- New freshmen and incoming transfer students move into the Residence halls on August 28th, a day ahead of other students.
- On Friday, August 29th, students will meet in small groups with faculty/staff and an upper class mentor. Most students will meet with their freshman year experience instructor and begin to learn about the academic side of UW-Eau Claire. You will learn about the many support services available at the university while having lunch on the mall. And in the afternoon you will meet with faculty in the department of your major (undeclared students will meet with their advisers). You will also have an opportunity to find your classrooms before the start of classes. Phase II will conclude with a picnic on lower campus and convocation.
- Friday night begins CUBEfest (Creating the Ultimate Blugold Experience), many days of fun coordinated by Housing and Residential Life in conjunction with many offices across campus. CUBEfest, which includes entertainers, dances, movies and much more, is open to ALL students.
CUBEfest, days of socializing and fun, is open to all students, but its activities are especially designed to help integrate new freshmen and transfers into the UW-Eau Claire community. It is coordinated by Housing and Residence Life with valuable support from University Activities and Programs, University Activities Commission, University Recreation, New Student Orientation and Student Health Service.