Start of Semester Toolkit

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    You’ve finally arrived to your new home for the next two semesters. You managed to fit all your stuff into your campus apartment. The roommate(s) have been met and guidelines have been set, or you’re living alone and enjoying your new personal space. So, you’re ready for the year right? Maybe not. In this blog, we will give you the tools to get things set up that you might not think of. First, let’s tackle something that you should get set up ASAP; changing your mailing address and knowing where to do laundry and get groceries!

    Changing Your Mailing Address

    Changing your mailing address is something many students don’t think of until they start missing bills, campus news or other important items. Therefore, It is beneficial to have your mailing address switched right away so that you don’t miss important information. So how exactly do you do it?

    You’ll want to start by changing your address with the United States Postal Service. You have one of two options here. Either you can go to your local post office building, one of which is located at 130 State St, Oshkosh, WI, and fill out a change of address form, or you can fill out an online change of address form available here.

    Make sure you fill out all the your name and current address and select “temporary change” if you will be going home for the summers. You’ll also need to provide your new campus address, and the dates you would like the mail to start being forwarded to your new address. You can either mail it to the USPS office, drop if off in person, or if you completed the online form, just hit “submit”.

    It is also important to change your mailing information with the campus. At UW Oshkosh, you can do this from within Titan Web. Check out this PDF for detailed instructions.

    Where to do laundry and grocery shop

    The answer may seem obvious, laundromats and grocery stores. However, if you are living in a new city, it’s nice to know where the ones closest to campus are. If your apartment has a washer and dryer, than you are fortunate and don’t need to worry about the closest laundromat. However for the rest of you, here are the closest laundromats and grocery stores.

    Your closest laundromat when living at UW Oshkosh is J T’s Wash & Mart at 751 Washington Street. Simply head north on Wisconsin St. or east on Lincoln Ave. until you arrive at the laundromat on the corner.  It’s only a block from Stewart Hall, but depending on how much laundry you have, walking may or may not be an option.

    Unfortunately when it comes to grocery stores, there isn’t anything quite as close as the laundromat. For a smaller selection of higher quality products, the closest place to buy groceries would be Ski’s Market located at 502 South Main St. For a full size grocery store, your closest option is Pick n’ Save located at 1900 Jackson St. This one is one and a half miles away and takes a good 40 minutes to walk one way, but does offer a full grocery store selection.

    You should now be all set up with your new mailing address know where to get important things done like laundry and grocery shopping. If at any point you get stuck or are unsure of something, contact your landlord for information or perform a quick Google search. And of course, enjoy your new apartment!