Posts By: Sarah

Wisconsin Covenant Program

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Think way back to the eighth grade. Do you recall signing the Wisconsin Covenant? Well before you answer yes or no, let me refresh your memory as to what the Wisconsin Covenant is and whether it pertains to you. So… what is it? The Wisconsin Covenant is an initiative that was started by Governor Jim… Read more »

Placement Testing

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Placement tests. Yes. (I don’t think I need to provide any more of an intro than that.) If you’re planning on attending UW Oshkosh, you’re required to take placement tests in the areas of English and math. There is an optional foreign language test that you can take for French, German or Spanish. The whole… Read more »

Financial Aid – FAFSA

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You applied for college and got accepted into the school you wanted! (Hooray!) Your next thought: how am I supposed to pay for this? That is where the FAFSA can help. FAFSA stands for: Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Filing the FAFSA can lessen the financial burden of paying for your college education. You… Read more »

How to Know if a College is “The One” for You

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Happy Valentine’s Day! In the spirit of the holiday, we thought we’d share a few ways you can find out if a college is the right “one” for you! A lot of times you may hear people say, “I go to UW Oshkosh because it just felt right.” For someone who is trying to find… Read more »

The Undecided Major: Tips for picking a major at UW Oshkosh

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One of questions that you will probably get when talking about going to college is: “What are you majoring in?” For some people, this question is a no brainer, but for others there may be a little more hesitation. If you’re undecided about a major, don’t fret! About 1/3 of incoming freshman are undecided and… Read more »

Spotlight on: The College of Business

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Like many college freshmen, I arrived at UW Oshkosh an undecided major. When it came to choosing a major, I changed my mind on a weekly basis. There were simply too many major and minors to choose from! Now in my second year, I’ve made a firm decision: Business Information Systems with emphases in both… Read more »

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… Read more »

Hello, Fletcher Hall (aka my “Second Home”)

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“Home away from home.” If you’re planning on living on campus, you’ll more than likely start referring to UW Oshkosh like this… trust me. I have made the mistake of asking my parents to bring me back home (to Oshkosh) only to get glares from my mother. Sorry, mom. While I do love “home-home,” life at… Read more »

National Student Athlete Day!

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If you’re a student-athlete, today is YOUR day. Founded in 1987 by the National Consortium for Academics and Sports, National Student Athlete Day is meant as a celebration of academic, athletic, and stewardship success. Additionally, April 6 marks the 2011 Giant Steps Awards, which honor those who demonstrate a balance of academics, athletics, life pursuits… Read more »

How to Catch a Leprechaun

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St. Patrick’s Day: A day to rest, celebrate, or simply relish in Irish heritage. Whatever your relationship with it, there are unavoidable St. Patty’s Day traditions you’ll encounter at some point. While the grass has yet to turn green, on this day everything else has.  Green shamrocks, green eggs and ham, green beads, green clothing,… Read more »