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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!


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



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,, 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 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 ( 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

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
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

Donate Unwanted Food & Clothing

Each semester, Residence Life provides students departing housing with the option of donating unwanted clothing and food items. The bins for collection of these items are located outside of the mailroom in the Community Center. When donating please bag all items. Plastic bags are provided near the bins. Items will be locally donated to Paul’s Pantry and St. Vincent DePaul after December 19.


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