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Admitted International Student

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

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

Check the progress of your completed steps now!

(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 Pay Enrollment Deposit from the menu on the left-hand side. 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). Note that if you plan to stay in the residence halls, you can pay your $75 housing deposit at the same time. Alternatively, you can also submit these payments through Flywire

Fall/September Semester - June 15
Spring/January Semester - December 1

Log into MyBlugold CampS and sign your Payment Plan Agreement (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! 

(China 121 students complete application only, no deposit necessary.)

Make a $75 (nonrefundable) housing deposit (refer to step 2) and 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. You can also submit these payments through Flywire.

Fall/September Semester - June 15
Spring/January Semester - December 1

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

Priority Deadlines: 
Fall/September Semester - June 1
Spring/January Semester - November 10

Host friend applications will continue to be accepted through June 30 (for fall semester) and November 30 (for spring semester), but placements are subject to availability.

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

After activating your account, apply online for scholarships. Sign in using your UW-Eau Claire username and password. Once you're logged in, select Admissions Scholarship Application — International Students Only. For the scholarship descriptions, criteria, and amounts, visit our scholarship website.

Fall/September Semester - June 1
Spring/January Semester - December 1

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

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

Fall 2022 - Arrive in Eau Claire

Plan to arrive in Eau Claire on Monday, August 29. You will have access to your residence hall beginning Monday, August 29, at 8:00 a.m.

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 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.

Options to reach Eau Claire on an international flight:

  • Fly into Chicago O'Hare (ORD) and book a connecting flight to the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport (EAU), or
  • Fly into Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) and reserve an advance seat on the airport shuttle to Eau Claire (90-minute shuttle ride).

From the local airport or shuttle stop in Eau Claire, you will need to use a ride-share service such as Uber or Lyft, or a taxi to get to campus. Be prepared to give the driver the street address of your residence hall.

International Student Orientation will take place August 29 - September 2. Your attendance is mandatory.

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

Academic Calendar - Fall 2022

August 29-September 2 - International Student Orientation (required)
September 5 - Labor Day Holiday (university closed)
September 6 - Classes begin
November 23-25 - Thanksgiving Break (no classes)
November 24 - Thanksgiving Day Holiday (university closed)
November 28 - Classes resume
December 16-22 - Final examinations

Spring 2023 arrival details coming in October 2022.

(Not applicable for exchange students.)

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

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