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Housing and Residence Life

SHA Spotlight – Anna Hoesley

As the summer comes to an end, so do the duties of our Summer Housing Assistants. So, it’s time to thank them for all their efforts. This week’s SHA Spotlight is on UW-Green Bay Junior Anna Hoesley.Anna

Anna worked for the Office of Residence life for the first time this year. She chose to be a SHA because this job was the perfect way to get away from her hometown over the summer. She was excited to experience summer campus life and it was something to keep her busy while school was not in session.

Anna’s favorite part of being a SHA is her awesome co-workers. Anna said that “it’s so cool how our SHA team and other employees around the office grew so close in such a short period of time.”

Looking to see Anna around campus? You definitely will not have a problem doing so. Other than her position as a SHA, Anna is a peer mentor and advisor, president of the Philosophy Club, and a member of IMPROVe (Our on campus Improv Club).

Thank you Anna for all your hard work this year and we hope to see you back next summer!

Anna’s Fun Facts

Name: Anna Hoesley

Year in School: Junior

Major/Minor: Philosophy with a minor in Environmental Policy and Planning

Hometown: Fountain City, WI/Winona, MN

Favorite part of UWGB: The nature and the outdoor facilities

Favorite Class: Early Modern Philosophy

Favorite Movie: Chicago or Big Fish

Favorite Color: Dark Green or Burgundy

Dream Job: Professor (Subject Undecided)

Favorite Song Currently: Fly Trapped in a Jar by Modest Mouse

If there were to be a movie made of your life, who would play you? Ellen Page or Woody from Toy Story

SHA Spotlight – Adon Her

This week’s SHA Splotlight is on first year Summer Housing Assistant and first year employee with the Office of Residence Life, Adon Her.

ThiAdons is Adon’s first year working with the Office of Residence Life and it just so happens to be his first time ever living on campus! Adon lives right here in Green Bay and has never had to live on campus. He chose to be a Summer Housing Assistant so he could see the ins and outs of ResLife in his fifth year here at UW-Green Bay. As a communter, Adon says that “you don’t have much time to stay on campus and interact with other students”, so this position was the perfect way to spend more time on campus.

When asked what his favorite part of working as a SHA is, Adon answered “my favorite part of my job is being able to meet all the different people involved in Residence Life. I have met a larger variety of people working in ResLife, than I did during the school year!”

Adon is involved a couple different student organizations here at Green Bay including the Southeast Asian Student Union and Intervarsity. You can also catch Adon at the Kress Events Center participating in a variety of different intramurals.

Adon’s Fun Facts

Name: Adon Her

Year in School: 5th Year Senior

Major/Minor: Psychology and Business Administration

Hometown: Green Bay, WI

Favorite part of UWGB: It’s removed from the city and connected to nature

Favorite Class: Environmental Psychology

Favorite Movie: Kung Fu Hustle

Favorite Color: Royal Blue

Dream Job: Video Game Tester

Favorite Song Currently: Let it Go by James Bay

If there were to be a movie made of your life, who would play you? Ki Hong Lee from Maze Runner (I’ve been mistaken for him before!)

Incoming Freshman FAQs

Going away to college can be pretty stressful. A new place to call home, having to share a room with a complete stranger, brand new professors, and a whole new group of classmates. To make it a little easier, the Office of Residence Life has come up with a collection of Frequently Asked Questions to clear up some confusion before move-in day.

FAQ 1: What can I bring/can’t I bring into my residence hall?

There are quite a few things that we recommend our students bring to college with them. Some examples are personal belongings (clothes, pictures, memories of home, laptop, etc.), toiletries, bedding, school supplies, cleaning supplies, television, mini refrigerator, microwave, and a coffee machine/keurig just to list a few.

Follow this link for a full list of recommended items, as well as items we highly suggest you leave home when moving onto campus.

FAQ 2: I haven’t heard from my roommate, what do I do now?

It is completely normal to not hear from your roommate before move-in. If they haven’t responded through social media or their UWGB e-mail, don’t worry. Make sure that you have everything YOU will need throughout the school year. If you have doubles of things such as microwaves, coffee machines, toasters, etc. they can always be sent home or stored in your dorm as a back-up. Some students don’t check their student e-mails as much as others and that is okay, don’t fret, you will meet them for sure on move-in day!

FAQ 3: My room assignment has changed, what’s going on?

There are quite a few reasons why a student’s room assignment will change. If you have specific questions in regards to why your room assignment changed, feel free to contact the Office of Residence Life at or (920) 465-2040 and they will be able to clear things up.

FAQ 4: My room assignment says that I will be in room 101A, what does the “A” mean?

Having the letter A or B after your room number designates which side of the room you have been assigned to. This is not set in stone as to which side you have to live on, that is completely up to you and your roommate. The letter after your room number matters more when you move into a traditional apartment or contemporary apartment because it signifies which room in the apartment you are assigned to. It is important that if you are moving into a traditional or contemporary apartment that you move into the bed space designated on your room assignment.

FAQ 5: How do I know when I am supposed to move in?

If you have not already done express check-in, we highly suggest you do it NOW! Navigate to this link and click the express check-in button on the right hand column. After logging in, this will allow you to view your room assignment, choose a meal plan, as well as choose one of three check-in appointments that you will be moving in during. If you have already done this, log in to the express check-in page and it will allow you to view your check-in appointment.

FAQ 6: Who are my RAs and what do they do?

You will hear from your Residence Assistants soon enough. Whether it be through Facebook prior to move-in or on the first day of move-in when they come to introduce themselves. Many of our staff are on vacation over the summer or are busy at work, so they may not be able to contact you prior to move-in, but you will meet them very soon!

The RA’s primary duties consist of assisting residents in the development of community, planning and implementing programs to meet the needs and wants of residents, assisting in the administration of an apartment building or residence hall, ensuring safety, and acting as a resource person for residents living in the Residence Life community. For more information on the duties of an RA visit this link.

FAQ 7: I don’t think my roommate and I are going to get along, what can I do?

We ask that all students, who are not getting along with their roommate, first attempt to resolve their situation and preserve their room situations. Some students find it helpful to request the assistance of a third party, which most of the time would mean a Residence Assistant. If the situation escalates and you are unable to work everything out. You may contact the Office of Residence Life at and we will work with you as much as possible so that you have a comfortable living arrangement.

FAQ 8: On move-in, will there be people present to help me unload my stuff and get it into my room?

Yes! Employees from the Office of Residence Life, a variety of student volunteers, UW-Green Bay staff and faculty, alumni, and community leaders will be available on move-in day to help you get everything from your vehicle into your residence hall!


If you have any additional questions that were not covered, please feel free to comment on this post or visit this link and send us a message. You can also contact the Office of Residence Life at or (920) 465-2040.

SHA Spotlight – Mia Meyer

With only a little over 30 days before #gbmovein, the Office of Residence Life would like to honor and thank all of our Summer Housing Assistants, SHAs, for all of their hard work this summer. So, every week leading up to move-in, we will highlight one or two of our SHAs and let them introduce themselves so we can better thank these individuals.

Our first SHA Spotlight is on UWGB Junior Mia Meyer. This is Mia’s first year as a Summer Housing Assistant, but has worked with Residence Life for a year and a half and she loves it!

“I love ResLife! I really love meeting new people within different positions I have been in through Residence Life and I SHA Spotlight - Miacouldn’t say no to the opportunity of being a SHA. Through this job I have met some great people and I have the pleasure of learning more about ResLife.”

When asked what is her favorite part of her job, Mia stated that her favorite part is all of the programs that she gets to put on. Mia loves seeing what everyone else comes up with and going to all of the events. She also really enjoys seeing the residents getting involved and making new friends.

Looking to see Mia around campus? Well, you shouldn’t have a problem, Mia also works as a Student Ambassador on campus, so keep an eye out for her on move-in day and Orientation. Previously she has also been employed in the Dean of Students office.

Thank you Mia for all your hard work this summer and we hope to have you back as a SHA next year!

Mia’s Fun Facts

Name: Mia Meyer

Year in School: Junior

Major/Minor: Broad field studies Psychology with double minors in Business Administration and Education

Hometown: Sheboygan Falls, WI

Favorite part of UWGB: The Scenery

Favorite Class: Physiological Psychology with Dr. Lorenz

Favorite Movie: White Christmas

Favorite Color: Blue

Dream Job: High School Principal or School Superintendent

Favorite Song Currently: Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd

If there were to be a movie made of your life, who would play you? Jennifer Aniston

Roommate Assignment Notification

Move-in for new Freshmen is scheduled for Thursday, September 1st beginning at 8:30 a.m. Returning students can move in 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, and continuing through Friday, September 2 (9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) and resuming again on Monday, September 5 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

By now, you have received an email with Pre-Check-in information. Upon completing the pre-check-in process, you will find out who your roommate(s) will be for the upcoming academic year, and you will be able to select a move-in time and date.

Be sure to check your email frequently using your campus email account to make sure you don’t miss important information.

Once you receive your roommate assignment, it is best to get in contact with your roommate! In addition to an introduction, you may wish to discuss your future living situation: who is bring what to your residence hall or apartment and discuss other living preferences and get to know each other.

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.

#GBMoveIn: What To Pack For College

With just more 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.

April OTM Winners

The winning OTMs for the month of April have been announced. If you see any of the following people, congratulate them on their accomplishment!

Advisor: Mai Lo Lee written by Anna Yang

Educational Program: Back to Eco-U written by Jeff Willems

First Year Student:  Mitchell Gooettl by Hannah Sprink

Institution Faculty/Staff: Sarah Alexander written by Casey Pivonka

Organization: Southeast Asian Student Union written by Anna Yang

Resident Assistant: Lauren Pfile written by Jenevieve Lee

Residential Community: TRoy Staff written by Jeff Willems

Spotlight: Steph Thomas written by Michelle McChesney

Unused Electronic Donation

UWGB Residence Life is accepting unused electronics in an effort to Go Green. The following electronics will be accepted:

  • TVs
  • Computers (desktops, laptops, & tablets)
  • Desktop Printers
  • Computer Monitors
  • Computer Accessories (mice, keyboards, & speakers)
  • DVD Players, VCRs, & DVRs
  • Gaming Devices
  • Fax Machines
  • Cell Phones
  • Microwave Ovens

If you have any of the above electronics and are willing to donate them, please bring these items to the lower level of the Community Center. Items will be accepted from May 2-May 16.

Show Your School Colors, Go Green and Donate!

As you begin to pack up your belongings to return home for the summer, you may notice that you have some unwanted items that won’t be making the trip home. Lucky for you, Residence Life has partnered with the Campus Cupboard and St. Vincent de Paul to hold a donations drive.

Students may donate all unwanted items such as non-perishable food items, clothing, other textiles, kitchen items, shoes, books or other household items.

Collection stations can be found in the following locations:

  • Community Center – Lower Level
  • Pamperin – 1st Floor Lounge
  • Thompson – 1st Floor Lounge
  • Liebl – 1st Floor Lobby
  • Haevers – 1st Floor Lobby
  • Robishaw – 1st Floor Lobby
  • Harden 1st Floor Lobby
  • Downham – 1st Floor Lobby

Electronics may also be donated but only at the Community Center.

Thank you for your support of this important initiative.  If you have any questions, please contact us by email, or by phone (920) 465-2040.

RoomSync Facebook App for New Freshmen

As a freshman, the first, sometimes stressful, task of being a college student is selecting a roommate. Luckily for the class of 2020, your roommate search just got easier! UW-Green Bay has launched the RoomSync app that operates through Facebook which revolutionizes the freshman roommate selection process.

RoomSync, which opened on April 4th, allows new freshmen who are contracted with UWGB Housing to connect through their Facebook account to find a roommate. The app will close on June17th

The RoomSync Process is as follows:

  1. Freshmen who have contracted to live on campus received a link to use the app via email, which contains a Community Network name and a Room Sync ID number.
  2. After clicking the link, the user will be prompted to “Come on in” by clicking the large, orange button.
  3. Facebook will then verify the user as it signs into the app through the user’s Facebook account. User should click “Okay” to verify.
  4. After agreeing to the terms of service, the user then enters the Community Network name, “UW Green Bay”, then selects a sub-network, “First Year Freshmen” followed by the provided RoomSync ID number, which is unique for each user. Lastly, select a room type.
  5. The next page will ask you for your personal information such as name, sex, email, Twitter handle and Instagram username
  6. The next screen allows you to select your lifestyle preferences such as the time you go to sleep, the amount of noise you generate with video games/T.V./computer, or how often you anticipate having guests over as well as other related questions.
  7. The user then fills out a form, “My Ideal Roommate” where the user fills in information on what their ideal roommate would be like.
  8. The user then selects their smoking preferences.
  9. The next screen asks the user to describe themselves with information about their major, interesting facts, etc. The user can also describe, in detail, their ideal roommate.
  10. The app then interacts with your Facebook “likes”, having you authorize that other users can search you based off of your “likes”.
  11. After completion, the user receives a welcome email from RoomSync. At the bottom of the email there is a “Find Roommates” button. Once the button is clicked, you are taken to RoomSync where you can begin to find roommates.

If you have any questions about using the app, please contact RoomSync at If you have any other questions, please contact the Office of Residence Life, (920) 465-2040,

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