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Housing and Residence Life

Visiting Your Student in Housing

In many instances, our students choose to travel home when it’s time to visit family. However, we want families to know that you are welcome to visit your student on campus. As you make plans to do so, please follow these practices for parking and visitor registration.

For your convenience, fifteen-minute parking zones are located near most of the residence halls and apartments on campus if you are just picking up or dropping off. However if you park in the parking lots near housing, you need to be registered to avoid a parking citation.

Students are required to register their guest’s vehicles online. Notification of the guest registration

is shared with University Police, which alerts officers to which vehicles should not be ticketed. If your student intends to host a visitor in their room or apartment, and that person will be bringing a vehicle to campus, they should follow these steps to register both the visitor and their vehicle:

#1 – Go to www.uwbg.edu/housing
#2 – Click on myResLink
#3 – Scroll down to Guest Registration and click the ‘Login Now’ icon
#4 – Click the ‘Students Login Here’ icon and enter username/password
#5 – Click on ‘Campus Box/Guests’ and again on ‘Register a Guest’
#6 – Enter all requested information

All vehicles must be parked so the license plate can clearly be seen from the driving lane.

For additional questions regarding parking permits, regulations, or citations please visit www.uwgb.edu/publicsafety/parking or contact the Parking office at 920-465-2301.

More information about guest registration and the Residence Life guest policy can be found at www.uwgb.edu/housing

 

Phoenix Cares

Phoenix Cares Logo

Each student matters at UW- Green Bay, regardless of which one of our four campuses they are attending.  Student success is the goal of every member of the Phoenix family.   However, sometimes students need a little help when life hits a bump in the road. The Dean of Students Office at UW-Green Bay has a program entitled Phoenix Cares to help support students when they need it the most.

The Phoenix Cares website offers information for students needing help with academics, mental health, personal safety, food resources, and even homelessness. Resources are available both on and off campus depending on the issue. It is a one-stop shop to meet for our students most serious needs outside of the classroom.

The website is also a place to ask for help or report someone who needs help using our three web forms. Anyone, student, employee, or parent, can submit information about bias incidents, students who are in a difficult place and need professional assistance, or just general concerns about the campus. Think of it as a place to tell someone, when you aren’t sure who to tell. From the Phoenix Cares website we can route concerns to the best resources to help students. So please, encourage your student to say something about that friend they are worried about, or do it yourself. The sooner we know, the sooner we can help. Check out the webpage at www.uwgb.edu/phoenix-cares/

 

How Can I Send My Student a Package or Letter?

The Student Mailroom is located in the Hendrickson Community Center and serves over 1950 residents at UW-Green Bay.  On average, student employees process over 25,000 packages and mail items during the academic year alone. Each student resident is assigned a campus mailbox that they typically keep throughout their stay in campus housing. All items delivered to the Student Mailroom must be addressed properly to ensure accurate/timely delivery. Do you want to send a package or letter to your student?  Address packages and mail per the format below:

Full Name
Campus Mailbox # (student’s campus box number)
Building Street Address
Green Bay, WI 54311-7070

Campus mailbox numbers are not public information. Full mailing addresses for all student residents are found in SIS, and can be provided to you by your student.

It can mean the world to a homesick student to receive a card or letter from home!  If you have questions, be sure to call our office, (920) 465-2040, so that we can help ensure receipt of your student’s mail and parcels.

 

Developing Leadership Skills Through Residence Life Engagement

Students who participate in extracurricular activities in college get better grades and are more satisfied with their overall college experience. Taking part in clubs, organizations, intramurals and other events allows students to meet others and create connections. Many of the skills learned though involvement opportunities will transfer into job skills and make students better applicants when entering the job market.

Residence Life offers many ways for students to be engaged in learning and having fun. Listed below are some of our most popular Residence Life student groups.

  • Residence Hall and Apartment Association – RHAA is a student group who plan events and serves as the student government board for Residence Life. Students who join this group have the opportunity to discuss and vote on recommendations to the Office of Residence Life for changes or improvements. This group creates and implements programs for residents to meet other people, make connections, and learn about themselves and others! Meetings are every Wednesday starting at 5:15pm in the 1965 Room in the University Union. RHAA web page.
  • Event Planning In Communities – EPIC is a group of students who come together to plan programs and activities for other residents with the help and guidance of a full time professional staff member who serves as an advisor. In the past they have hosted game nights, ice cream socials, Halloween events and many other fun activities. Any student living on campus can join EPIC which meets on Wednesday evenings. Contact Jeff Willems, Area Coordinator for Residence Life, for details. willemsj@uwgb.edu
  • Safe And Inclusive Living – The SAIL community is a campus housing alternative in which two or more students mutually agree to share a university apartment composed of individual bedrooms regardless of the occupant’s sex, gender identity, gender expression, and/or sexual orientation. This year, SAIL will be sponsoring discussion groups and activities for the entire campus regardless of whether residents live in SAIL. For more information, please contact Advisor MJ Miller at millerm@uwgb.edu.

If none of these groups sound right for your student, you may want to direct your student to the list of Student Organizations on the Student Life website. UWGB boasts more than 100 student groups, clubs and organizations in which student can get involved with other like-minded students.  https://www.uwgb.edu/student-organizations/student-org-directory/

Student engagement = student success!

Re-Contracting for 2020-21 Housing

Students who currently live in on-campus housing will soon need to decide if they are living on-campus for the 2020-21 academic year. Students who currently are contracted for housing have the option to re-contract and stay on-campus next academic year.

Re-contracting has its benefits! Students who re-contract will:

  • Be eligible for year-round housing contracts – Need housing for the summer and academic year? No problem! Year-round housing contracts also guarantee students a space in our private bedroom apartments from May 2020 to May 2021.
  • Select their own housing prior to new incoming students – Students who re-contract will select from our three housing options on-campus (residence hall, shared-bedroom apartment, and private-bedroom apartments) in March. Re-contracting students are the first group to select housing for the 2020-2021 academic year.
  • Have the option to choose their own roommates – Students who want to live with specific people can choose to live with up to four other students.
  • Have the option to keep the same room/apartment they had this year (Room Retention) – if a student really liked where they lived last year, they can retain their space and live there again next year. Room retention is dependent on the building and the contract. For more details, your student can contact our office at (920) 465-2040.
  • Not have to pay the deposit again – deposits roll over from year to year if a student lives consistently on-campus.

The re-contracting process opens on Monday, November 18 at 9:00 a.m. and ends on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

Regardless of accommodations type, students enjoy the following amenities: private bathrooms, furnished rooms and apartments, high-speed internet access including Wi-Fi, high definition cable television service, and laundry facilities in each building.

We hope that your student has had a positive living experience on campus, and chooses to return to campus housing for another year. Many of our students remain on campus through graduation due to the variety of living options, and the many opportunities to grow and learn in a residential setting.

If your student has questions about the re-contracting process, please have them visit the Office of Residence Life, call (920) 465-2040, or email housing@uwgb.edu.

 

Welcome UWGB Parents & Families!

Gail Sims-Aubert

UWGB Parents & Families,

The hope is that by now your UWGB student is calling and texting with all kinds of exciting news about their academic success, newly formed friendships and their involvement in campus activities. For some, moving away from home for the first time and into an unfamiliar environment can be overwhelming and life changing for all members of the family. For both you and your student, these first few weeks may have been filled with anxiety as all strive to settle in to the ‘new normal’. Whether your student is one of those who is charging fast forward into their college experience or one that is being a tad more cautious, please know that the Office of Residence Life is ready to collaborate with you in order to provide the assistance that is most appropriate for your college student.

This e-newsletter is intended to be a resource for you so that you too, can be equipped with answers to your college student’s questions – there will be a lot of them! This publication will be produced quarterly, and we will actively strive to provide you with information that will directly benefit your student while they reside in campus housing. I have every confidence you will find these updates to be a good source of information about what students who choose to live on campus are experiencing or what they need to know to successfully navigate the academic year. However, if there are questions that this newsletter doesn’t answer, all you need to do is send your student our way. There is a Resident Assistant (RA), an Area Coordinator (AC) or an office staff member available to them 24 hours a day. Thank you for the support you give them every day, and thank you for allowing us to partner with them to create a memorable and educational out-of-classroom experience.

Sincerely,
Gail Sims-Aubert
Director
Office of Residence Life
920-465-2040 / simsg@uwgb.edu

New University Chief of Police Welcomes Students

 

Chief of Police Photo

On behalf of the members of the UW-Green Bay Police Department, I would like to take a moment to share a little about our department. I encourage you to look through our website and learn about our mission, our officers, and about the many services that we provide to the UW-Green Bay community.  Here you will find important information about campus safety, crime prevention, crime statistics, criminal alerts, and programs offered by our department. https://www.uwgb.edu/public-safety/chief-s-welcome/chiefs-welcome/

The responsibility for the overall safety and law enforcement services for the University rests with the UW-Green Bay Police Department. The men and women of the University Police continually strive to provide an environment where all members of the community can safely learn, work, live and visit. Our efforts are greatly enhanced when members of the campus community take an active role in personal safety and crime prevention. Please encourage your students to report any suspicious activity or crimes to the University Police at 465-2300 (non-emergency) or 911 (emergency).

Our full service police department serves the campus community 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. In addition to patrol operations and emergency response, our officers interact with the students on a regular basis. Our department offers multiple free training courses (Self Defense, Active Shooter training, AED, etc.) as well as many community policing activities (coffee with a cop, bowling with a cop, group presentation, etc.).  I encourage your student to take part in these programs.

The campus will communicate emergency messages to students in a number of ways (e mails, Public Address systems, electronic notification, etc.). Our most effective way of communicating to students is through an emergency text program called GB Alert. Your students can sign up to receive these emergency text messages free of charge at:
https://www.uwgb.edu/public-safety/emergency-information/gb-alert-emergency-notification-system/

If you or your student have additional questions about our department please feel free to e mail us at police@uwgb.edu or call us at (920) 465-2300.

David E. Jones
Chief of Police

Summer Staff Spotlight

Tommy M

Here are The Office of Residence Life, we value the art put into our work. Thanks to Tommy Mlodzik we are able to have great quality graphics. Tommy is our Graphic Design Intern this summer. He works with our staff on making the best pieces of art for our students.

Tommy comes from Appleton, Wisconsin. He will be entering his senior year, double majoring in studio art (emphasis in ceramics) and design arts. Tommy enjoys the art of nature and sunsets around campus when he isn’t working. Thank you for a great summer Tommy!

Fast Facts!

Name: Tommy Mlodzik

Hometown: Appleton, Wisconsin

Year in School: Senior

Major: Double Studio Art (Emphasis in Ceramics) and Design Arts

Position in Residence Life: Graphic Design Intern

Favorite part about UWGB: The Nature and Sunsets

Favorite Class/Professor: Advanced Ceramics/Minkyu Lee

Best study spot on campus: Studio Arts/the wooden bridge by the old tennis courts

Are you a cat or dog person: Animal Lover

Best piece of advice you ever received: “Love”

If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would it be: Someone not busy, so I could sleep for a while

If you were stranded on an island and could only bring three items, what would they be: Some fireworks, rum, and Captain Jack Sparrow

Summer Staff Spotlight

Spotlight Jeremy

As the summer comes to an end, we have one more summer student employee to recognize. Jeremy Gobert is joining us for the first time as a Business Service Assistant. Jeremy comes to us from Crandon, Wisconsin. He will be entering his sophomore year of college, majoring in Biology. After working with us all summer, Jeremy’s favorite part about Residence Life was the amazing staff. When not working at The Hendrickson’s Community Center, Jeremy loves to binge watch everything.

Thank you for a great summer Jeremy!

Fast Facts!

Name: Jeremy Gobert

Hometown: Crandon, Wisconsin

Year in School: Sophomore

Major: Biology

Position in Residence Life: Business Service Assistant

Favorite part about UWGB: How secluded we are from the city

Favorite Class/Professor: Concepts of Home/GPS with Jenny Ronsman

Best study spot on campus: 6th Floor of the Library

Current show you are binge watching: Stranger Things Season 3!

Are you a cat or dog person: Dog!

Best piece of advice you ever received: Always work towards your goals, even if they’re impossible

If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would it be: Will Kiley

If you were stranded on an island and could only bring three items, what would they be: Genie lamps, that’s nine wishes! Eight for fun, and one to get off!

Summer Staff Spotlight

Mia Spain

Mia Spain is working with Residence Life for the first time this summer. Mia is one of our four Summer Operations Assistants. Mia is a sophomore studying English, and is originally from Yuba City, California. Her favorite part about UWGB is the trails all over campus. When she is not working, Mia enjoys playing soccer on the UWGB team.

Thank you for a great summer Mia! Keep up the great work!

Fast Facts!

Name: Mia Spain

Hometown: Yuba City, California

Year in School: Sophomore

Major: English

Position in Residence Life: Summer Operations Assistant

Favorite part about UWGB: I love the trails

Current show you are binge watching: The Office and Criminal Minds

Are you a cat or dog person: I’m a cat lady, but I love dogs just the same

If you were stranded on an island and could only bring three items, what would they be: Speaker, Soccer Ball, and my Kitten

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