Admissions referral promotion for current students

Admissions is hosting a promotion for each UW-Green Bay campus encouraging current students to make referrals of others who they believe may want to join the Phoenix family. Students who provide a referral from Feb 22 to March 26, 2021, will be entered to win a UW-Green Bay prize pack, featuring a signed Packers mini-helmet. Help spread the word to current students to encourage referrals. Learn more and make a referral at Referrals from faculty and staff are welcome, too! While you won’t be entered in a drawing you can use this form to share the UW-Green Bay spirit.


Some local colleges adapt admissions standards due to pandemic | WLUK

BROWN COUNTY (WLUK) — UWGB admissions says COVID isn’t just impacting prospective students.”This has not been their fault. COVID has impacted them the same way it has impacted us as professionals. It’s been a challenge,” UWGB executive director of admissions Rachele Bakic said.The pandemic has pushed some college admissions departments to be flexible.Both St. Norbert College and all UW system schools waived their standardized testing requirements temporarily.

Source: Some local colleges adapt admissions standards due to pandemic | WLUK

Most UW System schools waive application fees to improve access

A majority of University of Wisconsin campuses hope a decision to waive application fees for the next two years will open doors for lower-income students and fill seats at a time when many universities are struggling to increase enrollment.The UW System Board of Regents approved a plan Thursday to waive the online application fee for new undergraduate students, including transfer students. Every UW school will participate, except for UW-Madison, which has a $65 application fee and UW-Eau Claire and UW-La Crosse, which have $25 fees.The decision came after most UW campuses waived their application fees this fall in an effort to remove barriers for students who might not be able to apply to college, or multiple colleges, because of financial barriers.According to initial UW System data, waiving the fee has, at least in part, increased the number of applications the universities received. Source: Most UW System schools waive application fees to improve access

UWGB among ten UW universities to waive electronic application fees | WFRV Local 5 – Green Bay, Appleton

MADISON, Wis. (WFRV) – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents approved waiving electronic application fees at 10 of its 13 universities for approximately the next two years.

Source: UWGB among ten UW universities to waive electronic application fees | WFRV Local 5 – Green Bay, Appleton

Photo of a Phoenix icon on an outdoor sign with fall color trees and the Cofrin Library in the background at the UW-Green Bay campus.

UW-Green Bay sees highest enrollment gain in the UW System

Four-Campus University is Up Two Percent Over Last Year

GREEN BAY, Wis.—Despite the pandemic, which has hit higher education across the region and country hard, initial enrollment reports from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay show a two-percent enrollment gain—the largest gain by percentage in the UW System this year.* See the System release.

UW-Green Bay is reporting 8,970 students enrolled across its four locations. Gains included a 12-percent increase in Graduate Studies and gains in enrollment at Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan campuses. The gain marks six straight years of enrollment growth for the University.

“This is truly incredible, especially in light of the pandemic,” said UW-Green Bay Provost Kate Burns. Our mission is to teach all who want to learn,” Burns said. “This focus on student success permeates all that we do. Our students have shown incredible resilience in pursuing their education during this time. I am so proud of our faculty and staff in how they have rallied around our students to support them and their educational goals.”

Burns said that the enrollment success can be attributed to a number of things: Meeting the needs of the region with undergraduate and graduate programs, certificates and professional development; flexibility in delivery which allows students to earn their degree in a way that aligns with their busy lives; and faculty and staff who take a personal responsibility to provide the help that each student needs.

“We have seen tremendous resilience throughout our entire UW-Green Bay community,” Burns said. “While the college experience may look a bit different due to the pandemic, our students are engaged in their learning and will be well-positioned to meet our region’s needs and help move us forward.”

Burns also reported high retention rates, as the University retained 75 percent of students from first to second year.

The forecast for the future of the University looks strong, with first-year student applications for next fall trending well above the previous year, transfer applications doubled and graduate programs continuing to see aggressive growth in enrollment.

* (All figures are preliminary and may be subject to some change as they are finalized.)

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


Admission counselor reaches prospective students via ‘Drive-Thru’ College Fair

Arlene Torres

UW-Green Bay Admissions Advisor Arlene Torres had a great time and a lot of interest at a recent Drive-Thru College Fair hosted by Cardinal Stritch in Milwaukee. More than a dozen colleges and universities participated in a first-of-a-kind event on the campus. Photos and more, here.

Insight Publications | Businesses on the move

UW-Green Bay reported enrollment increases at three of its four campuses to begin the 2020-21 academic year: Green Bay campus, 3.3 percent; Manitowoc campus, 23.6 percent; and Sheboygan campus, 31 percent. The school also announced students who apply to UW-Green Bay by Oct. 31 for any 2021 term (January, Spring, Summer or Fall 2021) will have their application fee covered by private funds.

Source: Insight Publications | Businesses on the move

UW-Green Bay Schools Seeing Rise in Enrollment | Seehafer News

Some businesses are continuing to struggle amid COVID-19, but one that is in good shape is the UW-Green Bay school system, who is reporting that many of their schools are seeing an increase in enrollment.The Main Campus in Green Bay saw a 3.3% rise in studentship, however the big numbers came at the Manitowoc and Sheboygan Campuses, who reported a 23.6% and 31% rise respectively.This increase is not universal across the UW system where, as a whole, there was a 1% drop in student enrollment.The UWGB increase marks the fifth consecutive year of growth for the University.

Source: UW-Green Bay Schools Seeing Rise in Enrollment | Seehafer News