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Julia Diggins

Julia

Assistant Director for New Student Orientation and Student Transitions

Contact Information:
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
226 Schofield Hall
Phone: 715.836.3487
Fax: 715.836.4939
e-mail: digginja@uwec.edu

Duties:
The main focus of my job is to help undeclared students find their path here at UWEC and beyond. In order to do this, I help them select classes, explore majors and careers, and find ways to enrich their undergraduate experience. In addition to meeting individually with students, I coordinate our new student OrientationBlugold Family Connection, and First Year Experience programs.

Background:
I am originally from Neillsville, Wisconsin. However, since graduating from high school, I have lived a TON of different places—Eau Claire, Whitewater, Minneapolis, La Crosse, Alaska, California, Kansas City and Milwaukee. Through these travels, I have gained a B.A. in English from UWEC, a master’s degree in College Student Development and Administration from UW-La Crosse, and have had other job and internship opportunities as well.

Interests:
Playing with my young son, shopping, walking my dogs, eating, traveling, playing sports and watching reality TV (my guilty pleasure).

Were you undeclared?
No, I wasn’t smart enough. Rather than declaring myself “undeclared” I did what I call “major hopping.” I just hopped from major to major, never really having the guts to say I didn’t have any idea what I wanted to do. It ended up causing me a lot of frustration (not to mention extra classes!) so I wouldn’t recommend it!

Something fun!
Not only did I graduate from UWEC, but my grandma graduated from UWEC about 55 years ago, and both my parents went here…I guess you could say this place is in my blood!