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First Year Students

Calling all new Blugolds

Congratulations on being admitted to UW-Eau Claire!

New Student Orientation | Weekdays, June 8 - 26

We are excited to officially welcome you to the Blugold family! 

Your first action step in connecting with us is to complete your electronic registration for online New Student Orientation. Along with setting you up for the digital delivery of orientation materials and information, this registration process will reserve your spot for class registration and connect you with an expert academic advisor.

Regional Placement Testing is not able to take place as scheduled, but UW-Eau Claire and UW System Center for Placement Testing are working to create an alternative testing option in response to COVID-19.

Make sure to watch your email for further information. Also, over the summer, be sure to engage in our virtual Orientation experiences because we want you to feel like a Blugold over the next few months, almost as much as when you finally get that selfie with Blu!

To sign up for New Student Orientation:

1. Go to MyBlugoldCamps:
2. Log in using your username and password created during the admission process when you activated your account. For help with your account, visit
3. After logging in, click on the “Self-service” link in the menu box in the upper left.
4. Select “Admissions.”
5. Choose “Orientation Registration”

Placement Testing

Regional placement testing and computer-based testing are not able to take place as scheduled. UW-Eau Claire and UW System Center for Placement Testing are working to create an alternative testing option, in response to COVID-19. Please check here for updates.

Opening Day | Tuesday, September 1st 

Opening Day is the final phase of Orientation - keep an eye on your UWEC email leading up to the day for more information including times and locations.

1st Day of Classes | Wednesday, September 2nd

​After Opening Day you'll be ready to start your classes!

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
UWEC Public Transportation picks up students on campus

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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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