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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.

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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.

Furniture

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 housing@uwgb.edu.

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.

Room Selection FAQ

So you have re-contracted to live on campus for 2014-2015… now what? The next step is Room Selection! Your Room Selection Ticket will provide the date and time that you may come to the Kress Events Center to request your preference for a particular room or apartment. Below are some frequently asked questions about the Room Selection process.

FAQ

 What does my priority number mean and how is my priority number determined?

Your priority number reflects the order in which you will be served to provide quality service and minimize long lines and waiting. It is determined by: a) your number of semesters in housing, b) your academic credits earned, and c) a random number system.

Is there a way to know what number is currently being served?

For your convenience you may check the priority numbers being served on your assignment day (April 16, 17 or 18) online.

Do all roommates need to be present at Room Selection?

For your convenience, only one person in a group of roommates needs to bring the groups’ Room Selcection Tickets when requesting your room preference. However, if your room preference is unavailable at the time of room signup, it’s important for you to know your roommates’ alternate room preferences or have them present for discussion and decision making purposes.

What are my housing options?

During your assignment time you will be given the opportunity to request your preferred housing type, space permitting. Housing types include: a) 10 residence halls; b) 9 apartment buildings with shared bedrooms (3312 through 3334); and c) 6 apartment buildings with private bedrooms (Harden, Robishaw, Thompson, Liebl, Haevers, and Pamperin halls); d) 1 residence hall with single rooms. To view floor plans, click here.

What if I don’t have a roommate preference?

To consolidate spaces, individual students selecting apartment spaces without preferred roommates will be assigned to an already partially occupied apartment.

What do I do if I require special housing accommodations?

Please contact Dawn in the Office of Residence Life at by Thursday, April 3rd if you have a disability requiring special housing accommodations. You may do so by calling (920) 465-2042 during the hours of 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM on Monday through Friday.

What if I am unavailable to participate in Room Selection?

If you have extenuating circumstances preventing you from participating in the room assignment process on April 16th, 17th, and 18th, you must contact Housing & Residence Life – at least 24 hours prior to your assigned date/time. Resident students who miss the room assignment deadline identified above, and fail to make alternate arrangements to accommodate their extenuating circumstances, may be placed on a wait list and not assigned housing accommodation preferences until after other students have had an opportunity to do so.

What if I am studying abroad?

If you plan to study abroad during in the fall of 2014-15 and intend to return to university housing in the spring of 2015, please contact Dawn in Housing & Residence Life by Thursday, April 3rd. You may do so by calling (920) 465-2040 during the hours of 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM on Monday through Friday.

 

Click here for more information, or contact Housing & Residence Life with additional questions.

Save Your Spot On Campus!

Check out this video on why students love living on campus! Remember to contract soon by visiting www.uwgb.edu/housing/on-campus/returning.asp  

The Top 10 Reasons to Live On Campus

#10 Academic Success: Many students who live on campus earn higher grades and graduate at higher rates than their peers who live elsewhere. Remember, your academic success is our top priority.

#9 Employment Opportunities: Working on campus saves commuting time and expense. Also, your campus employer will be supportive of your academic studies coming first.

#8 Affordability: Living on campus is often cheaper than commuting from off campus. Your on-campus housing cost includes all utilities, cable television service, internet access, security services and more.

#7 Safety and Security: The campus is served around the clock by Public Safety Officers. The officers monitor the academic buildings, housing facilities, parking lots, and grounds to ensure your safety.

#6 Convenience: Living on campus means living right where you study, work and have fun; freeing up time and cutting down on costly commuting expenses.

#5 Around the Clock & Calendar Service: Campus housing is open 365 days a year. Plus staff is available to serve you during the evening, weekend, and holiday hours too.

#4 Community Center: The Residence Life Community Center offers a place to meet other students, study and participate in social activities. It also offers and information desk, student mailroom, and computer service center.

#3 Social and Recreational Activities: There’s always something to do on campus. From concerts, dances and comedians to intramural sports, student government and student organizations; there is something for everyone.

#2 Resident Assistants: One of the best things about living on campus is having an RA. RA’s are student leaders who live on campus and their role is to help you achieve the living and learning experience.

#1 Roommates: Having a roommate is one of the best things about living on campus. Many lifelong friendships have started as roommates at college.

Resident Satisfaction Survey

By now you should have received an e-mail asking you to fill out a resident satisfaction survey.

If you have completed the survey, know that we really value your input.

If you deleted the e-mail, it’s time to start digging through your deleted folder because there are big prizes at stake!

When you complete the survey, you are automatically in the running for several prize drawings.

We will be drawing weekly winners, who will win $25 Phoenix Bookstore vouchers, and one overall winner, who will win a Kindle Fire HDX.

In addition to those drawings, whichever building has the highest return percentage will win an evening of free games and refreshments in the Phoenix Club. The winning building would have access to the pool tables, table tennis, Wii, Xbox1, and air hockey.

RA/CA Spotlight~ Joe Ebert

Today the RA/CA spotlight joe eis on Joe Ebert. Joe is working on a double major in computer science and information science. In his free time, Joe likes to downhill ski and spend time with family and friends.

This is Joe’s second year on staff and his favorite part of the position is helping residents get to know more people on campus. Some of Joe’s biggest accomplishments in this position are winning the community builder of the year award last May and writing a winning Of the Month award. Being an RA has taught Joe how to work on a team, time management, and organizational skills.

Joe shared two favorite memories from his time on staff. First was making pancakes with some of his residents at 1am and second was going to RA camp for the first time and getting to know his fellow staff members.

RA/CA Spotlight~ Laina Wydeven

Today the RA/CA spolainatlight is on Laina Wydeven, a history major. In her free time, Laina enjoys drawing, reading, playing video games, and being in the company of friends and family.

This is Laina’s third year as an RA and her favorite part of this position is helping residents form strong connections to the UWGB community. Laina attributes her biggest accomplishment to running the mural program, which allows residents to paint a mural in their hall.  “Being an RA has taught me to have confidence in myself and confidence in others around me. I can definitely say that over the years of me being an RA I have learned that making mistakes is okay, so long as you learn and develop from them.” Laina said.

Laina also shared her favorite memory from her time on staff. “One of my favorite memory from my time as an RA would have to be when I turned twenty my first year on staff. I thought that I was going to a meeting that was scheduled last minute but the staff members of Phase 3 threw me a surprise birthday party instead. That was one of the best birthdays I ever had, even though I had an exam the very next day.”

Thanks for all you do!

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