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December 2014 News and Information

Celebrate the End of the Semester with NTSO

Take a break from the mad rush of finals on Tuesday, Dec. 2, to enjoy the company of other nontraditional students. Join the Nontraditional Student Organization (NTSO) in Lincoln Hall, room 130 starting at 5 p.m. for conversation, holiday treats and a “White Elephant” gift exchange. The gift is NOT to cost anyone money, but should be something that is ready to be donated to Goodwill, a re-gift, etc. Please bring your gift wrapped. Students are encouraged to bring a small plate of treats to share and your recipes too! Family and friends are always welcome to join us. Any students wishing to continue the celebration off campus elsewhere are encouraged to do so. Please email ntso@uwosh.edu or call (920) 424-1137 if you have any questions.

Congratulations to December Graduates

The LLCE adult student resource office offers congratulations to all summer and fall graduates receiving their degrees at Commencement on Saturday, December 13.  Mid-Year Commencement will be held at 9:30 a.m. in the Kolf Sports Center.

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Alumni Association is hosting a free lunch for students who will graduate in December.  The “Almost Alumni Lunch” will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 2 from 11a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Alumni Welcome and Conference Center. 

Easy Access to UWO Weather Info 

As the season changes—and snow, ice and sleet inevitably move in—the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is at the ready to help campus community members stay safe and up-to-date on delays and closings.
Campus community members can access weather information in a variety of ways through the University’s Campus Safety and Emergency website — emergency.uwosh.edu  — including signing up for UW Oshkosh TitanAlert text messages that are sent directly to mobile phones. You can directly visit uwosh.edu/home/titanalert to sign up to receive TitanAlerts. 

Book Buyback at University Books & More

Getting cash for your used textbooks is easy!  (And who doesn’t need some extra cash this time of year?!) Sell your textbooks back to University Books & More during the Fall Semester buyback held December 4-6 and 8-13. Check online for the hours when Book Buyback is available. Buyback windows can be found in the Reeve Union hallway near the Algoma Boulevard entrance. Present your books at the window, being sure to remove any notes or personal belongings. If your book is accepted for buyback you will receive money for it right on the spot!

Career Closet

Do you need something to wear to an interview or a job fair? Visit the Career Services “Career Closet” in the Student Success Center and browse their large collection of professional clothing. In case you had forgotten, students are allowed four items per semester from the Career Closet at no cost! 

Zimride

If you have travel plans over the break, be sure to check out UW Oshkosh Zimride. It’s a fun and easy way to share your ride or find a driver. Whether you want to be a driver or a passenger, take a road trip or make a daily commute, Zimride helps you match up and save money on travel! There are over 1700 UW Oshkosh students already using Zimride so you’re sure to find someone who’s going the same way you are. 

Celebrate the Holiday Season On & Off Campus

Whether you observe a holiday during December or not, there are many events to participate in both on and off campus throughout December. The following is a sampling of some of them.

Holiday Campus Schedule

The end of the 14-week and second 7-week sessions is Friday, Dec.12.  The UW Oshkosh campus will be closed Dec. 24, 25, 31, and January 1. 
Students who plan to utilize Polk Library anytime during the holiday break, be sure to check the library hours before coming to campus.

Fall Interim in January

Fall Interim classes will begin Monday, Jan. 5, 2014. Classes will run through Friday, Jan. 23. There will be no classes held on Monday, Jan. 19, due to the observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  

Check the Polk Library website for library hours during the Fall Interim. 

Stop in LLCE Adult Student Resources

LLCE adult student resources is a support service office for adult nontraditional students. We are here to help you meet your educational goals. You are welcome to email us with a question, call for an appointment or drop in to talk with LLCE staff. Learn about our Nontraditional Student Organization (NTSO) and enjoy talking to someone who understands life as a nontraditional student. Call Wendy at (920) 424-1137 or ansr@uwosh.edu or visit Lincoln Hall, room 229.

Our office is open from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday. Due to the upcoming holidays, staff will not be available December 24, 2014 through January 2, 2015. 

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