Skip to main content

First-Year Student Checklist

Welcome to
UW-Green Bay!

GB Orientation is your first official welcome to the university.

Step onto the campus and join the flock. Connect with a treasure-trove of resources and crack the code to college success. Explore every nook (and maybe a cranny or two) on your tour. Make new friends or run into someone you didn't know was a fellow Phoenix.

GB Orientation Sessions

Diverse group of students on campus

Next Steps

1Immediately after acceptance

Set Up Your UWGB Account

Your first step once you're admitted is to set up your UWGB Network account and password. Your acceptance letter will include your UWGB network user ID and email address. Once you receive this account information, complete your UWGB Network Account setup by setting your password.

Set Your Password

If you have trouble setting this up, please contact the IT Service Desk at 920-465-2309.

Visit your Wings Portal

Visit your Wings Portal and complete all "to-do" items. This is your "hub" to view important next steps and to-do items, such as scheduling a campus visit, signing up for your required GB Orientation date, reviewing on-campus housing options, placement testing, applying for financial aid and more.

Wings Portal

Check Your Student Email

Check your UW-Green Bay email daily. Any communication about next steps, deadlines or confirmation messages will come to your UW-Green Bay email inbox. Get in the habit of checking your UW-Green Bay email daily so you don't miss anything.

Email Login

Calculate Your Costs

Understanding your college costs is an important step in order to successfully completing your education.

Calculate Your Costs

Apply for Scholarships

Any admitted degree-seeking student may be considered for multiple need- and merit-based scholarships through the UW-Green Bay Foundation with one easy application. The scholarship deadline for fall 2024 is June 30, 2024.

Apply for Scholarships

Apply for Financial Aid

File the FAFSA to apply for financial aid. It typically takes two weeks post-admission to hear from our financial aid office. If you intend to use financial aid, please complete the FAFSA as soon as possible, or add our school code (003899) if you have completed the FAFSA.

Complete the Housing Application

The Green Bay campus is the only UW-Green Bay campus that offers on-campus housing. If you're a Green Bay student and you intend to live on campus, complete your housing application right away.

Apply for Housing

2One Month Prior to GB Orientation

Accept the Payment Agreement

You will not be able to register for classes without first completing this step.

Accept the Payment Agreement

Submit Your ID Photo Online

Skip the photo line at GB Orientation by submitting your photo ahead of time. Be sure to check photo guidelines and have a government-issued photo ID ready.

Submit Your Photo

Math Placement Testing

All incoming freshmen are required to take the Wisconsin Mathematics Placement Test prior to registering at UW-Green Bay, or within their first semester. Sign up online after March 15.

Math Placement Testing

Review Class Learning Options

Whether it's online, in-person, or a hybrid blend of the two, there a here are a variety of modalities available to take your classes based on how you learn best.

Review Class Learning Options

Explore the Academic Catalog

The catalog is more than just a list of classes and programs. It’s an official record of all the requirements needed for you to complete your degree and graduate. It contains various policies, academic programs, degree requirements, general education requirements, course descriptions and major/minor requirements.

Academic Catalog

3Prior to your first day of classes

Get Your Books

You'll be responsible for getting your course materials required for the class. If you don't have your materials, you could risk falling behind.

Get Your Books

Get Familiar with Online Learning

UW-Green Bay uses a digital learning environment called Canvas for online learning. Even in-person classes can use the platform as a part of the coursework, so it's a good idea to familiarize yourself with the platform.

Check Out Canvas

Explore Resources

Become familiar with all the resources available to you to support your success in your first semester and through graduation. This includes course tutoring, writing assistance, and the Student Services Center. Call the Student Services Center at 920-465-2111 when you are not sure which resource is best to help you navigate whatever is thrown your way during your time at UW-Green Bay.

The Student Information System (SIS) is your key to college. It's where you can complete many tasks, like checking grades and registering for classes.

Access SIS

Set Up Accessibility Accommodations

Students with a documented learning or physical disability may apply for special academic or living accommodations. If applicable, set up these accommodations with Student Accessibility Services.

Student Accessibility Services

This might be your first time on your own. If something happens to you, it's important to have a person to contact.

Update Your Contact

Parking (Green Bay campus only)

Students at the Green Bay campus with at least one in-person class are automatically charged for parking in SIS. If a parking permit isn't needed, students can opt out.

Review Parking Info

Finalize Your Financial Plan

Log in to the Student Information System (SIS) to see your financials. Need help figuring out how to pay for college, or have a question on the status of your financial aid? Call the Student Services Center at 920-465-2111.

Log in to SIS

Download the Navigate App

Why? It'll help you keep your first semester going smoothly. Check out all it can do.

Download Mobile App

Mark Your Calendar

Save the dates for GB Welcome and the first day of classes.

  • GB Welcome:
    • Manitowoc Campus - August 31
    • Marinette Campus - August 31
    • Sheboygan Campus - September 1
    • Green Bay Campus - September 2-5
      • Housing move-in - September 2
  • First Day of Classes: September 4, 2024 (Fall 14-week semester)
Amanda Rosado

Meet a

"Set some goals. Go after it. Use all of the resources you can. You have so many resources!"

Amanda Rosado '22
Major in Social Work | Student Ambassador

Maddie Wiles

Get Support

Need more information about what's next on your to-do list? Get in touch with us at 920-465-2720 or send an email.

Contact Us