Opportunities abound to keep students on track, challenged and hopeful
Green Bay, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay announced today (April 14, 2020) that all of its 200+ summer courses and a variety of new virtual camps will be delivered online for the first time ever due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to the interruption many pre-college and college students experienced this spring, UW-Green Bay is also opening up more summer sections and classes to accommodate students who want to stay on track academically over the summer.
“The health and safety of students, faculty and staff remain at the forefront of the decisions we are making,” said Interim Chancellor Sheryl Van Gruensven. “We are balancing that priority with creatively providing access to learning, personal and professional growth and enrichment in order to continue to develop the problem solvers and creative thinkers our communities and world need.”
According to University leaders, ongoing education during the summer will be more important than ever this year to keep college students and youth mentally challenged and focused on their futures.
“This is a difficult time for those currently in the workforce and those preparing to enter it in the years ahead,” said UW-Green Bay Chancellor-elect Michael Alexander. “We believe the ability to keep learning is an invaluable way to stay positive about the future, whether that’s through summer classes or a camp experience.”
The final day to register for Summer 2020 classes is Sunday, July 5 for degree-seeking students, and Tuesday, July 14 for non-degree seeking students. Summer courses are offered in four-, six- and 10-week sessions across most of the University’s undergraduate program areas and run from May 18 through July 26. More information on courses is offered via the schedule of classes. More on financial aid for degree-seeking students can be found on the Financial Aid Summer Enrollment page.
The University has also retooled its youth summer camps, transitioning from an on-campus program to an online-based program. Thirteen distinct camps in the areas of nursing, art, engineering, urban horticulture, PRIDE leadership, journaling, innovation scrimmaging, coding and voice lessons will be offered from June 15-August 17. Additional information can be found at www.uwgb.edu/camps.
“These camps are new and unique and speak to the resiliency of our campers who want to keep learning and challenging themselves over the summer months,” shared Joy Ruzek, assistant vice-chancellor, Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement. “Problem solving and innovation are engrained in the summer camp experience. That motivated us to quickly innovate to offer camping experiences that are unexpected, fun and inspire students to be innovative themselves.”
To learn more about UW-Green Bay’s new online summer camp offerings and to register, visit www.uwgb.edu/camps. Fall and winter camps are also being planned to provide opportunities to explore, learn and engage. More information is available at 920-465-2267 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Campers already registered for face-to-face summer camps are currently being notified and will receive a full refund.
About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to more than 8,700 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, D-I athletics, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.