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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 laundry.uwgb.edu 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!

SHA Spotlight – Anna Hoesley

As the summer comes to an end, so do the duties of our Summer Housing Assistants. So, it’s time to thank them for all their efforts. This week’s SHA Spotlight is on UW-Green Bay Junior Anna Hoesley.Anna

Anna worked for the Office of Residence life for the first time this year. She chose to be a SHA because this job was the perfect way to get away from her hometown over the summer. She was excited to experience summer campus life and it was something to keep her busy while school was not in session.

Anna’s favorite part of being a SHA is her awesome co-workers. Anna said that “it’s so cool how our SHA team and other employees around the office grew so close in such a short period of time.”

Looking to see Anna around campus? You definitely will not have a problem doing so. Other than her position as a SHA, Anna is a peer mentor and advisor, president of the Philosophy Club, and a member of IMPROVe (Our on campus Improv Club).

Thank you Anna for all your hard work this year and we hope to see you back next summer!

Anna’s Fun Facts

Name: Anna Hoesley

Year in School: Junior

Major/Minor: Philosophy with a minor in Environmental Policy and Planning

Hometown: Fountain City, WI/Winona, MN

Favorite part of UWGB: The nature and the outdoor facilities

Favorite Class: Early Modern Philosophy

Favorite Movie: Chicago or Big Fish

Favorite Color: Dark Green or Burgundy

Dream Job: Professor (Subject Undecided)

Favorite Song Currently: Fly Trapped in a Jar by Modest Mouse

If there were to be a movie made of your life, who would play you? Ellen Page or Woody from Toy Story

SHA Spotlight – Adon Her

This week’s SHA Splotlight is on first year Summer Housing Assistant and first year employee with the Office of Residence Life, Adon Her.

ThiAdons is Adon’s first year working with the Office of Residence Life and it just so happens to be his first time ever living on campus! Adon lives right here in Green Bay and has never had to live on campus. He chose to be a Summer Housing Assistant so he could see the ins and outs of ResLife in his fifth year here at UW-Green Bay. As a communter, Adon says that “you don’t have much time to stay on campus and interact with other students”, so this position was the perfect way to spend more time on campus.

When asked what his favorite part of working as a SHA is, Adon answered “my favorite part of my job is being able to meet all the different people involved in Residence Life. I have met a larger variety of people working in ResLife, than I did during the school year!”

Adon is involved a couple different student organizations here at Green Bay including the Southeast Asian Student Union and Intervarsity. You can also catch Adon at the Kress Events Center participating in a variety of different intramurals.

Adon’s Fun Facts

Name: Adon Her

Year in School: 5th Year Senior

Major/Minor: Psychology and Business Administration

Hometown: Green Bay, WI

Favorite part of UWGB: It’s removed from the city and connected to nature

Favorite Class: Environmental Psychology

Favorite Movie: Kung Fu Hustle

Favorite Color: Royal Blue

Dream Job: Video Game Tester

Favorite Song Currently: Let it Go by James Bay

If there were to be a movie made of your life, who would play you? Ki Hong Lee from Maze Runner (I’ve been mistaken for him before!)

Incoming Freshman FAQs

Going away to college can be pretty stressful. A new place to call home, having to share a room with a complete stranger, brand new professors, and a whole new group of classmates. To make it a little easier, the Office of Residence Life has come up with a collection of Frequently Asked Questions to clear up some confusion before move-in day.

FAQ 1: What can I bring/can’t I bring into my residence hall?

There are quite a few things that we recommend our students bring to college with them. Some examples are personal belongings (clothes, pictures, memories of home, laptop, etc.), toiletries, bedding, school supplies, cleaning supplies, television, mini refrigerator, microwave, and a coffee machine/keurig just to list a few.

Follow this link for a full list of recommended items, as well as items we highly suggest you leave home when moving onto campus.

FAQ 2: I haven’t heard from my roommate, what do I do now?

It is completely normal to not hear from your roommate before move-in. If they haven’t responded through social media or their UWGB e-mail, don’t worry. Make sure that you have everything YOU will need throughout the school year. If you have doubles of things such as microwaves, coffee machines, toasters, etc. they can always be sent home or stored in your dorm as a back-up. Some students don’t check their student e-mails as much as others and that is okay, don’t fret, you will meet them for sure on move-in day!

FAQ 3: My room assignment has changed, what’s going on?

There are quite a few reasons why a student’s room assignment will change. If you have specific questions in regards to why your room assignment changed, feel free to contact the Office of Residence Life at housing@uwgb.edu or (920) 465-2040 and they will be able to clear things up.

FAQ 4: My room assignment says that I will be in room 101A, what does the “A” mean?

Having the letter A or B after your room number designates which side of the room you have been assigned to. This is not set in stone as to which side you have to live on, that is completely up to you and your roommate. The letter after your room number matters more when you move into a traditional apartment or contemporary apartment because it signifies which room in the apartment you are assigned to. It is important that if you are moving into a traditional or contemporary apartment that you move into the bed space designated on your room assignment.

FAQ 5: How do I know when I am supposed to move in?

If you have not already done express check-in, we highly suggest you do it NOW! Navigate to this link and click the express check-in button on the right hand column. After logging in, this will allow you to view your room assignment, choose a meal plan, as well as choose one of three check-in appointments that you will be moving in during. If you have already done this, log in to the express check-in page and it will allow you to view your check-in appointment.

FAQ 6: Who are my RAs and what do they do?

You will hear from your Residence Assistants soon enough. Whether it be through Facebook prior to move-in or on the first day of move-in when they come to introduce themselves. Many of our staff are on vacation over the summer or are busy at work, so they may not be able to contact you prior to move-in, but you will meet them very soon!

The RA’s primary duties consist of assisting residents in the development of community, planning and implementing programs to meet the needs and wants of residents, assisting in the administration of an apartment building or residence hall, ensuring safety, and acting as a resource person for residents living in the Residence Life community. For more information on the duties of an RA visit this link.

FAQ 7: I don’t think my roommate and I are going to get along, what can I do?

We ask that all students, who are not getting along with their roommate, first attempt to resolve their situation and preserve their room situations. Some students find it helpful to request the assistance of a third party, which most of the time would mean a Residence Assistant. If the situation escalates and you are unable to work everything out. You may contact the Office of Residence Life at housing@uwgb.edu and we will work with you as much as possible so that you have a comfortable living arrangement.

FAQ 8: On move-in, will there be people present to help me unload my stuff and get it into my room?

Yes! Employees from the Office of Residence Life, a variety of student volunteers, UW-Green Bay staff and faculty, alumni, and community leaders will be available on move-in day to help you get everything from your vehicle into your residence hall!

 

If you have any additional questions that were not covered, please feel free to comment on this post or visit this link and send us a message. You can also contact the Office of Residence Life at housing@uwgb.edu or (920) 465-2040.

SHA Spotlight – Mia Meyer

With only a little over 30 days before #gbmovein, the Office of Residence Life would like to honor and thank all of our Summer Housing Assistants, SHAs, for all of their hard work this summer. So, every week leading up to move-in, we will highlight one or two of our SHAs and let them introduce themselves so we can better thank these individuals.

Our first SHA Spotlight is on UWGB Junior Mia Meyer. This is Mia’s first year as a Summer Housing Assistant, but has worked with Residence Life for a year and a half and she loves it!

“I love ResLife! I really love meeting new people within different positions I have been in through Residence Life and I SHA Spotlight - Miacouldn’t say no to the opportunity of being a SHA. Through this job I have met some great people and I have the pleasure of learning more about ResLife.”

When asked what is her favorite part of her job, Mia stated that her favorite part is all of the programs that she gets to put on. Mia loves seeing what everyone else comes up with and going to all of the events. She also really enjoys seeing the residents getting involved and making new friends.

Looking to see Mia around campus? Well, you shouldn’t have a problem, Mia also works as a Student Ambassador on campus, so keep an eye out for her on move-in day and Orientation. Previously she has also been employed in the Dean of Students office.

Thank you Mia for all your hard work this summer and we hope to have you back as a SHA next year!

Mia’s Fun Facts

Name: Mia Meyer

Year in School: Junior

Major/Minor: Broad field studies Psychology with double minors in Business Administration and Education

Hometown: Sheboygan Falls, WI

Favorite part of UWGB: The Scenery

Favorite Class: Physiological Psychology with Dr. Lorenz

Favorite Movie: White Christmas

Favorite Color: Blue

Dream Job: High School Principal or School Superintendent

Favorite Song Currently: Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd

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

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