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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

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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.

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