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Our motto is "Having light we pass it on." This motto was created to inspire students to share their talents and knowledge. E...
Our motto is "Having light we pass it on." This motto was created to inspire students to share their talents and knowledge. Everyone that is familiar with this motto knows that Wittenberg is like one big family. The school is known for its uniqueness and home-like qualities. I have yet to meet a person who does not feel comfortable at Witt. That is one of the most important things about college, because you have to be comfortable on campus.
There are students of different races, different talents, different majors, and different hobbies on our campus. When people come to Wittenberg, they notice that no one looks the same, and that is what college is supposed to prepare you for. Because our campus is so small, everyone is friendly and helpful to one another. We hold doors open for each other, give gifts to each other, and care about one another. It is a really personal school, which is something that every university does not have.
Before I came to Wittenberg University, I had no sense of what of family was. There was trouble at home, and I was begging for an escape. Finally, on August 20, 2009, I arrived on campus as a freshman. Over this year, I have gained friends, sorority sisters, responsibility, and learned things that I never knew. Making the transition educational wise was a struggle for me because the high school that I attended had not prepared me for a private liberal art school education. I struggled through almost all of my classes and found it difficult to read the music in band. However, since then, I have grown to understand French, strengthened my writing, studied religion, and improved my ability to read music. Wittenberg has taught me to step outside of my shell and join clubs such as Swing Dance Club, Concerned Black Students, Union Board, Residence Hall Association, Kappa Delta Sorority, and even more activities than that. I have been granted many opportunities such as being a Resident Advisor for my sophomore year. When I?m at Wittenberg, I feel like I am at home and I know that I am never alone.
All the schools I looked at generally had a lot of the same characteristics. I wanted a small liberal arts school so that I ...
All the schools I looked at generally had a lot of the same characteristics. I wanted a small liberal arts school so that I could get close to my peers and professors and explore different subjects that interest me. But what set Wittenberg apart from the others was the atmosphere. Not only is the campus gorgeous but there's something in the air that made it feel right. The people would walk by and smile even if I didn't know them and I could see myself living here for the next four years of my life.
It has definitely made me step out of my comfort zone. In high school all I did was run track and field and participate in a few clubs. At college, its made me want to try all the new things that it offers and it has taught me how to balance school, work, clubs, and a social life. Before college I thought I would just focus on school and maybe a job...and NEVER join a sorority. Now, I'm in a sorority, have a job, am in Cave Club and Habitat for Humanity, and I'm still able to do great in school. I've taken classes I never thought I'd take and I've enjoyed them. Goin to college has really opened my eyes up to all the great things life has to offer and it has opened my eyes up to how much potential i have.
Not many people like a small school for various reasons so a person attending Wittenberg needs to enjoy a small campus. Also, the person needs to be open to trying new things and meeting people outside of where they normally would. The people at Wittenberg challenge themselves and try as many new things as possible. A person isn't just an athlete or just a science major. People do community service, play sports, have a job, are on the cabinet, are in many of the different clubs. A person going to Witt needs to try new things.
If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, knowing what I know now about college life, I would ad...
If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, knowing what I know now about college life, I would advise myself to resist senoritis. Getting into the habit in the last year of high school of not studying and slacking off is one of the worst things for someone going to a competitive university. In order to do well at Wittenberg in particular, students need to study much more than in high school. Senior year is when you need to really cement good study habits. Another thing I would advise myself is to not be overwhelmed with the amount of food available. If the freshman 15 or more is gained, you will want to lose the weight, and spend time in the gym that could be spent studying. Third, don't stay up till all hours of the night. Set a good and repetitive sleep schedule. That will help you to be more awake in class, and while doing homework. It also increases your metabolism and helps you stay positive. Its hard to be positive when you are only running on five hours of sleep. That said, Good Luck in college!
The best thing about my school is how small it is. The biggest classes on campus are the science classes, and even those only have a maximum of about 100 people.
I think the most frusturating thing about my school is the lack of snow response. when it snows, they don't salt the walkways very well, and a lot of people slip and get hurt.
White, upper middle class, enjoys sports, and is involved in a frat or sorority.
White, upper middle class, enjoys sports, and is involved in a frat or sorority.
Do not go to a school you know you'll hate just because you got accepted. Get ready for a lot of homework and studying.
I white middle class to upper middle class person that enjoy sports or plans on getting involved in Greek life. But they also have to expect hard schoolwork. Having money provided by your parents is the easiest way to go also.
My school is small, individual-focused, self-motivated, and somewhat secluded from much of the world, which is very helpful f...
My school is small, individual-focused, self-motivated, and somewhat secluded from much of the world, which is very helpful for studying.
Z, don't listen to the people who tell you that you can't make it at college as you are now. You don't have to completely change to impress anyone at Wittenberg. You don't have to drink, go to parties all the time, join a sorority, or secret society. You'll love the college classes and workload that you'll get. Ask the professors for help or for more work if you need an extra challenge! Be brave, but realize that asking for help from advisors, upperclassman, and professors is not a sign of weakness. Besides, you want to get every cent out of college, right? Try out for all those quarky things you couldn't do in high school: swing dance, astronomy, D&D, or international club. Go for walks around campus to see what the town and the school has to offer; you'll find a lot of secret treasures that way. Remember to keep in touch with the family at least once a week. And, for heaven's sake, keep a planner!! It will help you stay on top of your school and social life. Learn a lot, but have fun!
The worst thing about my school would have to be the lack of on campus diversity. Our students aren't opposed to it, but the town around us is pretty ethnically, religiously, and politically bland, so differnt people stick out in a good way. But I'm used to a city with much more character and diversity, so it feels like I'm around the same kinds of people all the time. They are good people, but they all seem the same after a while.
The advice that I would give myself would be to keep an open mind and get as involved as possible. It's okay to keep to one g...
The advice that I would give myself would be to keep an open mind and get as involved as possible. It's okay to keep to one group of friends, but when you branch out and get to know a lot more people, that is when you are having the most fun. It is always possible to drop some activities if you get too stressed out, but at least try to do as much as possible. Plus it keeps you busy so you won't be so homesick! Also, don't go home for the first couple months because it is always hard to go back to school and make new relationships at school if you are at home all of the time. If you truly get homesick, see if it is possible for your parents to come and visit you at school for a couple days, it makes the transition a lot easier. As long as you keep busy, you will make a lot of great new friends and have the best time of your life living it up at college.
Because it is so small, you get to know a lot of people so it is a bit like high school on the social aspect, but there are enough people that you dont know everyone. However, since there are so few people, there can be a lot of drama.
One that is well rounded and likes to be involved in a lot of things. Fraternity and Sorority life is very big, but not necessary, most people play some sort of sport, intramural, varisty or club, and we do like to have fun on the weekends.
This is a great school. People love it here. I am excited to move off-campus into an apartment next year.
This is a great school. People love it here. I am excited to move off-campus into an apartment next year.
Witt students are laid back. Most of them are into activities. I have a few friends who are greek, but most are not.
Yes- I am super busy all the time.
Most of my faculty are great--willing to help me. Especially my bio profs--they are awesome. Of course, a few a total dorks, but they seem to be helpful.
I stay here every weekend. I didn't think I would, but it is fun here. I like to hang out with friends, watch movies, catch a game, and study. I need to study a lot--especially on Sundays. Last weekend, a group of us went to the football game--ROAD TRIP. It was crazy.
We are very active--over committed
Smack dab in the middle of campus, there is the first building of the univeristy, Meyers Hall. It is this massive red brick b...
Smack dab in the middle of campus, there is the first building of the univeristy, Meyers Hall. It is this massive red brick building with hugh white columns in front, and a bell in the copola. That bell only rings twice a year: during freshman orientation and during senior graduation. And it is the coolest sound you will ever hear. Not because the bell is special and plays the theme song from the Brady Bunch, and not because it is the loudest bell on the planet, and not because it is made out of pure gold (which it isn't!) That bell is so important because it means that you've become a part of something greater than yourself! It hearalds you into the Wittenberg family and with arms wide open, that bell opens every door on campus to every student providing them with every resources and opportunity available. Then at the end of your four years, it serenades you as you walk to recieve your diploma and head off to your future. It doesn't say goodbye, but simply "see ya later" because let's just face it--once you are a part of Witt, then you are a part of it, as much as it is a part of you, forever.
There are 150+ student groups on campus...we are diverse...enough said!
Pretty much, Wittenberg is FABULOUS! Here, you find people who are passionate about what they do, and they want to share that passion with everyone they can. We truly do embrace our motto "Having light we pass it on to others" in that every individual has something to offer, and here at Witt you get the chance to really cultivate and expand that light, so that when you graduate you can take that light and share it with the world!
While we may be a campus that does tend more toward the prep and sporty sides because we love to be active and social, there are students from all walks of life here, and as long as you are looking, you will find a niche to fall into.
Let's just be honest....I have every single home phone number of my professors! And their email at school and at home, their cell numbers, sometimes even their address....! That is the type of prof that we have here...the type that actually cares about having their students come visit them in their office, the type that yearns to become a resource to advance the learning of their students, and the type that makes their classes fun. I mean, where else can you find freshmen seminar classes on coffee, Disney movies, the American west, fishing or cave exploration?!?!
This is a college campus, therefore there is someone to hang out with and something to do any time of day or night...except for maybe 6 am on a Saturday! A lot of students tend to hang out at sporting events or at music events and concerts going on around campus. One thing we are not, is a suitcase college where students pack up a bag and their laundry and head home for the weekend. There are always people here, especially on the weekends when there is lots going on.
One could say that the typical Witt student is either a jock or a prep...but that doesn't always hold true! Here at Witt, everyone kindof marches to the beat of their own drum....just because I'm a French major doesn't mean that all I do is hang out with the international students (even though they are some fo the coolest people on campus!) but I get to hang with people from all areas of study and different activity types.
THe best thing about Wittenberg is the closeness you'll have with your faculty, friends, and other students. The school is on...
THe best thing about Wittenberg is the closeness you'll have with your faculty, friends, and other students. The school is only about 2000 kids. However, you will be challenged academically the same if not more than any other prestigious university or college. You WILL know your professors by name and they will know you as well. We do have a small campus but most of the kids enjoy staying on campus. Between classes kids like to study at the library, go to our coffee shop Post 95, or take a nap in our Hollow!!! The administration is always here to help. The professors want you to succeed and you are NOT a number. The administration such as Financial Aide and Student Accounts understands student dilemmas and will always help you if you have a problem. Overall, very understanding!!!!
Student Body is very diverse. Kids from 45 states last year as well as from all over the world. We have many different Religious groups and denominations represented, so I'm sure you wouldn't have a problem. "Witt" wants you to be exposed to these b/c we are a Liberal Arts school (not on the political scale). I know from my perspective that my values have only been strengthened. Kids typically are involved in several clubs. There is complete interaction and really no identifiable 'clicks'. Kids wear whatever they want. Some kids roll out of bed and go in sweats or jeans. Other kids like to get dressed up. It is all your choice b/c no one really cares. Some days I dress up others (especially fridays) i wear a t-shirt and shorts 98% of kids get financial aid here. So there isn't just one type of socio-economic level represented here. The whole political spectrum is represented here!
I love this school! I've made my best friends here, and hundreds of friends for that matter. When you think of college and the fun you'll have in your mind it is exactly like what you'll think. We have everything you'd want right here!!! I don't want to graduate!!
Not at all. Wittenberg is such a diverse school with kids from every backround. You have a great community and students are really proud of everything we do here. Not to many kids think they are better than everyone else. You WILL walk across our beautiful campus and be greeted with several smiles. There is a lot of Spirit and Excitement.
Tough, but yet nurturing. THe Profs here know that you have a a life outside of the classroom. I and many other kids typically study every night and study a lot on the weekends too. Don't worry though you' still have plenty of time to go out on Fridays and or Saturdays. The overall purpose of this school is to help you Grow and the professors here want you to be at your finest academic level possible but they want you to experience the best 4-5 years of your life!
Greek Life is big, but not necessary. Social life is key however. It makes it easier to strive at this school. Opportunities to be involved in anything they want Greek Life, INtramurals, clubs, student Government etc. Parties are Wednesday Friday Saturday
Stereotypes include being rich and stuck up. Also that students can be 'elite'-ist
Wittenberg is a place where you'll make your own opportunities. If you want to spend four years sitting in your room, you can...
Wittenberg is a place where you'll make your own opportunities. If you want to spend four years sitting in your room, you can certainly do that if you'd like. However, you can also take another path--one where you discover and explore your passions and expose yourself to new experiences. I think I'll recommend the latter path.
For the most part, I think Wittenberg students are a very laid back group of people. I don't equate being laid back to being a slacker, instead I mean that students are easy to get along with. Students come from a wide variety of backgrounds--many come from wealthy suburbs, while we also have many from our own backyard in Springfield. There seems to be an environment for just about any type of student here, even though it may not be a prevailing culture.
A Wittenberg education is definitely what you choose to make of it.
Sure, to an extent--while Wittenberg may not always be the fantasy land we might make it sound like, it's a place where I always feel welcome. It is refreshing to know that I can talk to just about anyone I see on my way to class in the morning.
Academics are very supportive--professors are always encouraging students to stop by during office hours if they need anything at all.
Students find a wide variety of activities--there are the standard college parties for those interested, but many people also explore events on campus such as comedians, musicians, and artists. Wittenberg has numerous common spaces in which students can meet up and have a good time.
Before coming to Wittenberg, I always seemed to hear about how friendly and active everyone on campus was.
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