Video: STEM Center Construction

Soon larger windows and glass will be installed, and at that point the “building envelope” of the long-awaited STEM Innovation Center will be complete. In other words, contractors are making great progress and the building should be substantially complete by August 15, 2019 with first classes starting on Sept. 4. The Brown-county-owned building is on UW-Green Bay property. We’ve got drone footage.


Reminder: No water in Wood Hall and Rose Hall on Monday (March 18)

Monday, March 18, Wood Hall and Rose Hall will not have water service for the day. The STEM building contractors will be connecting their new line into campus’ existing service. All restrooms will be closed. Please use restrooms and drinking fountains in Cofrin Library. The water service should resume on Tuesday. No other campus buildings will be affected.

Video: Residence Life Comprehensive Physical Master Plan presentation

Eppstein Uhen Architects, along with The Scion Group, presented to the campus community a vision for the future physical design of Residence Life on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 from Noon to 2 p.m. in the Christie Theatre, University Union, Green Bay Campus. They discussed the data gathering processes, design methods and financial modeling used to help UW-Green Bay take the next steps toward building a vibrant student-housing community. After the presentation, they responded to questions or comments from the campus community.

Snow is on the way; reminders for Green Bay Campus

Reminders regarding snow removal for the Green Bay Campus and keeping the campus community safe:

1. Sidewalks are opened one tractor/truck width by 7:30 a.m. on weekdays. The intent is to have people enter the buildings at their first opportunity. For example, we are recommend people who park in the Weidner Center lot should enter the building between Studio Arts and Theatre Hall.

2. Primary parking lots would be opened by 7:30 a.m. on weekdays. These include:
a. Laboratory Science
b. Wood Hall
c.  Weidner A/B
d. Kress
e. MAC Visitor
f.  Studio Arts (West side)

3. We will be closing the following sidewalks:

a. West of Wood Hall that leads from the parking lot down to the first level. (All access would be at the second floor south entrance.)
b. The Theatre Hall/Studio Arts bridge stairs
c.  The Theatre Hall exterior stair on west side that leads to Theatre Hall second floor and Student Services plaza.

4. The following parking lots are considered secondary priority and would not be open by 7:30 a.m. on weekdays and would be barricaded at the entry driveways:

a. Valet Lot
b. Weidner C/D
c. Baird
d. KEC Visitor
Public Safety will close the lots and Grounds will open the lots.

5. Public Safety will enforce overnight parking restrictions with tickets and towing.

6. University Sanctioned overnight trips will have overnight parking in the last 2 rows of Laboratory Science lot closest to Facilities Management

7. Studio Arts lot is considered a Residence Life lot and will only be cleared on the west 1/3, as possible, based on the number and dispersion of the cars.

8. Weekends Only  — Call-ins will only plow roads and sidewalk from Union through Res Life on the fire lane, plus the path along the tennis court and in front of Ecumenical Center to the east side of Mary Ann Cofrin Hall. ADA areas to be cleared include the Circle Entry by the Library.

Western portion of Lab Sciences Drive is closing until July 2019

With the increased construction activity and deliveries of materials to the new STEM Innovation Center, hazardous traffic conditions are expected along the west side of the Laboratory Sciences Drive. In order to protect people and property, the road will be closed to all public traffic beginning on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. The road will be closed for the duration of the construction, projected for July 2019. Access to Instructional Services Court and Laboratory Sciences parking lot will remain open. Please see the campus map in your e-mail from Paul Pinkston for clarification of the specific area to be closed.

Reminder: Please dispose of batteries properly

Instruction for the disposal of different kind of batteries is as follows: Alkaline batteries are composed primarily of common metals — steel, zinc and manganese — and do not pose a health or environmental risk during normal use or disposal. Proven cost-effective and environmentally safe recycling processes are not yet universally available for alkaline batteries. Battery types include AAA, AA, A, C, D and 9 volt. Disposal: May be placed in normal trash for disposal. Do not dispose of large amounts (more than 3 or 4 handfuls) of alkaline batteries in the trash. Contact Jill Fermanich at 2273 or if you have large amounts of alkaline batteries for disposal.

Button batteries still contain small amounts of mercury and should be recycled through the state’s hazardous waste disposal contractor. Disposal: Place button batteries between two layers of clear packing tape. Place in campus mail to Jill Fermanich, Business & Finance. Rechargeable batteries: The most common types of rechargeable batteries are nickel cadmium (Ni-Cd); nickel metal hydride (Ni-MH);and lithium (Li-ion). Disposal: Tape all battery terminals. Contact Jill Fermanich at 2273 or for disposal. Lead acid batteries: These are not regulated as hazardous waste as long as they are recycled. Used lead acid batteries may be returned to vendor where purchased at no cost for recycling. Battery vendors are required to accept the spent batteries when a new battery is purchased. Disposal: Contact Mike VanLanen ( in Facilities Management for disposal.

For disposal of other batteries or for disposal of any material for which you have questions, please call or email Jill Fermanich at 2273 or

STEM Innovation Center construction begins

Construction begins this week on the new STEM Innovation Center and extends through August 2019. Miron Construction is the general contractor for the project and will be placing fencing around the construction site and parking areas. All construction traffic will be entering and exiting the campus via South Circle Drive and Leon Bond Drive. Heavy truck traffic for much of this fall semester means you may want to adjust your driving patterns. See map.

Reminder: Academic building power outage on Aug. 13 and 15

A reminder that a short power outage will occur on Monday, August 13 at 6:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. so that a switch can be made from the primary breaker to an alternate breaker. Please remember that electricity will be off in the academic buildings the evening of Aug. 15. The sequence will be as follows and the times shown are a general schedule. Thank you for your cooperation.

4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Heating Plant
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Facilities Management, Kress Events Center, Mary Ann Cofrin Hall
6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Lab Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Instructional Services
7:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Cofrin Library, Rose Hall, Wood Hall
8:45 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Student Services, Theatre Hall, Studio Arts, University Union, Weidner Center
9:45 p.m. to 10 p.m. All academic buildings will have power off in order to switch to our primary breaker.

August 12-17 is floor care week

Sunday, August 12 through Friday, August 17, 2018, the main campus Operations Department will be performing its annual floor care during the afternoon and evening hours. Please honor all signs and postings in conjunction with these projects so the floors are ready for another school year. During floor care week, Operations will not be able to honor office moves, event set-ups or other potential events.