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Blugold Preview

Come see us in July and August!

Hey there, Blugolds! We are so excited that you will be joining us this fall! Until then, there will be plenty of opportunities to connect and get to know each other.

Blugold Preview Days: July 9, 16, 23, 26, 30, August 2 and 6

Why wait until the fall to come to campus? By attending Blugold Preview (BGP), you won’t have to!  Although our advising and registration part of orientation is virtual this year, we want you to have the opportunity to check-off some things that you typically would have the chance to do at an in-person Orientation. During Blugold Preview, you can check out the bookstore and pick up some of your textbooks (most dates available), stop by Davies for lunch (provided!) and even tour your Residence Hall and our beautiful campus.

All Blugold Preview Days have ended for this summer. Connect with us at if you have any questions or would like to follow-up on the information we shared with participants on these days.

In fact, many of our offered sessions for Blugold Preview Day have been recorded and are available for viewing - check them out here

Of course! Our campus is open to visitors throughout the summer. Even if you choose not to participate in our Blugold Preview Days (with specific programming), you can still come to campus to grab your Blugold ID, textbooks, and anything else you need to be successful in your first term. 

Registered participants will receive an email with information about the day's schedule, parking, check-in, and more 3 days prior to their scheduled Blugold Preview Day. If you have questions before this time, please contact

Scheduled Activities:

Check-in begins at 8:45am, and will be held throughout the day. Feel free to come at the time that works best for you, but note our programming below!

  • Music Department Auditions (for those interested) | 8:00am-10:00am
  • Campus Tours | 9:00am-1:00pm (leaves every 15 minutes)
  • Campus Resource Fair | 9:00am-11:00am
  • Live Sessions from Campus Partners | 10:00am-12:00pm
    • Housing + Residence Life Session, Centennial Hall 1415 from 10-10:50am, and again from 11-11:50am.
    • Financial Aid, Centennial Hall 1614 from 10-10:50am, and again from 11-11:50am.
    • Study Abroad, Centennial Hall 1704 from 10-10:50am, and again from 11-11:50am.
    • Student Experience Panel, Centennial Hall 1804 from 10-10:50am, and again from 11-11:50am.
  • Recreation Center Tours | 12:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Academic Meet & Greet | 12:00pm-1:00pm
  • Residence Hall Tours | 1:00pm-2:00pm
  • Campus Partner Open Houses | 1:00pm-3:00pm

A la carte Activities:

  • Students can grab their Blugold ID from the Blugold Card Office (open hours: 8:30am-3:00pm)
  • Students and their families may use food vouchers to enjoy lunch in Davies Marketplace
  • Students can pick-up their textbooks and Blugold gear at the Bookstore! (due to new vendor change, this may not be available on July 23 date)
  • Students can join their future classmates and other Blugold families for some indoor/outdoor activities with Sports + Recreation. We'll have table tennis, billiards, water sport rentals, boulder wall, and more!
  • Explore the beautiful city of Eau Claire with our self-guided downtown tour
  • And so much more!

Of course! We have an entire virtual experience for our incoming Blugolds and their families. Check it out by enrolling in our public Canvas Course - instructions on how to enroll in this course (you only have to do it once!) can be found here

Interested in getting the COVID-19 vaccine while you are on campus? The FEMA mass vaccination clinic located in Zorn Arena is accepting walk-in appointments, but the only way to guarantee you will be able to receive a vaccine while you are on campus is by registering online.

Blugold Preview VIRTUAL Series

If you’re not ready to join us on campus just yet, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Blugold Preview will also be available virtually throughout July and August - designated as our Blugold Preview Virtual Series - so you can login for drop-in advising, live sessions and webinars, and other fun events!

Many of our offered sessions for Blugold Preview Day have been recorded and are available for viewing. Check out our upcoming session below!

  • Office of Multicultural Affairs Chat
    • An opportunity to connect with our Office of Multicultural Affairs staff and learn more about their programs, services, and fun events - all welcome!
    • August 19th, 2021 at 5:00pm CDT | Click here to access the session.

Finally - check out our ENTIRE Virtual Experience, by enrolling in our public Canvas Course for both students and families. Instructions on how to enroll in this course (you only have to do it once!) can be found here

I love UW-Eau Claire. The campus is beautiful and full of life — with not only students but wildlife, too! It is a campus that allows me to be entirely myself and feel comfortable doing so.

Clara White Social Work
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