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The goal of the Bluprint for a Blugold is simple: to get you connected to your new home. There are five categories on the Bluprint that are designed to best acquaint you with campus and enhance your college experience here at UW-Eau Claire. If you are enrolled in a First Year Only (FYO) class, your professor may require you to attend events. If you are not enrolled in an FYO class, these events are still open to you! Each Bluprint event is categorized and color coded for your convenience and include;

Cultural Competence- Events in this category allow you to expand your horizons and will introduce you to student organizations and resources pertaining to diversity and global issues.

Academic Success- These events provide great advice, instill academic skills and study habits, and introduce you to the campus services that will help you achieve your academic goals.

Practical Matters- The events in this category are intended to offer advice on the variety of matters that you may encounter as a student. Events focus on how to deal with conflict, budgeting, and other matters that may arise while in college.

Health and Wellness- College can be stressful, be sure to care for yourself. These events will connect you with related services and resources, and introduce good habits to keep you healthy and well during your college experience.

Getting Involved- The events in this category will help you navigate the UW-Eau Claire campus and Eau Claire area. They will also encourage you to get involved in clubs, organizations, community projects, research opportunities and more!

All categories offer great events to foster your first year. Please attend events and look for the Bluprint for a Blugold table to either swipe your Blugold ID card or sign in! Swiping or signing in at Bluprint events will enter you to win weekly prizes. The more events you participate in the better your chances to win!

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Schedule of Events


Week 1 (Aug 31-Sept.4)

  • Student Services Fair; Monday August 31st, 3-4pm, Campus Mall.  
  • Tour de REC; Tuesday; September 1st, 11am, meet at Horan Courts, 1pm party @ Towers.
  • Sex Signals; Tuesday, September 1st, 4pm, 6pm, and 8pm, Schofield Auditorium.
  • Library After Dark; Wednesday, September 2nd, 6-10pm, McIntyre Library.
  • The CookOUT; Thursday, September 3rd, 5-8pm, Towers backyard.

Week 2 (Sept. 7-12)

  • Labor of Love; Monday, September 7th, 9am-12pm, pick up in Towers field.
  • Planner Party; Tuesday, September 8th, 7:30-8:30pm, Towers Social Lounge.
  • Blugold Organizations Bash (BOB); Wednesday, September 9th, 11am-2pm, Campus Mall (Rain Site; Ojibwe and Dakota Ballrooms, Davies).
  • Student Health and Wellness Fair/McPhee Fun Night; Wednesday, September 9th, 5:30-10:45pm, Mcphee parking lot and Mcphee.
  • Community Action Fair: Thursday, September 10th, 10am-2pm, Ojibwe Ballroom Davies.
  • UW meets EC; Friday, September 11th, 5-7pm, pick up at Towers.

Week 3 (Sept 14-19)

  • Study Abroad, First Steps; Tuesday, September 15th, 3:30pm, Hibbard 211.
  • Kardemimmit Kantele Demonstration; Thursday, September 17th, 4-5pm, Centennial 1704
  • Out of the Darkness: Walk to Prevent Suicide; Saturday, September 19th,Swipe from 9am-10am, Carson Park. (Click here to register and join the UWEC-SPARC team.)

Week 4 (Sept. 21-26)

Week 5 (Sept 28-Oct 3)

Week 6 (Oct. 5-10)

  • Voices of the Civil Rights Movement: Reflections from 50 Years Ago; Tuesday, October 6th, 3-4pm, Davies Center 328 Woodland Theater. 
  • Lemonade Stand and Emotional State Screening. Wednesday, October 7th, 11am-1pm, outside Zorn Arena.
  • Yell Like Hell Competition & Pep Rally; Wednesday, October 7th, 7pm, Zorn Arena.
  • Varsity Night Live; Friday, October 9th, 8pm, Zorn Arena. 

Week 7 (Oct 12-17)

  • Bridge to Freedom: Connecting to the Past & Today, speaker Joanne Bland; Monday, October 12th, 7-9pm, Schofield Auditorium.
  • Fall Majors & Student Services Fair; Thursday, October 15th, 11:00am-2:00pm, Ojibwe Ballroom, Davies.   

Week 8 (Oct 19-24)

Week 9 (Oct 26-31)

  • LOOP; Wednesday, October 28th, 11am-1:30pm, Dakota Ballroom, Davies.
  • Explore Your Possibilities; Wednesday,October 28th and Thursday,October 29th in the Davies Center.
  • Pumpkin Smashing; Saturday, October 31st, 2:00pm-5:00pm, outside Sutherland Residence.

Week 10 (Nov 2-7)

Week 11 (Nov 9-14)

  • International Folk Fair; Sunday, November 8th, 12:00-4:00pm,  Davies Center.
  • Money Matters Conversation; Monday, November 9th, 12pm in the Council Oak room (206) in the Davies Center- Free Pizza
  • Veteran Appreciation Guest Speaker: Major Angela Joseph: Tuesday, November 10th, 12:00pm-1:00pm, Woodland Theater, Davies Center.(For more information, click here)
  • Fall Registration Workshop; Tuesday November 10th, 11:00am in Hibbard 201. (Registration required, click here to register)
  • Mascot Presentation by Dr. Ezra Zeitler Wednesday November 11th, from 4:00-5:00pm in Ojibwe A, Davies Center.  
  • Tunnel of Oppression, Wednesday, November 11th and 12th, 6:00pm-10:00pm, Towers Lounge.
  • Service-Learning Information Session; Friday November 13th, 12-12:30pm, Centennial  Hall1924   

Week 12 (Nov 16-21)

  • Sundaes on Mondays; November 16th, 11:30am-1:00pm,  220 Davies Center.
  • Service-Learning Information Session; Monday November 16, 1-1:30pm, Centennial Hall 2304
  • Chancellor's Roundtable Discussion; November 18th, 12pm-1pm, Davies Center.
  • Panel Sessions on International Immersion or Research Programs, Center for International Education; November 16th, 18th, and 19th at 12pm; Davies 320. (For more information, click here)


Week 13 (Nov 23-28):  Thanksgiving

  • Sundaes on Mondays; November 23rd, 11:30am-1:00pm, 220 Davies Center.
  • Service-Learning Information Session; Tuesday November 24th,11-11:30am, Centennial Hall 2420.
  • Mastering Mood, Mind, and Myself Workshop, Counseling Services; November 24th, 2-3:00pm, Old Library 2112. Note: This workshop has a limited amount of seats. Those who attend the first session are encouraged to attend on Dec. 1 and Dec. 8.


Week 14 (Nov. 30-Dec.5)

  • Mastering Mood, Mind, and Myself Workshop, Counseling Services; Dec.1, 2-3:00pm, Old Library 2112. Note: This workshop has a limited amount of seats.
  • 5 Day Study Plan; December 4th, 12:00pm, Ho-Chunk (320E), Davies Center
  • Service-Learning Information Session; Friday December 4th, 10-10:50, Centennial Hall 1924

Week 15 (Dec 7-12):

  • 5-Day Study Plan; Tuesday December 8th at 4:00pm, Davies Center.  
  • Mastering Mood, Mind, and Myself Workshop, Counseling Services;Dec.8, 2-3:00pm, Old Library 2112. Note: This workshop has a limited amount of seats.
  • The Biggest Study Party Ever; Wednesday, December 9th, 7:00-9:00pm Towers Lounge.


Week 16 (Dec 14-19): Finals Week

Pancakes at the Library; December 14th from 8-10am in the McIntyre Library.



Recently Added:

Mastering Mood, Mind and Myself Workshop-Weeks 13, 14 &15.

5 Day Study Plan- Week 14

Biggest Study Party Ever- Week 15

Event Update:

The Biggest Study Party Ever has been re-scheduled to week 15!

Please check back soon for the day and time.












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