Happy New Year! My salutation is a little late-in-coming, but I really do hope that 2019 is treating you well. January regularly gets off to a slow start for us here in gailResidence Life, as our students spend most of the month enjoying the remainder of their winter break. However, their absence gives us a lot of opportunity to prepare for what always turns out to be a busy and exciting spring semester. We were happy to welcome everyone back as they safely returned to life on campus, and officially get things started. The beginning of this semester was especially exciting because we got to kick things off with UWGB’s Homecoming festivities!

In this edition of our newsletter you will find much of the information that your UWGB student will be receiving in the coming weeks. It may seem early, but our residents will soon need finalize their plans to contract for housing for the 2019-2020 academic year. Space is always at a premium, so it’s good to have a conversation with your student now about where they intend to live in the coming year. We will also be looking to fill many summer and fall student employment positions, which is an excellent opportunity for those students who want to both live and work on campus.

Over the winter break period, students also received their fall semester grades. For some, that was a reason to celebrate, but for many others it was likely a time to reflect on an academic performance that could have been better managed. For those of you working with a student in that situation, there are valuable resources in this newsletter that will assist you in working with them to be more academically successful. I encourage you to read the entirety of this edition, and be sure to reach out to the Office of Residence Life at 920-465-2040 or by sending a message to housing@uwgb.edu, if there’s anything we can do to assist you or your student this spring!

Sincerely,

Gail Sims-Aubert
Office of Residence Life, Director