At UW-Green Bay, we are proud to serve out our mission and vision to be a university that fearlessly meets challenges, solves problems, embraces diversity, cares about our region and provides access to education for all who want it. We believe learning never stops and we work towards equitable access for all. So, what do we mean when we say “UW-Green Bay is open access”? It means giving every student the chance to change their life for the better with advanced education. It means we want to provide education for all who seek it. No matter where they start. No matter where they have been. No matter where they want to go. Continue reading From the Director’s Desk: What is Open Access?
There are so many things to do at UW-Green Bay and in the surrounding community. Take a look at the list below and see how many of the items you can complete before graduating from UW-Green Bay. Continue reading 65 Things to Do Before you Graduate
It’s hard to believe another school year has come and gone. As I reflect on the past year, the only words that come to mind are thank you. Thank you to everyone who brought a class to campus for a group visit. Thank you to everyone who worked with our admissions counselors to set up visits at your high schools. Thank you to everyone who helped students complete their college applications. Thank you for all that you do every day for students. Continue reading From the Director’s Desk: Summer 2023
Do you have a desire to help people? Are you curious about societal structures and how they impact everyday life? If this sounds like you, pursuing a program of study in public affairs may be a good fit for you! As a multidisciplinary field, public affairs is broad-reaching and uses strategies and principles from multiple academic areas. It encompasses a range of career options, from City Manager to Chief of Staff for a State Legislator to a Human Rights Officer and many more.
Read on to learn more about the different public affairs programs offered at UW-Green Bay and what you can do with them. Hint: many of our students double or even triple major since the programs mentioned below are so connected, it’s usually only a few more credits to add another major! Continue reading Public Affairs – UW-Green Bay’s New Degrees & What You Can Do with Them
While there is no “right” time to start touring colleges, many students begin touring colleges during their junior year of high school. Of course, that’s not to say that you shouldn’t begin thinking about college until junior year of high school. A good rule of thumb is to do some preparation prior to touring a college. This preparation can include verifying that the school has your program of study (or programs of interest if you are undecided), researching the size of campus and how far away or close to home it is. Answering these types of questions can help you create a list of potential colleges and eliminate any that don’t align with what you’re looking for. Continue reading When Should I Start Touring Colleges?
Riddle us this – what do Valentine’s Day and the UW-Green Bay scholarship deadline have in common? They are (almost) the same day! Love is sweet, but so is free money for your education. Be your own valentine and submit your scholarship application by February 15.
Scholarships are free money that will help you fund your education. You do not have to pay the money back (like a loan). In this post, we’ll go over UW-Green Bay Foundation Scholarships as well as learn more from the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation about the scholarships they have available to students. Continue reading Be Mine: Free Money
Acceptance. Confirmation. Enrollment deposit. What do all these words have in common? They are all used interchangeably among colleges and universities once a student decides to attend. At UW-Green Bay, we use the word “committed” – without requiring an enrollment deposit to secure a spot. This language allows us to be on the same page with a student about their plan to attend UW-Green Bay. Why does committing matter? It ensures students receive timely information about their next steps. Continue reading From the Director’s Desk: January 2023
When you’re searching for a college or university, there are numerous things to keep in mind—and that can be overwhelming! We get it, so our experts broke down the top nine things to consider while you search for your home away from home. Continue reading 9 Things to Look for in a Prospective College
What do you mean there are schools and colleges within the University? What college do I join? Don’t worry—that trips up a lot of incoming students. Schools and colleges within a university are groups of similar academic majors, career paths or disciplines. Not every university has academic colleges within and the ones that do may vary a bit in how they divide their subjects.
Here’s an example of how we do it at UW-Green Bay. UW-Green Bay has four colleges: the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; the College of Health, Education and Social Welfare; the College of Science, Engineering and Technology; and the Cofrin School of Business.
Aleya is a Green Bay Preble High School junior who is participating in the Rising Phoenix program—a collaboration between school districts and UW-Green Bay, providing students with a future-proofing blend of dual enrollment, ongoing student success coaching and an opportunity to earn a high school diploma and an Associate of Arts and Sciences degree while still in high school. We asked for her thoughts on the program thus far, and what she thinks is in her future.