A SUCCESFUL COLLEGE EXPERIENCE: THE CHOICE IS YOURS
Your experience at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will be
as rewarding and enriching as you are willing to make it. By taking advantage
of the many opportunities and possibilities which are available, you can increase
odds of becoming the best person you can be, living the best life
you can live, and making a difference for the environment and society.
- Have a positive attitude.
The only real control we can have is over ourselves. We can
neither control other people nor various situations but we
can control how we respond to them. Responding to life with
a positive attitude affects our behavior and ultimately our
- Be involved.
There are many clubs, organizations, campus activities and
events for you to select from. The key to active involvement
on campus and to benefit from these associations is to find
what fits your needs. Participate in a variety of activities until
you find an organization or type of campus involvement that
challenges you. Being involved provides an opportunity to
have fun, meet people, develop leadership and communication
skills, learn from experiences, build self-confidence, as well as
build your resume and portfolio.
- Embrace diversity.
On campus you will have the opportunity to meet people from
different states and countries and of different religions, races,
lifestyles and ages. Attend campus multicultural programs to
become more personally aware, clearly understand issues, and
anticipate where points of societal conflict may arise. The more
you allow yourself to learn about others, the more youíll learn
your time well.
Develop a schedule that allows
time for class attendance,
studying, working, eating,
attending campus activities
and events, exercising, sleeping
and having some fun.
Then stick to that schedule.
Use an organizing tool like
a personal calendar to stay
ahead of your deadlines.
- Attend class and
keep up with your
You paid your fees, so attend
the classes youíve already
paid for! Read your daily assignments,
listen to the lectures
and take notes, participate
in class discussions, and
ask questions. Look at the
syllabus and get an early start
on papers and reports. Once
you fall behind, it is difficult
to catch up.
- Develop your study and test taking skills.
Learn how to use the library, become part of a study group,
take advantage of the tutoring, writing and study skills labs.
Study every day rather than trying to cram before an exam.
By doing all or most of these things, the academic part of
college will be easier for you.
- Be proactive rather than reactive.
Donít wait until itís too late to benefit from help. Work
with your academic and faculty advisers
as you select your courses, your major and
Find out about campus resources and then
use them. There are many services available
on campus. Ask questions about services
and helpful resources, get to know staff
members, read your handbook and catalog,
walk the halls and see what offices offer
services to students. Let campus administrators
know if needed services are lacking.
Students interested in keeping bicycles on campus are
required to have a UW-Green Bay bicycle license on their
bicycle. Bicycle licenses are FREE and are available at Public
Safety, the Community Center, and the University Information
Center. University Police advise that by registering your
bicycle, a record of the make, model and serial number is
available in case of theft or if your bike is lost.
Students wishing to park cars or other motorized vehicles on
campus are required to display a UW-Green Bay parking permit
which can be purchased
at the Bursarís Office in the
Student Services Building.
Visitors to the campus may
obtain temporary parking
permits through the Parking
Office located along the
main entrance boulevard. For
more information, a brochure
describing current parking
regulations and fees is available
from the Bursar or the
Green Bay Transit
1901 University Ave.
Green Bay city buses provide
service to and from campus
weekdays and on Saturday.
The first bus leaves University
Avenue in downtown
Green Bay at 5:15 a.m. The
last bus leaves campus at
10:12 p.m. Buses operate every
half hour and hourly
throughout the day. On Saturdays, buses operate hourly from
downtown, beginning at 7:45 a.m. The last bus leaves campus
at 6:12 p.m. There is no bus service on Sundays. Two bus
stops on campus are at the circle entrance to the Cofrin Library
and near the student apartments. Bus route times and
maps are available at the University Information Center in the
Adult bus fare is $1, but students may ride free of charge by showing their current Student ID.