Tuesday, August 18, 2015

It's that time of year again... FALL WELCOME!

It is almost time to start going back to class, chugging coffee, and seeing the people that you have missed all summer. Which means...fall welcome is in full gear! Here are a few events that I will be personally going to, but to see all events go to their website at http://www4.uwm.edu/fallwelcome/.

Thursday, August 27th 

At the Union Cinema at 9pm, the film Get Hard with Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart will be playing.See Will Ferrell get an education in incarceration from Kevin Hart in this new comedy. 

Friday, August 28th

At Sandburg Residence Hall in Flicks at 9pm, Comedy Sportz will be taking place. ComedySportz is an improv comedy show and a tradition in Milwaukee. Two teams of "Actletes" get suggestions from the audience, create scenes on stage, and compete for your laughs. You decide what each scene is about, you decide who you think is funnier, and you decide who wins! Snacks and beverages served; audience participation encouraged; laughter guaranteed! 

Saturday, August 29th

From 12pm-4pm shuttles will be picking up and dropping off students from the library shuttle stop to Bradford Beach! Are you moved in and looking to enjoy the beautiful weather and explore Milwaukee’s lakefront? Visit beautiful Bradford Beach. Get active with beach volleyball or frisbee, or just relax and enjoy the beach and beautiful water of Lake Michigan. . 

Sunday, August 30th

At the Sandburg Hall Green Room at 10am, buses will load to the Brewers vs. Reds: Sponsored by the Campus Actives Board. Join fellow students for a great afternoon at Miller Park as the Milwaukee Brewers face the Cincinnati Reds. All fans in attendance receive a Vintage Brewer bobble head. Bring clothing appropriate for the weather and money to purchase food or other items. 

Wednesday, September 2nd

At the Union Ballroom at 6pm come to check out Greek Life at the Fraternity and Sorority Showcase! Being an active member in Alpha Omicron Pi, I can't explain how amazing of an experience it is being a member of Greek Life at UWM.

Friday, September 4th

Today is the day most of UWM students, including myself look forward to every year. PANTHERFEST! This year Twenty One Pilots and Hoodie Allen will be performing! I cannot wait to see these amazing acts considering one of them is my favorite band :)

Enjoy Fall Welcome!!


Monday, August 17, 2015

The Awesomeness that is Our Walls

Move-in is less than two weeks! (Wait, two weeks! Really? Summer just started!) As we have been loving meeting all y'all at New Student and Transfer Adult Student orientations we have been receiving a lot of questions! Which is fantastic, it's great to see how excited everyone is for move-in! One of our most received questions has to do with hanging items on the walls and the best practices to make sure you don't get charged for damages at the end of the year. Below is a simple guide of things you can do to avoid getting charged.

For a splash of color:

Don't paint your walls.

Do use posters.

For hanging things (This is a change for the 2015-2016 school year*):

Don't use command strips, pins, or staples.

Do use Poster Puddy and Painters Tape.

For frustration:

Don't punch the walls.

Do use a stress ball.

I hope you find this guide useful and we all look forward to meeting you during move-in!

-Tyler and Valerie

*The reasoning behind this change is due to individuals who were moving out in Cambridge Commons and RiverView Residence Halls telling students they were going to get charged for damage to the walls unless they used Spackle to cover any holes left in the wall. This ended up causing more damage to the walls. To prevent this from happening again, we are only allowing poster puddy and painters tape from now on.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Interpreting Your Room Assignment!

With the first weekend of June coming soon and room assignments starting to come out I am sure many of you are very excited to find out where you are living and who you are living with.  Of course with all this excitement I want to make sure you know how to decode your room assignments once you get them! Once you log onto your myhousing@uwm account, scroll to the bottom of the screen. Under the “2015-2016 Residence Hall Academic Year Contract“ heading, you should see a blue link with letters and numbers. This blue link is your assignment and if you click on that link, it will bring up a new page with your roommates and suitemates names. The person with the exact same room letter as you is your roommate and those listed with different room numbers are your suitemates.

Room assignments for Sandburg residents would look something like this “N2310A”. The letter N could be replaced with S, W or E just depending on the tower you were assigned to. The first two numbers would tell you what floor in Sandburg your room is on. For “N2310A”, the assigned room would be located on the 23rd floor of north tower. The third and fourth numbers tell you what suite you were assigned. For “N2310A”, the assigned suite is 10 on the 23rd floor of north tower. Finally the letter at the end of your assignment is your assigned room. For “N2310A”, the assigned room is room A in suite 10 on the 23rd floor in North tower. If you were assigned to Sandburg, your room assignment should be similar for all of the towers.

Room assignments for Cambridge Commons residents would look something like “CC232B”. The CC in your room assignment lets you know that you were placed in Cambridge Commons. For “CC232B”, the numbers tell you what suite you are assigned to. These numbers also dictate what floor in Cambridge your room is on. For “CC232B”, your assigned room is on the 2nd floor in suite 232. Finally, the letter at the end of your assignment is your assigned room. For “CC232B”, your assigned room would be B in suite 232 on the 2nd floor of Cambridge Commons.

Room assignments for Riverview residents would look something like “RV308A”. The RV in your room assignments lets you know that you were placed in RiverView. For “RV308A”, the numbers tell you what suite you are assigned to. These numbers also dictate what floor in RiverView your room is on. For “RV308A”, your assigned room is on the 3rd floor in suite 308. Finally, the letter at the end of your assignment is your assigned room. For “RV308A”, your assigned room is the A room in suite 308 on the 3rd floor of RiverView.

After you receive your room assignment, check out furniture measurements here, or recaps of Sandburg, Cambridge and Riverview here!

With many people eager to find out more information about their living space the system tends to get overwhelmed. Please be patient, especially over the first couple of days as the website is used heavily. Remember not everyone will find out their assignment on June 5th, but we will continue to send the assignments out throughout the summer.

If you have signed up to be in a Living Learning Community you will not see any reference to your LLC in MyHousing. However, if you have signed up to be in an LLC and your room number matches with where the LLC is placed below you are most likely in that community.

Hope this helps and if you have any questions about room assignments please call the University Housing office or ask in the comments below!


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

University Housing Administrative Assistant Attempts to Become MasterChef

We are extremely proud to announce that our University Housing Administrative Assistant Katrina Kozar is a contestant on the television show MasterChef on FOX 6. Tune in Wednesdays at 7pm to watch Milwaukee's own compete for the grand prize of a cook book deal and $250,000!

Watch Katrina on Fox 6 News as she shares her favorite recipe!


Read her interview with OnMilwaukee.com!


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

What steps do I need to take to loft my bed?

Hello Panthers!!

I know the school year is coming to a close, but it isn't too early to be thinking about next year! A very common question is how do I sign up for a loft?! Well here are the steps you need to take to make sure your loft is ready to go!

1. Go to your @myhousing account at uwm.edu/myhousing.
2. When you are at your home page you should see loft rentals is the last link on the page.
3. Click on "Loft Rentals" and fill out "yes" to purchase a loft for $125 for the academic year.
4. The deadline to order a loft is AUGUST 15TH!
5. When you move into your room, the loft will already be there. The loft will not come assembled but is very easy and simple to put together! Here is a step by step guide on the set up.https://pantherfile.uwm.edu/web/universityhousing/Loft-Setup-Guide.pdf
6. If you decide that you would not like to have a loft, but you already ordered one, you can cancel it online BEFORE September 1st!

If you have any questions regarding lofts please feel free to email me at uhmktg@uwm.edu or give us a call at 414-229-4065!