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Unused Electronic Donation

UWGB Residence Life is accepting unused electronics in an effort to Go Green. The following electronics will be accepted:

  • TVs
  • Computers (desktops, laptops, & tablets)
  • Desktop Printers
  • Computer Monitors
  • Computer Accessories (mice, keyboards, & speakers)
  • DVD Players, VCRs, & DVRs
  • Gaming Devices
  • Fax Machines
  • Cell Phones
  • Microwave Ovens

If you have any of the above electronics and are willing to donate them, please bring these items to the lower level of the Community Center. Items will be accepted from May 2-May 16.

Show Your School Colors, Go Green and Donate!

As you begin to pack up your belongings to return home for the summer, you may notice that you have some unwanted items that won’t be making the trip home. Lucky for you, Residence Life has partnered with the Campus Cupboard and St. Vincent de Paul to hold a donations drive.

Students may donate all unwanted items such as non-perishable food items, clothing, other textiles, kitchen items, shoes, books or other household items.

Collection stations can be found in the following locations:

  • Community Center – Lower Level
  • Pamperin – 1st Floor Lounge
  • Thompson – 1st Floor Lounge
  • Liebl – 1st Floor Lobby
  • Haevers – 1st Floor Lobby
  • Robishaw – 1st Floor Lobby
  • Harden 1st Floor Lobby
  • Downham – 1st Floor Lobby

Electronics may also be donated but only at the Community Center.

Thank you for your support of this important initiative.  If you have any questions, please contact us by email, or by phone (920) 465-2040.

An Intro to the Re-Contracting Process

It is time to begin thinking about your living arrangements for next year!

Next week Monday, February 22nd, the housing re-contracting process will begin. This means if you are planning to live on campus during the 2016-2017 school year you may begin to re-contract online. Students will be able to re-contract online until March 21st. Following the online re-contracting process, students will be emailed their room selection priority numbers as well as the time they can choose their housing. Housing selection begins on March 29th and runs through the 31st. More details about the room selection process will be sent out as room selection draws closer.

Here are a few steps to take to insure you have the best possible re-contracting process:

Step 1: Talk to your friends and figure out who you’d like to room with. Also discuss where you think you’d like to live. Take a look at our interactive 3D floor plans to get an idea of what each housing option is like.

Step 2: Re-contract online by March 21st .

Step 3: Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Be sure to enter the many contests that will be running on our social media pages for a chance to win prizes!

Step 4: Attend room selection on March 29th -31st to choose and secure your housing for next year.

Contact Residence Life at (920)465-2040 or if you have any questions! Thanks for making campus the place students choose to live!

Make No Mark Week

The Office of Residence Life is teaming up once again with the Residence Green Life Committee for  the second annual Make No Mark Week. This is a week long event to provide opportunity to learn about sustainability and to get involved in campus and community activities.  Make No Mark Week activities are as follows:

Eat and Travel Sustainably
Monday, October 26th – Community Center at 4:45 pm
Join fellow students for a bus ride to downtown Green Bay and enjoy an evening at sustainability focused Kavarna Coffeehouse. Please bring money for food and expect to return to UWGB around 8:00 pm.

Carbon Footprint: What’s Yours? 
Tuesday, October 27th – 3rd Floor Library at 3:35 – 4:15 pm
Come take part in a creative activity to determine your carbon footprint!

Water Awareness 
Wednesday, October 28th – Community Center MPR at 6:30 pm
70% of the Earth’s surface is water but only 1% is drinkable. Come learn how to conserve water, make an ocean in a bottle, and make the world a better place! FREE water bottle for all who attend.

Reduce > Reuse > Recycle
Thursday, October 29th – Community Center  MPR at 7:00 pm
Join us to learn about sustainable alternatives, compete to make the best animal out of recyclables and go home with some swag! Snacks will be provided, all we ask is that you bring any recyclables you have. We hope to see you there!

Remember, you can make your mark by leaving no mark.

OTMs – September

The winning OTMs for September 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.

Roommate Assignment & Notification

Roommate assignment and notification day is almost here! This is one of the most anticipated days of the summer. Freshmen, this means you get to find out who your roommate will be for the upcoming academic year. For students returning to on campus housing, this is a time for you to verify that your roommate is correct and your housing is the housing you chose during housing selection. If you picked a random roommate you will also be able to find out who your roommate will be.

Be sure to keep checking your campus email account to make sure you don’t miss your notification.

Once you receive your roommate assignment, it is best to get in contact with your roommate! In addition to an introduction, you may wish to discuss your future living situation: who is bring what to your residence hall or apartment and discuss other living preferences and get to know each other.

Also in your roommate assignment will be instructions for the online pre-check in which must be done upon arriving on campus on move in day. Remember, completing pre-check in does not mean you don’t need to check in on move in day! If you do not check in upon your arrival your card will not allow you access to your residence hall or apartment.

After you complete pre-check in you will be able to access your roommate assignment via the Express Check-In site. Important information found once logged onto Express Check-In includes:

  • Date and time required to check in
  • Name and address of your check in station
  • Name and address of your building of residence
  • Roommate contact information
  • Mailbox number and combination

Once again, make sure to check your UWGB campus email account to access all housing and roommate assignments.

End of the Year Closing Information

Apartment End-of-the-Year Closing & Other Important Information – May 2015

Your Housing Contract Ends on Saturday, May 16 at 4:00 p.m.
Students are encouraged to vacate their accommodations within 24 hours of their last final exam and no later than Saturday, May 16 at 4:00 p.m. unless arrangements have been made for summer housing. This means that you must clean, remove your belongings, and vacate your apartment by this time.Please do not check out until you are ready to depart. Door access will be terminated upon check-out.

Cleaning Instructions
In order to avoid cleaning charges make sure to clean your room/apartment thoroughly. We strongly recommend discussing cleaning responsibilities with your roommate(s).

Students do not need to change the current configuration of their beds (bunked, junior lofted, etc.), however, beds must be properly assembled and all furniture provided must be in the room upon check out to avoid damage charges.

Submit your Maintenance Requests Now
If you are aware of items in need of repair in your room or apartment, please submit an online Maintenance Request for these items now. Your room/apartment 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.

Silent Hours are in Effect During Final Exams
As you know, your classmates expect an atmosphere conducive to sleep and study, especially during this time of the year. Silent hours will be posted in your buildings and Resident Assistants are expected to be particularly sensitive to noise levels. Violations of University and Housing policy will result in judicial action which may include your immediate eviction, cancellation of your housing contract, and/or referral of your case to the Dean of Students Office.

Do you have items you no longer need?
If you have personal belongings you no longer need, there will be collection containers in the Community Center where you may discard canned food items, clean clothing, school supplies and household items in good working condition. These items will be donated to charitable organizations in the Green Bay community. We are unable to accept electronics (TV’s, computers, cell phones, etc…). Electronics must be turned over to a registered electronics collector for disposal. E-waste collection locations can be found here:

Do you have a bicycle on campus?
Please remember to take your bike with you! All bikes left behind will be removed and will be turned over for disposal according to Residence Life policy

Mailroom & Address Changes
Please empty your mailbox and pick up all packages prior to your departure. To update your address for mail sent from the University, log into your SIS account and update your mailing address. Be sure to update your address with credit card or cell phone companies, magazines, banks, etc. Cancel any forwarding notices that you requested from your home post office for the academic year.


If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Residence Life at (920) 465-2040,

Show Your School Colors, Go Green and Donate!

As the academic year comes to a close, Residence Life has partnered with the Residence Green Life Committee and St. Vincent de Paul to hold a donations drive. This collection is to gather items that students may not want or need as they move out such as clothing, other textiles, kitchen items, shoes, books or other household items. We are asking that no televisions or electronics are dropped off. Non-perishable food items will also be collected to be donated to Paul’s Pantry of St. Vincent de Paul

Collection stations can be found in the following locations:

Community Center           Multipurpose Room (near mailroom)
Pamperin                            1st Floor Lounge
Thompson                          1st Floor Lobby
Liebl                                     1st Floor Lobby
Haevers                              1st Floor Lobby
Robishaw                           1st Floor Lobby
Harden                                1st Floor Lobby
Downham Hall                   1st Floor Lobby

Thank you in advanced for your participation!

Graphic Design Intern, Neil Ropson, Wins ADDY Award

University of Wisconsin – Green Bay Residence Life graphic design intern Neil Ropson’s work can be seen all over campus. But Ropson’s work has gotten him noticed by more than just UWGB students.

Ropson was the recipient of a student silver ADDY Award which is presented by the American Advertising Awards. A silver ADDY award is “considered outstanding and worthy of recognition.”

The American Advertising Awards is the advertising industry’s largest, most representative competition that consists of two national competitions: one for professionals and one for college students. To be qualified for the competition, the student has to be enrolled in a US educational institution and the work must be created during the student’s duration of schooling before they are working in the advertising industry.

While any student may enter the contest as long as they pay the entry fee, Ropson may not have entered if it was not for a professor recognizing his work.

“My design professor, Toni Damkoehler, always encouraged me to submit my work to competitions so if it hadn’t been for her I would have never won this award,” Ropson said.

Judges are selected at random and use a scoring process to make their decisions. The panel of judges evaluate the most creative entry in each category to see all the creative content of the work.

At the award ceremony, attendees are able to view all the work before ceremony starts. The President of the local AD Fed Club announced the winners. There were six award winners this year from the Fox River AD club, with four recipients coming from UWGB. Three gold awards and two silver awards were presented.

“I really pushed myself this year to aim for the ADDY award specifically,” Ropson said, “It was in my mind a way to prove to myself that I could design and a symbol that all my hard work had paid off.”

Ropson with his ADDY Award

Ropson with his ADDY Award

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