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Room Selection FAQ

So you have re-contracted to live on campus for 2014-2015… now what? The next step is Room Selection! Your Room Selection Ticket will provide the date and time that you may come to the Kress Events Center to request your preference for a particular room or apartment. Below are some frequently asked questions about the Room Selection process.

FAQ

 What does my priority number mean and how is my priority number determined?

Your priority number reflects the order in which you will be served to provide quality service and minimize long lines and waiting. It is determined by: a) your number of semesters in housing, b) your academic credits earned, and c) a random number system.

Is there a way to know what number is currently being served?

For your convenience you may check the priority numbers being served on your assignment day (April 16, 17 or 18) online.

Do all roommates need to be present at Room Selection?

For your convenience, only one person in a group of roommates needs to bring the groups’ Room Selcection Tickets when requesting your room preference. However, if your room preference is unavailable at the time of room signup, it’s important for you to know your roommates’ alternate room preferences or have them present for discussion and decision making purposes.

What are my housing options?

During your assignment time you will be given the opportunity to request your preferred housing type, space permitting. Housing types include: a) 10 residence halls; b) 9 apartment buildings with shared bedrooms (3312 through 3334); and c) 6 apartment buildings with private bedrooms (Harden, Robishaw, Thompson, Liebl, Haevers, and Pamperin halls); d) 1 residence hall with single rooms. To view floor plans, click here.

What if I don’t have a roommate preference?

To consolidate spaces, individual students selecting apartment spaces without preferred roommates will be assigned to an already partially occupied apartment.

What do I do if I require special housing accommodations?

Please contact Dawn in the Office of Residence Life at by Thursday, April 3rd if you have a disability requiring special housing accommodations. You may do so by calling (920) 465-2042 during the hours of 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM on Monday through Friday.

What if I am unavailable to participate in Room Selection?

If you have extenuating circumstances preventing you from participating in the room assignment process on April 16th, 17th, and 18th, you must contact Housing & Residence Life – at least 24 hours prior to your assigned date/time. Resident students who miss the room assignment deadline identified above, and fail to make alternate arrangements to accommodate their extenuating circumstances, may be placed on a wait list and not assigned housing accommodation preferences until after other students have had an opportunity to do so.

What if I am studying abroad?

If you plan to study abroad during in the fall of 2014-15 and intend to return to university housing in the spring of 2015, please contact Dawn in Housing & Residence Life by Thursday, April 3rd. You may do so by calling (920) 465-2040 during the hours of 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM on Monday through Friday.

 

Click here for more information, or contact Housing & Residence Life with additional questions.

Cooking Smart in College

College is a fast paced atmosphere where every minute matters.

So, let’s face it. At some point, most college students are either going to get tired of eating dining hall food or start to run low on funds. No matter the reason, having the ability to whip up great meals in a university residence hall and or apartment can be a lifesaver. The trick is to stock it with the food essentials before the hunger pains begin. This way, eating a decent meal won’t require spending precious money on fast food or begging roommates for food.

Kitchen Safety

• Keep a general purpose fire extinguisher nearby at all times.

• Pick up a large ceramic or marble tile to place under your microwave or other appliance to protect your furniture from burns.

• Check the temperature of your refrigerator often to make sure it’s below 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

• Refrigerate leftovers immediately to prevent bacteria grow or spoilage.

• Baking soda can be used to put out small fires or mixed with a little water to make a paste for burns.

• Steam is hotter than boiling water, so be careful when removing lids or covers from hot food.

• Keep all cooking appliances away from drapery, curtains, sheets, blankets, paper or other flammable objects.

Being a college student is a sometimes a difficult place to navigate however, with struggles come successes. Please know that when cooking opening your window and even turning on the exhaust fan above your stove, yes that is there, can be preventive cautions that can be of benefit to you as you continue cooking and being a college student.

If you have any further concerns please seek out you Resident Assistants, Community Advisers and even your Area Coordinators. We are here to help and guide if need be.

Safe cooking and have an amazing school year!

#cooksmart

Top Ten Reasons To Live On Campus

As summer heats up, you might be wondering what the amazing benefits of living on campus are. In this blog we are going to count down the top ten reasons living on campus is not only a good idea, but an amazing experience.

#10 Academic Success: Many students who live on campus earn higher grades and graduate at higher rates than their peers who live elsewhere. Remember, your academic success is our top priority.

#9 Employment Opportunities: Working on campus saves commuting time and expense. Also, your campus employer will be supportive of your academic studies coming first.

#8 Affordability: Living on campus is often cheaper than commuting from off campus. Your on-campus housing cost includes all utilities, cable television service, internet access, security services and more.

#7 Safety and Security: The campus is served around the clock by Public Safety Officers. The officers monitor the academic buildings, housing facilities, parking lots, and grounds to ensure your safety.

#6 Convenience: Living on campus means living right where you study, work and have fun; freeing up time and cutting down on costly commuting expenses.

#5 Around the Clock & Calendar Service: Campus housing is open 365 days a year. Plus staff is available to serve you during the evening, weekend, and holiday hours too.

#4 Community Center: The Residence Life Community Center offers a place to meet other students, study and participate in social activities. It also offers and information desk, student mailroom, and computer service center.

#3 Social and Recreational Activities: There’s always something to do on campus. From concerts, dances and comedians to intramural sports, student government and student organizations; there is something for everyone.

#2 Resident Assistants: One of the best things about living on campus is having an RA. RA’s are student leaders who live on campus and their role is to help you achieve the living and learning experience.

#1 Roommates: Having a roommate is one of the best things about living on campus. Many lifelong friendships have started as roommates at college.

Go Green by Going Blue

This semester, Housing & Residence Life is teaming up with UW-Green Bay’s Sustainability Office and Goodwill Industries to make your spring cleaning/move out process more convenient and more green!

Beginning Monday, May 13, a Goodwill bag will be distributed to each room or apartment on campus. (Additional bags will be available in the Community Center near the mailroom.) These bags are to be filled with clothing and other textiles and placed in one of the collection stations in the following buildings:

Pamperin- 1st floor lounge

Thompson – 1st floor lounge

Liebl – 1st floor lounge

Haevers – 1st floor lounge

Robishaw – 1st floor lounge

Harden – 1st floor lounge

Community Center – Mailroom Lobby

 

The following items can also be placed in the above collection stations, in boxes:

Kitchen items

Shoes

Books

Other household items

**Please note NO electronics will be accepted.**

 

Non-perishable food items will also be collected this year and donated to a local food pantry. These items can be placed in the bins labeled “non-perishable food items” located in the Mailroom Lobby of the Community Center.

 

Large items (furniture such as chairs, couches, and tables) can be donated on Wednesday, May 15 from 9:00 AM – 5 PM at a Goodwill Industries truck that will be located in the service drive near the tennis courts.

 

Thank you in advance for utilizing this opportunity and supporting our mission to be sustainable!

 

Summer Housing Contracting

Summer housing contracting is now available for students planning to to live on campus this summer. The apartments available are private bedroom apartments with air-conditioning (Liebl, Haevers, Pamperin, Robishaw, and Harden Halls.)

To contract, click here.

If you have already contracted for year-round housing, no further action is required to contract for housing.

If you have additional questions, please contact Housing & Residence Life at (920) 465-2040, housing@uwgb.edu, or stop by the Community Center.

Housing & Residence Life Sustainability Efforts

The week of Earth Day is coming to an end, but UW-Green Bay Housing & Residence Life takes measures to practice sustainability all year round. Here are some things that our department have done recently to do our part, as part of the original Eco U:

 

1.  Replacing heating, air conditioning, and hot water systems with more energy efficient equipment

2.  Replacing toilets, shower heads and faucets with low-flow fixtures

3.  Installing timer controls on bathroom exhaust fans and motion detectors on common area lights

4.  Replacing exterior doors and storm windows with more energy efficient models

5. Replacing parking lot lighting with more energy efficient fixtures

6.  Partnering with the campus to secure a more sustainable-friendly waste management contract

7.  Providing recycling dumpsters by all residential facilities

8.  Donating materials from renovations for reuse purposes (e.g. old carpeting, shingles, furnishing)

9.  Collecting items from students at the end of each semester for reuse purposes (e.g. old clothing, appliances, food items)

10.  Sponsoring student energy conservation building contests

11.  Collaborating on the development of a Sustainability Learning Community on campus

12.  Collaborating on the development of a student Eco-Rep program in Residence Life

 


 

Student Employee Appreciation Week

UW-Green Bay student employees will be receiving a week of recognition next week for Student Employee Appreciation Week. Events celebrating student employees campus-wide will span from Monday, April 15 through Friday, April 19.

The following events are free to all UW-Green Bay Student Employees:

Monday, April 15, 1:30 PM, Phoenix Room B: Student Employee of the Year Award Ceremony

Tuesday, April 16, 11 AM – 1PM, University Union Booth: Free Ice Cream, while supplies last

Wednesday, April 17, University Union Booth: Free Root Beer Floats, while supplies last

Thursday, April 18, University Union Booth: Lollipop Pull Game with prizes, while supplies last

Friday, April 19, Phoenix Club: Free Popcorn, while supplies last

In addition to the campus-wide events, Housing & Residence Life will be celebrating their student employees (Resident Assistants, Community Advisors, Maintenance & Facilities staff, Desk Staff, and media interns) with a social in the Ed Thompson first floor lounge on Monday, April 15 from 4:30-5:30 PM. There will be appreciation pins, cupcakes and punch!

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

Students planning to live on campus next year are able to begin re-contracting online to return to campus for next year. Students may re-contract through Thursday, April 1, 2014. Following Re-contracting, later in April, students will receive their priority number via a Room & Apartment Selection Ticket.  This is will also provide you with the time and date that you may come to the Kress Event Center to request your preference for a particular room or apartment at Room & Apartment Selection.

Step 1: Start brainstorming where you would like to live (check out our interactive 3-D floor plans) and who you would like to live with as well as if you want Year-Round Housing or Academic Year housing.

Step 2: Re-contract online before April 1, 2014.

Step 3: Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to stay in the loop for Re-contracting and Room & Apartment Selection and for chances to win prizes.

Step 4: Attend Apartment & Room Selection in the end of April.

Contact Residence Life at (920)465-2040 or housing@uwgb.edu if you have any questions! We’re looking forward to seeing you back next year!

Summer Employment

Looking for employment on campus this summer? Housing & Residence Life is looking to hire 50-60 students for custodial and facilities positions! These positions are a great chance to meet new friends and learn new skills. Custodial positions involve cleaning and facilities positions would include painting and light maintenance work. The start date for the positions is May 18, and the employment is full-time (40 hours/week) through August 30. Summer employees will receive $8.50/hour, and some students would also have the opportunity to hold leadership roles for higher pay. Summer housing is available for students as well.

Click here for more information and to apply. All applicants applying by Tuesday, March 12 will receive an interview before Spring Break.

’13 – ’14 RA Applications Available!

Resident Assistant Applications for the next academic year (2013-2014) are currently available! Applications are due by Wednesday, February 13 at 5:00 p.m. via email (ra_selection@uwgb.edu) to be considered for a position beginning the 2013 Fall Semester. (If accepted, employment would begin August 2013.) Only completed applications including all three references will be considered.

To be an eligible candidate, students must have and maintain a grade point average of 2.40 or above (semester and cumulative), not be on disciplinary probation, have lived on a campus for at least two semesters (can be a campus other than UW-Green Bay, be a full-time student, and hold at least sophomore status by the employment start date (August 2013).

To learn more about the position: talk to an RA or AC, attend one of the informational meetings listed below, or email ra_selection@uwgb.edu.

Click here for application & more information!

RA Selection Timeline:

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 @ Noon (in AIC)  Informational Meeting for Potential Candidates
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 (after RHAA meeting (6:00 p.m.), same location – room TBA)  Informational Meeting for Potential Candidates
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 before 5:00 p.m.  Applications are due to ra_selection@uwgb.edu
February 11-15, 2013 Sign-up for interview at the CC front desk 
Sunday, February 17, 2013 @ 3:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m.  Group Process
February 18-22, 2013  RA Candidate Interviews

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