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
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!
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!
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.
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
- Halloween pumpkins should be colored with markers rather than carved to prevent rotting.
- All light cords should be UL approved, safe and free of cracks.
- The only extension cords permitted in housing are those that are UL listed 3 wire/3 prong cords of a 16 gauge minimum weight.
- 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.
- Unplug all lights when you are not in your room or apartment.
- Use poster putty or painters tape when hanging up decorations to walls or doors.
- Remove all decorations before you leave for semester break.
- Do not place pumpkins in hallways or breeze ways.
Items Not Permitted
- Real leaves, trees or wreaths made from natural materials are not permitted. (This is a fire regulation).
- 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.
- Please do not cover light fixtures and light bulbs with decorations.
- Do not use spray on “snow” on your windows, doors, walls or mirrors.
- Please do not overload your electrical sockets.
- Candles are not permitted in student housing.
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
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 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.
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
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.