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Building Competition Standings

Have you completed your Resident Satisfaction Survey yet? If your answer was no, you better get on it! Not only can you win individual prizes by completing the survey including bookstore gift cards, Green Bay Gambler’s tickets, and Cheapseats tickets, but you can also win a prize for your ENTIRE BUILDING!

The building with the highest percentage of completed surveys by November 23rd (or the first building with 100% completion) will receive a FREE NIGHT in the Phoenix Club. This will consist of refreshments, FREE access to all the pool tables, Wii, table tennis, and air hockey. Who wouldn’t want an awesome night in the Phoenix Club with all of their friends!? Here are the current standings in the building competition:


So, if you haven’t already taken the Resident Satisfaction Survey, check your school e-mail for a link! It might just result in some cool rewards!

October OTMs

Here are your National Residence Hall Honorary OTMs for the month of October! If you see any of these people around campus, make sure to congratulate them for a job well done!

Education ProgramRocktoberfest written by Anna Yang

Executive Board MemberEmily Clark written by Michelle McChesney

Resident AssistantSierra Miller written by Taylor Steele

SpotlightMichelle McChesney written by Amber Schmitt

StudentKendra Isberner written by Jody Schiess

Congratulations to all of our October OTMs!

Tell Us About Living On-Campus!

We want your feedback!

On November 3rd we will be releasing our annual Resident Satisfaction Survey. This gives you, the students, the opportunity to give us some feedback about your on-campus living experience and help us make improvements for the coming years.

Need an incentive to partake in the survey? The first 25 students to complete the survey will receive an awesome UWGB polo shirt. Along with that, any students finishing the survey by the end date, November 23rd, will be entered in a drawing to win gift cards to the bookstore, Common Grounds coffee shop vouchers, Green Bay Gamblers tickets, and Cheapseats tickets.

Along with the individual prizes, we will be holding a competition between all the buildings. The building with the highest percentage of student completion by the end of the survey, or the first building to achieve 100% completion, will win a FREE night in the Phoenix Club. This would include FREE pizza, FREE soda, and FREE games all night!

So, watch your campus e-mail for the 2016 Resident Satisfaction Survey to be released on November 3rd and the survey must be finished by November 23rd!

Spring 2017 Semester Room Change Event

Our Spring 2017 Semester Room Change Event will take place Wednesday November 16th from 5-8pm in the lower level of the Community Center. Not sure how the Semester Room Change Event works? Well then you’ve come to the right place.

On November 7th, students who are aware of rooms that will be vacant for the Spring 2017 semester may begin reserving those rooms by navigating to this link and filling out the Qualtrics survey. The reservation Qualtrics survey will be available until 11:59pm on November 13th. After Nov 13th, we will not accept any reservations and any student wanting to switch rooms must just show up to the event. Students reserving rooms must understand that just because you fill out the survey, does not necessarily mean you will get that room.

On November 14th, the Office of Residence Life Assignments Coordinator, Dawn Abernathy, will go through the submitted reservations and send out e-mails notifying students if their reservation went through, or if the room they wanted is no longer available. If your reservation is approved, the e-mail will have a reservation form attached which you MUST BRING to the Room Change Event along with your STUDENT ID. If your room is unavailable, you will still receive an e-mail and are still encouraged to come to the Semester Room Change Event and see what rooms are available to you.

The actual Semester Room Change Event will take place on November 16th from 5-8pm. All students attending the event should check-in at the Student Mail room on the lower level of the Community Center. The first hour, 5-6pm, we will serve the students who have an approved room reservation and brought their ROOM CHANGE FORM and STUDENT ID to the lower level of the CC.

After 6pm, any rooms that are previously reserved and not claimed, will be released and may be taken by any other student. Any other students, who did not have a reserved room, can begin the room change process. Priority numbers will be issued beginning at 5pm and are issued on a first come, first served basis. Any students changing rooms at this event will still be charged the $50 room switching fee and any student wanting to change their rooming assignment MUST bring their STUDENT ID to the event, you CANNOT just know your student ID number.

REMINDER: Students who are not attending UWGB next semester or are student teaching outside of Brown County for the Spring 2017 semester should apply to cancel their housing assignment AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!

If you are unable to attend the room change event, you are not out of luck! On the room change form, there is a section for a proxy. A proxy is someone who you assign that is allowed to change your rooming assignment at the event. The proxy must bring the, already filled out, semester room change form with the proxy portion filled out as well and THEIR STUDENT ID. They are there to pick out the room for you, but they may not be able to call you during their session to ask you if the room they are choosing is alright so you must discuss with them exactly what you want.

Wash Alert!

We at Residence Life know that most students don’t like to haul all their dirty clothes down to the laundry room just for all of the washers to be in use. So, the Office of Residence Life has the perfect resource to prevent that!

Our laundry system has an online resource called “Wash Alert” allowing students to monitor the washers and dryers and even get alerts when the laundry services are available. It’s easy, it’s convenient, and most of all it’s FREE!

To access Wash Alert all a student has to do is navigate to and choose the appropriate res hall/apartment. There, students can monitor how much time is left and enter their e-mail to get an alert sent straight to their inbox when the washers and dryers are available. This screen also allows students to submit a service request on the laundry services if something is not working correctly.

From the main page, before a student selects the correct building, you can also sign up to get text alerts sent straight to your phone by clicking “Get Alerts via Text.” It’s just that easy!

So, no more trips down three flights of stairs to just have to wait another half an hour before a washer is available. Use Wash Alert and know exactly when it’s the perfect time to do laundry!

Upcoming Events Next Week: 9/12-9/17

Looking for something to do on campus? Here are some great events happening this coming week that will get you out of your room and having fun!

Monday 9/12

11am-1pm: Schmooze Fest (Phoenix Rooms ABC)

Come learn all of the great things that your Student ID allows you to do including laundry, bookstore purchases, and even a few off campus vendors!

Tuesday 9/13

12:30pm-1:30pm: Interviewing Basics – Make a Great Impression (University Union 103)

Looking to ace that job interview and get the career of your dreams? Attend this cool event put on by Career Services to learn the basics of a good interview and get some tips on how you can blow that employer away!

7pm-9pm: Open Mic Night (Common Grounds Coffeehouse)

It’s the first open mic night of the year! Come and how off your talents, whether it be singing, dancing, poetry, etc. or just watch your fellow classmates show off theirs. You do not need to sign up if you want to perform, just show up and they will get you up on stage!

Wednesday 9/14

9am-3pm: Clothing Swap (Phoenix Rooms AB)

FREE clothes, household items, books, decorations, etc. available to UWGB students and faculty. What wouldn’t you want to take advantage of this great event!?

2pm-3pm: Creating a Resume 101 (University Union Manistique Room)

You are a pro at interviewing, but feel as though your resume could use a little help. Attend this event and get some great tips on how to write the perfect resume!

Thursday 9/15

7pm-10pm: Bash in the Stacks (Cofrin Library)

On a normal day, the library is quiet and students are studying, but for this event we’re gonna change that! The library is hosting their annual interactive open house with free games, music, food, and fun to be had!

Friday 9/16

10:30pm-1am: After Hours (Phoenix Club)

Come listen to some awesome music and dance with friends! After Hours is the perfect time to show off some new moves and dance the night away!

Playing at CheapSeats this week is The Shallows. Come enjoy this movie for only $2 in the Christie Theatre!

SHA Spotlight – Robert Mooers

Our final SHA Spotlight of the summer is on UWGB Senior Robert Mooers. Robert, although this is his first year working as a Summer Housing Assistant, has worked the past three summers with Residence Life. He chose to take on the position as a SHA because it was a great opportunity for him to gain valuable social and life skills that he can apply to a future career.Robert

Robert’s favorite part about working as a Summer Housing Assistant was working in the mail room. He liked how the position kept him on his feet and kept him busy.

Intramural volleyball is one of Robert’s favorite things to do on campus, so you if you’re looking for him, you could probably find him in the Kress Events Center!

Thank you for all your hard work this year! We really appreciate all you have done for Residence Life over the years!

Roberts’s Fun Facts

Name: Robert Mooers

Year in School: Senior

Major/Minor: History with a minor in Education

Hometown: Lancaster, CA

Favorite part of UWGB: I like that no matter where you go, there is always a quiet spot to relax and reflect

Favorite Class: Ancient Greece

Favorite Movie: The Sandlot

Favorite Color: Green

Dream Job: Lego Builder/Designer

If there were to be a movie made of your life, who would play you? Jake Abel

SHA Spotlight – Brea Nelson

It’s time to spotlight another one of our Summer Housing Assistants. This spotlight is on UWGB Sophomore Brea Nelson. As this is only going to be his second year attending UW-Green Bay, this is his first time being employed with the Office of Residence Life, but is sure that he Brea Bearwill take advantage of every employment opportunity that ResLife has to offer because he loves it so much.

Brea chose to work with ResLife because he loved the idea of staying on campus over the summer. It was also really cool that this one position has so many different jobs and responsibilities. This being his first summer attending UWGB, he really wanted to get a feel for how summers were on campus and it makes him want to do it all over again!

When asked what is favorite part of being a SHA is, Brea responded, “Getting to work and meet with so many different people is the best. Even if it’s a call at three in the morning, I’m still happy to help. One of my favorite parts was working with all of my coworkers and bosses (especially Kelly!)”.

Outside of being a SHA, Brea’s favorite group that he is involved with on campus is the Phoenix Pep Band. He is one of three drummers and loves the atmosphere of UWGB sporting events and getting the crowd fired up! So, if you plan on attending a basketball game this school year, you can definitely bet you will see Brea there!

Thank you for all of your hard work this summer! We are glad that you had such an amazing experience and hope to see you back working for ResLife really soon!

Brea’s Fun Facts

Name: Brea Nelson

Year in School: Sophomore

Major/Minor: Business Management with a minor in Human Biology

Hometown: Kingsford, MI

Favorite part of UWGB: The size and location of the campus

Favorite Class: Any class with Dr. Hanna or Dr. Nelson!

Favorite Movie: Kung Pow: Enter the First, Birdemic, or Master of Disguise

Favorite Color: Purple

Dream Job: Any kind of job that involves working with people by day and a drummer at small town bars by night

Favorite Song Currently: My Type by Saint Motel or Bone Digger by Bear Hands

If there were to be a movie made of your life, who would play you? Snoop Dogg, Kanye West, or the Grandpa from UP

EXTRA FUN FACT: In the picture, that’s my Bear, Regi. He was homecoming king 2013.

SHA Spotlight – Amanda Judd

Today’s SHA Spotlight is on Computer Science and Information Science double major Amanda Judd. Amanda is a veteran to working with the
Office of Residence Life. This is her third year being employed with ResLife, but this is her first year as a Summer Housing Assistant. She chose to be a SHA this year because she wanted an on campus job that she had never done before.

Amanda’s favorite part about working as a SHA is her awesome coworkers. The bond that she has formed with the other Summer Housing Assistants over the past few months is something that she will remember forever!

Thank you for your dedication to the Office of Residence Life and for all of your hard work this summer. All you do definitely does not go unnoticed.

Amanda’s Fun FactsAmanda SHA

Name: Amanda Judd

Year in School: Senior

Major/Minor: Computer Science and Information Science

Hometown: Oconto Falls, WI

Favorite part of UWGB: Lambeau Cottage Waterfront Beach Area

Favorite Movie: Inside Out

Favorite Color: Blue

Favorite Song Currently: Bohemian Rhapsody

If there were to be a movie made of your life, who would play you? Danny DeVito

UWGB On-Campus Parking

As the new academic year rolls around, the Office of Residence Life and the UW-Green Bay Public Safety Officers would like to refresh incoming students on the policies that are in place regarding parking on campus. The following is a brief explanation of UWGB’s on-campus parking policies. We recommend that all students ensure that they are aware of all of the on-campus parking policies before bringing their vehicle to campus.

Residence Life parking lots (includes Studio Arts, East Housing, Main Housing, & Apartment Parking Lots) are enforced by public safety 7 days a week. All vehicles that are parked on campus overnight must have the virtual parking permit or if it is a guest vehicle, must be registered by the UWGB student hosting the visitor through SIS. Failure to register the guest’s vehicle will result in a parking citation. Information on “host responsibility and the guest vehicle registration process can be found online at this link.

We recommend that when registering a guest and their vehicle, students use Internet Explorer as there have been problems with the registration process with alternate browsers. Students should register their guests and vehicles using a computer. Registration using cell phones, tablets, or other mobile devices is not supported by the registration program. If a student has any problems or is unable to register their overnight guest, please contact the Residence Life Community Center for assistance.

Overnight guests staying more than 10 days in a semester must purchase a virtual parking permit through the University at the Bursar’s Office in Student Services 1300 and the host must continue to register them for each overnight visit. Overnight guests should not be registered on the student’s virtual permit, they must be registered as a guest. Doing so will result in a permit violation and a citation will be issued to both the student host and the guest.

Students living on campus who plan on bringing a vehicle as well as a motorcycle to be kept on campus at the same time, must purchase a second parking permit since you will be occupying two stalls at the same time.

All vehicles parked on campus must be parked so that the license plate is facing toward the travel portion of the parking lot. This allows license plates to be photographed by the automated license plate reader camera. If a student does not have a license plate facing the travel portion, even if the vehicle does have a virtual parking permit, the student will be issued a citation.

Other places that parking in would result in a citation are yellow end zones, the Visitor Parking Lot, fire zones, sidewalks, restricted areas, or in excess of the time restrictions.

We would like to thank all of our students for reviewing our parking policies and abiding by the rules set in place!

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