Congratulations on being admitted to UW-Eau Claire! We are excited to officially welcome you to the Blugold family. Below you'll find some resources and important information to help you acclimate to UWEC.
1. Activate your UW-Eau Claire account.
If you have not activated your UW-Eau Claire account, or need to reset your password, visit myusername.uwec.edu. You will need your username and Campus ID, which can be found in your admit letter or application acknowledgment email.
2. Complete placement testing if necessary.
Transfer students will be notified by their Advising Retention and Career Center (ARCC) advisor if placement tests are needed. Should it be determined that you need to complete Placement tests, more detailed information on the transfer student testing process can be found here.
3. Complete a transfer registration appointment.
All transfer students are required to complete a transfer registration appointment before enrolling in classes. You’ll have the opportunity to meet your advisor, learn how your credits transfer to UW-Eau Claire and discuss other campus resources.
4. Complete your Pre-Orientation Program in Canvas, and register for your Virtual Orientation Day on Monday, January 25.
Your virtual pre-orientation experience will be hosted through Canvas, UWEC’s primary educational platform. You will regularly use Canvas throughout your time at UWEC, so becoming familiar with the platform now will be helpful for you. This Pre-Orientation Program (Modules #1-4) will become available on January 18, 2021, and you’ll receive an email (to your UWEC account) with more details leading up to that date.
- To access your online orientation, you’ll need to have access to wifi and a computer. While tablets and phones can also work, there are some platforms that we use that may not be as compatible with tablets/phones.
- If you have any questions or concerns about your technology access before and during Online Orientation, please reach out to us as soon as possible for support. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you promptly with options to ensure a positive virtual experience.
On your official date of Orientation, you will access and complete the Day-Of Orientation Program (Module #5) in Canvas. This is a full-day event, so please plan accordingly. Throughout the program, there will be opportunities for 1-on-1 conversations with your advisor, connection events with current and future Blugolds, virtual resource fairs, live sessions with campus departments, virtual open houses and tours, and much more!
5. Check your email.
It's important to routinely check your UWEC email, as it is the main way faculty and staff will communicate with you. You can expect to receive information about move-in, upcoming campus events, ways to get prepared for the semester, and more.
6. Download the 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.
As a transfer student, and Eau Claire native, I already had a pretty good idea of how orientation worked. I still learned a lot of valuable information at orientation. The staff worked so hard to make me feel personally welcome and informed me about campus resources. I knew I already loved Eau Claire, but after orientation, I knew that I was going to love attending UWEC too.
Apps for Blugolds
UW-Eau Claire offers three free apps to all Blugolds, each offering unique benefits and helpful ways for you to stay connected.
Navigate Student is a personalized app all first-year Blugolds are strongly encouraged to download. Designed to help you adjust and excel during your first year at college, Navigate includes important reminders, to-do's, schedules and upcoming deadlines specific to you. It is also the primary way to schedule appointments with faculty and staff. It is recommended you download the app as soon as possible, as important messages are communicated through the app throughout the year.
Blugold Connect helps you explore more than 230 UWEC student clubs, organizations and programs — and is your first step in getting involved and meeting other students that share your interests. Download the app to stay in the know regarding upcoming events and happenings related to your chosen extracurriculars.
Handshake connects you with thousands of employers — and work opportunities — across the globe. Used heavily by our Career Center and employer partners, Handshake allows you to explore work-study opportunities and part-time jobs, discover internships, apply for jobs, and read company reviews — all in one spot.
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