Because carved pumpkins are not allowed in Residence Life, we wanted to provide some alternative ideas for pumpkin decorating. Here are just a few Res Life approved decorating ideas.
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For more ideas visit http://www.pinterest.com/celinap/pumpkins/
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.
• 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!
So you have re-contracted to live on campus for 2013-2014… 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. Also, RSVP “attending” to this Facebook event for Room Selection to be enter to win FREE UWGB apparel compliments of Housing & Residence Life.
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 17, 18 or 19) 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) 11 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). 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 4th 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 17th, 18th, and 19th, 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 2013-14 and intend to return to university housing in the spring of 2014, please contact Dawn in Housing & Residence Life by Thursday, April 4th. You may do so by calling (920) 465-2040 during the hours of 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM on Monday through Friday.
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.
With the holiday season upon us, it is important to know and understand The Office of Residence Life Holiday Decorating Policies to avoid policy violation. Many of these policies come from University safety regulations and city/state fire codes. When “decking the halls” of your room or apartment, keep the following in mind:
1. Use light cords that are UL approved, safe, and free of cracks or other signs of wear.
2. Extension cords must be UL listed, 3 wire/3 prong cords, of a 16 gauge minimum weight.
3. Power strips must have an on/off switch and 15-20 amp circuit breaker/surge protector and a 3-prong grounded plug-in.
4. Electrical cords and light strings may not be placed under rugs, on bed frames, around metal furnishings such as door frames, hung from ceilings, over archways or taped to the floor.
5. Always unplug your lights when you are not in your room or apartment.
6. Candles are not permitted.
7. Fire regulations prohibit real leaves, trees or wreaths made from natural material in your room or apartment.
8. Never cover light fixtures, light bulbs, electrical outlets or electrical appliances with decorations.
9. Do not use spray “snow” on your windows, walls, doors, carpet or mirrors.
10. Decorations may not be suspended from the ceiling or across any portion of the ceiling or archway.
11. Tape (except for painter’s tape) is not permitted on walls, doors, frames, floors or covering any exit.
12. Please use poster putty or painter’s tape to adhere decorative items to walls or doors.
13. All of the above guidelines apply for decorations used in lounges or other community/public areas.
14. Decorations in community/public areas may not block building entrances/exits, hallways or room/apartment doorways.
15. Decorations in common areas must be removed immediately following the event.
16. Remove all decorations prior to your departure if you leave for an extended period during the semester break.
For full holiday decorating policies, visit Residence Life’s online Policies and Expectations guide. Contact the Office of Residence Life with any questions on policies.
The end of the semester is coming fast! There is just a couple of weeks left until exams begin. If you are running low on Dining Points or looking to “spice up” your food options, be sure to check out the off-campus merchants that accept Pass Points including Festival Foods, Toppers, and Tropical Smoothie Cafe. Some even deliver! For the full list of off-campus merchants accepting Pass Points, click here.
University life is full of abbreviations— from locations listed on a class schedule to conversations heard walking to class. To help new students feel in the loop here at University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, here is a handy list that compiles all of the most popular UWGB abbreviations!
RA – Resident Assistant
CA – Community Advisor
AC – Area Coordinator
APE – Activities Programs Events
RHAA – Residence Hall and Apartment Association
NRHH – National Residence Hall Honorary
CAB – Community Apartment Board
MC – Mauthe Center
CL ‐ Cofrin Library
ES ‐ Environmental Science
IS ‐ Instructional Services
KEC ‐ Kress Event Center
LS ‐ Laboratory Sciences
MAC ‐ Mary Ann Cofrin Hall
RH ‐ Rose Hall
SA ‐ Studio Arts
SS ‐ Student Services
TH ‐ Theatre Hall
UU ‐ University Union
WH ‐ Wood Hall
CC – Community Council OR Community Center (Tricky, huh?)
D2L – Desire to Learn
PRO – Phoenix Recruitment Online
AIC – American Intercultural Center
GTP – Good Times Programming
OSL – Office of Student Life
GAC – General Access Computer Lab
SGA – Student Government Association
UTIC – University Ticketing & Information Center