Area students turning lemons into lemonade; taking advantage of summer learning

UW-Green Bay reporting strong summer enrollment

Green Bay, Wis.—University students are definitely taking advantage of social distancing and stay-at-home opportunities to continuing their path toward a college degree. The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay reports strong summer enrollment with all 200-plus courses held via online and alternative delivery. To date, more than 2,589 unique students—an increase of 532 students from last summer—have registered for a summer course. And students can continue to register.

Summer courses are offered in four-, six- and 10-week sessions across most of the University’s undergraduate programs and select graduate programs. The number of freshmen (any student under 30 total credits) taking a summer course nearly doubled from 67 a year ago to 128 at present.

Students can continue to register for classes at New sessions begin on June 15 and July 13. See the academic calendar for details and length of classes. August 9, 2020 is the official end of the Summer 2020 classes.

“When students had to complete their spring classes virtually because of the pandemic, I think a number of them found that it gave them increased flexibility and it uncovered their own resiliency,” said Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Services Jennifer Jones. “As the University continues to follow stay-at-home guidelines, taking a summer class or two has become a productive opportunity for them.”

Although all summer classes will remain online, the University plans to reopen all four campuses—Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan—to faculty and staff on July 1, 2020, as University leadership continues to work on plans to welcome students in Fall 2020. A number of strategic planning groups are working together to maximize safety and provide guidelines for doing so. The Cofrin Memorial Arboretum is also expected to be open for public use on July 1.

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



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