Tag: Residence Life

Press-Gazette covers emotional support animals on campuses

The Green Bay Press-Gazette featured emotional support animals on campus, in its Feb. 12, 2018 issue. It’s a subject University officials don’t take lightly. Decisions about allowing emotional support animals in rental housing, including public and private college dormitories, are governed by the Fair Housing Act, which prohibits property owners from turning away any person with a mental or […]

UW-Green Bay hears of passing of Darlene Long

Darlene Long, widow of Donald Long (namesake of Donald Long Residence Hall) passed away recently. Don and Darlene were active supporters of UW-Green Bay and the Kress Events Center. Don Long co-chaired (with Jim Temp) the early 1980s campaign that raised more than $2.5 million for scholarships, professorships and the seed money that built the […]

Joanie Dovekas, Residence Life, honored with professional enrichment award

Joanie Dovekas, assistant director of Residence Life was honored Nov. 8, 2017 at the annual  Upper Midwest Region – Association of College and University Housing Officers (UMR-ACUHO) conference in Omaha, Nebraska. Dovekas was presented with the Robert E. Mosier Professional Enrichment Award. This award is considered to be one of the Association’s highest honors, and […]

UW-Green Bay’s Office of Residence Life to host family-fun Halloween event

‘Trick-or-Treat Tot Trot’ is from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, October 26 Green Bay, Wis. — Rain or shine, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will host a safe treat-or-treat event for children on Thursday, Oct. 26 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The Office of Residence Life is the host. The program is focused on pre-kindergarten […]

Houston hero now a Phoenix


UW-Green Bay freshman and Houston native James Finley moved onto campus this morning (Aug. 31, 2017) with quite a story to tell. Finley, a member of the Green Bay swimming and diving team, along with his family members, have been actively rescuing friends and neighbors stranded in the flooding from Hurricane Harvey. Before making the […]

Very cool dudes. Jared Novitke wins ‘fridge’ contest


In a very cool contest, UW-Green Bay Ambassadors had a fridge battle. Who could move the most refrigerators for Freshmen Move-In Day? The winner was Jared Novitke (Sophomore, Chemistry and Human Biology) with 53 fridges. Honorable mentions: Sam Soda (Junior) with 51; Baily Schmid (Junior, Communication) with 46 and James Salscheider (Senior, Environmental Science major […]

Photos: Freshmen Move-in Day 2017


It took more than 100 volunteers along with the Residence Life personnel, maintenance, and many others, to move in nearly 800 new UW-Green Bay freshmen today (August 31, 2017). Director of Residence Life Gail Sims-Aubert said the move-in went flawlessly with a number of parents personally stopping by to express their gratitude. As packed cars […]

Going to great depths to help freshmen move in


UW-Green Bay is known as an ultra-friendly place where people go the extra mile — especially when it comes to our students. This was especially apparent during Freshmen Move-in Day… when a volunteer offered to hop into a dumpster to fetch a box mistakenly thrown in by a parent. Really. We have the picture for […]

Snowbirds, meet the Phoenix

Gary and Rita Leroy

Here’s an idea. When the oppressive heat and humidity of the south and west become too much to bear, spend three months in Green Bay, Wis., particularly on the UW-Green Bay campus. It’s the antithesis to the “snowbird” concept, in which Northerners flee to a warmer state during the winter months. It’s becoming more and […]