Welcome to UW Oshkosh
Dear New Student,
As you join our community and begin a new academic journey, we hope you will quickly immerse yourself in University life and enjoy the opportunities afforded to you throughout the year. UW Oshkosh is truly where excellence and opportunity meet.
Odyssey 2016 is your first step in this journey. A large contingency of students, faculty and staff members have planned exciting and informative orientation programs to help you transition and become an active UW Oshkosh student. Classes for the fall semester begin at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, September 7th.
I encourage you to look for opportunities to get involved. Take part in learning both inside and outside of the classroom. Engage your professors in discussions and get involved in departmental activities; attend athletic events for free with your student ID; organize an intramural team; study and browse the shelves of Polk Library; take a walk or jog along the Fox River; or work out at the award-winning Student Recreation and Wellness Center.
The 165+ student organizations on campus will give you the opportunity to develop your leadership skills and make lifelong friends. Consider sharing your gifts and talents by volunteering in the community or serving on committees and campus governance. Take advantage of the many programs, services and resources UW Oshkosh has to offer.
I look forward to seeing you at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, September 4th, in the Kolf Sports Center during your opening welcome. We are looking forward to having you join our campus community.
Sharon Kipetz, Ed.D.
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Engagement & Success
Dean of Students
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Student Orientation Odyssey 2016 is sponsored by the Dean of Students