University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Top Questions

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Kane

The most frustrating thing about my school, would have to be that my curriculum was changed in the middle/end of my studies; I understand that the school needs to be progressive, but I feel as though I should have been grandfathered in.

Nathan

The isolation, one may feel in UWO, can be very challenging. I live five hours away from campus, and I had a hard time making friends and sociallizing in a new environment. There are very few options to socialize on campus.

Ellie

The most frustrating thing is the variety of clubs to pick from! There's so many I want to join, but I don't have enough time in my schedule for all of them, sadly.

Tara

I would say the most frustrating thing is that I don't feel safe. There have been many incidents that occured in short periods of time and since I live off campus I walk by these areas on a daily basis. It gets scary especially since it gets dark out so quickly in the winter.

Serryn

The most frustrating thing about my school is that it is so far away from my home. I am taking my college courses online, but would like my school to be closer so that I may participate in school events. I am a single mother and I work full-time so there is little time for me to attend classes on campus. I would still like to be involved, attend veterans meetings and social clubs. I feel that being involved with your school and classmates contributes to successful learning.

Alisha

The most frusterating thing about college is also the freedom. It's so easy to just not go to class becuase they won't call your parents and ask why you aren't in class. If the professor takes attendence, then you may just get points docked off your grade. Also, it's easy to take a nap or watch TV between classes instead of doing homework. With all the freedom, you really have to plan your days to accomodate your schedule.

Mark

I find the scholarly attempts to mold the viewpoints of students the most frustrating thing about this University. The textbooks are rich with useful information, though the information is often presented in a less than objective manner. Older students are able to discern the relevance of the information and make sound judgements regarding how they feel and apply the information. Younger students with less life experience need to carefully consider the information that is presented to them. Read, study and learn, the information is great, but use your critical thinking when applying your learning to your life and your world.

Marisa

The fact that my major (Human Services Leadership) is very backed up so it is likely that I will be in school for at least 5 years.

Lauren

The most frustrating thing about my school is the internet. I should be able to sit in my room without having to be connected to the ethernet chord and still be able to connect to the internet. Instead, when I was having problems with the internet they told me to go somewhere else besides my room to do my assignments. I had to go and buy a ethernet chord, and now it has to be connected to my computer at all times otherwise my internet will not work. I should be able to access it it within my room.

Alyssa

I really enjoy UW Oshkosh. The most frustrating thing about my school I guess could be that the dorms are gross. The rooms are very tiny and there is no space in a dorm to keep many belongings. Also, the bathrooms on each floor are disgusting. It's really difficult to live in such a confined space and to share a bathroom with several people who do not share the same hygenic standards as yourself.

Shari

The most frustrating thing about my school is enrolling for the classes. There are a lot of students who attend and the classes get filled very quickly. Students here need to be on top of it and enroll in classes quickly if they want to get into the ones they want.

Alexander

The most frustarting part about Oshkosh is the timeliness of returing work to students. I have had a number of classes across several different academic disciplines with professors that take all semester to return work. In the meantime, students are unaware of their status in the class. It has been my experience that by the time professors return work, it is too late to do anything about your grade, and that does not seem to bother some instructors at all.

Matthew

The most frustrating thing about the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is the meal plan. The standered freshman meal plan is made to screw you over. You can only use your meals during specific times of the day, and if you do not use them you lose them. I wish that the meal plans were put together more fairly for the students.

Allison

What frustrates me about Oshkosh is the meal plan times. As a Freshman I had a meal plan where I got 15 meals per week and how they divided this up was that you could have 1 meal per meal period either breakfast 7-10am lunch 10:01-4pm or dinner 4:01-7pm. The problem with this was that I had classes all morning so I would eat lunch and then work at 4 so I wasn't able to eat more than one meal per day with my meal plan that I paid for which really frustrated me.

Zeeshan

There is nothing I've really found frustrating. The only thing I can really think of is that for commuters parking sometimes like in the middle of the day can be a struggle to find since they just closed one parking lot.

Emily

The meal plans for freshmen. Thankfully by the end of this year I will be out of the woods, but I am empathetic for the freshmen that follow me. One, if I want to have lunch at four and still have dinner later, I should be able to without the cold consequence of having to use a bonus meal. Two, if I want to feed the hungry with the extraweekly meals I do not use, I should be able to. Let there be nourishment at any hour and generosity permitted with any meal that is available.

Abigail

The most frustrating thing about school is the dynamic between students and some professors.

Kijana

The most frustating thing about my school is there isn't a tutor for the math class I'm currently taking.

Aisha

Honestly, at UW Oshkosh the perks far outweigh the frustrations. In fact, the few frustrations I have are rather minor in nature. Perhaps the biggest one is that the dining hall closes at seven o' clock at night on weekdays, which I feel to be a tad early. However, there are solutions to this frustration, such as making a quick stop at the campus convenience store, which doesn't close until eleven, or choosing something from the dining hall's "to-go" station, which has a limited selection but is open until ten o' clock.

Michelle

The most frustrating thing at UW - Oshkosh is the process of enrolling in classes. There are many different majors that need the same courses, causing these classes to fill up quickly and extensive wait lists to form. As at most schools, students with more credits get first dibs on enrolling. Unfortunately being only a sophomore and having one of the later enrollment dates so I struggle enrolling in classes I need in order to guarantee graduating after four years. Although I usually do get into the classes I need eventually, the process can be quite stressful.

Nathan

The most frustrating thing about school is the food. The food is the same every day and its really hard to be forced to eat the same food every week because you don't have resources to aquire food from outside of campus.

Krystin

The location. I personally like more of a country surrounding and Oshkosh is kind of more of a city school. It's a very nice school no matter what, but It'd be nice to get away from the hectic lifestyle of the city.

Miranda

The most frusterating thing to me about the school is that it is titled as not being a school for intellegent students. A school that is easy and only under achieving students enroll here. I believe that this school challanges me and cares about how I do at the school. I feel that the school is under appriecated, and it is a school that I plan to succeed while I attend here.

Lauren

The most frustrating thing about my shcool is the meal plans. As a freshman I am required to have a specific plan that doesn't suit my needs well and can't be used where I would go the most. It also gives us so many meals that I end up loosing money.

Andrew

There are not many frustrating things about the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh. Oshkosh like many other universities, has its ups and downs, but nothing that I get too aggravated by. University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh does a great job of listening to its students and adapting/adjusting to their requests if appropriate.

Austin

Nothing much, the school website could be more organized in a more sensible style. It can be slightly frustrating in attempting to find what you are looking for on the website. Another thing that is frustrating is the requirment to stay on compus for atleast two years (this is generally true for most if not all UW Schools).

Kenya

Since I am a college student now, paying for college is the most frustrating thing about my school.

Mark

Almost all of the clubs meet on the same day at the same times, so you cant be in many things at once.

Angela

The most frustrating thing about my school is the fact that I am limited to the amount of clubs I can dedicate my time to. There are so many opportunities to get involved on my campus, but I have to find ways to balance schoolwork, my two jobs, and the clubs I am already involved in! I wish there were more hours in the day; I just want to do more and more!

Brenna

The most frustrating part about my school is that if you live off-campus, like me, it is more difficult to meet new people and make new friends.

Cassandra

The most frustrating thing about my school is registering for classes. Many classes are difficult to get into as a freshman, especially science and math classes. Getting into classes seems to be very competitive because students with the most credits get to pick their classes first. By the time registering classes for underclassmen comes, most classes the students need are completely filled. There doesn't seem to be enough classes open in certain subjects and it would be very helpful if more opened up.

Samuel

There really is nothing too frustrating about the school. The only problems I had with he school was that they had messed up who I am rooming with for a semester. It was not really a big deal though, otherwise they are very helpful in the process.

Christina

The most frustrating thing about my school would be when I transferred here, some of the credits had a hard time transferring. It was a hassel to figure it all out and took a lot of pushing, but after a while I managed to get my credits figured out and successfully transferred here.

Nicole

The "forgivingness" of underage drinking. Many people get away with it and do not recieve the punishment they should be getting because it is assumed that every college student drinks.

Caitlin

They don't have enough social events for Freshmen to actual meet new friends. It was very difficult and lonley the first couple weeks when I was all alone because I came here by myself not knowing anyone. It would have been really nice if they had more get togethers so there was more of a chance to meet new people.

Kate

Currently, the most frustrating thing about my school is finding the money to pay my tuition. My financial aid doesn't cover nearly enough of my expenses, causing me to clear out my bank account in an attempt to ensure I have my expenses (books, tuition, meal plan) attended to.

Amy

Nothing!

Kenneth

The most frustrating thing is eating on weekends. It just be so crowded.

Caitlin

There is not enough diversity on campus. I am a biracial woman and people will say very racist things without realizing the impact of their words.

Tabitha

I came from a school that was in one building and it was hard to adjust to a school that had many different buildings. The hardest part is finding where your classes are located (not much different from high school); however, you learn quickly where everything is located. Other than that minor detail, the school is great and many people are willing to help you find your classes.

Leah

The most frusterating thing about my school is that many diverse majors that are offered at other schools are not offered at our campus due to recent budget cuts in our state. It would benefit many students, the community, and the campus if there were more majors available.

Michelle

I have not found anything that has been really frustrating. Everything runs smooth and everyone has been helpful so far.

Jaci

The most frustrating thing for me so far with school is how soon the teachers get the grades in. Some of the teachers are really good at getting assignments and test grades in quickly, but other teachers not at all. After someone takes a huge test all s/he wants to know is what they got on it. In my first semester the majority of my teachers took about a week to get grades up.

Rachel

I was always extremely involved in extracurricular activities as a high school student. What frustrates me the most on campus is that I know such activities exist as there are signs advertising them all around campus. Unfortunately the advertisements do not inform students how to become involved in the organization. I would love to participate in there sponsered activites but I really enjoyed planing the activities and being an active member.

Lance

The most frustrating thing about college is when you think you did really well on an exam, but then you get your grade back and it's not what you expected. It definitely calls for some ranting. I usually blow off steam by working out or playing some kind of sport.

Katrina

I would say the most frustrating thing about UW Oshkosh is trying to meet with your advisors and not always being able to get in or having them cancel on you.

Ashley

If you commute, it can be hard to find parking. You either have to get to campus early, try to coincide your arrival with when earlier classes end, or walk a ways (not usually too far). They have tried to alleviate the problem by building a parking ramp, but enrollment keeps increasing. More students and staff means less available parking spots.

Cheyenne

There is not much opportunity for off-campus employment, and on-campus employment is hard to find. Paying for school is a big challenge due to the lack of funding.

Stevie

Not getting into classes you need.

megan

The variety of food, live in dorm two years

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