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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 Spotlight 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 commuter, 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

Roommate Assignment Notification

Move-in for new Freshmen is scheduled for Thursday, September 1st beginning at 8:30 a.m. Returning students can move in 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, and continuing through Friday, September 2 (9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) and resuming again on Monday, September 5 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

By now, you have received an email with Pre-Check-in information. Upon completing the pre-check-in process, you will find out who your roommate(s) will be for the upcoming academic year, and you will be able to select a move-in time and date.

Be sure to check your email frequently using your campus email account to make sure you don’t miss important information.

Once you receive your roommate assignment, it is best to get in contact with your roommate! In addition to an introduction, you may wish to discuss your future living situation: who is bring what to your residence hall or apartment and discuss other living preferences and get to know each other.

Also in your roommate assignment will be instructions for the online pre-check in which must be done upon arriving on campus on move in day. Remember, completing pre-check in does not mean you don’t need to check in on move in day! If you do not check in upon your arrival your card will not allow you access to your residence hall or apartment.

After you complete pre-check in you will be able to access your roommate assignment via the Express Check-In site. Important information found once logged onto Express Check-In includes:

  • Date and time required to check in
  • Name and address of your check in station
  • Name and address of your building of residence
  • Roommate contact information
  • Mailbox number and combination
  • Once again, make sure to check your UWGB campus email account to access all housing and roommate assignments.

#GBMoveIn: What To Pack For College

With just more than a month until move-in day, it is time to start thinking about what you’ll need to bring to campus. Here is a list to get you started when determining what to take with you to UW-Green Bay!

  • Linens for an extra-long twin sized bed
  • Towels/Wash cloths
  • Entryway and Bathroom Rugs/Mats
  • Cellphones and chargers or Calling Card
  • Alarm Clock (with Battery Back-Up)
  • Computer with Wi-Fi and/or CAT-5E or CAT-6 hook up
  • 3-Prong Grounded Power Strip with Circuit Breaker
  • Small Lockbox
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Television with cable connectors
  • Games and Recreation Equipment
  • 2-4 cubic foot Energy Star refrigerator
  • Small Energy Star Microwave
  • Dishes, Pots/Pans, utensils
  • Small Shovel for trunk of car

Anything we forgot or that you recommend to be added to the list? We’d love to hear from you! Please leave suggestions in the comments below.

April OTM Winners

The winning OTMs for the month of April have been announced. If you see any of the following people, congratulate them on their accomplishment!

Advisor: Mai Lo Lee written by Anna Yang

Educational Program: Back to Eco-U written by Jeff Willems

First Year Student:  Mitchell Gooettl by Hannah Sprink

Institution Faculty/Staff: Sarah Alexander written by Casey Pivonka

Organization: Southeast Asian Student Union written by Anna Yang

Resident Assistant: Lauren Pfile written by Jenevieve Lee

Residential Community: TRoy Staff written by Jeff Willems

Spotlight: Steph Thomas written by Michelle McChesney

March OTM Winners

The winning OTM’s for March have been announced. If you see any of the people below, please congratulate them on their accomplishment!

Advisor: Aaron Weinschenk nominated by Mikayla Becherer

Educational Program: Flippin’ Under the Stars (Allison LeMahieu) nominated by Abby Frye

Executive Board Member: Amber Dryer nominated by Skyler Toyne

First Year Student: Emily Clark nominated by Naomi Semb-Lovejoy

Institution Faculty/Staff: Dr. David Helpap nominated by Sami Dannhauser

Organization: Green Life Committee nominated by James Ward

Resident Assistant: Anna Yang nominated by Jeff Willems

Spotlight: Dining Contract Committee (Rick Warpinski)
nominated by Allison LeMahieu

Student: Annemarie Schwery nominated by Michelle McChesney

Summer Employment Opportunities – Summer Housing Assistant

The Office of Residence Life is currently hiring for the Residence Life Business Operations Team. There are openings in the Summer Housing Assistant position. This position offers the following benefits:

  • Earn $360 per week
  • Housing in a private bedroom, air-conditioned apartment
  • A flexible schedule and the ability to take vacation time
  • The chance to work as part of a great team
  • Gain valuable business, customer service and leadership experience

Still not sure if this position is the right fit for you? Check out what some of our former Summer Housing Assistants have to say!

“I seriously loved everything about it! It was such a good experience and the people I met were pretty chill. Great team. Everything that we did as a team helped me develop my interpersonal relations and teamwork skills.”                                 -Rissel Peguero, Junior

“I was given many opportunities to grow as a leader in a fun, and challenging way. It was a great way to spend a summer while experiencing living on campus in a whole new light. I also really enjoyed working with the people on staff, and I ended the summer with new friends I will have for years to come.”                                                       -Emily Brown, Senior

 

“What I enjoyed the most was the variety it provided because even though I worked as a Summer Housing Assistant for several summers, each one offered new opportunities and experiences. It helped strengthen my time management skills and helped prepare me for the future.”                                                                     -Rosa Serrano, UW-Green Bay Graduate

More information regarding this position can be found on our website

To apply: Send completed applications by email to: housing@uwgb.edu  or bring your application to the Community Center/Office of Residence Life.  Applications are due by Monday, February 29th, however applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.  Download position description and application materials by visiting the following web page

Questions: Contact Kelly Steffes (920) 465-2040

Summer Employment Opportunities – Facilities Custodial & Maintenance Positions

The Office of Residence Life is currently hiring for the 2016 Summer Facilities Operations Team. There are openings in the Facilities Custodial & Maintenance positions. These positions offer the following benefits:

  • Earn $9.00 per hour, 40 hours during most weeks
  • 50% qualified employee discount on UWGB summer student housing, air conditioned, private bedroom
  • Vacation time during designated periods of employment
  • The chance to work as part of a great team
  • Gain valuable leadership, teamwork and guest services experience

More information regarding this position can be found on our website

To apply: Send completed applications by email to: housing@uwgb.edu  or bring your application to the Community Center/Office of Residence Life.  Applications are due by Monday, February 29th, however applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.  Download position description and application materials by visiting the following web page  

Questions: Contact Sharon Archiqus@uwgb.edu  or Terry zarnotht@uwgb.edu or call (920) 465-2483

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