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Parents + Guests

We are going virtual!

Welcome to the Blugold family!

We understand this day is really important for you, and therefore have created many opportunities online to learn, engage, and ask questions. You'll get the opportunity to chat with university staff members, have your questions answered and connect virtually with other parents and guests.

Incoming Blugold Family Newsletter

Each academic year beginning with June Orientation, we put together a monthly newsletter of tips, resources, and information to support our Incoming Blugold families. If you're interested in subscribing to this newsletter, please click on the link below. Want to know what was in our most recent issue? Feel free to reach out to orientation@uwec.edu to get a copy!

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Help your student succeed at UW-Eau Claire

Placement tests

Make sure your student completes their placement tests as early as possible. All students are required to take placement tests and need to complete them before their orientation date in order to ensure they’re able to register for classes effectively. We currently have both in-person and online options for placement testing. Our online tests are not proctored and free of charge.

More information regarding the process for completing placement exams is located on our student pages:

Additionally, click here for more information from our Testing Center.

Apps for Blugolds

Blugold Protocol App: All UW-Eau Claire students are required to monitor their health every day through the Blugold Protocol application. The mobile app, which was developed specifically for UW-Eau Claire, is HIPAA-compliant and all information gathered through the app is secure. All Blugolds are required to download the app and log their symptoms and temperature daily; this includes weekends and holidays throughout the 2020-21 academic year.

The app is free and can be downloaded from the Google Play Store or the App Store

Navigate App: All first-year Blugolds are also strongly encouraged to download the Navigate Student app. Navigate Student is a personalized application designed to help your student adjust and excel during their first year in college. Navigate includes important reminders, to-dos, schedules and upcoming deadlines specific to your student.  

The app is free and can be downloaded from the Google Play Store or the App Store. Students should download the app as soon as possible, as important messages are communicated through the app throughout the year.

Join us on Facebook and connect with other Blugold families!

Our University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Parents and Families Facebook page is a virtual community where families can come together to share news and comments in a fun, engaging and informative space. It is also a safe space to ask questions about the enrollment process, residence life, financial aid, academics, etc. and to connect and interact with one another on experiences that college students are having while they are at their home away from home.

Join our Facebook group!

Understand Helpful Blugold Resources

Housing + Residence Life

Check out our virtual tours of the residence halls at UW-EC! Click on the hall page on the left to view each video. 

Career Services

Has your student downloaded the Handshake app yet? Used heavily by our Career Center and employer partners, Handshake allows students to explore work-study opportunities and part-time jobs, discover internships, apply for jobs, and read company reviews — all in one spot. This app is available in the Google Play Store or in the App Store

Student Health Services

Ask us anything

You’d be surprised that a lot of your questions are ones others are asking as well. We have a list with the most popular orientation day questions — see if yours is already answered.

Check out FAQs
UWEC Public Transportation picks up students on campus

Maps + directions

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

Find out how to get here

Questions

Need help? We're here! Please email orientation@uwec.edu and someone will get back to you shortly.