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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

#loveyourself Week

This week the Traditional Apartment staff is kicking off “#loveyourself Week” in support of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. They are encouraging everyone to take time to love yourself through a variety of activities.

Monday: Check out the Traditional Apartments (3318, 22,24,26,32, and 34) Bulletin Boards for positive messages Visit the #‎loveyourself‬ booth, located by the bookstore, where you can begin giving compliments and signing up for balloon-a-grams which will be delivered on the last day (February 27th).

Tuesday: The compliment wall at the #loveyourself booth continues.

Wednesday: Visit the #loveyourself booth for free goodies.

Thursday: Visit the #loveyourself booth and partake in the photo booth in front of compliment wall with mini white boards. We will ask for your permission to display the photos online (Facebook) and in the union.

Friday: Balloon-a-grams will be delivered.

Make sure to participate in the fun and most importantly love yourself!

Re-Contracting 2015

It’s that time of year again: Re-contracting! Starting today, students can begin the re-contracting process to live on campus for the 2015-2016 school year. Students should be on the lookout for a link to re-contract being sent out via email and found on the UWGB Residence Life webpage. Following the online contract, the room selection process will take place on March 24-26. To make the process more fun, Residence Life will be running many promotions and contests with the chances to win vouchers to the Phoenix Bookstore to purchase UWGB apparel. Keep your eyes out for:

  • Facebook Polls
  • Twitter Promotions
  • Trivia Contests
  • GB Coolest Crib Contest
  • New Likes to the Residence Life Facebook Page

Any student that tweets “I’ll be back @uwgb_housing #GBrecontracting2015” will be entered to win a prize! Don’t forget to re-contract and help continue to make campus the place students choose to live.

Save The Date

It’s never too early to start thinking about next year! Save these dates to contract online for on campus living during the 2015-2016 school year.

Contract Online: February 10 – March 15

Room Selection: March 24 – 26


End of Semester Information

Important End-of-the-Semester Housing Information – December 2014

This information was also sent to all students living on campus via email.

All Buildings Remain Open During Semester Break
Residence halls and apartment-style buildings will be open during break. If you plan on leaving campus during the break, please shut and latch all windows, close curtains, unplug non-essential items, remove trash, flush toilets, take valuable items with you and make sure all appliances are turned off and cleaned. Please park in the East Housing Lot near Temp if you will have a vehicle on campus during break.

Students Not Returning For Spring Semester – Check-out Procedures
Students who have been permanently released from their University housing contract must clean and vacate their room or apartment and complete the check-out process on-line: by Wednesday, December 17 at 2:00 p.m. Failure to check-out will result in a $50 improper check-out charge. It is recommended that you update your permanent address in SIS if it has changed.

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 at for these items now to avoid damage charges. Normal wear and tear items will not result in charge.

Do You Have Items You No Longer Need?
If you have personal belongings you no longer need, there will be a collection container in the Community Center where you may discard canned food items, clean clothing, and household items in good working condition. These items will be donated to charitable organizations in the Green Bay community. Please place items in plastic bags and separate food items from other donations. Please do not leave televisions or other electronic waste.

Resident Satisfaction Survey: Building Competition

The Resident Satisfaction Survey is currently still live. Students received a link to the survey via email and completion of the survey enters students to win weekly prizes consisting of drawings for UWGB apparel and one of three Fire HD7 tablets. There is also a building competition where the building with the highest percentage of surveys completed will receive a free game night in the Phoenix Club including refreshments and free access to all pool tables, Wii, table tennis, and air hockey.

The top 11 building competition results as of November 17th are:

1. 3312

2. Donald Long

3.  Bob Schaefer

4. R.E. Small

5. James Temp

6. Josephine Lenfestey

7. 3314

8. Roy Downham


10. Robert Warren

11. 3332

If you haven’t already, take the survey to better your building’s chance to win!

Make No Mark Week

The Residence Green Life Committee is celebrating Make No Mark Week from Nov. 10-15. Make No Mark Week provides UW-Green Bay Residential Life to reduce consumption and be conscious of daily activities by promoting a more sustainable lifestyle. The goal is to make your mark by leaving no mark.  Each day will feature daily challenges.

Monday, Nov. 10: Make No Trash
Create a no trash kit for the day by using reusable utensils and containers. Use a plastic bag to collect your trash throughout the day. At 5:30 p.m. come to the Mauthe Center where the trash will be sorted between recycling, garbage and compost. The goal is to create as little trash as possible through the use of reusable Tupperware and products with as little packaging as possible.

Tuesday, Nov. 11: Eat and Travel Sustainably
Keep a list of everything you eat throughout the day. Later, review the list and decide what items you ate were grown within 100 miles or within the state. Try to swap three non-local items for some that you can purchase locally. List the ways you travel normally. Is there a way to travel sustainably such as by bike or bus? Don’t forget to check out the free dinner at the Mauthe Center at 5:30 p.m. – BYOP – Bring Your Own Plate! Also, check out

Wednesday, Nov. 12: Minimize Water
Calculate your water footprint! Try to beat the clock and shower in less than three minutes or try and beat your roommate to see who can take the quickest shower. Remember to use your reusable water bottle during the day!

Thursday, Nov. 13: Buy Nothing New
Make a list of items you need to buy this week and remove items that are not necessities.  Be resourceful today: borrow from friends, make or buy used items when possible. Check out:

Friday, Nov. 14: Give Back to the Community & Celebrate
Join the Campus Cleanup! Meet at the Mauthe Center at 1 p.m. Stick around for the social at 2 p.m. where free reusable water bottles and grocery bags will be given away. Hear testimonials from students and learn about opportunities with student organizations such a Public & Environmental Affairs Council (PEAC), Round River Alliance, SLO Food Alliance, Health Fork and Campus Kitchen.

Saturday, Nov. 15: America Recycles Day
Swap your plastic or film bags for reusable bags at the Community Center MPR from 12:00-4:00 p.m.

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

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