Green Bay Area Students Turning Lemons into Lemonade; Taking Advantage of Summer Learning

UW-Green Bay Reporting Strong Summer Enrollment

Green Bay, Wis.—University students are definitely taking advantage of social distancing and stay-at-home opportunities to continuing their path toward a college degree. The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay reports strong summer enrollment with all 200-plus courses held via online and alternative delivery. To date, more than 2,589 unique students—an increase of 532 students from last summer—have registered for a summer course. And students can continue to register.

Summer courses are offered in four-, six- and 10-week sessions across most of the University’s undergraduate programs and select graduate programs. The number of freshmen (any student under 30 total credits) taking a summer course nearly doubled from 67 a year ago to 128 at present.

Students can continue to register for classes at www.uwgb.edu/admissions/summeronline/. New sessions begin on June 15 and July 13. See the academic calendar for details and length of classes. August 9, 2020 is the official end of the Summer 2020 classes.

“When students had to complete their spring classes virtually because of the pandemic, I think a number of them found that it gave them increased flexibility and it uncovered their own resiliency,” said Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Services Jennifer Jones. “As the University continues to follow stay-at-home guidelines, taking a summer class or two has become a productive opportunity for them.” 

Although all summer classes will remain online, the University plans to reopen all four campuses—Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan—to faculty and staff on July 1st, 2020, as University leadership continues to work on plans to welcome students in Fall 2020. A number of strategic planning groups are working together to maximize safety and provide guidelines for doing so. The Cofrin Memorial Arboretum is also expected to be open for public use on July 1st.