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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.

RoomSync Facebook App for New Freshmen

As a freshman, the first, sometimes stressful, task of being a college student is selecting a roommate. Luckily for the class of 2020, your roommate search just got easier! UW-Green Bay has launched the RoomSync app that operates through Facebook which revolutionizes the freshman roommate selection process.

RoomSync, which opened on April 4th, allows new freshmen who are contracted with UWGB Housing to connect through their Facebook account to find a roommate. The app will close on June17th

The RoomSync Process is as follows:

  1. Freshmen who have contracted to live on campus received a link to use the app via email, which contains a Community Network name and a Room Sync ID number.
  2. After clicking the link, the user will be prompted to “Come on in” by clicking the large, orange button.
  3. Facebook will then verify the user as it signs into the app through the user’s Facebook account. User should click “Okay” to verify.
  4. After agreeing to the terms of service, the user then enters the Community Network name, “UW Green Bay”, then selects a sub-network, “First Year Freshmen” followed by the provided RoomSync ID number, which is unique for each user. Lastly, select a room type.
  5. The next page will ask you for your personal information such as name, sex, email, Twitter handle and Instagram username
  6. The next screen allows you to select your lifestyle preferences such as the time you go to sleep, the amount of noise you generate with video games/T.V./computer, or how often you anticipate having guests over as well as other related questions.
  7. The user then fills out a form, “My Ideal Roommate” where the user fills in information on what their ideal roommate would be like.
  8. The user then selects their smoking preferences.
  9. The next screen asks the user to describe themselves with information about their major, interesting facts, etc. The user can also describe, in detail, their ideal roommate.
  10. The app then interacts with your Facebook “likes”, having you authorize that other users can search you based off of your “likes”.
  11. After completion, the user receives a welcome email from RoomSync. At the bottom of the email there is a “Find Roommates” button. Once the button is clicked, you are taken to RoomSync where you can begin to find roommates.

If you have any questions about using the app, please contact RoomSync at If you have any other questions, please contact the Office of Residence Life, (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!

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.

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!

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


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