Hello Future Titans! My name is Hannah, and I am finishing my sophomore year here at UW-Oshkosh and will begin my junior year in the fall. I am currently undeclared and am still exploring tons of classes we offer here, but I am considering becoming a communication studies major with a political science minor! My hometown is Oshkosh, my main career goal is to be able to help others in any position I am working in, and a fun fact about me is that I own a 1977 Mercury Marquis Brougham. Starting college is a new journey for every student and is vastly different from high school. With that, I want to share my experience as a first-year student so that some of you will benefit from the information I learned and was not aware of prior to the start of my college career.
You are going to meet so many new people in college and some of them will become lifelong friends, so take advantage of every opportunity you can to talk to people and create relationships! Since my hometown is Oshkosh, I did not live in the residence halls on campus, but off campus instead. This is an option for those students who live within a 45-mile radius of our Oshkosh campus. However, even being a commuter, I was easily able to connect with different students and become involved in the family we have here. I never had a class my first year that I did not enjoy at least some aspects of the course. Every professor teaches very differently but once you figure out how you learn well in a classroom, you will learn how to study and prepare for the course. There are many different options for classes, sports, campus jobs, events, and clubs that you will never be bored on campus because there are so many opportunities to pursue.