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FOCUS

Registration & Resources (R&R)


Registration and Resources (R&R) is your first official visit to campus as a UW-Green Bay Student!


What to Expect

R&R 2014 is scheduled for June 5, 6, 9, 10 and 11 (Visit the calendar for details)

During this one-day program, you’ll take care of business - registering for fall classes and getting that important University ID card. You’ll also meet faculty, staff, and returning students. You’ll have questions, and you’ll get answers. Parents/Guests are welcome too. In fact some sessions are designed just for parents/guests.

Reserve Your R&R Date Online

To make your reservation for R&R go to the Student Information System (SIS). Using your Network Account information that you received in with your admissions letter, enter your Username and Password. When you have logged in to SIS, click on the FOCUS R&R tab and complete the information as requested.

After submitting your reservation, please print the confirmation for your records. Students must attend the date for which they have been confirmed; walk-ins cannot be accommodated. An email confirmation will be sent to your uwgb email account.

Please note: A photo form of identification is needed when receiving your University ID during the FOCUS Registration and Resources program. Acceptable forms of identification include a driver license, passport, military ID, or state identification card. If you have any questions regarding your University ID, please call the University Ticketing and Information Center at (920) 465-2400. If you are in need of special services, contact Lynn Niemi of Disability Services at (920) 465-2849.


Registering for Classes

You must register to take the Wisconsin Mathematics Placement Test (WMPT) before your R&R date. To sign up, please go to www.uwgb.edu/testing to access the online registration system. You can take the test at any available site listed. Math scores must be on file before your R&R date in order to register for fall math courses. If you have any questions regarding the Math Placement Test, please contact Pam Gilson at (920) 465-2221.

On the day of registration you will be registering in groups with others that indicate similar academic interests when signing up for R&R. A team of advisors including professional advising staff and faculty from your area of interest will assist you. You will be given personal attention to help you find courses to meet general education requirements to begin your journey toward a degree at UW-Green Bay.

Looking for More Information?

Visit the Academic Advising Web site for advice and answers to your registration questions.


University ID Card

The University ID is much more than the official identification card for UW-Green Bay. Once you receive your ID at Registration and Resources, you will be ready to use it to purchase goods and services at over 100 locations on and off campus.

Your University ID should be carried with you or have readily available to you while on the UW-Green Bay campus. You will be asked to present your University ID to access select buildings and classrooms on campus, to access your University Accounts, and to gain campus services.

Keep these tips in mind when preparing to get your University ID photo taken at FOCUS R&R:

  1. You don’t have to dress fancy; your normal clothes will be just fine.
  2. You cannot wear a hat, bandana, headphones, sunglasses, wireless devices, or similar items in your photo. Your face cannot be covered in the photo.
  3. Prescription glasses are allowed, but the lenses cannot be darkened or create a glare in the picture.
  4. Uniforms should not be worn in the photo with exception to any religious clothing that is worn daily, including headpieces.
  5. Smile big!

Visit the University ID Services Web site to find out more information about services offered through the University ID.

Please note: A photo form of identification is needed when receiving your University ID during the FOCUS Registration and Resources program. Acceptable forms of identification include a driver license, passport, military ID, or state identification card. If you have any questions regarding your University ID, please call the University Ticketing and Information Center at (920) 465-2400.


Accommodations

On Campus Accommodation

Experience living on campus during Focus R&R. You and your family can stay on campus in one of our apartment style suites.

Rates

Each apartment will be supplied with linens including: sheets, pillows, blankets, bedspreads, and towels.

  • $30.00 per student per night for students attending without parents (assigned to a suite with other students).
  • $60.00 per suite per night for parents and/or students who occupy an entire suite.

Reservations

More Information

How and when can we check-in?

  • Check-in before 10:00 p.m. If a later check-in is needed, please note on your reservation request. To check-in, come to the Community Center, 3350 Leon Bond Drive at the corner Leon Bond Drive and Walter Way. Check-out is by Noon.

Where do we park?

  • Parking is available at no charge in the Studio Arts lot, located next to Liebl Hall.

What is provided in the room?

  • Linens (pillows, blanket, bedspread and towels) are provided for each guest. Air conditioned apartments are fully furnished.

Where can we eat breakfast?

  • Continental breakfast is provided at the R&R check-in.

What activities are available?

  • Ambassador Social: The R&R Student Ambassadors will be hosting the social each evening at 8:00 p.m. Watch your confirmation letter for more details.

What is your mailing address?

  • Office of Residence Life
    2420 Nicolet Drive
    Green Bay, WI 54311-7001
    Phone: (920)465-2040
    Fax: (920) 465-2771
    E-mail: summerguest@uwgb.edu

Off Campus Accommodations


For Parents

General Education/Academic Expectations

A faculty member and staff member from Academic Advising will share with you what it takes academically to achieve a degree from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Developmental Issues

A team of UW-Green Bay staff who will be supporting your student will help you to understand policies and transition issues that your new freshman will experience.

Campus Life and Paying for College

All those details about food, housing, computers, finances, health, etc., that you really want to know.

FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. For more information, visit the FERPA page.

Don't forget to sign-up at Registration and Resources for e-mail reminders so you'll know when the latest issue of Phoenix Folks is available online.


Frequently Asked Questions

Academics

What if I don't have a major yet?

  • Not to worry, many incoming freshmen are undecided on a major when they start college. Most students do not have to declare their majors until their sophomore year, so you have plenty of time to decide. Academic Advising and Career Services have resources to help you choose your major and career.

How do I know what classes I should take?

  • At Registration and Resources you will learn about General Education requirements, including English and Math competency requirements. Whether you are decided or undecided about a major, you will work with advisors who will help you select appropriate courses. Staff will be available to assist you with the process of registering for classes. At the end of the day you will leave campus with your fall schedule of classes and your University ID.

Campus Life

MAC, Env Sci, GTP, FERPA - what's with all the acronyms, abbreviations and "college" speak?

  • Have no fear, the ACRONYMS, COLLEGE SPEAK AND ABBREVIATIONS guide is available.

Where can I find out what is happening on campus?

  • The University Calendar, the Fourth Estate (student newspaper), various display boards throughout campus, the Campus Life Events, banners, and table tents, to name a few.

What do people do on the weekends?

  • Lucky for you there are lots of events/activities/programs to take advantage of at UW-Green Bay. You may break it down at After Hours (a dance held every other Friday night in the Phoenix Club located in the University Union), attend a program in your residence hall, watch a men’s or women’s basketball game, spend time swimming or working out at the Kress Events Center, take in a show at the Weidner Center, or head to the union for some coffee, music, and conversation. These are just a few of examples of what you can do on the weekends here at UW-Green Bay.

What types of things are there to do in the Green Bay community?

  • A-Many of the same activities that you would do at home Green Bay offers as well. Green Bay has three shopping malls and movie theatres. It boosts a disc golf course, several cool coffee shops, some great restaurants and of course Lambeau Field. Students spend time at the Resch Center watching the Green Bay Gamblers Hockey team or head to Game World or Bay Beach for amusement. Most everyone can find something of interest in Green Bay.

What kind of organizations, clubs, and activities are there to get involved with?

  • UW-Green Bay is proud to have over 80 student organizations on campus. Students are members of service organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and Circle K. Some students get involved with leisure clubs like the Gamers Club or the Bowling Club. Others branch out in leadership and become active in Student Government Association. Faith based organizations are also popular on campus, such as Intervarsity Christian Fellowship and Campus Crusade for Christ. Some students become involved with groups of students in organizations that complement their major; such as Student Wisconsin Education Association, the German Club or Dietetics Health and Wellness Organization. Becoming involved is an important part of your college experience. Be sure to check out our student organizations during your first week on campus at OrgSmorg, a display of all of UW-Green Bay’s student organizations held each year.

Counseling and Health

What do I do if I need medical care or need to talk with someone about personal or social concerns?

  • A-The Counseling and Health Center provides confidential medical care and counseling services to all currently enrolled students.

Dining

What are the dining options on campus?

  • Visit the Union's web site to see all of the option available.

Residence Life

When can I move into housing on campus?

  • You are scheduled to move in between 8:30 AM and 12:00 PM on Thursday, August 29, 2013. Your room and roommate assignment information will provide you more specific information about moving in to housing on campus. A list of items to bring, along with a more answers to your questions concerning housing can be found on the Residence Life Web site.

University ID card

What is the University ID?

  • The University ID is UW-Green Bay’s student ID card, for more answers to questions about the University ID, visit the University ID section of the University Union’s Web site.

Cost of the Program

How Much Does FOCUS Cost?

The fee for the entire FOCUS series - which continues throughout your first year - is $212.00, applies to all new freshmen and will be included on your tuition bill.

Refund Calendar

If you withdraw from UW-Green Bay the refund calendar is:

75% refund ($159.00)

  • Withdrawal from the time tuition is calculated (early August) until the Sunday before Orientation.

40% refund ($84.80)

  • Withdrawal from the start of Orientation until the end of the second week of classes.

25% refund ($53.00)

  • Withdrawal during the third and fourth week of classes.

No refund

  • Withdrawal after the fourth week of classes.