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Holiday Decorating Guidelines

As the holiday season nears, the Office of Residence Life has a few guidelines to remind students about regarding holiday decorations. While we encourage students to decorate their residence hall or apartment, we ask that all students abide by the following guidelines:

Guidelines for Decorating Your Room or Apartment

  1. Halloween pumpkins should be colored with markers rather than carved to prevent rotting.
  2. All light cords should be UL approved, safe and free of cracks.
  3. The only extension cords permitted in housing are those that are UL listed 3 wire/3 prong cords of a 16 gauge minimum weight.
  4. The only multi-plug device you may use is a power strip with an on/off switch, 15-20 amp circuit breaker/surge protector with a 3 prong grounded plug.
  5. Unplug all lights when you are not in your room or apartment.
  6. Use poster putty or painters tape when hanging up decorations to walls or doors.
  7. Remove all decorations before you leave for semester break.
  8. Do not place pumpkins in hallways or breeze ways.

Items Not Permitted 

  1. Real leaves, trees or wreaths made from natural materials are not permitted. (This is a fire regulation).
  2. Electrical cords may not be placed under carpeting, on bed frames or over archways. Do not use holiday light strings around metal furnishings such as door frames.
  3. Please do not cover light fixtures and light bulbs with decorations.
  4. Do not use spray on “snow” on your windows, doors, walls or mirrors.
  5. Please do not overload your electrical sockets.
  6. Candles are not permitted in student housing.

OTMs – October

The winning OTMs for October have been announced. If you see any of the following, please congratulate them on their achievement!

Educational Program: Honoring the Fallen – 9/11 Flag Retirement (Nate Fiene) nominated by Jeff Willems

Executive Board Member: Desiree Walton nominated by Adam Novotny

First Year Student: Carlos Zuniga nominated by Naomi Semb-Lovejoy

Institution Faculty/Staff: Marie (MAC Coffee Cart) nominated by Rachel Clift and Karli Peterson

Residence Life Faculty/Staff: Traditional Apartment Staff 2015-16 nominated by Connor Cook

Resident Assistant: Trevor Thompson nominated by Joseph Ebert and Michelle McChesney

Residential Community: 3334 A-Side nominated by James Ward

Social Program: Welcome Wars: Race to Central Perk (Faith VerBruggen) nominated by Taylor Steele

Spotlight: Campus Cupboard (PRIDE Center) nominated by Faith Lent

Student: Abbie Hartung nominated by Rachel Clift and Kassie Yunto

Fall Semester Room Change Deadline

If you’re considering a room or apartment change during the fall semester, the deadline to change rooms is quickly approaching.

The deadline for fall semester room changes requests is Friday, October 30.

If you are interested in a room change, schedule a meeting with your Area Coordinator (determined by the area/building in which you currently resided). Meetings will last 15 minutes. You can find out who your Area Coordinator is here or by contacting the Office of Residence Life.

To schedule a meeting with your Area Coordinator, call the Office of Residence Life, (920) 465-2040, or stop by the front desk and someone will assist you.

Wash Alert

Wash Alert is a new feature to campus housing used to make doing laundry easier! By visiting the Wash Alert website , students can see which washers or dryers are being used. Through the notification system, students can receive emails notifying them when their laundry is finished or when a machine becomes available.

August OTMs

The winning OTMs for the month of August have been announced. If you see any of these people on campus, please congratulate them on their OTM!

Resident Assistant: Naomi Semb-Lovejoy nominated by Michelle McChesney

Student: Asti (AyyMartt) Martin nominated by Jeff Willems and Nora Kanzenbach


What To Expect – #GBMoveIn 2015

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 Sunday, August 30th 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 finished the check in process. 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!

#GBMoveIn: What To Pack For College

With less than a month until move-in day, it is time to start thinking about what you’ll need to bring to campus. Here is a list to get you started when determining what to take with you to UW-Green Bay!

  • Linens for an extra-long twin sized bed
  • Towels/Wash cloths
  • Entryway and Bathroom Rugs/Mats
  • Cellphones and chargers or Calling Card
  • Alarm Clock (with Battery Back-Up)
  • Computer with Wi-Fi and/or CAT-5E or CAT-6 hook up
  • 3-Prong Grounded Power Strip with Circuit Breaker
  • Small Lockbox
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Television with cable connectors
  • Games and Recreation Equipment
  • 2-4 cubic foot Energy Star refrigerator
  • Small Energy Star Microwave
  • Dishes, Pots/Pans, utensils
  • Small Shovel for trunk of car


Anything we forgot or that you recommend to be added to the list? We’d love to hear from you! Please leave suggestions in the comments below.

SHA Spotlight: Rosa Serrano

Rosa Serrano is today’s Summer Housing Assistant in the spotlight! Rosa is not new to the position as this is her third summer working as a SHA. Meeting new people and talking to the snowbirds on campus are Rosa’s favorite parts of the job and keep her returning to the position each year.

“After three summers here I enjoy seeing people summer after summer. It’s always nice to have a good conversation Rosawith them,” Rosa said.

Being a SHA allows students to keep busy by holding multiple positions within the office which is a big factor in what makes the job fun.

“I really enjoy the job and I feel like there’s always something going on,” Rosa said. “There’s never a dull day since we do a lot of different things and take on a number of roles during the summer.”

During her three years as a SHA, Rosa said organization was one big thing she has learned.

“I have learned to keep myself organized to keep a balance between being a SHA and my personal life,” Rosa said.

With three year of on-campus living under her belt, Rosa said her favorite part of living on campus is “the ease of being close to everything and just the sense of community we have here.”

Thank you, Rosa, for all the hard work you do for Residence Life!

Quick Facts

Name: Rosa Serrano
Year in School:
Spanish and Human Development
Carlsville, WI
Favorite Candy:
Reese’s sticks
Favorite Book:
The Heirs Chronicles
Favorite Quote:
“Never let success get to your head and never let failure get to your heart.”
Favorite TV Show:
Pretty Little Liars
Favorite Color:
Blue, green, and pink
Favorite class:
My favorite class in college so far has been Human Disease and Society.
If you were auditioning for American Idol, what song would you sing:
Dear No One by Torri Kelly
If someone were writing your biography, what would the title be:
A clumsy, awkward turtle?
Do you have any pets?
No but I would like a puppy or a parakeet
If you could travel abroad anywhere, where would you go?
South Korea or Thailand or both!


SHA Spotlight: Rissel Peguero Almonte

Today’s featured Summer Housing Assistant is Rissel Peguero Almonte. This is Rissel’s first year as a SHA. Rissel learned about the SHA position after being referred by a co-worker.

“It really just was announced to me probably four weeks before the start date from my boss, the Dean of Students,” Rissel said, “She was like ‘hey, you might like this for the summer’ and I was like ‘Okay!’”

As a first time SHA,Rissel is excited to live on her own this summer and spend time at the Kress Center. Rissel said she loves every aspect of living on campus. “I’m on my own schedule,” she said.

When it comes to UWGB in general, Rissel enjoys the scenery around campus.

If Rissel is not at work, she can be found exercising, practicing piano, reading or listening to music.

Thanks for all you do, Rissel!


Quick Facts

Name: Rissel Peguero Almonte
Year in school: Junior
Major/Minor: BA- Individualized Studies; minor in Human Dev and Psych
Hometown: Born in Dominican Republic….moved here (Green Bay) when I was five
Favorite Candy: Snickers
Favorite Book: Can’t decide!!!
Favorite Quote: “And whatever you do, do it for God and not for men” Colossians 3:23
Favorite TV show: Don’t really watch TV
Favorite Color: Green or red!!!
Favorite Class: Piano lessons and psychology classes
If you were auditioning for American Idol, what song would you sing?: Misty by Ella Fitzgerald
If someone were writing your biography, what would the title be?: Rizzle fo Shizzle iz da Dizzle
Do you have any pets?: Cat (tibby), Chihuahua (Tito)
If you could travel abroad anywhere, where would you go?: Portugal


SHA Spotlight: Emily Brown

Emily Brown is today’s featured Summer Housing Assistant in the spotlight. Emily Brown1

Although this is Emily’s first time as a SHA, she has worked in Residence Life previously as an RA as well as being involved in RHAA for the past three years. Emily wished to become a SHA so she could work in Residence Life over the summer. The position may be new to her but Emily is enthusiastic about the job.

“I’m looking forward to get to know all the ins and outs of the Community Center and the way Residence Life operates,” Emily said, “I love learning new things!”

There is still much of the summer left but so far Emily’s learned how to be a functional and organized office person.

“I never saw myself working in an office setting but I really enjoy it!,” Emily said.

When not working, Emily enjoys cooking and baking.

“I’m known for experimenting with recipes and putting in my own twist,”she said.

She also likes to explore the walking trails, ride her bike, and go camping.

“If I had time, I would go camping every week” she said.

Thank you Emily for all that you do, we are very glad to have you working with us this summer!

Quick Facts

Emily Brown 3Year in school: Senior
Major/Minor: Human Biology, Nutritional Science emphasis
Hometown: Milton, WI
Favorite candy: Almond Joy
Favorite book: Toss-up between The Fault in our Stars (John Green) and Elsewhere (Gabrielle Zevin)
Favorite Quote: “You have never really lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” -Unknown
Favorite TV show: Toss-up between Spongebob Squarepants and The Big Bang Theory
Favorite color: Greens and Blues
Favorite class: Nutrition Classes
If you were auditioning for American Idol, what song would you sing: Separate Ways by Journey
If someone were writing your biography, what would the title be: Here, There, and Everywhere
Do you have any pets: I have a cat (Katie) and a black lab (Sadie), and they are the loves of my life.
If you could travel abroad anywhere, where would you go: I would love to travel around the Northern Hemisphere. I love the cold weather and I want to see the tundra’s ecosystems in all their glory!


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