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Freshman Orientation


Orientation is a required two-part program designed for new first year UW-Eau Claire students. 

Phase I of Orientation is 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.   Click here to find out more about Preparing for Orientation

Phase II students will meet in small groups with faculty/staff and an upperclass 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. 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 and convocation