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New Student Checklist

We have created this tool to ensure you have a smooth start to your first semester at UW-Green Bay

Steps to complete immediately after acceptance

  • 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, you will need to complete your UWGB Network Account setup by setting your password via the instructions at
    • If you encounter any issues while attempting to set this up, please contact the UWGB IT Help Desk at 920-465-2309
  • Sign up for GB Orientation
    • Your GB Orientation is a virtual, multi-part experience in May and June. During your GB Orientation, you will attend an Advising and Registration Session to build your class schedule for the fall semester, as well as a Campus Engagement Session to learn more about campus and meet fellow students. As you sign-up for GB Orientation, you will pick dates for each of your sessions. Sign up for GB Orientation by contacting the Green Bay One-Stop Shop (GBOSS) at 920-465-2111 or
    • There is even a session for your family and they can sign up here!
  • Check your UW-Green Bay email daily
    • All important communication will be sent via UW-Green Bay email
    • You will hear from an academic advisor via UW-Green Bay email to confirm your one-hour GB Orientation Advising and Registration Session (on the date you selected) where you will develop your fall schedule of classes
  • File the FAFSA to apply for financial aid, or add UW-Green Bay’s school code (003899)
    • 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
    • Explore and apply for departmental and outside scholarships
  • Complete the Housing Application (if you intend to live on the Green Bay campus)

Steps to complete prior to your registration appointment

Steps to complete prior to your first day of classes

  • Get your books
  • Get familiar with Canvas, the platform used for online learning
  • Attend Virtual on-boarding and orientation events, you'll receive info to your UWGB email
  • Explore Resources
    • Become familiar with all the resources available to you to support your success in your first semester and through graduation. This includes tutoring, the Writing Center, and GBOSS (Green Bay One Stop Shop). Call GBOSS 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
  • Parking (for Green Bay campus only)
    • Students are automatically charged for parking in SIS and can opt out if it's not needed
    • Review all the parking details here
  • Finalize your financial plan
    • Need help figuring out how to pay for college, or have a question on the status of your financial aid? Call GBOSS at 920-465-2111
  • Consider joining the UWGB Class of 2025 Discord page
    • Get connected with other students
  • Get your Student ID
  • Save the Dates
    • Housing Move-in: Sunday, August 29
    • GB Welcome: Monday, August 30 - Wednesday, September 1
    • First Day of Classes: Thursday, September 2

Steps to complete within your first day and week

  • Access your online classes
    • But don’t panic if there is nothing to see until the first day of classes
  • Log into SIS to make sure financial aid has applied to your charges
    • Pay any outstanding charges by the due date to avoid late fees. See how to here
  • Download the Navigate App
    • Why? Check out all it can do to keep your first semester going smoothly here