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Housing and Residence Life

October OTMs

The winning OTMs for October have been announced. If you see them, please congratulate the following:

Advisor: Sara Schmitz nominated by Mack Dunn

Educational Program: Rocktoberfest 2015 (Bryan Konicek) nominated by Jeff Willems

Executive Board Member: Brittany Heinen nominated by Michelle McChesney

First Year Student: Danielle Shea nominated by Mariah Pursley and Katie Werre

Institution Faculty/Staff: Stacie Christian nominated by Deborah Fletcher

Organization: Young Americans for Liberty (Advisor: Matt Geimer) nominated by Vianna Alfaro

Residence Life Faculty/Staff: Julianne Crayton nominated by Jody Schiess and Mallory Woloszyk

Resident Assistant: Taylor Steele nominated by Faith VerBruggen

Residential Community: James Temp Hall (Jeff Willems, Bao
Nhia Xiong, Nate Fiene) nominated by Nate Fiene

Social Program: Humans vs. Zombies (Quin Merriweather and Trad Apt. Staff) nominated by James Ward

Student: Kasia Belanger nominated by Anna Yang and Jessica Murphy

Resident Satisfaction Survey 2015

The annual Resident Satisfaction Survey, conducted by Educational Benchmarking Incorporated (EBI) will be taking place November 5th through November 25th. The purpose of this survey is to obtain resident feedback in regards to housing facilities and services, Resident Assistants, the mail room and community center hours as well as your overall satisfaction with living on campus. Arriving in your campus email inbox tomorrow (11/5) will be a unique link for the survey. Residents that complete the survey will be entered in a drawing to win weekly prizes. The first 25 students to complete the survey will win a Bluetooth Selfie Stick. Be sure to tweet “I completed the @uwgb_housing Resident Survey #ResidentSurvey2015” for a greater chance at winning a prize. Other prizes consist of vouchers to the Common Grounds Coffee House, Green Bay Gamblers tickets, Cheap Seats movie tickets, UW-Green Bay shirts, and more! Two grand prize winners will receive a Kindle Fire tablet.  All survey responses are kept anonymous. Thank you for helping keep our campus the place students chose to live!

Make No Mark Week

The Office of Residence Life is teaming up once again with the Residence Green Life Committee for  the second annual Make No Mark Week. This is a week long event to provide opportunity to learn about sustainability and to get involved in campus and community activities.  Make No Mark Week activities are as follows:

Eat and Travel Sustainably
Monday, October 26th – Community Center at 4:45 pm
Join fellow students for a bus ride to downtown Green Bay and enjoy an evening at sustainability focused Kavarna Coffeehouse. Please bring money for food and expect to return to UWGB around 8:00 pm.

Carbon Footprint: What’s Yours? 
Tuesday, October 27th – 3rd Floor Library at 3:35 – 4:15 pm
Come take part in a creative activity to determine your carbon footprint!

Water Awareness 
Wednesday, October 28th – Community Center MPR at 6:30 pm
70% of the Earth’s surface is water but only 1% is drinkable. Come learn how to conserve water, make an ocean in a bottle, and make the world a better place! FREE water bottle for all who attend.

Reduce > Reuse > Recycle
Thursday, October 29th – Community Center  MPR at 7:00 pm
Join us to learn about sustainable alternatives, compete to make the best animal out of recyclables and go home with some swag! Snacks will be provided, all we ask is that you bring any recyclables you have. We hope to see you there!

Remember, you can make your mark by leaving no mark.

Holiday Decorating Guidelines

As the holiday season nears, the Office of Residence Life has a few guidelines to remind students about regarding holiday decorations. While we encourage students to decorate their residence hall or apartment, we ask that all students abide by the following guidelines:

Guidelines for Decorating Your Room or Apartment

  1. Halloween pumpkins should be colored with markers rather than carved to prevent rotting.
  2. All light cords should be UL approved, safe and free of cracks.
  3. The only extension cords permitted in housing are those that are UL listed 3 wire/3 prong cords of a 16 gauge minimum weight.
  4. The only multi-plug device you may use is a power strip with an on/off switch, 15-20 amp circuit breaker/surge protector with a 3 prong grounded plug.
  5. Unplug all lights when you are not in your room or apartment.
  6. Use poster putty or painters tape when hanging up decorations to walls or doors.
  7. Remove all decorations before you leave for semester break.
  8. Do not place pumpkins in hallways or breeze ways.

Items Not Permitted 

  1. Real leaves, trees or wreaths made from natural materials are not permitted. (This is a fire regulation).
  2. Electrical cords may not be placed under carpeting, on bed frames or over archways. Do not use holiday light strings around metal furnishings such as door frames.
  3. Please do not cover light fixtures and light bulbs with decorations.
  4. Do not use spray on “snow” on your windows, doors, walls or mirrors.
  5. Please do not overload your electrical sockets.
  6. Candles are not permitted in student housing.

OTMs – September

The winning OTMs for September have been announced. If you see any of the following, please congratulate them on their achievement!

Educational Program: Honoring the Fallen – 9/11 Flag Retirement (Nate Fiene) nominated by Jeff Willems

Executive Board Member: Desiree Walton nominated by Adam Novotny

First Year Student: Carlos Zuniga nominated by Naomi Semb-Lovejoy

Institution Faculty/Staff: Marie (MAC Coffee Cart) nominated by Rachel Clift and Karli Peterson

Residence Life Faculty/Staff: Traditional Apartment Staff 2015-16 nominated by Connor Cook

Resident Assistant: Trevor Thompson nominated by Joseph Ebert and Michelle McChesney

Residential Community: 3334 A-Side nominated by James Ward

Social Program: Welcome Wars: Race to Central Perk (Faith VerBruggen) nominated by Taylor Steele

Spotlight: Campus Cupboard (PRIDE Center) nominated by Faith Lent

Student: Abbie Hartung nominated by Rachel Clift and Kassie Yunto

Fall Semester Room Change Deadline

If you’re considering a room or apartment change during the fall semester, the deadline to change rooms is quickly approaching.

The deadline for fall semester room changes requests is Friday, October 30.

If you are interested in a room change, schedule a meeting with your Area Coordinator (determined by the area/building in which you currently resided). Meetings will last 15 minutes. You can find out who your Area Coordinator is here or by contacting the Office of Residence Life.

To schedule a meeting with your Area Coordinator, call the Office of Residence Life, (920) 465-2040, or stop by the front desk and someone will assist you.

Wash Alert

Wash Alert is a new feature to campus housing used to make doing laundry easier! By visiting the Wash Alert website , students can see which washers or dryers are being used. Through the notification system, students can receive emails notifying them when their laundry is finished or when a machine becomes available.

August OTMs

The winning OTMs for the month of August have been announced. If you see any of these people on campus, please congratulate them on their OTM!

Resident Assistant: Naomi Semb-Lovejoy nominated by Michelle McChesney

Student: Asti (AyyMartt) Martin nominated by Jeff Willems and Nora Kanzenbach


What To Expect – #GBMoveIn 2015

The day is finally here: move-in day! By some miracle you’ve managed to pack everything in your car and you’re on your way to campus to get your year at started at UW-Green Bay and we can’t wait to have you here! Filled with excitement, and many other emotions, move-in day can be a stressful time. We at Residence Life are here to let you know what to expect on move-in day as well as provide some tips and guidance.

Freshmen move-in day is Sunday, August 30th from 8:30 am to 12 pm.

You should arrive on campus during your scheduled check in time. You’ll want to park near your new home (assigned building of residence) but before you can access your room you must check in at your assigned check in station. You will want to make sure you have your ID card with you during the check in process. While you check in, it is suggested that your friends and family begin to unload your car so you’re all ready to move in once you have finished the check in process. Once your car has been unloaded, move it the nearest parking lot before getting started on getting your room organized. There will be lots of help available to assist you in unpacking and taking things to your room as well as opportunities to meet members of the campus community.

Within 72 hours of moving in you will need to fill out a Room Condition Report after inspecting your room. On the Room Condition Report you will need to make note of:

  • Missing items
  • Normal wear and tear and minor damages that don’t require a timely repair
  • Cleaning requests for rooms or apartments that were not in a move in ready condition
  • Repair requests for items that need repair as soon as possible.

We are so excited to have you on campus. See you very soon!

#GBMoveIn: What To Pack For College

With less 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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