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Orientation for New Freshmen starting
Fall 2015


Orientation is a required two-part program designed for new first year UW-Eau Claire students.  You will receive information with detailed Orientation sign-up information once you've paid your $100 tuition deposit in mid March.   This mailing will include directions on how to sign up online for an Orientation date. 

Phase I of Orientation is a one day program designed to introduce you to campus and allow you to register for classes.  We will give you an opportunity to find out more about your academic program, meet with an adviser, and register for first semester classes.  You will learn about university resources and campus life, including housing, dining services, student organizations, etc.   

During orientation, there is a separate program for parents and guests.  Parents and guests will have an opportunity to interact with fellow parents, current students, and university staff.

  • Orientation Dates:   June 15 - July 3rd (Monday - Friday) & August 18
  • Orientation Schedule: There is a full day planned for students and a separate program for parents/guests.
  • Placement Testing:  Students must take placement tests prior to coming to Orientation. 

Forms Needed:  Students must return these forms prior to attending Orientation.

Preparing for Orientation

Phase II of Orientation is our chance to welcome all freshman and incoming transfer students to UW-Eau Claire and to introduce you more fully to both the academic and social aspects of the university prior to the start of classes.  Students will meet in small groups with faculty/staff and a student mentor.  You will learn about the many support services available at the university while having lunch on the mall.  In the afternoon, you will meet with faculty in the department of your major (undeclared will meet with their advisers).  You will have an opportunity to find your classrooms.  Phase II concludes with a picnic on lower campus.  Watch for more information in the mail.