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!
Daniel Pfister, today’s SHA spotlight shines on you! This is Pfister’s first year as a Summer Housing Assistant, coveting the position because it “sounded like a challenge, it’s a mixing pot of all jobs so you don’t get bored”.
Working in the mail room is Pfister’s favorite part of being a SHA because it is neat and organized just like he is.
Pfister is a junior majoring in accounting with a minor in business. In his free time Pfister enjoys baseball, reading and biking riding.
We are so excited to have Daniel Pfister with us this summer!
The SHA Spotlight welcomes back Rosa Serrano. This is Serrano’s second year as a Summer Housing Assistant returning to the position because of all the fun it entails.
During her time as a SHA Serrano has learned how to work with a lot of different people.
This year as a SHA, one of Serrano goals are to get more people to attend programs.
Serrano is a senior majoring in Spanish with a double minor human development and global studies. In her free time Serrano enjoys read, especially the Heirs series and likes listening to Korean music.
We are so excited to have Rosa Serrano back with us this summer!
Today we introduce Robert Sewell or Rob as our featured Summer Housing Assistant in the SHA spotlight. This is Sewell’s second year working as a SHA, returning to the position because “I liked interacting with others, it’s a good atmosphere and great people to work with!”
Sewell’s favorite part of being a SHA? Interacting with snowbirds. “They are fun to be with and their stories are intriguing,” he said.
There is much to learn while being a SHA. The most important lessons Sewell has learned thus far is patience and that sometimes things don’t always go as planned.
Sewell is majoring in human biology with a minor in chemistry and an emphasis in health science. He is also studying for his LSATs which he will take in October.
When not working or studying, Sewell can be found reading, watching Netflix documentaries, running or exploring.
If you see Rob Sewell around campus be sure to say stop and say hello!
Shopping for college can be stressful. As an incoming freshmen you might find yourself clueless as what to buy. If you’re an upperclassmen you might be new to apartment living and suddenly you have a whole kitchen and living room to fill. Regardless of your status, you might be faced with some difficult times while browsing, unsure of what to purchase. Here are some helpful suggestions to make your college shopping experience easier.
Make a List
This might seem simple but it’s a very important step in the dorm room shopping experience that many people bypass. Having a list is helpful while shopping so you can make sure that you stay focused and don’t forget anything. A great place to start is by going to the UWGB Housing and Residence Life webpage for a list of suggested items to bring to campus. Then think about items that you use every day that you will need in Green Bay. Another great thing to do is look around your room for important items and add those to your list. By creating a list and staying organized your shopping is already off to a great start.
Talk To a Friend
Do you have a friend that already has a year of college under their belt? If you’re unsure of what to bring to college they are a great source to ask about what to bring. They can provide insight on what they bought, what they wish they had remembered, and any other tips they have about shopping to live on campus!
Consult Your Roommate
You and your roommate will want to be in contact regarding your dorm room to ensure that everything needed is divided up. Plan who is bringing the television, the fridge, the microwave, etc. You also might want to discuss dorm decor in case you and your roommate wish to buy coordinating items. If you live close going dorm shopping together could always be a fun way to get to know your roommate before the year starts.
It’s okay if you don’t buy everything at once. Stores will be having different sales and specials all throughout summer so you are going to want to shop around to ensure you get the best deals possible. Break down your shopping trips. One day just go looking for desk and school supplies, the next make your focus bedding and bathroom. Be sure to compare prices between stores as well.
Buying a bunch of dorm accessories can be a lot of fun but don’t forget that you need a way to get all of your belongings to campus. Keep this in mind while shopping if you’re purchasing larger items. How many cars will be carrying your items to campus? Do you have storage to put stuff in during the drive? One suggestion is if you buy storage containers, such as a 3-drawer organizer, be sure to pack your belongings in an empty container to maximize room for transportation.
Shopping for college can seem like a daunting task. Be sure to use these helpful tips so your shopping trip is smooth sailing.
Today Lisa Zeleske is in the SHA Spotlight. With this being her first year as a SHA, Zeleske said “I was really excited to live on campus this summer.”
Working as a SHA provides many opportunities. Zeleske said by working as a SHA she hope to gain some experience that will help in future jobs. So far she has learned about customer service and how things work as it is her first time working for Residence Life.
Zeleske enjoys being a SHA because “working with friends has been really cool.”
As a junior, Zeleske is studying business management with a minor in environmental science.
In her free time you can find Zeleske baking, noting that cake pops are one of her favorite things to bake, or you can find her with her nose in a good book.
Fun Fact: From Fond du Lac, Zeleske grew up on a dairy farm.
Residence Life is happy to have Lisa Zeleske here with us this summer!
Tierney Murphy is today’s SHA in the spotlight! This is Murphy’s second year as a Summer Housing Assistant. It was the fun of the SHA position that helped Murphy decided to come back for another summer.
“My favorite part of being a SHA is helping people and being a SHA has taught me patience” Murphy said.
Murphy is a junior, majoring in human biology with an emphasis in cytotechnology.
In her free time Murphy enjoys watching cartoons and reading and is a big fan of Game of Thrones.
Welcome back Tierney Murphy, we are excited to have you with us for another summer!