also collaborated with UW-Green Bay Public Safety to bring back a popular attraction from the past. Public Safety will be hosting a Dunk-A-Cop dunk tank where students will be able to purchase an opportunity to sink their favorite officers. All proceeds from the Dunk-A-Cop activity will be donated to the Public Safety Scholarship for current UWGB students.

 

 

 

The Survey Says

Each November, the Office of Residence Life administers its annual Resident Satisfaction Survey.

The purpose of the survey is to assess student satisfaction with housing programs, services and facilities.  Of the survey group (1911 students living on campus), 1158 students or 60% responded to this year’s survey.  Following are some highlights of the results:

Learning, Academic Performance, and Retention

  • Living on campus positively contributes to student learning with 90% or 938 of students indicating that living on campus impacted their learning
  • The same is true of academic performance with 88% or 919 of students indicating that the on-campus housing experience contributed to their academic performance
  • Housing accommodations have an impact on retention with 86.3% or 832 students surveyed
    indicating that that living on campus impacted their decision to return to UW-Green Bay next year
  • Students overall are satisfied with their housing experience with 89% or 946 students indicating being extremely to moderately satisfied
  • 86% or 913 of respondents indicated that living on campus extremely to moderately contributed to a sense of belonging to this institution
  • Students also indicated a high level of satisfaction with housing services and facilities with 91% and 86% satisfaction ratings respectively

The Office of Residence Life uses information from the survey to improve programs, services, and facilities for on-campus students.  We look forward to the opportunity to serve your student in 2017-18.

 

End-of-the-Year Check-Out

With the end of the academic year approaching, it is important for your student to prepare for end-of-the-year closing and the room and apartment check-out process.  The academic year housing contract ends on Saturday, May 13 at 4:00 p.m. Students are required to vacate their accommodations by this date and time otherwise an improper check-out fee will be assessed.

In order to avoid cleaning charges, students must clean their room or apartment thoroughly. This includes but is not limited to cleaning all surfaces, walls, furniture, medicine cabinet, appliances, cupboards and countertops (if applicable), toilet, shower, vanity/sink, and the bathroom floor.  Carpeted areas must be vacuumed and the vinyl or tile floor in the bathroom area mopped.   For a detailed checklist of cleaning responsibilities, please see: www.uwgb.edu/housing

The final step in the process is for your student to complete the online Express Check-out process by visiting the housing web site.  Students who do not check out of their room or apartment will be assessed an improper checkout fee.

Our goal is to minimize charges to students by providing detailed instructions and having Resident Assistants work with your student to complete a Responsibility for Cleaning Form with their roommates.  If your student has questions, please direct them to the Office of Residence Life or their Resident Assistant.

Go Green & Donate!

Residence Life is partnering with the UW-Green Bay Campus Cupboard and St. Vincent de Paul to sponsor our annual donations drive from May 1 – May 14.

The UWGB Campus Cupboard provides students food, clothing, and household items at no charge.  St. Vincent de Paul works to meet many of the same needs in the Green Bay area.

We are collecting items that your students may no longer need such as non-perishable food items, clothing, kitchen items, shoes, school supplies, books, or other household items.  Collection stations will be located throughout housing.

Your students may also drop off unwanted electronics at the Community Center, Lower Level.  Items that will be accepted include:

  • TVs
  • Computers including desktop, laptops, and tablets
  • Other computer accessories including monitors, mice, keyboards and speakers
  • Desktop printers including those that scan, fax and/or copy
  • DVD players, VCRs, and DVRs
  • Microwave ovens
  • Cell phones
  • Gaming devices

Encourage your student to show their school colors by going green and donating to these great causes which benefit UW-Green Bay students and the greater Green Bay community. Thousands of pounds of items are diverted from landfills each year through donations made to this program by our on-campus students.

Welcome from the Director of Residence Life

Wow, that went fast! This phrase comes to mind every spring as I reflect upon the end of yet another academic year. I would guess that your UWGB student is looking back on these last several months with the same thought. How could this year have been anything but a blur? Between the rigors of a full-time academic course load, making friends, seeking out employment and getting involved in activities/organizations, it had to have been an action-packed year. I hope they have created many happy memories to take with them into the summer. gail

As I sit down to write this, our office is in the midst of the re-contracting process for the 2017-2018 year. By the looks of things, we’re going to bebursting at the seams come fall. If your student has been undecided about living on campus next year and up until now has passed on the opportunity to sign a housing contract – there’s still time. Review the information contained in this newsletter about contracting, and if you have questions be sure to give us a call. We’ll do what we can in order to ensure your student has a bed on campus come August.

I want you to know what a pleasure it’s been to serve you and your student. For many of you, I know your student’s transition to college was not without challenge. Thank you for supporting them from home and know that we did our best to offer up assistance and campus resources as needed. Together we made a good team! Most of our residents will be leaving campus for the summer and returning home. Enjoy them and be sure to ask lots of questions about all that they experienced at UWGB. I’m sure they’ll appreciate your interest. If your student would prefer to stay on campus for the summer, we can make that happen too. We may even have a job for them! Check out the entirety of this newsletter for more information.

Thanks again for your involvement this year! If your student is returning to campus housing, then we’ll be sure to catch you with these newsletters again starting in the fall. Enjoy your summer!

 

Gail Sims-Aubert

Director, Office of Residence Life

Upcoming Programs

Looking for something to do on campus? Here are some of the upcoming program that Residence Life has for you in the next few months.

4/13/2017 – Share Your Hair

11:00am-4:00pm (University Union – Booth Across from Bookstore)

Looking for a change and want to donate to a worthwhile cause? Donate your hair to CWHL (Children With Hair Loss) in April! A licensed beautician will be on site to cut anyone’s hair that is at least 8 in, clean, and dry. All hair will go towards the donation of wigs to children with hair loss. UWGB Love Your Melon will be there with a computer to order LYM Gear as well!

4/22/2017 – Community Service Day

9:00am-4:00pm (Various Locations)

Community Service Day is a great way for you to give back to your community. Volunteer at locations such as the YMCA, Green Bay Botanical Garden, Boys & Girls Club, Howe Community Center, St. Vincent DePaul, and Borenmann’s Nurshing Home. The day will be broken into two shifts, 9am-Noon & 1pm-4pm. Following both shifts everyone will return to the Mauthe Center for a social and evaluation. Volunteers will receive a FREE t-shirt, if registered by April 14, and FREE food, if registered by April 19. Volunteer with us and give back to the Green Bay community! Register Online at: http://uwgreenbay.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bmEwY8SQBeuq4wB

4/23/2017 – Gamerpalooza

5:30pm-9:00pm (Phoenix Rooms)

Come join Residence Life and Gnome-Games for a GAMERPALOOZA! Come play games such as Werewolf, Cards Against Humanity, the classics, Settlers of Catan, and more. Enjoy friends, free food, and fun. Some pretty cool prizes are up for grabs as well!

4/26/2017 – PAWS and Relax

3:00pm-6:00pm (Mauthe Center)

Come to the Mauthe Center from 3-6pm on Wednesday, April 26th for some great relaxation activities! There will be coloring, stress ball making, puzzles, meditation, and an ASMR sound room! Also, the Packerland Kennel Club Dogs will be there, from 4-5pm!!! Come relax with some great activities, snacks, tea, and other drinks!

5/05/2017 – ResFest

3:00pm-6:00pm (Phoenix Park)

Celebrate the end of the semester which our beach-themed bash! There will be Henna art, giant inflatables, free food, Bingo, and much more! Join us in Phoenix Park for games, food, and fun!

 

A Student’s Guide to Priority Numbers

Re-Contracting may have just ended, but we are not finished yet! You have already signed your housing contract, now it is time to think about WHERE you are going to be living next year.

Today the Office of Residence Life sends out Room Selection Priority Numbers. This number includes both the date and time at which you can select your desired room for the 2017-18 academic year during the Room Selection Event on March 29th & 30th in the University Union Phoenix Rooms.

Many students wonder “What do I do with my priority number?”, “How was it assigned to me?”, or “My desired roommate has a higher priority number, what do I do?”, well you have questions and we have answers! Here is a quick breakdown of what your Priority Number means and how to use it:

Your priority number is assigned to you based on three criteria: 1) the number of semesters you have lived in housing, 2) credits earned, and 3) a random number system to provide quality service and minimize long lines and waiting. When arriving at the Room Selection Event all students MUST BRING with them their Room Selection Ticket which contains your priority number, the date, and time you were assigned to choose you room.

If one of your desired roommates has an earlier selection time, only one person has to show up at that time with ALL of your desired roommates’ room selection tickets to select the room. If not all roommates will be present at Room Selection (which is just fine) discuss ahead of time a second or third room option as your first may not be available.

If none of your desired roommates are available at the earliest room selection time please come to the Office of Residence Life Community Center between 9am and 4pm (M-F) by March 28th.  There is a form that you will need to complete to allow Residence Life Staff to assign you to one of your desired housing options for 2017-18 based on availability.

With any specific questions regarding Priority Numbers, Room Selection Tickets, or the Room Selection Event, please contact the Office of Residence Life by e-mail at housing@uwgb.edu or by phone at (920) 465-2040.

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