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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.

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).

Furniture
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: http://dnr.wi.gov/wastemgmt/wm/wmexternal/ShellReportViewer.aspx?RID=14

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, housing@uwgb.edu.

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!

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: www.uwgb.edu/housing 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 www.uwgb.edu/housing 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.

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:

 

Games, Sports Equipment, and Tools

Looking for something fun to do with friends? The Community Center has games and sports equipment that are available to check-out for free.  Also available are basic tools and the mallets necessary to modify your bed configuration.   The following sports equipment is available:

  • Basketballs
  • Footballs
  • Kickballs
  • Volleyballs
  • Soccer Balls
  • Croquet Sets
  • Volleyball/Badminton Net
  • Disk Golf Sets
  • Bocce Ball Sets

There is also a wide variety of board games available including Yahtzee, Twister, Trivial Pursuit, Scrabble and many more.

 

Virtual Parking Permits

New this year, UW-Green Bay will be launching Virtual Parking Permits. This means that for the 2014-2015 academic year there will be no more paper permits for your guests. Simply register your guest online with their license plate by following these easy steps:

  1. Go to our website: www.uwgb.edu/housing
  2. Click on myResLink in the ?Ask.GB.Housing box on the left side of the screen.
  3. Scroll down until you see the Guest Registration and click on the Login Now button to the right of it.
  4. Click on Students Login Here and enter in your username and password.
  5. On the left hand side, click on Campus Box/Guests. Then click on Register a Guest.
  6. Complete the guest registration form and hit complete.

 

Congratulations – you’ve successfully registered a guest!

#GBMoveIn- What To Expect

The day is finally here: move-in day! By some miracle you’ve managed to pack everything in your car and you’re on your way to campus to get your year at started at UW-Green Bay and we can’t wait to have you here! Filled with excitement, and many other emotions, move-in day can be a stressful time. We at Residence Life are here to let you know what to expect on move-in day as well as provide some tips and guidance.

Freshmen move-in day is Thursday, August 28th from 8:30 am to 12 pm.

You should arrive on campus during your scheduled check in time. You’ll want to park near your new home (assigned building of residence) but before you can access your room you must check in at your assigned check in station. You will want to make sure you have your ID card with you during the check in process. While you check in, it is suggested that your friends and family begin to unload your car so you’re all ready to move in once you have been checked in. Once your car has been unloaded move it the nearest parking lot before getting started on getting your room organized. There will be lots of help available to assist you in unpacking and taking things to your room as well as opportunities to meet members of the campus community.

Within 72 hours of moving in you will need to fill out a Room Condition Report after inspecting your room. On the Room Condition Report you will need to make note of:

  • Missing items
  • Normal wear and tear and minor damages that don’t require a timely repair
  • Cleaning requests for rooms or apartments that were not in a move in ready condition
  • Repair requests for items that need repair as soon as possible.

We are so excited to have you on campus. See you very soon!

What To Bring To Campus

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Guide To College Shopping

Shopping for college can be stressful. As an incoming freshmen you might find yourself clueless as what to buy. If you’re an upperclassmen you might be new to apartment living and suddenly you have a whole kitchen and living room to fill. Regardless of your status, you might be faced with some difficult times while browsing, unsure of what to purchase. Here are some helpful suggestions to make your college shopping experience easier.

Make a List

This might seem simple but it’s a very important step in the dorm room shopping experience that many people bypass. Having a list is helpful while shopping so you can make sure that you stay focused and don’t forget anything. A great place to start is by going to the UWGB Housing and Residence Life webpage for a list of suggested items to bring to campus. Then think about items that you use every day that you will need in Green Bay. Another great thing to do is look around your room for important items and add those to your list. By creating a list and staying organized your shopping is already off to a great start.

Talk To a Friend

Do you have a friend that already has a year of college under their belt? If you’re unsure of what to bring to college they are a great source to ask about what to bring. They can provide insight on what they bought, what they wish they had remembered, and any other tips they have about shopping to live on campus!

Consult Your Roommate

You and your roommate will want to be in contact regarding your dorm room to ensure that everything needed is divided up. Plan who is bringing the television, the fridge, the microwave, etc. You also might want to discuss dorm decor in case you and your roommate wish to buy coordinating items. If you live close going dorm shopping together could always be a fun way to get to know your roommate before the year starts.

Shop Around

It’s okay if you don’t buy everything at once. Stores will be having different sales and specials all throughout summer so you are going to want to shop around to ensure you get the best deals possible. Break down your shopping trips. One day just go looking for desk and school supplies, the next make your focus bedding and bathroom. Be sure to compare prices between stores as well.

Think Transportation

Buying a bunch of dorm accessories can be a lot of fun but don’t forget that you need a way to get all of your belongings to campus. Keep this in mind while shopping if you’re purchasing larger items. How many cars will be carrying your items to campus? Do you have storage to put stuff in during the drive? One suggestion is if you buy storage containers, such as a 3-drawer organizer, be sure to pack your belongings in an empty container to maximize room for transportation.

Shopping for college can seem like a daunting task. Be sure to use these helpful tips so your shopping trip is smooth sailing.

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