UW-Green Bay’s Spring 2021 Commencement Celebration Map

Graduates participating in UW-Green Bay’s Spring 2021 Commencement Celebration will follow a route to check-in, receive their diplomas from Chancellor Alexander, drive by their selected playlists, have a family or friends photo at the Phoenix Statue and proceed to their other favorite campus places. A map of the route is attached. More than 600 students from all four UW-Green Bay campuses, who were eligible to graduate in Fall of 2020 or Spring/Summer 2021 have registered to participate.

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Reminder: Proof of full vaccination for employees will eliminate requirement for Covid-19 Testing

Since January 19, 2021, it has been a UW System requirement that any employee who comes into any UW-Green Bay building once a week or more to conduct business must obtain a negative COVID-19 test through an antigen test, or through a subsequent confirmation test administered not more than 14 days prior to accessing the campus building. In response on the recent update to SYS 600-02, Interim: Summer 2021 COVID-19 Testing Requirements, it is with pleasure, that we share the news that any UW-Green Bay employee that is fully vaccinated and does not have symptoms of COVID-19 will no longer be required to participate in bi-weekly surveillance testing effective today, May 10, 2021.

Employees who are fully vaccinated can get an exemption from the testing requirement by completing the Immunization Record Form located in the MyUWPortal. As part of the form, employees will be required to upload proof of vaccination, by providing a copy of their vaccination record from the Wisconsin Immunization Registry. Instructions on how to complete the form can be viewed here.

An individual is considered fully vaccinated:

  • Two (2) weeks after receiving both doses of a two-dose vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna); or
  • Two (2) weeks after receiving a one-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson)

Employees who are not fully vaccinated or choose not to receive the vaccination will still be required to obtain a test through the UW Green Bay Testing Center or have the testing administered at a medical service provider of their choice or an alternative testing location. Please note campus testing locations and hours have changed.

On-Campus Testing Logistics:

Green Bay Campus (East Gym located in the Kress Events Center)

  • Week of May 10th
    • Mon & Tues 7:00am-2:00pm
    • Wed & Thurs 12:00pm-4:00pm
    • Fri 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Week of May 17th
    • Mon & Tues 12:00pm-2:00pm
    • Wed & Thurs 10:00am-4:00pm
    • Fri 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Starting the week of May 24th and moving forward
    • Mon/Wed/Thurs 10:30am-12:30pm
    • Tues 2:00pm-4:00pm
    • Fri 9:00am-11:00am

*All appointment availability will be listed on the MyPrevea app, please plan in advance to guarantee availability for a testing appointment.

Marinette Campus (Cafeteria)

  • Last day for on-campus testing will be  Tuesday, May 11th, hours will be 10:00am – 12:00pm

Manitowoc Campus (Gym)

  • Last day for on-campus testing occurred Tuesday, May 4th.


Sheboygan Campus (Fine Arts Gallery – Theater Building)

  • Last day for on-campus testing occurred Wednesday, May 5th.



Employees who are unable to obtain a test on campus can find a local community testing site. Testing at these sites are provided at no cost and may require an appointment. Wisconsin residents may also request an at-home specimen collection kit at no cost. It is important to know that many of these testing sites are only administering PCR (lab resulted) tests and may take 3-5 business days to get the result.


Daily Self-Assessment:


Employees who have completed the Immunization Record Form exempting them from testing will no longer be required to complete the Daily Self-Assessment prior to arriving to campus each day.


As a reminder, all employees should remain diligent and continue to practice the 3 W’s (Wash your hands, wear a mask and watch your distance) while on campus. Employees should continue to monitor for symptoms and stay home if they are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.


Should you have questions related to any of the information contained within this e-mail, please feel free to contact Human Resources at hr@uwgb.edu or (920) 465-2390.

Hometown Hero: Fanni Xie paves her way as a first-generation immigrant and veteran | WFRV Local 5 – Green Bay, Appleton

Green Bay, Wis. (WFRV) – A first-generation immigrant from China, Fanni Xie came to the U.S. for her education; But she got much more than she bargained for.“My Mom’s first job was a translator so she traveled around the world when I was little,” Xie recalled. We were thinking maybe Western style education (would be) simple for me, so that’s why eventually after high school I came to America for college,” she said…. she knew college would be expensive.That’s when a friend made a suggestion; Join the Army reserves, a low-commitment way to help pay for school.

“When I signed up (for the Army), there was a list of jobs that I could choose from and there was one called a Behavioral Health Specialist and I didn’t know what it was, but I thought that might be a job that I can learn from,” said Xie. Xie spent the next year training, learning things like psychological evaluation and PTSD treatment, assisting licensed providers with treating her fellow soldiers.But everything was about to change; Xie and the 113th Combat Stress Control unit were deploying to Afghanistan.

“The first day I went to my reserve unit, the commander locked us in a room, closed the curtains, took our phones and said, ‘You guys are deploying,’” Xie recalled. “Yeah, so much for reserve soldiers two times a month right?” she said.It was during that year in Afghanistan in 2011, supporting her fellow soldiers, when Xie discovered just how passionate she really was about the human mind.

She’s now in the Social Work program at UW-Green Bay.

Source: Hometown Hero: Fanni Xie paves her way as a first-generation immigrant and veteran | WFRV Local 5 – Green Bay, Appleton

Application Process Now Open for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Teaching Consultants

Faculty and instructors are invited to apply for the new Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Teaching Consultants Program. Selected participants will develop and evaluate projects designed to increase the use of equity-minded and inclusive pedagogies or practices by others within their college. They will earn a $5,000 stipend over the course of a calendar year and have the support of CATL and the Director of Inclusive Excellence and Pride Center. To learn more about the program and to apply, please copy and paste this site into your browser. Please direct questions to Caroline Boswell, Stacie Christian, or Kris Vespia.

UW-Green Bay featured on Discover Wisconsin

UW System President Tommy Thompson leads a series about the value of the entire UW System in a Discover Wisconsin series. On Wednesday May 5, 2021 segment, he talks about UW System’s Freshwater Collaborative and UW-Green Bay’s scientists and researchers who study and solve the next water resource issues. He spent time on campus with Associate Prof. Patrick Forsythe and students in the Aquatic Ecology and Fisheries program.

Watch the segment, here.

Chief Jones to be honored as speaker of Sheboygan Memorial Day Celebration

UW-Green Bay Chief of Police David Jones is the program keynote speaker for Sheboygan’s 2021 Memorial Day Celebration. Jones oversees all police operations and emergency management for the University and its four campuses (Green Bay, Manitowoc, Marinette and Sheboygan).

Jones is a retired special agent with the US Air Force Office of Special Investigations (OSI) who served in multiple leadership capacities to include Special Agent In Charge (SAIC), European Anti-Terrorism Specialty Team (E-AST) Superintendent, 4th Field Investigative Squadron Superintendent and USAF Special Investigations Academy (Det 1) Superintendent.

The parade is downtown Sheboygan, Monday, May 31 starting at 9 a.m., concludes around 9:45 a.m. with the program beginning at 10 a.m. Jones will speak about:

  • What it is like to be in a retired veteran living in Wisconsin
  • Lessons learned while in active duty and how those lessons shaped today’s life
  • How to help/mentor/support other veterans
  •  The importance of service (in general or military specific)


Video: Associate Vice Chancellor for Graduate Studies congratulates graduates

Associate Vice-Chancellor, Pieter A.P. DeHart congratulates graduating students on their upcoming commencement and final semester.

Watch the video here!

Video transcript: Greetings and congratulations to all our graduating graduate students! As we near the end of this semester, I want to extend my sincerest thanks and appreciation to the supportive faculty, staff, family, friends, and partners of our graduate students. Your flexibility and understanding have allowed for our students to persevere and succeed through a multitude of challenges. To our graduate students, I want to commend you for your work and commitment that has now led to this outstanding achievement. On behalf of myself and our team in the office of graduate studies, it has been a privilege and distinct pleasure to work so closely with each of you over the years, and we wish you a resounding success as you complete this milestone and move onto the next stages of your journey. Congratulations graduates, and go Phoenix!

New: Graduate Studies Newsletter Spring Issue

The Office of Graduate Studies is pleased to publish the Spring 2021 Issue of the Graduate Studies Newsletter. Please take a look at all of the great things going on in the world of UWGB Graduate Studies, congratulate our grant recipients and graduating students, and share with your peers. Congratulations to all of our graduate students, faculty and staff on another incredible semester. Have a great summer and we look forward to seeing you in the fall!


The Commencement team needs you!

Can you spare two hours on Saturday to help the Commencement team as the University celebrates its Fall/Winter 2020 and Spring/Summer 2021 graduates? There is a great need for people to cheer the graduates between 2 and 5 p.m. and 4 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 15. Bring family members. Volunteer for a shift or sign-up for the cheer section, here. If you have any questions, please contact Megan DuFrane-Groose at commencement@uwgb.edu.