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Housing and Residence Life

Trick or Treat Tot Trot

Talk to your student about volunteering for this UWGB tradition!

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Monday, October 29th 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Richard Mauthe Center

Need More Information? Call 920-465-3040

Why Get Involved!?

Students who participate in extracurricular activities in college do better in class and are more satisfied with their overall experience. Taking part in clubs, organizations, intramurals and other events allows students to meet others and build connections. Many of the skills learned though involvement opportunities will transfer into job skills and make students better applicants when entering the job market. Residence Life offers many ways for students to be active on campus. Listed below are some of our most popular Residence Life student groups.

Residence Hall and Apartment Association (RHAA) – RHAA is a student group who plan events and serve as the student government board for Residence Life. Students who join this group have the opportunity to discuss and vote on recommendations to the Office of Residence Life for changes or improvements for the students who live on campus. This group also creates and implements events for students to attend to meet other people, make connections, and have fun for free!

Photo1The meetings are every Wednesday starting at 5:15pm in the 1965 Room in the University Union. All residential students are welcome – Advised by Gail Sims-Aubert the Director of Residence Life and Julianne Crayton the Financial Specialist for Residence Life

To find out more information please visit the RHAA web page.

Event Planning In Communities (EPIC) – EPIC is a group of students who come together to plan events for other students with the help and guidance of a full time professional staff member who serves as an advisor. In the past they have hosted game nights, Halloween events, social gatherings, and many other fun activities for students living in housing.

Any student living on campus can join EPIC which meets on Wednesdays at 8:00pm, location TBD – Advised by James Zarling and Jeff Willems, Area Coordinators for Residence Life

To find out more information please visit our leadership web site.

Flu Vaccine Available On Campus

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Vaccination is one of the best ways to protect yourself against the flu.

The Counseling and Health Center, SS1400, is offering Seasonal Influenza Vaccine (quadrivalent) to all Faculty/Staff and Students by appointment only.

Set up your appointment by having your campus ID# or Faculty/Staff ID# available, (it’s the one on your ID card that starts with 6017200… we only need the last 9 digits), then calling the Counseling and Health Center at 920-465-2380.

Cost:   $20.00 students & $25.00 Faculty/Staff

Payment can be made by cash, check, or pass points.

Students may also put it on their SIS account.

Join us for Family Weekend

Please join us for the 20th Annual Family Weekend to be held October 19-21, 2018! For a list of events, please see the Family Weekend web page.

Most events are ticketed, even the “free” ones, and most require advance payment. We do that so we can make sure we have enough seats at the events. The Hay Wagon rides, Comedy City and Bingo events “sell out” quickly every year! Ticket sales will continue until October 4, or tickets are sold out. For events that require a ticket (even “free events”), remember to get one for your UWGB student if they are going to attend.

Some events, like the UWGB Women’s Volleyball game require ticket purchase at the door. Tickets for the Lambeau Field and Packers Hall of Fame Tours events are non-refundable, because we purchase the tickets on your behalf from the Packers.

If you have any questions, please contact John Landrum at 920-465-2532.

How Can I Send My Student a Package or Letter?

The Student Mailroom is located in the Hendrickson Community Center and serves over 1900 residents at UW-Green Bay. On average, student employees process over 40,000 packages and mail items during the academic year alone. Each student resident is assigned a campus mailbox that they typically keep throughout their stay in campus housing. All items delivered to the Student Mailroom must be addressed properly to ensure accurate/timely delivery. Do you want to send a package or letter to your student?  Address packages and mail per the formal below:

Full Name
Campus Mailbox # (student’s campus box number)
Building Street Address
Green Bay, WI 54311-7070

Campus mailbox numbers are not public information. Full mailing addresses for all student residents are found in SIS, and can be provided to you by your student.

It can mean the world to a homesick student to receive a card or letter from home!  If you have questions, be sure to call our office, (920) 465-2040, so that we can help ensure receipt of your student’s mail and parcels.

Phoenix Cares

Each student matters at UW- Green Bay, regardless of which one of our four campuses they are attending.  Student success is the goal of every member of the Phoenix family.   However, sometimes students need a little help when life hits a bump in the road. The Dean of Students Office at UW-Green Bay has created a new program entitled Phoenix Cares to help support students when they need it the most.

The Phoenix Cares website offers information for students needing help with academics, mental health, personal safety, food resources, and even homelessness. Resources are available both on and off campus depending on the issue. It is a one-stop shop to meet for our students most serious needs outside of the classroom.

The website is also a place to ask for help or report someone who needs help using our three web forms. Anyone, student, employee, or parent, can submit information about bias incidents, students who are in a difficult place and need professional assistance, or just general concerns about the campus. Think of it as a place to tell someone, when you aren’t sure who to tell. From the Phoenix Cares website we can route concerns to the best resources to help students. So please, encourage your student to say something about that friend they are worried about, or do it yourself. The sooner we know, the sooner we can help. Check out the webpage at www.uwgb.edu/phoenix-cares/

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Welcome from the Director of Residence Life

UWGB Parents & Families,

The hope is that by now your UWGB student is calling and texting with all kinds of exciting news about their academic success, newly formed friendships and gailtheir involvement in campus activities. For some, moving away from home for the first time and into an unfamiliar environment can be overwhelming and life changing for all members of the family. For both you and your student, these first few weeks may have been filled with anxiety as all strive to settle in to the ‘new normal’. Whether your student is one of those who is charging fast forward into their college experience or one that is being a tad more cautious, please know that the Office of Residence Life is ready to collaborate with you in order to provide the assistance that is most appropriate for your college student.

This e-newsletter is intended to be a resource for you so that you too, can be equipped with answers to your college student’s questions – there will be a lot of them! This publication will be produced quarterly, and we will actively strive to provide you with information that will directly benefit your student while they reside in campus housing. I have every confidence you will find these updates to be a good source of information about what students who choose to live on campus are experiencing or what they need to know to successfully navigate the academic year. However, if there are questions that this newsletter doesn’t answer, all you need to do is send your student our way. There is a Resident Assistant (RA), an Area Coordinator (AC) or an office staff member available to them 24 hours a day. Thank you for the support you give them every day, and thank you for allowing us to partner with them to create a memorable and educational out-of-classroom experience.

Sincerely,

Gail Sims-Aubert
Director
Office of Residence Life
920-465-2040 / simsg@uwgb.edu

Summer Staff Spotlight – Tia Hoppe

In just under two weeks, we will kick off another academic year and the duties of our summer student employees will come to an end. They have blown us away this entire summer and we cannot begin to thank them enough. Before summer can end, we have one final summer employee to recognize with a summer staff spotlight. Tia Hoppe is working us for the first time this summer as one of our Summer Operations Assistants!

Tia comes to us from Bonduel, Wisconsin and will be entering her senior year here at UW-Green Bay. She is a Social Work Major with a minor in Human Development and an emphasis in Child Welfare. Tia loved working with us this summer as a SOA because of the flexible schedule. Just because you have to work, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy summer! When she is not working in Residence Life, Tia is a Student Assistant at the Cofrin Library as well as a member of the Ballroom Dance Club and the Social Work Club.

Tia, thank you so much for an amazing summer. You were an amazing addition to the Residence Life Team and we wish you the best of luck this academic year. We here at the Office of Residence Life are so happy with how this summer went and cannot wait to see what the academic year has in store!Image - Tia

Fast Facts!

Name: Tia Hoppe

Position in Residence Life: Summer Operations Assistant

Hometown: Bonduel, WI

Year in School: Senior

Major: Social Work (Child Welfare)

Minor: Human Development

Favorite Part about UWGB: I love that the campus is close to town, but far enough way that we are not in town

Best Study Spot on Campus: Study nook in the Library Commons

Favorite Movie: anything Disney

Current show you binge watching on Netflix/Hulu: Royal Pains

Hidden Talent: I quilt

Are you a cat or dog person? Cat, all the way!

Summer Staff Spotlight – Ben Berndt

With #gbmovein just two weeks away, we have two more hardworking summer employees to feature under the Summer Staff Spotlight! This spotlight is on our returning Social Media Specialist Ben Berndt! He has been working with us in this position for the past three years and will continue with us throughout the next academic year. The duties of our Social Media Specialist include managing UWGB Residence Life’s official39760812_224585628401891_4024661072504946688_n social media platforms, generating content, helping with marketing efforts, and even attending programs to take pictures.

Ben is going to be a senior this year at UWGB studying Communication (PR, Organizational Communication, and Social Media). He is originally from Omro, Wisconsin, which is about an hour south of Green Bay. His favorite part about working with Residence Life is the flexibility that the job provides. He loves having a lot of creative freedom over Residence Life’s social media platforms. When not working at Residence Life, Ben is a Co-Director of the University Student Ambassadors, Director of Communication for the Green Bandana Brigade, and the Executive Communications Director for RHAA. Thank you Ben for another great summer and we look forward to having you as part of the Residence Life team for the rest of the year!

Fast Facts!

Name: Ben Berndt

Year in School: Senior

Major: Communication (Public Relations, Organizational Communication, and Social Media)

Hometown: Omro, WI

Favorite Part about UWGB: The various connections that can be made, since we are a smaller university, I am able to connect with upper administration, faculty, and staff that I may not be able to at a larger school.

Favorite Class/Professor: Social Media Strategies with Danielle Bina

Best Study Spot on Campus: The Library Commons or the Office of Student Life

Favorite Movie: Definitely Maybe or Pitch Perfect

Current show you are binge watching on Netflix/Hulu: 13 Reasons Why and Riverdale

Hidden Talent: Juggling

Are you a cat or dog person? Dogs, but I do like cats.

Best piece of advice you ever received: Everything happens for a reason.

If you could trade lives with anyone for a day, who would it be? Beyonce, duh!

If you were stranded on an island and could bring three items, what would they be? Probably just a blanket and a pillow because there is no way I could survive in nature.

Summer Staff Spotlight – Rebecca Kuhl

Another hardworking summer staff member who we have working for us summer is Rebecca Kuhl. Rebecca is joining us this summer as our Special Projects Assistant! She has been working at Residence Life for the past two years. Originally from Marshall, Wisconsin, Rebecca is Image - Rebeccaentering her junior year here at UW-Green Bay with a double major in Political Science and Democracy & Justice Studies (Law Studies emphasis) and a minor in Spanish. When asked what Rebecca’s favorite part about with with Residence Life is, she responded, “My job has helped me meet some of my closest friends on campus, who I get the pleasure of working with here at Residence Life!

When Rebecca is not working at Residence Life, she is very involved with a variety of organizations on campus including the University Student Ambassadors, Social Chair for Kappa Beta Gamma Sorority, College Democrats, Feminists for Action, and Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society! Thank you for an outstanding summer full of hard work, but most importantly, a lot of fun!

Fast Facts!

Name:  Rebecca Kuhl

Hometown: Marshall, WI

Position at Residence Life: Special Projects Assistant

Year in School: Junior

Major: Political Science and Democracy & Justice Studies

Minor: Spanish

Favorite Part about UWGB: Thomas Joseph Sielaff, Front Desk Extraordinaire

Favorite Class/Professor: Professor Alison Staudinger, and her class American Political Thought

Best Study Spot on Campus: The deck at the CC!

Favorite Movie: The House Bunny

Current show you are binge watching on Netflix/Hulu: Brooklyn 99

Hidden Talent: I do a really good Mickey Mouse impression

Are you a cat or dog person? Dog person for sure, although I do love cats!

Best piece of advice you ever received: If you worry about something it means you have to suffer twice.

If you could trade lives with anyone for a day, who would it be? Gail Sims-Aubert

If you were stranded on an island and could only bring three items, what would they be? A hammock, a copy of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and my crocs

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