FOCUS 2009: Preparing for a smooth transition

Entering the first year of college is exciting, but it can be a little overwhelming for some students. That’s why FOCUS is designed to help UW-Green Bay’s incoming freshmen make a smooth transition to university life.

FOCUS — or First-year Opportunities and Connections for UW-Green Bay Students — is a series of programs that provides tools for achieving academic success and opportunities to meet people and develop friendships.

The first phase of FOCUS is R&R, or Registration and Resources. It’s a freshman’s first official visit to campus as a UW-Green Bay student. During this one-day program (held over six days to accommodate all new students), new freshmen “take care of business.”

FOCUS R&R is a time to register for classes, get a new ID card and meet faculty, staff and returning students. It’s also a time to get questions answered, for both students and parents.

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Photos by Eric Miller and Mike Heine,
Office of Marketing and University Communication
and Shanica Tucker, Dean of Students Office

Here is what some attendees had to say after the program:

“Focus R&R is an excellent way to prepare students and parents for what they can expect at UWGB.”

“I am a marketing director so I am a tough judge to service; you do an excellent job on organization and welcoming participants to campus.”

“I was pleasantly surprised to learn of the many facilities and activities offered to the students… I really had no idea how wonderful this campus is!”

“I am impressed with how thorough UWGB has been in providing information to make my daughter’s freshman year successful.”

“A fun and informative experience! Go Green!”