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Transfer Students

New Student Orientation

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.

To do:

1. Activate your UW-Eau Claire account

If you have not activated your UW-Eau Claire account, or need to reset your password, visit 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. 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, Blugold Welcome, ways to get prepared for the semester, and more.

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.

Mackenzie Cramer Nursing
BOBfest sign up table

Get Involved

Our students say getting involved is the most important thing you can do as a new student. Some of your best resumé material could come from being in a club or service group and so might some of your best friends. Jump in and try something new.

A whole new world to explore

Welcome Week

Blugold Welcome kicks off the academic year during the fall semester move-in weekend with a variety of welcoming activities and several social get-togethers. View the schedule for upcoming activities and events, as well as the information you'll need to access each one!

“Community Conversations” during Online Orientation 2020

At UW-Eau Claire we value diversity and are so grateful to have students from many backgrounds, cultures and ethnicities. We are proud of the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA), which provides a space for students of color to truly be themselves through creating spaces in which they can be be regular students, where they can openly express their cultural heritage and traditions, and where they can critically analyze their multiple identities. This summer, we hosted “community conversations,” where new Blugolds and their families from various cultural groups had a chance to learn about what OMA has available for them and to ask questions of staff, students and alumni. Even if you weren’t able to attend a session, we hope that you connect with us! Contact or 715-836-3367 for more information.

Join us for live events throughout the summer

As a transfer student at UW-Eau Claire, it's important to get connected early, so that you have access to all of the necessary information and resources you'll need to be successful as an incoming Blugold. We want you to feel personally welcomed, as you are an integral part of our campus community. Stay tuned to social media, the Canvas Orientation course and your UWEC email for most up-to-date information!

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

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 summer. 

The Navigate Student app is free and can be found in the Google Play Store or in the App Store

Blugold Connect

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. 

Blugold Connect is free and can be found in the Google Play Store or in the App Store.  


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, discover internships, apply for jobs, and read company reviews — all in one spot. 

Handshake is free and can be found in the Google Play Store or in the App Store.


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