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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!

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!

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.

#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.

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