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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (920) 465-2040.