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Office of Residence Life



The University of Wisconsin Green Bay seeks to promote a residential community on campus which is conducive to learning, personal growth and development, academic success, safety and wellbeing. Students and University guests residing on campus are required to abide by all University policies, housing rules and regulations, the expectations and procedures outlined below, and the information found in the following documents:

  1. University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Housing Contract and Rate Schedule
  2. University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Computing, Information Technology and Residential Network (ResNet) Policies
  3. University of Wisconsin System Administrative Code and Misconduct Policies (Chapters 17 Student Nonacademic Disciplinary Procedure Chapter 18 Conduct on University Lands)

Notice of other regulations or changes in existing policies may be made by the Office of Residence Life during the term of the Housing Contract by notifying residents through the housing web site, e-mail messages, postings, letters, and/or publications one week prior to the change going into effect. If the health or safety of people using residential facilities on campus may be adversely affected by any delay, implementation may be immediate.

Residents responsible for violations of Housing or University policy may be subject to University disciplinary action and civil penalties by Residence Life or referred to the Dean of Students Office for adjudication. Residents involved in formal disciplinary action for a violation of the rules and regulations that could cause a room change or Housing Contract termination will be accorded the following: 1) a written notice of the charges; 2) sufficient time to prepare a response to the charges; 3) a timely hearing; and, 4) an opportunity to appeal to a higher administrative authority. Assistance and additional information regarding the judicial process is available through the Dean of Students Office.

Policy violations which may result in Housing Contract termination on the first offense     

The policy violations listed below may result in the following sanctions upon the first offense: Housing termination; $200 prepayment forfeiture; and other disciplinary or civil action.

  1. Illegal possession, use, and providing of alcohol or illegal drugs, including marijuana
  2. Possession of weapons, including firearms, stun guns, Tasers, mace, illegal knives, nun-chucks, swords, and bows and arrows
  3. Setting fires or possessing explosives, accelerants (e.g., gasoline, propane), or fireworks
  4. Presenting a fire hazard, including using cigarettes, candles, or open-coil cooking/heating equipment
  5. Tampering with smoke detectors, fire alarms, sprinkler systems, fire extinguishers or exit signs
  6. Tampering with door security locks or trespassing in apartments or residence hall rooms
  7. Throwing objects from windows or entering/exiting facilities through windows
  8. Hacking or attempting to disrupt computer networks
  9. Presenting a public health hazard (e.g., depositing bodily fluids, including but not limited to vomiting, urinating or defecating outside of restrooms)
  10. Bias-motivated behavior, harassment, domestic violence, or abuse of another person
  11. Sexual assault regardless of the degree
  12. Any behavior deemed by University personnel to be dangerous to oneself or others


1. Abuse, Bias-Motivated Behavior, Domestic Violence, Harassment, Discrimination, and Sexual Assault
Discrimination and harassment have no place on our campus. Harassment can be verbal, physical or electronic in nature. Threats, demands for favors, social media posts or constant calling or texting are just some ways individuals can be harassed. Conduct that is intended to demean an individual and creates a hostile, intimidating, or demeaning environment may be sanctioned if the behavior breaches the peace or tends to provoke an immediate violent response. If a student feels he or she is being harassed sexually, for personal characteristics or any other reason, please contact the Dean of Students office at (920) 465-2152 or Discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability or sexual orientation is not acceptable behavior at UW-Green Bay. Our campus works hard to foster acceptance and understanding of all those who bring the many different forms of diversity to our campus. If you observe or are the target of any form of discrimination, please contact the Dean of Students office at (920) 465-2152 for assistance in resolving the matter.
  • Sexual assault, including acquaintance rape, is of particular concern to the UW Green Bay community, which affirms respect, responsibility and caring among all persons within the community. Reports of sexual assault will be investigated, and those found responsible may be suspended from the University. Victim support is available from Counseling and Health Services, the Dean of Students Office, and the Office of Residence Life.\
  • Domestic violence will not be tolerated on campus. Wisconsin domestic violence laws apply to both roommate and other relationships. Specifically, this law applies to: 1) adults who reside or have resided together, 2) adults who share a child in common, and 3) spouses/former spouses. This means if a criminal confrontation occurs between members of these groups and those confrontations meet the requirements as defined by state statute, police are required to arrest the individual deemed the predominant aggressor.
  • Bias-motivated behavior will not be tolerated on campus. Bias-motivated behavior includes activity motivated by an offender's bias against a victim's age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or any other physical or cultural characteristic. Bias-motivated behavior may include, but is not limited to social media, graffiti, vandalism, destruction of personal property, threatening phone calls or text messages, verbal harassment, or physical abuse.  
  • Residents who feel they are the victim of, or witness to, harassment, discrimination, domestic violence, bias-motivated behavior, or physical or sexual assault are encouraged to report the matter to Counseling and Health Services, the Dean of Students Office, Public Safety, or the Office of Residence Life.
2. Alcohol and Other Drugs

The use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs in ways which are illegal, harmful to self, or disruptive to others negatively impacts the residential community on campus. Residence Life staff are required to:
  a) Confront residents consuming alcohol in a manner that is harmful or disruptive;
  b) Notify UW- Green Bay Police (University Police) if they have reason to believe drugs are being illegally consumed
      or possessed in a residential facility.
  c) Contact emergency personnel, including a rescue squad or ambulance, if a resident or guest is believed to be
      incapacitated or unable to care for themselves.

In order to ensure a safe and welcoming community the following activities are not permitted:

Alcohol Policies – Not Permitted by Students or Guests Under 21 Years of Age:  
  a) Possessing and/or consuming alcoholic beverages. State law prohibits the possession or consumption of
      alcohol by persons under the age of 21. 
  b)  Possessing or displaying empty alcohol containers. Students are not allowed to have empty alcohol containers,   
       defined as cans, bottles, caps, boxes used for transportation, or items with alcohol residue. 
  c)  Providing alcohol to other underage individuals. 
  d)  Participation, whether drinking or not, in a gathering within university residence halls or apartments where         
      underage alcohol consumption is occurring.

  • Students who observe or anticipate a violati‚Äčon of the alcohol policy should remove themselves from the gathering or contact a member of the Residence Life Staff to address the violation.

Alcohol Policies - Not Permitted for Students or Guests 21 Years of Age and Older:
  a) Providing alcoholic beverages to students under the age of 21.
  b) Having more than one open standard alcoholic beverage per “of age” occupant, i.e. can of beer, cup, or glass.  
  c) Consuming alcohol in the presence of underage individuals consuming alcohol.

  • In the event one roommate is 21 years old or older while the other is not, the student who is of legal drinking age may consume alcohol in their room/apartment, but may not furnish alcoholic beverages to those under the age of 21. Guests who are of legal drinking age may consume alcohol only if the student hosting them is 21 years of age or older is present.  Each individual of legal drinking age may only possesses one open alcoholic beverage at a time.

Alcohol Policies - Prohibited Regardless of Age:
  a) Consumption or possession of alcohol in any university residence hall (Roy Downham, Donald Long, Bob
       Schaefer, James Temp, R.E. Small, Cletus Vanderperren, Robert Warren, Josephine Lenfestey, Arlene Walter,
       Byron Walter, and Ted Lenfestey halls) or in any university apartment where all occupants are under
       21 years of age.
  b) Consumption or Possession of alcohol in common areas of Residence Life buildings or on Residence Life

  • To avoid unnecessary enforcement contacts by Residence Life staff or University Police students over 21 years of age should take care to conceal their alcohol purchases during transport to their rooms.  

  c) Hosting a gathering where alcohol is consumed by underage individuals.
  d) providing alcohol to underage individuals. 
  e) Possessing devices to rapidly consume alcohol or encourage mass consumption of alcohol, i.e. kegs,
      funnels, beer bongs, and commercially designed party games specifically intended for the rapid consumption of
      alcohol like beer pong tables.

Drug Policies - Prohibited Regardless of Age:
a) The use, possession or distribution of illegal drugs including but not limited to marijuana, opioids or narcotics. 
  b) The misuse or abuse of over the counter or prescription drugs.

  • Prescription drugs may only be used by the holder of a current prescription.  Students are required to produce a copy of a current, valid prescription with their name if requested by staff in the course of an investigation.  Sharing or distributing prescription drugs to others is illegal and will be referred to University Police. 

  c)  The misuse of legal substances with the intent to achieve a recreational high or hallucinogenic effect.
  d)  The possession or use of drug paraphernalia, i.e. marijuana pipes or bongs.

Assistance with addressing the misuse and abuse of alcohol and other drugs is available by contacting Counseling and Health Services or the Dean of Students Office.

3. Air Conditioner Use
Locked covers are installed over the apartment air-conditioners each fall semester, and will remain in place throughout the remainder of the academic year, unless the following standards are met:

Overnight temperatures remain above 55 degrees for three consecutive nights (the building heat is set to activate when the outside air temperature drops below 55 degrees) and the long range forecast predicts the continuation of mild daytime temperatures (high temperatures that are consistently above 70 degrees)

If the above standards are met, the Office of Residence Life will remove the covers. Residents will be given a minimum of 24 hour notice of entry before the process can be initiated.

In cases where the above standards cannot be met, the Office of Residence Life will turn on the air-conditioning in the building lounges, thus providing a climate-controlled space in which residents may gather to study or socialize. Building residents should be encouraged to open their apartment windows (especially during the overnight hours) and to place a running fan in the open window space in order to pull in the cool outside air.

It should be noted that housing rates are partially based on the students usage of the apartment air-conditioning units only during the fall semester. 

Exceptions can be made to the above for residents with documented medical needs for habitation in a climate-controlled environment. 

4. Appliances and Extension Cords

For fire safety reasons, cooking and heating appliances with open coils, exposed heating elements, or open-flames are prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to convection ovens, hot plates, indoor grills, propane-powered appliances, toaster/pizza ovens, cup-type immersion heating coils, space heaters, or any other appliance deemed by Residence Life staff to be unsafe or of excessive wattage. George Foreman grills and like appliances are allowed. Small refrigerators (no larger than 4 cubic feet) and small microwaves are permitted. Energy Star-rated appliances are strongly encouraged. Stand-alone freezers, window air conditioners,dishwashers, and personal clothes washers/dryers are prohibited. 

Overloading electric receptacles or using multiple-socket plugs is prohibited. Extension cords may not run under rugs, and must be in good condition (no frays). The only permissible extension cords are those that are UL listed 3 wire/3 prong cords (15 amp. maximum). Power strips of the same specifications may also be utilized if equipped with a circuit breaker. Usage of these devices is not to exceed one per electrical outlet, and must be plugged directly into the outlet.  

5. Bicycles, Rollerblades, Hoverboards, Motor Vehicles, and Parking

The UW Green Bay Campus is a great place for bicycles. Residents are advised to register their bicycles with Public Safety and lock their bicycles when not in use. Bicycles parked outside must be parked in bicycle racks and may not be attached to trees, street signs, light poles, handrails, etc. Bicycles may be stored in resident rooms and apartments, provided all roommates agree. Riding bicycles inside residential facilities is strictly prohibited; as is using rollerblades, skates, skateboards, etc. Furthermore, bicycles may not be left in entryway vestibules/breezeways, hallways, stairways, lounges, and other public areas within the residential facilities on campus. Bicycles left abandoned in bicycle racks will be removed and disposed of annually during the month of June.

Hoverboards or self-balancing transportation devices are not permitted to be used on campus and may not be stored in any residential buildings including rooms and apartments. University policy prohibits their use on campus.  The University policy for Hoverboards can be found on the Public Safety web site.

Residents are permitted to bring motor vehicles to campus, including mopeds, motorcycles, and automobiles. Motor vehicles are not permitted on walkways and lawns surrounding residential facilities. For safety reasons, mopeds and gasoline are not permitted inside residential facilities.

Motor vehicles must be parked in designated parking areas. Virtual parking permits are required for motor vehicles, which are purchased online through the University Parking web site. Residents who bring cars to campus are encouraged to keep a shovel in their car during the winter months.

6. Campaigning, Canvassing, Solicitation, and Posting

Political campaigning and distribution of political literature is permitted in accordance with established time, place and manner rules, available through the Office of Residence Life. All forms of door-to-door canvassing, soliciting and selling in residential facilities or on the residential grounds is prohibited, whether for commercial, political or informational purposes. Likewise, the use of the University network, phone lines, and mailboxes for such activities is prohibited.

Only University offices and recognized student organizations are permitted to have information posted in residential facilities or distributed in student mailboxes via the Office of Residence Life. Outside organizations, private businesses, and political candidates/campaigns are required to send their information directly to resident students through the mail.

Items posted on the outside of room/apartment doors or in room/apartment windows which are intended to demean an individual and create a hostile, intimidating, or demeaning environment may be sanctioned if doing so breaches the peace or tends to provoke an immediate violent response.

7. Candles, Incense, Candle Warmers, and Smoking

For fire safety reasons, possession or use of candles and incense is strictly prohibited and will result in disciplinary action. Wax or candle warmers are also not permitted.

Pursuant to University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Policy, smoking, and the use of electronic inhalant delivery systems commonly known as e-cigarettes is prohibited in all state-owned campus buildings, all state-owned campus vehicles, and within 30 feet of all state-owned campus buildings, indoor and outdoor facilities and University Housing. Residents are required to dispose of cigarette butts in cigarette disposal containers.

8. Emergency Contacts, Missing Student Notification, and GB Alert Emergency Notification Service

Residents are encouraged to provide the University with an Emergency Contact by entering this information into the Student Information System (SIS). Residents may also provide a Missing Person Contact if they want the University to notify someone other than their Emergency Contact in the event that they are reported and determined to be missing for 24 hours. For minors, the University will notify parents unless residents have been legally emancipated from them. Emergency and Missing Person Contact information remains confidential and is only shared should the need arise to make such a contact. Additional information regarding Emergency and Missing Person Contact notification is available through the Dean of Students Office or Public Safety.

GB Alert allows residents to register to be notified via text message or email in the event of a campus emergency. GB Alert is voluntary, and will be used for emergency notification purposes only. Emergencies include credible, on-going incidents that pose a threat to the University Community. At no time will GB Alert be used to distribute advertising or other unsolicited content. Subscribers to GB Alert will pay no fees for service, other than the normal fees charged by their mobile service provider for receiving text messages. Additional information about the GB Alert emergency notification service is available through the Public Safety Office.

9. Fire Safety

For fire safety reasons, the following is strictly prohibited in all residential facilities on campus: 1) smoking; 2) possessing or using candles or incense; 3) overloading electric receptacles or using two-prong non-grounded extension cords or multiple-socket plugs; 4) using open-coil cooking or heating appliances; 5) disconnecting smoke detectors or removing fire-resistive draperies; 6) possessing fireworks, explosives or accelerants (e.g. gasoline, propane); 7) engaging in any activity which presents a fire safety hazard (e.g. leaving items on top of the cooking ranges); 8) tampering with fire safety equipment (e.g. fire alarms, sprinkler systems, fire extinguishers, exit signs); and 9) triggering activation of false fire alarms.

Residents are advised to take responsibility for fire prevention; participate in planned fire drills; and know how to protect oneself in the event of a fire. This includes: knowing the location of fire extinguishers, and fire alarm pull stations; 2) checking smoke detectors regularly; 3) taking all fire alarms seriously; and 4) confronting or reporting anyone violating fire safety policies. All residents, including residents with disabilities, are responsible for developing personal evacuation and escort plans for their use in the event of a fire. Should a fire occur, residents are advised to: 1) make survival your top priority; 2) notify others near the fire - if safe to do so; 3) activate the fire alarm system; 4) call 911 or 9+911; 5) quickly decide if the fire can be safely extinguished; 6) exit the facility, closing all doors behind you; and 7) if you are unable to exit the facility, get someone's attention for help.


Burning is generally prohibited in University buildings including residence halls.  Specifically, Wisconsin Administrative Code section UWS 18.10(4)(a) provides as follows:

No person may light, build or use, or cause another to light, build or use, any fires, including but not limited to burning candles, burning incense or gas or charcoal cooking appliances, on university lands or in university facilities except in such places as are established for these purposes and designated by the chief administrative officer.  Additional information regarding fire safety is available through the Public Safety Office.

UWGB will, however, reasonably accommodate students’ bona fide, sincerely held religious/cultural beliefs. To this end, UWGB Residence Life allows the use of candles, incense, sage, sweetgrass, and cedar smoke when its use is for the purpose of practicing a religious/cultural belief.  The burning must be required by or consistent with religious observances and comply with the protocols outlined in this document.  Residents are required to complete a Requesting Approval to Burn Materials in UWGB Housing Form and receive approval at least one week in advance of the requested burning timeframeOnce the form is submitted, the requestor will need to meet briefly with a member of the Residence Life staff for an inspection of the area where the burning is to occur, along with a brief overview of how to use a fire extinguisher. 

Resident Responsibilities:
Student(s) wishing to burn candles or generate smoke from the burning of sage, sweetgrass, and/or cedar must receive advanced approval from Residence Life using this form. In the case of burning sage, sweetgrass, and/or cedar, after receiving such approval, the student must control seepage of smoke by exercising positive steps for ventilation such as: sealing doors, opening windows, and purchasing or utilizing air purifiers to contain all smoke in the specified area.  The student should take all reasonable steps to ensure that non-participating persons, the building, and furnishings are not exposed to excessive smoke.  In the case of burning candles, this should be done in an area free of any flammable or combustible materials, and for the burning of sage, sweetgrass, and/or cedar, this should be done in a sufficiently large, non-flammable container, exercising caution and good safety practices. Prior to disposing of the burned materials, submerse the candle (2 seconds) or other burned materials (30 seconds) in water to ensure no fire or embers remain.

As referenced in the University Housing Contract, any damages caused to University Housing or personal property as a result of your actions is the student's responsibility, so it is recommended and encouraged for the student to have sufficient homeowner’s and/or renter’s insurance in place. 

Request for Approval to Burn Materials in UWGB Housing Form (Downloadable PDF).  This form must be submitted to and approved by the Assistant Director and the Director of Residence Life.

10. Furniture

You may not remove furniture from your apartment or room. All apartments and residence hall bedrooms are furnished with a desk, dresser, and adjustable bed for each student. The junior loft bed configuration is the most popular and space efficient set-up, allowing the dresser and other items to be stored under your bed.
Students may modify their bed configuration to a junior loft or bunked bed configuration in most buildings. Equipment or items which modify the bed height such as risers are not permitted. Further, students may not structurally alter the basic apartment/room or furniture at any time, except as described in the bed configuration information pertaining to your specific building. Instructions are available from the Residence Life Office or can be found online:

11. Gambling

Gambling of any kind is prohibited in residential facilities on campus.

12. Guests and Visitors

In light of the continuing health and safety concerns regarding COVID-19 the Office of Residence Life is making updates to the guest policy until the COVID 19 Pandemic concern passes.  The policy was drafted in order to protect students, faculty and staff of the UW Green Bay community. 

  • Only UWGB students will be able to be guests within the Residence Life buildings.  Residential students who may need to meet any non-students, such as family members or significant others, to exchange an item or get a ride, will need to make arrangements to meet outside of their building.
  • Expectations regarding guests within your room/apartment must be outlined in detail in your Roommate Agreement form which can be completed online at  Until a completed roommate agreement signed by all roommates is on file, no guests are allowed within your room/apartment after move in.
  • No guests will be allowed to stay overnight.  Residents may not host any guests during quiet hours (Sunday - Thursday, 11:00 p.m. - 9:00 a.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 11:59 p.m. - 9:00 a.m.).
  •  Residents are highly discouraged from having any guests come to campus.   Each guest coming to campus brings a risk that the host, and other residents of the hall, could become infected, and spread the virus to members of the campus community. 
  • Guests may only be present for a total of three hours at a time. 
  • All guests and their hosts are expected to wear a face covering during their time together on campus. 
  • Residents may only have one guest at a time per residence hall room space and a maximum of two guests at a time per apartment space, regardless of how many residents occupy the room/apartment

Whether you have a non-resident student guest, or are just interacting with other residents of you hall, please follow these guidelines at all times.

  • Keep your social distance:   Remain at least 6 feet apart as much as possible.   When passing other residents in the hallways, do your best to stay to one side of the hall and avoid any contact. Students and guests should wear masks in any common area of residential buildings outside their own room or apartment space.
  • Maintain handwashing hygiene: Before you leave your room/apartment, wash your hands in case you are a carrier and do not know it yet so as not to spread the virus as you touch stair rails, door handles, etc. in common spaces.   And when you return, wash your hands again should any of those common surfaces be contaminated, to reduce the risk of infection of yourself and roommates.
  • Before inviting a guest to your room/apt, confirm with all other roommates to ensure they are comfortable with the guest’s presence.  If they are not, respect their request for health and safety of themselves and others.
  • Residents are encouraged to utilize outside space for gatherings with resident or non-resident guests.  Please be aware of room capacity limits which will be posted within each common area lounge space. 

Violations of the guest policy will result in Residence Life staff asking the guest to leave immediately. Hosts will have additional consequences regarding guest policy violations.  All other housing and campus policies remain in place and will be addressed as usual.  Violations of policies which may have a negative impact on the peace, quiet or safety of the community may result in termination of your housing contact with 48 hours notice to move out.

Guests are defined as anyone not currently assigned to live in the host room/apartment. In cases where roommates cannot agree, the right of a resident to occupy his or her room/apartment without the presence of a guest takes precedence over the right of a roommate to host a guest. 

Residents who host guests must register the guest(s) on-line.   All guests who visit more than 5 calendar days per semester must purchase a virtual parking permit from the Bursar’s office. Guests who arrive by automobile and do not have a virtual parking permit must register for parking online using the ParkMobile App for each visit.  See the University Parking web site for more information.

Guest vehicles are monitored as part of the UWGB virtual parking permit system. The hosting of guests should also be discussed as a part of the Roommate Agreement. The right of a resident to occupy his or her room/apartment without the presence of a guest takes precedence over the right of a roommate to host a guest. 

For safety and security reasons, hosts are responsible for their guest's conduct during their visit, and must accompany their guest at all times. Residents may not allow a guest to use their ID card/PIN for building/room access purposes. Residents who abuse this policy may forfeit the privilege of hosting guests in their campus residence, and may be subject to disciplinary action for any guest misconduct, including liability for any guest-related damages.

13. Inclusivity

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is committed to a vision of diversity that is broadly inclusive, warmly welcoming, and equitable in its treatment of all members of the campus community. Through engagement, reflection and action, we will be an institution committed to diversity in thought and practice moving beyond labels and categories that put up barriers and keep us fragmented.

Behavior unbecoming to our campus commitment to inclusivity should be reported to the Office of Residence Life or the Dean of Students Office. Behavior that rises to the level of a crime should also be reported to Public Safety.

14. Noise

Residence Life strives to maintain a vibrant student life on campus and a residential living environment conducive to sleep, study and recreation. In order to maintain an environment conducive to academic study and sleep, courtesy-hours are enforced twenty-four hours per day in residential facilities.  Quiet hours are Sunday - Thursday, 11:00 p.m. - 9:00 a.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 12:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. (beginning at 11:59 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays).  It is the responsibility of all residents to ensure that noise generated from their room, by them or their guests, does not infringe on the living-learning environment and others rights to sleep and study - regardless of the time of day or night. Examples of excessive noise include yelling, running, or playing music at a volume which emits disruptive noise through walls/floors/ceilings and out of windows. Tolerance for noise is both individual and situational in nature. Specific concerns related to the noise policy being enforced too conservatively or too liberally should be reported to the Office of Residence Life.

15. Pets

Only small non-dangerous fish in aquariums no larger than 29 gallons (one per occupant) are permitted in the residential facilities on campus. All other pets are prohibited.

16. Power Outages, Severe Weather, and Snow Removal

Residents are encouraged to keep battery operated radios and flashlights in their rooms and apartments. Power outages occur occasionally due to a variety of reasons (e.g. inclement weather, car accidents, and mechanical failures. When a power outage occurs it may take a few hours or longer to remedy the cause; during which time residents are encouraged to remain calm and safe.

Residents are encouraged to participate in annual tornado drills. A Tornado Watch means weather conditions are favorable for a tornado to develop. A Tornado Warning means a tornado has been sighted. In the event of a Tornado Warning, sirens will sound and residents should: 1) evacuate to an interior room or hallway, and on the lowest level if safe to do so; 2) take a battery operated radio, flashlight, and cell phone with you; 3) stay away from windows, glass, and large open areas; 4) protect your head and face, and get under a sturdy surface or structure if one is available; and 5) monitor weather conditions. In the event of snow, Residence Life Staff will remove snow from walkways leading from the residential facilities to the main walkways. University Facilities Management staff will remove snow from the main walkways, roads and parking lots. When University Facilities Management staff is preparing to remove snow from parking lots, University Parking Services will send an email message to residents and display red flags on roadways to notify residents when it is time to move their cars to alternative parking areas. Residents who fail to move their cars may receive parking citations. Residents who bring cars to campus are encouraged to keep a shovel in their card during the winter months All residents, including residents with disabilities, are responsible for developing personal evacuation and escort plans for their use in the event of a power outage, tornado, or snow storm.

17. Recycling and Trash

Recyclables and trash must be placed inside of the dumpsters located outside of the residential facilities. Recyclables and trash may not be placed in the public areas of residential facilities or on the grounds outside of designated dumpsters. Residents responsible for inappropriate disposal of recyclables and trash may be assessed a $50 charge.

18. Room and Apartment Entry

University officials may enter resident rooms and apartments for serious life or health threatening emergencies at any time including over break periods. Authorized personnel may enter to perform requested, preventative, prescheduled or emergency maintenance. When possible, advance notice of entry will be given. Additionally, Residence Life Staff will enter rooms/apartments for mid-semester Health and Safety inpections. Residents will receive 24 hours notice of these events. Residence Life employees are required to report any policy violations they may observe when in student rooms and apartments. Rooms and apartments may be searched by appropriate legal agencies with your permission or with a warrant. Property may be seized and removed when it constitutes an imminent danger or when it is University-owned property.

19. Room Decoration and Modification

Room/apartment personalization is encouraged, however, decorations must meet basic safety standards. Items suspended from or attached to ceilings are not permitted. Holiday lights may not be strung around metal furnishings/fixtures such as door frames, hung from ceilings or displayed in a fashion that creates a safety hazard. Halogen lamps are prohibited. Furniture may be rearranged, but cannot be configured in any way that prevents easy egress (exit) from the room/apartment. Additional furniture may be brought into the room/apartment, however, University-provided furniture must remain in the living unit at all times. Tack strips are provided for attaching items such as posters and pictures. Tack strips are not to be used as shelf supports. Nothing, including all forms of electronic equipment, may be attached to walls or doors with any kind of nails, tacks, etc. Poster putty or painter's tape must be used to adhere light weight items to walls. All other adhesives are restricted. 3-M Command Strips or similar products are not recommended as they cause damage to walls and other surfaces. Painter's tape may also be used on room/apartment doors. University-provided window coverings (blinds and draperies) are to remain in place as mounted, and no modifications can be made. Plumbing fixtures are not to be altered, including but not limited to the replacement of showerheads. Rooms/apartments may not be painted by the occupant(s).

20. Safety and Security

While the University of Wisconsin Green Bay and the surrounding community are relatively safe places, it is important to recognize that no place is without certain dangers. Residents are advised to practice the following safety precautions: 1) use the "buddy system," especially at night; 2) if you choose to consume alcohol, do so in a legal and responsible fashion; 3) be especially attentive to your personal safety during non-routine times of the year (e.g., semester break); and 4) report crimes and suspicious or unusual behavior immediately to Public Safety, and then to the Office of Residence Life. Additional information regarding personal safety is available through the Public Safety Office.

All residential facilities remain locked 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. Tampering with any door access system is strictly prohibited. Residents gain access to the residential facility in which they reside in via use of their University ID card. They also gain access to their rooms and apartments via use of both their ID card and a confidential Personal Identification Number (PIN). Residents are encouraged to practice the following security precautions: 1) do not compromise building security by propping outside doors or letting strangers into the facility; 2) keep room and apartment doors locked, even when home; 3) report lost ID cards immediately University ID Services; and 4) reset the door access PIN if its confidentiality has been compromised. Residents who are locked out of their room or apartment may obtain an emergency access code from the Office of Residence Life (for which there is a charge for every emergency access code provided after the third request). Additional information regarding door access security is available through the Office of Residence Life.

21. Service and Emotional Support Animals

It is the policy of UW Green Bay that service animals assisting individuals with disabilities are generally permitted in all facilities and programs on campus. Service animal is defined as an assistance dog, and may include other animals specifically trained to perform physical tasks to mitigate the effects of an individual's disability. Assistance dogs include guide dogs that guide individuals who are legally blind; hearing dogs that alert individuals who are deaf to specific sounds; and service dogs for disabilities other than blindness or deafness. Service dogs are trained to perform a variety of physical tasks including but not limited to pulling a wheelchair, lending balance support, picking up dropped objects or providing assistance in a medical crisis. The presence of an animal for comfort or protection does not qualify as training to mitigate the effects of an individual disability and therefore does not qualify as a service animal. Service animals must be trained, licensed, vaccinated, leashed in public, and under control at all times.

Emotional Support Animals provide therapeutic benefit to individuals with a disability, and are prescribed by a licensed health professional. Unlike service animals, Emotional Support Animals require no specific training (as their mere presence within the individual residence mitigates the effects of the disability), and do not provide service with activities of daily living nor accompany individuals with disabilities at all times.

Emotional Support Animals are permitted in University residence hall rooms, apartments and houses only. Unlike service animals, Emotional Support Animals are prohibited in public areas included but not limited to, community restrooms, lounges, kitchens, study rooms, classrooms and non-residential facilities on campus.

A service or emotional support animal may be asked to leave a UW-Green Bay facility or program if the animal's behavior or presence poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others. For example, a service animal that displays vicious behavior toward people may be excluded.

Students with disabilities or special accommodation needs who wish to live on campus should contact the Office of Disability Services. All students living on campus, including residents with disabilities, are responsible for developing personal evacuation and escort plans for their use in the event of a fire, tornado, snow storm, or power outage.

22. Staff Assistance

The Office of Residence Life is staffed during regular business hours; and has staff serving on-duty during the evening, weekend, and holiday hours. Students in need of staff assistance are encouraged to contact the Office of Residence Life, their Resident Assistant (RA), or staff serving on-duty. Assistance needed in response to crises and emergencies should also be reported to Public Safety.

23. Vandalism, Theft, and Insurance Coverage

Malicious or intentional vandalism of residential facilities, theft of University property, and theft of personal belongings is a criminal offense. Theft of University property and vandalism in public areas of residential facilities including entryways, hallways, stairways, lounges, kitchens, and laundry rooms will result in disciplinary action and restitution. If individuals responsible for theft of University property or vandalism are not identified, all residents of the facility where the theft or vandalism occurred may be charged for the theft or vandalism.

For public health reasons, depositing bodily fluids, including but not limited to vomiting, urinating; or defecating outside of restrooms is strictly prohibited and may result in Housing Contract termination.

UW Green Bay assumes no responsibility for resident's personal belongings that have been damaged, stolen, or lost. Residents are encouraged to: 1) secure their personal belongings by locking doors; 2) not leaving belongings in parked cars; and 3) purchasing renter's or homeowner's insurance. Residents who are victims of, or witnesses to, acts of vandalism or theft are encouraged to report the matter to Public Safety or the Office of Residence Life.

24. Weapons

Possession of dangerous weapons or facsimile weapons or use of items intended to be used as weapons is strictly prohibited in all residential facilities on campus. Dangerous weapons are defined as any firearm whether loaded or unloaded; any device designed as a weapon and capable of producing death or great bodily harm; any electric weapon; or any other device or instrument which could cause death or great bodily harm. Specific prohibited weapon examples include but are not limited to firearms, bb/pellet/paintball/airsoft/replica guns, bows and arrows, knives (excluding pocket knives and small kitchen knives), swords, nun-chucks, mace, stun guns, and Tasers. Live or spent ammunition may not be possessed in residential faciliies. Inappropriate use of pepper spray is also prohibited in all residential facilities on campus.

25. Weights, Exercise Equipment, and Waterbeds

To prevent facility damage, heavy weight lifting equipment, large exercise equipment (e.g., treadmills), and waterbeds are prohibited in all residential facilities on campus

26. Windows and Window Screens

For health, safety, and security reasons removal of window screens is prohibited and may result in a $50 charge. Hanging items out windows (i.e., antennas, bird feeders); throwing objects from windows; and entering or exiting facilities through windows are prohibited and may result in disciplinary action.