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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
NEWS RELEASE
News Bureau • Schofield Hall 201 • Eau Claire, WI 54702
phone: (715) 836-4741
fax: (715) 836-2900
UW-Eau Claire to Offer
Community Information Sessions
MAILED: Aug. 6, 2001

         EAU CLAIRE — Community members are invited to take courses at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire again during the fall semester.
         Two informational sessions will be offered in August to help community members gather the information they need about opportunities available to them at UW-Eau Claire. A special night also again will be set aside to allow community members to talk with university staff, select courses and enroll for fall semester.
         The following sessions are open to the community:
  • Back-to-School Program — This program — cosponsored by Sigma Gamma Zeta II, the nontraditional student honor society — is designed for community members who are interested in taking a class or who already have enrolled for the fall semester but want more information about all the campus resources available to them. It also gives returning adult students a chance to meet other nontraditional age students. Sessions will be offered from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, and from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22.
  • Adult Passport Program — Returning adult students who plan to take their first college math and/or English class this fall are encouraged to attend this session. Participants will take the math and/or English UW System Placement Test, which will help ensure students get into the appropriate math or English class. General information about university programs and opportunities also will be shared. The session will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25.
  • Community Registration Night — Community members interested in taking classes this fall may attend Community Registration Night. A list of open classes will be available, and university staff will be on hand to help community members select and enroll in courses for the fall semester. Business and financial aid staff will be available to discuss payment options (a $100 down payment is required at the time of registration), students can rent or buy textbooks, and the Parking and Transportation Services office will sell parking permits. By the time a person walks out the door, he or she will be ready to begin the fall semester. The session will be held from 6 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, in Schofield Hall.

         All three sessions are free, but participants must register for the Back-to-School and Adult Passport Programs by calling the Adult Opportunity office at (715) 836-3259. Anyone may attend Community Registration Night, and preregistration is not necessary. Free parking will be available in the Schneider, Hibbard and Visitor parking lots during all three sessions.
         UW-Eau Claire’s fall semester classes start Tuesday, Sept. 4.
         For more information about opportunities for returning adult students, call Debbie Gough at (715) 836-3259.
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Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield 201
(715) 836-4741
newsbur@uwec.edu

Updated: Aug. 6, 2001