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 all of your questions answered and connect virtually with other parents and guests.
Hmong and Spanish Speaking families: We have two inclusion interns available during Orientation who would like to offer their assistance and help answering your questions. Grace is our Hmong-speaking inclusion intern and Maria is our Spanish-speaking inclusion intern. For accommodations, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (715) 836-5053.
Incoming Blugold Family Newsletter – subscribe now!
Check out our bi-weekly Incoming Blugold Family Newsletter for up-to-date information regarding New Student Orientation, upcoming events and webinars designed for our parents and guests, as well as helpful tips for your incoming Blugolds. Click here to view the most recent issue, and be sure to subscribe to our mailing list for future issues!
Help your student succeed at UW-Eau Claire
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. These are online, not proctored, and free of charge.
Placement tests are now available, and students can register for (using their campus credentials) and complete the exams here.
- 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
All first-year Blugolds are 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 at 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 summer.
Join us on Facebook and connect with other Blugold families!
Our University of Wisconsin-Eau 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.
View our live session recordings!
Throughout this summer, we were able to host virtual sessions with our campus partners for the parents and guests of our incoming Blugolds. We’ve recorded each of our live presentation sessions that occurred virtually during Orientation, and you can feel free to watch each of them below. Be sure to connect with us at email@example.com with any questions.
If you've already participated in one of our sessions, fill out this quick survey to give us your feedback!
- Parent + Guest Panel with UWEC Police, Counseling Services, Blugold Central (with financial aid), Student Health Services and the Office of Multicultural Affairs
Housing + Residence Life: Live Session with Q & A
- Student Employment with Career Services: Live Session with Q & A
- Going Global with Study Abroad: Live Session with Q & A
Understand Helpful Blugold Resources
Housing and Residence Life
Check out our virtual tours of the residence halls at UW-Eau Claire! Click on the hall page on the left to view each video.
Need help? We're here! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will get back to you shortly.