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Congratulations! You're almost a Blugold

We are so excited that you applied to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. In order to become a Blugold you will need to take care of the next steps below.

If you want to track the progress of your completed next steps, log into MyBlugold CampS to see your Student Guide completion checklist

Click the arrow to expand each item and learn more.

1. Activate your account

Activate your account by visiting You will need your username and campus ID, which are found in your admit letter or application acknowledgment email.

2. Submit your $100 enrollment deposit

(Note: Not applicable for CHEPD or exchange students.)

After being admitted and activating your account, sign in to MyBlugold CampS to pay your $100 (nonrefundable) enrollment deposit online using a credit card. Once you've logged in, select the Admissions tile, and click Pay Enrollment Deposit. From here you will indicate the term you were admitted to, whether you are a freshman or transfer student, and how you wish to pay your deposit(s). Alternatively, you can also submit this deposit through Flywire

Deposit deadlines:
Fall/September Semester - June 15
Spring/January Semester - December 1

3. Sign Payment Plan Agreement

To sign your Payment Plan Agreement (PPA), log into MyBlugold CampS and go to Tasks > Holds > PPA. Completing this step along with paying your enrollment deposit (step 2 above) will let your academic advisor know you're ready to start planning your schedule! 

4. Apply for housing

Submit your housing application to secure your spot in one of our residence halls. You will be notified of your residence hall placement and roommate a couple of weeks before the start of the semester.

Housing application deadlines:
Fall/September Semester - June 15
Spring/January Semester - December 1

5. Apply for a host friend (optional)

Learn about the Host Friend Program, which creates and promotes cross-cultural understanding by fostering relationships between international students and Eau Claire area residents.

Application deadlines: 
Fall/September Semester - June 30
Spring/January Semester - November 30

(Subject to availability.)

6. Apply for scholarships (optional)

(Not applicable for China121, exchange, or IEP students.)

After activating your account, apply online for scholarships. Once you're logged in, scroll down and select Admissions Scholarship Application — International Students Only. For the scholarship descriptions, criteria, and amounts, visit our scholarship website.

Scholarship application deadlines:
Fall/September Semester - June 1
Spring/January Semester - December 1

Students who apply earlier may receive earlier notification of their scholarship award.

7. Apply for your student visa

Contact the U.S. consulate in your home country for information regarding the SEVIS fee and applying for a student visa. Learn more.

8. Plan your arrival

Fall 2023 - Arrive in Eau Claire

In order to attend the required international student orientation week, plan to arrive in Eau Claire on Monday, August 28. You will have access to your residence hall beginning Monday, August 28, at 8:00 a.m.

The closest major airport is Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP). To reach Eau Claire, your options are:

  • Reserve an advance seat on the MSP airport shuttle to Eau Claire (90-minute shuttle ride). Once the shuttle arrives in Eau Claire, you will need to use a ride-share service such as Uber or Lyft, or a taxi to get from the shuttle stop to campus. Be prepared to give the driver the street address of your residence hall.
  • Book a connecting flight to Eau Claire on Sun Country Airlines (limited availability).

Once you have booked your flight, please complete our arrival form.

Note: Effective beginning November 8, 2021, the Biden Administration in conjunction with the CDC is now requiring that non-immigrant, non-citizen air travelers to the United States show proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID with a World Health Organization (WHO) approved vaccine series before boarding a flight to the United States. An individual is considered fully vaccinated 14 days after receiving a one-dose vaccine series, or 14 days after receiving the second dose of a two-dose vaccine series.

Spring 2024 arrival details coming in September 2023.

9. Attend international student orientation

International Student Orientation is mandatory for all incoming international students and will take place August 28 - September 1, 2023. Your attendance is required throughout this week-long program. Further schedule details will be provided via email shortly before your arrival.

10. Submit your official academic records

(Not applicable for exchange students.)

If you applied for admission by providing unofficial copies of your academic credentials, you’ll need to provide the official documents to confirm your admission.

If you applied for admission with coursework still in progress at another school, you’ll need to submit a final transcript.

Mail or bring your official, original, or certified true copies of your academic records and graduation/degree certificate (if applicable) to the Admissions Office (Flesch Family Welcome Center).

UW-Eau Claire Admissions
105 Garfield Ave.
Eau Claire, WI 54701

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