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SHA Spotlight: Rob Sewell

Today we introduce Robert Sewell or Rob as our featured Summer Housing Assistant in the SHA spotlight. This is Sewell’s second year working as a SHA, returning to the position because “I liked interacting with others, it’s a good atmosphere and great people to work with!”

Sewell’s favorite part of being a SHA? Interacting with snowbirds. “They are fun to be with and their stories are intriguing,” he said.

There is much to learn while being a SHA. The most important lessons Sewell has learned thus far is patience and that sometimes things don’t always go as planned.

Sewell is majoring in human biology with a minor in chemistry and an emphasis in health science. He is also studying for his LSATs which he will take in October.

When not working or studying, Sewell can be found reading, watching Netflix documentaries, running or exploring.

If you see Rob Sewell around campus be sure to say stop and say hello!

SHA Spotlight: Meet Lisa Zeleske

Today Lisa Zeleske is in the SHA Spotlight. With this being her first year as a SHA, Zeleske said “I was really excited to live on campus this summer.”

Working as a SHA provides many opportunities. Zeleske said by working as a SHA she hope to gain some experience that will help in future jobs. So far she has learned about customer service and how things work as it is her first time working for Residence Life.

Zeleske enjoys being a SHA because “working with friends has been really cool.”

As a junior, Zeleske is studying business management with a minor in environmental science.

In her free time you can find Zeleske baking, noting that cake pops are one of her favorite things to bake, or you can find her with her nose in a good book.

Fun Fact: From Fond du Lac, Zeleske grew up on a dairy farm.

Residence Life is happy to have Lisa Zeleske here with us this summer!

SHA Spotlight: Tierney Murphy

Tierney Murphy is today’s SHA in the spotlight! This is Murphy’s second year as a Summer Housing Assistant. It was the fun of the SHA position that helped Murphy decided to come back for another summer.

“My favorite part of being a SHA is helping people and being a SHA has taught me patience” Murphy said.

Murphy is a junior, majoring in human biology with an emphasis in cytotechnology.

In her free time Murphy enjoys watching cartoons and reading and is a big fan of Game of Thrones.

Welcome back Tierney Murphy, we are excited to have you with us for another summer!

Roommate Assignments

One of the most anticipated days of the summer is ahead: roommate assignment and notification day! Be sure to keep checking your campus email to ensure that you don’t miss it.

If you’re an incoming freshman you might be unsure of what this means. Arriving soon will be your roommate assignment which holds detail of your roommate for the upcoming school year as well as your housing assignment.  After receiving your roommate assignment you are going to want to get in contact with your future roommate to begin planning for the school year: get to know each other, who is bringing what for your dorm room, do you want to coordinate dorm decor?

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.

SHA Spotlight: Meet Irene

Our first Summer Housing Assistant spotlight shines bright on Irene Hoang! This is Hoang’s first year as a SHA but she has worked with housing previously as an office assistant and in the mailroom.

Hoang wanted to become as SHA because “I really like all the opportunities that it provides. The SHA position accompanies all the roles (in housing), Resident Assistant, Community Advisor, and mailroom. Being a SHA helps me develop skills and skill sets I can use in the future,” Hoang said.

So far Hoang’s favorite part of being a SHA is getting to work with her fellow SHA’s and the Pro staff in Residence Life. She also enjoys being able to live on campus.

During her time as a SHA, Hoang hopes to continue to develop her professional skills as well as expand leadership roles as a RA by being responsible for large groups of people.

Hoang is an English major with a double emphasis in literature and education and a minor in education. “One of my biggest achievements was achieving highest honors (4.0) for both semesters of the 2013-2014 academic year and being inducted into the Sigma Tau Delta Honor Society” Hoang said.

In her free time Hoang enjoys writing, painting, playing video games, and reading, with Lord of the Rings, The Time Travelers Wife and Harry Potter being a few of her favorite books.  She also enjoys singing, saying “I was a part of vocal jazz ensembles through high school and into college and acting. I have been in four plays and several musicals”.

Residence Life is very excited to have Irene Hoang as a SHA this summer. We wish you the best of luck and thank you for everything you do!

SHA, What’s That?

Summer Housing Assistants, known as SHA’s, play an important role on campus during the summer. The 8 SHA’s on staff are very similar to Residents Assistants (RA’s) with their work around campus.  Besides spending time on duty, you can find the SHA’s working with summer residents, summer guests and camp participants as well as monitoring the check ins and outs of residents. The Community Center is another place you can find SHA’s, working the front desk and assisting with sorting mail. If you are on campus be sure to stop and say hi to our wonderful SHA’s.

Meet your 2014 Summer Housing Assistants: Irene Hoang, Daniel Pfister, Sebastian Garcia Medina, Lisa Zeleske, Katie Keyser, Rosa Serrano, Tierney Murphy and Robert Sewell.

Be sure to check back for spotlight blogs on each of the SHA’s!

Stay Connected This Summer!

Although summer is jam packed with work, fun, friends and relaxation, don’t forget to check out our blogs! We’ll be keeping you posted with what’s new around campus, spotlights on the Summer Housing Assistants as well as important information regarding roommate selection and move in day. Be sure to check in periodically throughout the summer to stay up-to-date with campus life. We at Residence Life hope you are having a wonderful summer so far and hope we can help keep you connected to campus while you’re away.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter and “like” us on Facebook to receive the most recent news!

Twitter: @UWGB_Housing

Facebook: UWGB Residence Life

Steps to Start Summer on the Right Foot

Your Housing Contract Ends at Saturday, May 17 at 4:00 pm

Students are encouraged to vacate their room or apartment within 24 hours of their last final exam and must leave no later than Saturday, May 17 at 4:00 pm unless arrangements for summer housing or an extended stay have been made. You must clean, remove your belongings, and vacate your apartment or residence hall room by this time.

Check-out Procedures

All students must complete the online Express Check-Out Process when moving out. A walk-up computer are available kiosk is available in the Community Center, if you need a computer. Failure to check out online will result in a $50 improper check-out charge. Please do not check out until you are ready to leave, door access will terminate upon check-out.

Cleaning Instructions

In order to avoid cleaning charges, make sure to clean your room/apartment thoroughly. We strongly recommend discussing cleaning responsibilities with your roommate(s) using this form. Additional cleaning information including this cleaning checklist and oven cleaning instructions are available to you as well.


Students do not need to change the current configuration of their beds (bunked, junior lofted, etc.), however beds must be properly assembled, and all furniture provided must be in the room upon check-out to avoid damage charges.

Submit Your Maintenance Requests Now

If you are aware of items in need of repair in your room or apartment, please submit an online maintenance request for these items now. Your room/apartment will be inspected after you move out and you will be charged for any damages, missing items and/or cleaning. Normal wear and tear will not result in a charge.

Silent Hours

As you know, your classmates expect an atmosphere conducive to sleep and study, especially during this time of the year. Silent hours will be posted in your buildings and Resident Assistants are expected to be particularly sensitive to noise levels.  Violations of University and Housing policy will result in judicial action which may include your immediate eviction, cancellation of your housing contract and/or referral of your case to the Dean of Students Office.

Donate Items that You No Longer Need

For the remainder of the year, Housing & Residence Life will be teaming up with the campus Sustainability office and Goodwill, Industries to provide residents with the opportunity to donate unwanted items. For more information on this donation drive, check out this blog.

Bicycles on Campus

Please don’t forget to take your bike with you when you leave! All bikes left behind will be removed and turned over to Public Safety for disposal.

Address Change

To update your address for mail sent from the university, log into your SIS account and update your mailing address. Be sure to update your address with credit card or cell phone companies, magazines, banks, etc.


If you have any other questions, please contact Housing & Residence Life at (920)465-2040 or

Good luck on final exams!

Show Your School Colors: Go Green by Going Blue

Do you have items that you no longer need?

If you have personal belongings you no longer need, there are collection containers in the first floor lounges and lobbies of each building and in the Community Center to collect unwanted clothing, school supplies and household items in good working condition. All items will be donated to charitable organizations in the Green Bay community. Additional bags can be found in the  Community Center mailroom.

On May 15 between 9am -5pm a truck will be located by the tennis courts to collect large donations.

Any food items can be brought to the Community Center mailroom for donation.

Thank you for supporting our mission to go green!

Second Chance

Did you miss your chance to Re-Contract for housing? Don’t worry! You can still contract to live on campus for the 2014-2015 academic year. Starting Friday, April 11th, stop in or call the Office of Residence Life from 8am-4pm to get your second chance at a great decision.

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