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Josephine Lenfestey Hall

Sweet Josephine

Next to the Community Center and convenient parking.

Josephine Lenfestey Hall opened in 1985 and is recently remodeled, offering fully-furnished rooms shared by two residents. Each room has a private bathroom and shower, vanity area and sink. This building is located near campus academic buildings, the Community Center, Kress Center, the Mauthe Center and housing parking lot.

Residence Halls

Josephine Lenfestey Hall building

Lenfestey Hall at a Glance

Experience comfortable and convenient college living in the recently remodeled Josephine Lenfestey Hall.

Type

Residence Hall

Meal Plan

Required

Shared Room

2 Students Per Room

Year Built

Opened 1985

Residents

60 Students

Units

30 Rooms

See Yourself in Lenfestey Hall

3D rendering of a uwgb dorm room viewed from the top

Room Layout

Each room in Josephine Lenfestey Hall is roughly 229 square feet in size and features a private bathroom with a shower, as well as a vanity area and sink. The extra long twin beds can be junior lofted to slide the dressers below or can be stacked as bunk beds.

About Josephine Lenfestey Hall

Josephine Lenfestey Hall provides fully-furnished rooms shared by two students.

Josephine Lenfestey Hall marked on a map

Campus Location

Josephine Lenfestey Hall is located in the community of Byron Walter, Arlene Walter, and Ted Lenfestey Halls and near campus academic buildings, the Community Center, Kress Center, the Mauthe Center and housing parking lot.

See it on the map

UWGB student checking her campus box for mail

Mailing Address

Sending mail to a Josephine Lenfestey Hall resident? Below is how their address should be written.

[Resident's Name]
Campus Box [Resident's Campus Box #]
3348 Lenfestey Court
Green Bay, WI 54311

Mailroom Information

Staff Contact

To guarantee your round-the-clock support, we have housing staff working 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Below is the staff contact information specific to Josephine Lenfestey Hall.

Lenfestey Hall Staff

Two floors of Josephine Lenfestey Hall have a Resident Mentor (RM), a trained student who lives in the building and oversees about 30 students each. Their primary role is to help develop community on your floor or wing, but they also are trained in peer guidance, leadership development, crisis intervention and establishing community standards. The table below lists the room and phone number of the RMs in Josephine Lenfestey Hall.

RoomPhone Number
204A920-465-5872
307A920-465-5873

Duty Staff

In the evening and on weekends, select Resident Mentors (RMs) are on duty to handle your after-hours needs and concerns. Josephine Lenfestey Hall has an assigned pair of RMs that oversee nearby buildings* each night. Resident Mentors are on duty from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on school nights and 9 p.m. to 3 a.m Friday and Saturday. During these times you can reach RM staff at the following duty numbers.

Duty StaffPhone Number
Primary Duty RM920-412-6341
Secondary Duty RM920-412-6342

*Josephine Lenfestey Hall shares primary and secondary duty staff with Arlene Walter, Byron Walter, Ted Lenfestey, Ed Thompson, Richard Liebl, Tom Haevers, Keith Pamperin Halls.

Tip: It's a good idea to keep these RM duty phone numbers in your room or apartment and in your cell phone contact list. That way they are handy if and when you need to ask for some assistance.

About Josephine Lenfestey

Josephine Buchanan Lenfestey was a life-long resident of Northeast Wisconsin whose leadership and philanthropy extended her influence and caring throughout and beyond Wisconsin. She was born on February 21, 1908, in Appleton, Wisconsin, and was educated in Appleton Public Schools, graduating as the valedictorian of her high school class. She attended college at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, earning her Baccalaureate in 1931, with a major in history and minor in drama, and at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, where she did post-graduate work in the field of speech re-education.

Following professional work as a speech re-education teacher at Horace Mann High School in Gary, Indiana, she returned to Wisconsin and in 1937 married businessman Frederick J. (Ted) Lenfestey of De Pere. Their 48 years of married life focused on family and an array of community activities locally, and later in Delray Beach, Florida, where they wintered.

Mrs. Lenfestey's interest in civic causes, the performing arts, gardening and historic preservation are reflected in the service activities to which she has devoted her life. Mrs. Lenfestey was president of the area League of Women Voters and a member of the state LWV Board of Directors. She served on the boards of the De Pere and State historical societies and worked with other community leaders to assemble the area's historically important buildings in the setting that became Heritage Hill State Park. Childhood lessons in elocution set the stage for a lifelong interest in drama. She pursued this with college productions, play readings, service on the Community Theater Board, costume shows, play reviews and philanthropic support of the arts. She was well known for her work with the Garden Club des Peres and the gardens she designed at her homes in De Pere and on the Bay Shore, and at Pilgrim Congregational Church.

Mrs. Lenfestey was well-known at UW-Green Bay as a member of the Founders Association and donor to the University's first capital campaign. In 1978, Mrs. Lenfestey received the honor of the Chancellor's Award at May commencement. Both she and her husband are each recognized with a residence hall bearing their names. Mrs. Lenfestey also has dressing rooms of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts also named in her honor, as well as the auditorium of the community playhouse in Delray Beach, Florida. Josephine Lenfestey died on June 26, 2003. Shortly before her death, Lenfestey visited campus for a dinner in her honor marking the dedication of the Lenfestey Family Courtyard, another namesake of the two.

Josephine Lenfestey
Mike Reily

Have Questions?

Sometimes it's easier to talk to somebody. If you have questions about living in Josephine Lenfestey Hall, please let us know. Each building has trained staff who can help.

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