Reminder: Investing in the success of first-year students; GB Orientation activities

From Gail Sims Aubert, Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Climate and Jen Jones, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management, to all UWGB Faculty and Staff:

We know that you are all invested in the success of our incoming first-year students, and we are excited to share the plans for GB Orientation 2020!

Keeping the safety of our students, staff, and faculty in mind, the GB Orientation experience has transformed from a one-day event to a rich and robust series of dynamic online engagements throughout the summer months. This means we have more time and opportunities to help students prepare for the fall by completing important tasks and making critical connections with our people, programs and services. Here is what incoming first-year students can expect from us over the next few months:

June: Advising, Class Registration and Financial Aid

From June 3-24, incoming first-year students will each have a one-hour, one-on-one appointment with an academic advisor to select their fall courses, either by phone or video chat. Advisors will also share information about academic support services and the Office of Financial Aid will host Financial Aid Fridays throughout the month of June. Note: Students admitted after June 24 can schedule an appointment with Academic Advising by calling: (920) 465-2111.

July: Connect with Ambassadors

Once students have registered for classes, we will begin to introduce them to their fellow Phoenix, including our Student Ambassadors! There will be online panels as well as small group meetups designed to foster interpersonal connection and a sense of what it’s like to be a UWGB student.

August: Prepare for the Fall Semester

Throughout the summer, the GBO website will continue to roll out new content to help students take timely action steps towards preparing for the Fall semester. Information will include:

  • Health and Safety
  • Living On-Campus / Living Off-Campus
  • Campus Resources
  • Dining
  • Parking
  • And much more!

GB Orientation at Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan

Students at UWGB’s additional locations will have the same opportunities, but Advising and Registration periods will differ by campus.

Campus Contacts

If you have any questions about GB Orientation, please contact:

Thank you for the role you play in making UW-Green Bay a special place to learn, and a wonderful community in which to thrive.

Go Phoenix!

UW System is sponsoring ‘Free Application Week’ for Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan Campuses, June 5-15

The UW System is sponsoring a Free Application Week for the Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan Campuses, June 5-15, 2020. When completing the application, students who select the Marinette, Manitowoc or Sheboygan Campuses will not be prompted to pay the fee.

“Students have incredible opportunities to continue their education in the Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan communities through their local campuses,” says Executive Director of Admissions, Rachele Bakic. “We are proud of the affordable and accessible options UW-Green Bay is able to provide. We are thrilled to offer this Free Application Week to make it even easier for students to take the next step, especially during this challenging time.”

Application Info:

  • Students with questions about the application can reach out to the UW-Green Bay Admissions Office at 920-465-2111 or uwgb@uwgb.edu.
  • UW-Green Bay will host three Free Application Week Virtual Events on June 5, June 9 and June 12 at 11 a.m. CST. These programs with include an overview of each campus, information from current students, and the opportunity to talk about individual applications with an Admissions counselor.
  • Admissions counselors will also be available virtually weekdays 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Saturdays, June 6 and June 13, 2020 from 11 a.m. to noon to answer questions about the application.

More about the Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan Campuses:

  • These dynamic campuses are set in lively communities, and offer affordable and personal education.
  • Students can pursue an associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree in several high-demand fields; many of them directly related to careers and professional opportunities right in their own hometowns.

UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Professor helps lucky lab rats find good homes | Wisconsin Public Radio

Rats often get a bum rap. That’s why a lot of students enter his labs feeling a little nervous, said Prof. Richard Hein of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Manitowoc.

Hein uses the animals to teach first- and second-year introductory biology, and human anatomy and physiology students all sorts of lessons.

For the nearly 20 years Hein has been using rats in the classroom, he’s gone to the effort of finding them good homes at the end of the school year. Those that don’t go to students are adopted into the community.

Source: Wisconsin Professor Helps Lucky Lab Rats Find Good Homes | Wisconsin Public Radio