As we look forward to a new class of amazing students joining us this fall, I wanted to share a bit about our support systems that allow a wide variety of students to succeed here at UW-Green Bay. We are a multi-campus comprehensive university, with a deep commitment to diversity, inclusion, social justice, civic engagement, and access to education for all who seek it.
This past summer, we offered our first Bridge Program focused on assisting students toward success in their first year at UW-Green Bay. This program allowed select students to take foundational credit-bearing courses and partake in co-curricular activities in the weeks prior to the start of the fall semester. Our support programs utilize the weeks prior to the semester to create a longer, more gradual transition period for these students.
We continue to offer our Jump Start program as another summer option for ethnic minority students, giving them the opportunity to move onto campus early and explore UW-Green Bay’s student support resources. They’ll also feel more prepared for college-level courses as they learn critical skills like how to study, manage their time, and adjust to college life.
As in previous years, students may also be admitted into our Gateways to Phoenix Success (GPS) program for extra support in their first year. These students will have an opportunity to develop campus connections with peer and faculty mentors while developing career readiness skills like problem-focused learning. Students who participate in GPS have dynamic classroom and community experiences throughout their First-Year Seminar course and are onboarded to get the most from their college experience.
We pride ourselves on welcoming all students who seek education through our Four Campus, One University model. We’re hopeful that we can continue to build these supportive pathways to better support your students in their higher education journey. Our goal is to validate ALL students’ sense of themselves as college learners. If there is anything that our admissions counselors can assist you with, don’t hesitate to ask!
-Rachele Bakic, Executive Director of Admissions