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Resident Satisfaction Survey

The annual Resident Satisfaction Survey, conducted by Educational Benchmarking Incorporated (EBI), will be taking place October 31st through November 22nd. The purpose of this survey is to obtain resident feedback in regards to housing facilities and services, Resident Assistants, the mail room and community center hours as well as your overall satisfaction with living on campus. Arriving in your campus email inbox today will be a unique link for the survey. Residents that complete the survey will be entered in a drawing to win weekly prizes and a drawing for the grand prize: one of three Fire HD 7 tablets! Be sure to tweet “I completed the @uwgb_housing Resident Survey #ResidentSurvey2014” for a greater chance at winning a prize. All survey responses are kept anonymous. Thank you for helping keep our campus the place students chose to live!

Holiday Decorating Guidelines

With the holiday season right around the corner, be sure to stay current on guidelines for decorating your living space. You may decorate your residence hall room or apartment, but decorations must meet safety regulations and University codes. Please note the following guidelines before decorating:

 

Guidelines for Decorating Your Room or Apartment

 

  1. It is recommended that Halloween pumpkins be colored with markers instead of carved to prevent rotting.
  2. Use light cords that are UL approved, safe, and free of cracks, or other signs of wear.
  3. For fire safety reasons, the only extension cords permitted in university housing facilities 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-in.
  5. Unplug your lights when you are not in your room or apartment.
  6. Use poster putty to adhere decorative items to walls or doors.
  7. Remove all decorations before you leave for the semester break.
  8. Pumpkins should be removed and disposed of as soon as possible following use.  Please do not place pumpkins in hallways or breeze ways.

 

Not Permitted

 

  1. Real leaves, trees or wreaths made from natural material are not permitted in your room or apartment. (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 “snow” on your windows, walls, doors, or mirrors.
  5. Items, including holiday light strings, may not be suspended from the ceiling or across any portion of the ceiling or archway.
  6. Please do not overload your electrical sockets. Three-prong extension cords must be plugged directly into the wall outlet.
  7. Tape is not permitted on painted or finished surfaces, including walls, doors, frames, etc.
  8. Candles are not permitted in student housing.

 

Guidelines for Common Area Decorating

 

1.   All of the above guidelines apply for decorations in lounges or other common

2.   Items may not be suspended from ceilings, or placed over doorways or archways.

3.   Items must be removed immediately following the event.

4.   Items should be attached with white poster putty or blue painter’s tape

5.   Decorations may not block doorways, exits, or entrances.

6.   For more information, please see the Residence Life web site:

 

Residence Life Olympics

The Winter Olympic Games are over but your opportunity to be an Olympian and test your skills in a variety of areas will occur this Sunday, September 7th thanks to Residence Life Olympics! Teams will be created by building, allowing buildings to go head-to-head. Residence Life Olympics will begin at 3:00 pm in Residence Life, specifically at the Phoenix Park. Come meet new friends and show your building pride at Residence Life Olympics!

What To Bring To Campus

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Roommate Assignments

One of the most anticipated days of the summer is ahead: roommate assignment and notification day! Be sure to keep checking your campus email to ensure that you don’t miss it.

If you’re an incoming freshman you might be unsure of what this means. Arriving soon will be your roommate assignment which holds detail of your roommate for the upcoming school year as well as your housing assignment.  After receiving your roommate assignment you are going to want to get in contact with your future roommate to begin planning for the school year: get to know each other, who is bringing what for your dorm room, do you want to coordinate dorm decor?

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.

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.

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