550 incoming UW Green Bay freshmen clean trails before fall semester commences | #wearegreenbay.com#

It’s that time of year – students are gearing up to go back to school. But before the UW-Green Bay freshmen hit the books Wednesday, Monday they decided to hit the trail as a way to serve the community outside of campus. The freshmen clearing the trails are just as diverse as the nature around them.

“When you stop and think about the campus, we’ve got students from all over the state of Wisconsin, all over the United States and some of our international students are here today helping out,” says Grant Winslow, coordinator for UW Green Bay’s Student Life office. “When you look at that you say, ‘Okay, they’re already giving back to the community of Green Bay, even though they’re not from Green Bay.’”

The Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve in Suamico was the site for 550 incoming students to connect with the outdoors and one another. More via 550 incoming UW Green Bay freshmen clean trails before fall semester commences | #wearegreenbay.com#.

Move in day for UW-Green Bay students | wearegreenbay.com

It’s that time of year for UW-Green Bay freshmen to move into their college dorms. First-year students were scheduled to move into their assigned housing from 8 a.m. until Noon on Sunday, Sept. 1. More than 150 volunteers helped out around 700 first-year students. More via Move in day for UWGB students | #wearegreenbay.com#.

Video: A great start and a warm welcome

It starts with Move-in Day and is followed with a week’s worth of activities to help students find their way around campus, develop new friendships, and perhaps find a few mentors. See the video that captures a whirlwind first few days of the 2019-20 academic year for first-year students who are excited to begin their college journey, and the sentiment of a parent who is ready to let go.

UW-Green Bay freshmen take class photo around new sculpture | WLUK

Incoming freshman students gathered around the new sculpture on campus at UW-Green Bay. To mark the official start of class on Tuesday, the freshman class gathered around the recently completed “Phoenix Rising” sculpture. The 13-foot steel and stainless steel piece was created by artist Carl Vanderheyden. More Via UWGB freshmen take class photo around new sculpture | WLUK.

GB Welcome pep rally in the quad

Photos: Phoenix first day? Heavy lifters, 35 gallons of paint and nearly 800 new students

It seems to be harder on the parents than the first-year students, but the Residence Life crew, along with faculty, staff, alumni and student volunteers (about 150 of them), made UW-Green Bay’s Move-in Day a little lighter. Later, students painted the Phoenix and about 780 students got together for the Welcome Rally in Phoenix Park.

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GB Welcome - 9-1-2019

Photos by Dan Moore, Office of Marketing and University Communication

GB Welcome community service

Photos: Service Project and Lambeau Tailgate

More than 550 UW-Green Bay first-year students, mentors, student ambassadors and staff made a big difference for Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve in Suamico, Wis. on Sept. 2, 2019. Can you imagine what 1,000 hours of volunteerism can do for a small, local community organization? Thanks to members of the Manitowoc and Marinette campuses for joining students and staff from the Green Bay Campus on the day. The service project was followed by a tailgate at Lambeau Field. No need to tell these freshmen to “Get Loud, Lambeau.”

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Service Project and Lambeau - GB Welcome - 9-2-19

Photos by Dan Moore, Office of Marketing and University Communication

GB Welcome needs your help, asks to borrow pruners/loppers

GB Welcome needs your help!  On Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, 800 first year UW-Green Bay students will descend on Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve to do trail maintenance, invasive species removal and general park clean up. The need is great for sets of tree pruners/loppers. If you have a set you can lend, please bring them to the Student Life Office (UU150) with your name written on them with permanent marker. Questions? Call Grant Winslow at ext. 5676.