Save the date! UW-Green Bay plans virtual Kwanzaa Celebration, Dec. 5 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Save the Date! Join online for UW-Green Bay’s annual Kwanzaa celebration on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. This year’s celebration theme is Ujima principle, which stands for Collective Work and Responsibility. Keynote speaker is Corey King, Ph.D. UW-Green Bay’s vice chancellor for Inclusivity and Student Affairs. This event is open to campus and the community. UW-Green Bay students, faculty and staff only can request a Kwanzaa meal and ‘Kwanzaa at Home’ packet to be picked up on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020 prior to the virtual event. Register by Sunday, Nov. 29. Students/staff/faculty who register after this date cannot request a meal. Co-sponsored by UW-Green Bay Black Student Union (BSU), the Office of Student Life (OSL), and Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA).

Associate Director of Student Life Open Forum/Presentations begin this week

The Office of Student Life will be virtually interviewing candidates via Microsoft TEAMS for the associate director of Student Life position this week and next. If you would like to attend the Open Forum/Presentation, please email Tina Tackmier for a calendar invite. All sessions will be from 10 to 10:45 a.m. each day. Finalists:

Friday, Oct. 30 – Elias Argueta
Wednesday, Nov. 4 – John Landrum
Thursday, Nov. 5 – Mary Allie (Allie) Youngren
Friday, Nov. 6 – Katherine (Katie) Lesperance

hanging tribal flags in the University Union on Indigenous People's Day 2020

Video: UW-Green Bay celebrates Indigenous People’s Day

UW-Green Bay celebrated Indigenous People’s Day on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, with a student-led program, flag display and video, as well as an installation of a permanent Land Acknowledgement Display in the University Union. Watch the video that celebrates the history of the Tribal Nations in Wisconsin.

Photo gallery: Adjusting to campus life during the pandemic

Photos: Life Around Campus
A walk around any UW-Green Bay campus this week will look different from previous semesters! Students, staff and faculty will see signage regarding social distancing, wearing masks and frequent hand washing. See photos from life around the Green Bay campus, including a number of “GB Week” activities including an outdoor photo booth, kayaking, disc golf, s’mores and more.

Enjoy the gallery. Click to advance slideshow or view the album on Flickr.

First Week Student Life 2020

– Photos by Dan Moore and Jena Richter Landers, Marketing and University Communication.

Nomination open for University Leadership Awards

The online nomination process for the 40th Annual University Leadership Awards program (Chancellor’s Medallion and University Leadership Award) is now open!  The process is secure and will have the most current information available.

The University Leadership Awards honor students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership on campus and in the community, in addition to academic excellence. Currently, only students enrolled at the Green Bay Campus are eligible for these awards. Each of our branch campuses administers a unique awards process and ceremony; for more information, contact your Solution Center staff.

Below you will see the nomination instructions. These instructions are also on the nomination webpage to review when you are ready to nominate.

  • Review the award nomination criteria on the University Leadership Awards Website.
  • Step 1: Click on Nominations and log in using your campus log in credentials. Find a student to nominate by searching for his/her name or by viewing a list of potential graduates; add the student and award nomination to your nomination list
  • Step 2: Review your nomination list
  • Step 3: Submit your nomination list
  • You will receive an email confirmation upon completion
  • Important: Your nominations will not be submitted or saved until you complete step 3.
  • You will be timed-out after several hours of inactivity and your unsaved nomination list will be emptied. Please complete all your nominations in a single session.
  • Nominations can only be submitted one time. After you complete your nominations, any additional nominations will need to be sent via email to

To access the nomination site, you can find it on the Student Life website, click on Events, then University Leadership Awards then click on Nominations, or by clicking on the direct link

The nomination deadline is Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020 at 11:59pm. 


For students only! COVID Conversations: Ask the Experts

On Sept. 2, 2020, during GB Week, UW-Green Bay students have an incredible opportunity to talk with the experts regarding COVID19 and get answers to any questions form leaders in the health field, and even someone who has been through and recovered from the illness.

COVID Conversations: Ask the Experts is Sept. 2, 2 to 3 p.m. Students will be invited via Teams. Students can send questions before or during the panel to the inbox Questions will be moderated and answered by panelists:

  • Dr. Ashok Rai, President and CEO Prevea Health
  • Dr. Jeremy Metzler, Prevea Health; Medical Director for Phoenix athletics and the Wellness Center
  • Prof. Brian Merkel, Immunologist, UWGB
  • Amy Henniges, Director of Counseling and Health, UWGB
  • Judge Ron Metzler, sharing his personal experience with COVID-19
  • Gail Sims-Aubert, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Climate
  • Moderator: Caitlin Henrikson, Health Educator, UWGB

See the Virtual University Leadership Awards and video message from Chancellor Alexander

Did you miss the Virtual University Leadership Awards last Friday? Visit the Office of Student Life website or Facebook page for the full video, featuring a message of congratulations from Chancellor Michael Alexander. Then join on us Facebook ( throughout the week to learn more about the achievements and future plans of this semester’s award recipients!

Virtual Grad Bash for 2020 Grads, including fun props

In an effort to inform the campus about opportunities available for our graduating students, the Office of Student Life shares information about Virtual Grad Bash. The Spring/Summer 2020 graduates at all Green Bay campuses can visit the Virtual Grad Bash site to find helpful campus and community resources, participate in a photo contest with GB Grad 2020 photo props, send Thank You eCards, and more!

GB Orientation is moving online for 2020

Keeping the safety of incoming UW-Green Bay students and their guests in mind, GB Orientation is moving online for 2020. The GB Orientation planning team is transforming the experience from a one-day in-person event into a dynamic program that will guide students throughout the summer. Incoming students are directed to continue to sign-up for their GB Orientation date in June via the GB Orientation webpage. On that date, students will be connecting virtually with an academic advisor to develop their fall schedule. Then over the summer, additional information and resources will be released inviting incoming students to connect directly with students, faculty and staff online through videos, group chats, virtual panels, Q&A sessions and more. For more information as it become available, please visit the GB Orientation webpage.