GREEN BAY (NBC 26) — Sunday officially kicks off freshmen move-in day at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (UWGB); an exciting time for both the students and their families as they embark on this new chapter in their lives.
For many students, this day has arrived after a series of steps: from filling out applications, waiting for an acceptance letter, deciding where to go, high school graduation, and now college move-in day.
For those students and families moving in today, here is a link to more move-in resources.
“We are excited to have a campus opening this year, we have nearly 2,000 students that would be moving on campus. And we’re just excited to be in-person and providing a safe environment to continue the education quality for our students," said Corey King, UWGB Vice Chancellor for University Inclusivity & Student Affairs. “Parents have questions about our COVID protocols, and we have texted and emailed and today we have staff on site to answer questions. But generally parents are relieved that we have protocols in place and they want to make sure that their student is safe. That’s primarily the majority of questions we’ve been getting today.”
For one freshman, he comes to UWGB from Los Angeles, California.
“New experience, new environment, try and see a different state other than back home. It’s pretty cool out here,” said Yahir Camacho.
He shared what he is planning on studying over the next four years.
“Democracy and justice studies because I want to be in the field of criminal justice or policing or FBI, or something helping other people," Camacho said.
He like many other freshmen hoping this is just the beginning of their bright future ahead.
The school also partnered up with Prevea to provide vaccinations on campus for anyone wanting to receive one.