Two Semesters, One Year and A Million Memories

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Time flies when you’re having fun, right? Well in that case, college must be SUPER fun because I don’t know where this past year went. It feels as though I was just home for winter break, but here I am moving everything back home for the summer.

One year done, and I’ve got to say that it feels pretty good. Amazing in fact. As with everything, there were ups and downs, but all-in-all my first year was even better than I expected — and I expected great things.

There are several things I learned during my freshman year at UW Oshkosh that I want to share with you.

  1. Busses do not run on Sundays. This is important to note if you plan on making a trip to Wal-Mart or other stores (on a Sunday of course). Contrary to popular belief, waiting at the bus stop for hours will not increase your chances of arriving at your destination. I advise finding alternate transportation.
  2. “Free food” tends to accompany most campus events. Free food? How can anyone resist?
  3. The library isn’t completely silent! Not on the first floor at least. Part of the first floor includes computers and tables for group projects. If you want a silent place to study, head up a floor or two. Check out Carly’s post for awesome study spots.
  4. Try the potato bowls at least once. I LOVE them. Only offered Monday and Wednesday nights, these delectable treats are a must. This delicious meal even made our list of 365 Reasons To Go To UWO.  Another meal you won’t want to miss is the one offered on Premium Night: chicken cordon bleu, steak, and shrimp! Yum.
  5. Look both ways before crossing the street. People may give you strange looks as you look left AND right when crossing a one-way street, but from personal experience, it’s good to do. Who wants to get run over by a biker, skateboarder or the occasional car that ends up driving the wrong way? Not you.
  6. Attend Titan Nights!! These are such fun events and FREE. Some of my Titan Nights highlights included Henna tattoos, caricatures, “Battle of the Bands,” a photo booth and more. Also, there’s a midnight breakfast. It doesn’t get better than that.
  7. Invest in a good pair of boots. I know it is summer and winter seems like a distant memory, but remember: flip flops simply don’t cut it year round in Wisconsin. Plus, boots allow you to actually enjoy snow days!

Well, there you have it. Seven things I learned my freshman year and wanted to share. Can’t wait for all the fun things I’ll learn next year… :)

Have a good summer everyone!

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