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Garfield Avenue project affects travel on lower campus.

The project is expected to be completed in fall 2018, and the footbridge will be closed from late May to late August in both 2017 and 2018.

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First-Year Students

Calling all new Blugolds

Congratulations on being admitted to UW-Eau Claire! You’re officially a Blugold, and we want to help you get acquainted with campus. That’s why all of our new students are required to attend one of our 15 Orientation days this summer. Here you’ll be able to get your first semester classes, meet some new friends with similar major interests and get a feel for the university you’ll be a part of for the next four years.

Orientation at a glance

Get a sneak peek at what your day could look like at Orientation. Meet new friends, eat delicious food and learn all about your life as a Blugold.

Sign Up

For all new students enrolling for the fall 2018 term, Orientation materials were sent out in late March to any student who has paid the enrollment deposit.  The brochure will give all the necessary information about the dates and sign up process for our one-day summer Orientation programs.  Students must pay their enrollment deposit to receive Orientation materials. 

Orientation for students beginning in Spring 2018 will take place on Thursday, January 25, 2018, with placement testing available on January 24, 2018.  Information and materials will be mailed to students who have paid the enrollment deposit in late November.  Sign up is REQUIRED to attend. 

I’m so happy I picked UWEC! I love the campus, the atmosphere, and now the students and faculty. It’s an amazing feeling to feel like I belong somewhere. I also felt that the faculty and older students are willing to help me get the best out of my college experience.

Anonymous | Class of 2019

Placement exams

All of our new students are required to take placement exams to help figure out which classes they can enroll in. You can take them close to home or right here on campus; just make sure you've taken them before your Orientation day.

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Orientation assistants

Meet the people you’ll be spending part of your day with. The orientation assistants are here to help you in any way they can and are excited to meet you. Find out why they came to UWEC and decided to make this university their home away from home.

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Maps + directions

Whether you are exploring colleges, coming to campus for an event, or cheering on the Blugolds, we're sure you'll enjoy the view. We can't wait to see you on campus!

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