Stevens Point, WI
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point


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Hannah
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I were able to go back to my high school self I would definitely influence some changes in my future. I would explain that...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I were able to go back to my high school self I would definitely influence some changes in my future. I would explain that it is best to follow my heart and not make school and life choices based on what the people around me think I should do. I studied in France for a semester and that helped me realize that I needed to create my own future and not let it be led by the people around me. It's your future and no one else's! Have adventures and do things outside of your comfort zone. I was at an art school during high school. I had big dreams but the outer forces in my life kept pushing those dreams deep down and not letting them surface. I would go back and tell my self to dream big dreams and even if people laugh in your face you can do it! I know now that everything depends on me and that if I want something I can make it happen if I just allow myself to dream. Dreaming is a hard thing to do when you are not in control of your own future. Just dream.

Rachel
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

My school provides a great environment for learning with friendly staff and I feel like I am someone.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

My school provides a great environment for learning with friendly staff and I feel like I am someone.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

While in my senior year, I wasn't too worried about going to school, but I wish I would've asked people more questions about college life and what to do if you're not sure what you want to do. I would tell myself that I should be in an environment that is comfortable and not worry about what other people say. I went to a different school last year because when I was a senior I was pressured into going to that school because of someone I thought was going to that school. I was very unhappy, but after switching to UW Stevens Point I am doing very well in school- I got a 4.0 last semester! I also would've told myself to focus more on my AP class so that I would've had to take fewer credits in college. I ended up having to take that class in college!

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone that may not want to attend this school is someone that is looking for a big city feel.

Brandyn
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Choosing what college I wanted to attend was the hardest part of senior year. I would recommend that people get started early...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Choosing what college I wanted to attend was the hardest part of senior year. I would recommend that people get started early on the application process because the earlier you start, the better chance you have of getting into your highest preference. I would also reccomend visiting the schools you've been accepted to before choosing which one to enroll at because sometimes the brochures don't do justice for what the school is actually like. After I visited UW Stevens Point, I realized it was better than what I thought and was the deciding factor in me enrolling. As for the transition from high school to college life isn't as hard as some people make it seem either. I was worried, especially not knowing anyone, about my first day. Leaving the car was the hardest part, but the first week was crutial for me. Not because of getting homesick, but because I met almost all my new friends in the first week and got acquainted with my new environment. In conclusion, I would like to say that students shouldn't be worried, but rather embrace the new experience and make the best of it.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

I truly think this school fits just about everyone's personality and needs. If people don't have a major in mind or don't like attending small-medium population schools though, then UWSP isn't for them.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

I brag about our intense biological and natural science curriculums. A lot of people think Stevens Point, being a city of only 8,000 people, doesn't have anything to do, but I inform them otherwise. I talk about the activities students can partake in like sports events, watching movies, dances, and hall activities all for free!

Nicole
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Knowing what I know now about college life, and making the transition, there is one major piece of advice I would give myself...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Knowing what I know now about college life, and making the transition, there is one major piece of advice I would give myself. The wisdom I would impart is to, as soon as you arrive, find the clubs, groups, or organizations that do things you enjoy, and have people with whom you can relate. Finding these people with similar interests and goals really just makes the transition much easier. The people you meet serve as your family, prevent loneliness, and overall, just keep you true to yourself, and can become some of your best lifelong friends. Although this advice is given often, I honestly believe that the best thing you can do while heading to college, is to find the people who love the things you love, and you will find yourself in a familiar atmosphere, therefore making the college transition much easier.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

Before I came to this school, I wish I had known more about the different atmospheres of all of the residence halls. Each hall has a different "thing" going on. Be it multicultural, eco-friendly, or really anything else. The one thing I really wish I had known is the different atmosphere of the halls, and which one I fit in the best.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

You know, I think that all kinds of people can attend this school. There is no reason any kind of person shouldn't attend this school, unless it is simply a matter of having a major not offered at UW Stevens Point. The students at my school are very accepting toward all different kinds of people, and I feel as though everyone can find a place where they would fit in.

Bethany
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

My mom attended this college and from what she has told me about it, I felt that it was somewhere that I wanted to attend. It...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

My mom attended this college and from what she has told me about it, I felt that it was somewhere that I wanted to attend. It turned out that this campus is perfect for me. It is not only close to home, but just far enough away to allow independance. I had considered going to Madison or Oshkosh, but I didn't like how expensive Madison was, and how far away from home Oshkosh was. I enjoy attending the University of Stevens Point because their Psychology classes and programs are exactly what I need for my career.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Dear High School Graduate, Congratulations! You made it through high school, believe me I know it was difficult. I?m writing this letter as a guide to help you to transition into college. I want to inform you that these next two years will be the hardest time of your life. No matter what happens, you must stay positive. You'll have money troubles, like everyone else, but just remember to save your money and only treat yourself every once in a while. You will also have family problems that will force you to move out on your own, but don't worry because it will give you life's experiences and you will learn from your mistakes. When you do fall off the horse, get back on and use some duct tape to prevent it the next time. Just remember to keep believing in yourself. Don?t lose sight of your dreams for the future. I am so proud of you. Everything will fall into place soon enough. By the time you catch up with me, you will have already found your knight in shining armor. I wish you the best of luck. Sincerely, Someone Who Cares

What kind of person should attend this school?

I think that this school is for anyone who wants to be successful and graduate from college. You are bound to make friends, succeed in your classes, and graduate with a purpose and goal for what you want to do as your career. I think the best thing about my school is the library. It is a great resource for writing papers. I also enjoy the atmosphere and the people. I would like to be a Counselor after I graduate, so it is nice to meet new people and get to know them.

David
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Knowing what I knew back in high school was to take school much more seriously. I have no strong regrets of my past. Two reg...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Knowing what I knew back in high school was to take school much more seriously. I have no strong regrets of my past. Two regards that would have better me post-graduation. First, was that I should have gotten a job during my junior/senior years to handle more responsibilities and manage work/study habits. And secondly, to have taken a stronger approach in my future degree in the Culinary Arts. Had I known this career path to be my true passion, I would have taken the initiative of joining other programs and associations that would help younger audiences interested in this field and ultimately provide scholarships to the cooking school I am currently attending; 'The Art Institute of Atlanta.'

Lindsay
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

After only one semester of college, I realized that it isn't nearly as difficult of a transition from high school to college ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

After only one semester of college, I realized that it isn't nearly as difficult of a transition from high school to college life as I convinced myself it would be. I am still new to the college experience so I understand exactly how terrifying it can be for some people. I was really nervous about finding my way around campus and meeting new people too, but once you're there, you'll realize it's not so bad at all. However, there are a lot of changes such as finals, picking courses, dorm life, and study time that can be more challenging to get used to. You are expected to study two hours for every hour of class to keep up with the materials, so plan out a time each day where you can just sit down and review materials. You also have advisors for your major who help you pick courses you need and get you your final exam schedules, but most questions can be easily found on the school's webpage. Lastly, get involved in the dorm's floor activities to meet people who may be your friends for the rest of your life. Enjoy it!!

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about my high school is the amount of success we have seen from both the students' and the teachers' effort. While I was at the high school our basketball, track and field, dance, and tennis teams went to state at least one of the four years. We also had a really successful music department with several students who will be pursuing a bachelor degree in music. This is what makes high school a great experience. Watching our school succeed makes it so much more enjoyable, gets students motivated to try new activities, and get involved.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worst thing about high school is how strongly students feel the need to meet today's social standards. Being a teenager today is hard when you are constantly being judged for things that shouldn't matter. In today's society, social standards are set very high. For example, all over the media we are shown images of what we are expected to look like to be successful, popular, and happy. They somehow forget that the most important thing to remember in high school is to be yourself and do what you enjoy most. Otherwise, you dread everyday of school.

mao
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

There are so many different types of people here and everyone is so kind and willing to meet and be friends with just about a...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

There are so many different types of people here and everyone is so kind and willing to meet and be friends with just about anyone. There is a great sense of a college community here which is great!

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back in time to talk to myself as a high school senior, the only piece of advice I would give myself is to save money! I tutored elementary school students and also worked at a clothing store in the mall during my senior year of high school and saved up money from those two jobs but that was not enough. I did not have any other savings. I recieve financial aid (grants and loans) and am currently working at my campus cafeteria; my only worry is having to pay back my loans six months after I graduate. I wish I knew how important it is to save money for college. Living in a household with nine children is tough and I did not expect much financial help from my parents nor did I want them to help. In times today, it seems as though adolescents take everything for granted, they live at home and their parents pay for most of their needs but it is the opposite in college. Looking back, I wish I had started a savings account in high school and saved more money for college.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The cost of meal plans here is too expensive!

Mariah
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

My school has a caring and supportive atmosphere.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

My school has a caring and supportive atmosphere.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The plain and simple avice I would give myself is to make friends because they are the ones who help my get through the toughest part of every day. Making the transition from having friends to making new friends can be tough for some, but making friends is the best way to branch out.

What's unique about your campus?

University of Wisconsin Stevens Point has helping people. Having people there for me and willing to help is one great advance in learning more.

Joseph
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell myself not to change my original academic intentions, because following them will ultimately lead me to where I ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell myself not to change my original academic intentions, because following them will ultimately lead me to where I am today. I would not forewarn myself that I would transfer twice--it would probably scare the daylights out of me. I would encourage myself adamantly to not be as much of a recluse, because that is always easier, and social interaction is more rewarding. Finally, regarding to academics, I would tell myself that we are capable of anything a professor throws at us. I would tell myself to trust my judgment and complete assignments according to that that specific professor's preferences and requirements (however not sacrificing my creative ability). I would give this advice to myself and deliberately withhold many details, because there have been several lessons that cannot simply be described.

What's unique about your campus?

We're the Wellness campus. We're in-shape and HOT! Our Sciences are stong and our professors are genuises.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Anyone, really, should attend this college. There is something for everybody.

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