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Blugold Welcome

Welcome week schedule set

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 here for activities and events!

Please watch this page for important updates. This page will be the most current source of information. 

New/Transfer Student Move-in | 8am-4pm | Residence Halls

Environmental Adventure Center (EAC) Open
Hilltop Center behind Bouldering Wall

New/Transfer Student Move-In | 8am-4pm | Residence Halls

Wing Meetings | 7pm | Residence Halls
Hosted by your RA and not-to-be-missed, you get to meet neighbors, discuss community standards, learn about res hall policies and getting involved in Hall Council!

Davies Party | 9pm- midnight | Davies Student Center + Campus Mall
Welcome to your new living room and hang out, Davies. Free food, fun and activities throughout the building. We've got free bamboo plants, outdoor film, Mario Kart, local DJ westkorea (10pm-midnight) a photo booth, board games, grocery bingo and more!  Special giveaways will be announced throughout the night so be sure to follow @uwecinvolvement to find them throughout the building.

Davies Party

Returner Student Move-In | 8am-4pm | Residence Halls

Tour de Rec | 11am- 1pm | Various Locations, Upper Campus (see linked poster) 
Join UWEC Recreation for FREE food, fun + fitness

Zip Line and Ropes Course Open | 2pm-6pm | Behind Oakridge Hall, Upper Campus

Bag Toss Tournament | 2pm | Horan Backyard, Upper Campus

Carlos Andrés Gómez | 4pm, 6pm, 8pm | Schofield Auditorium
*Check with your RA for which show you will attend. New Students ONLY

Returner Student Move-in | 8am-4pm | Residence Halls

RecConnect | 9am-1pm | **Transfer Students Only
A transfer student orientation including small group programs that connect transfers and help them navigate, engage and become successful on campus. Advance registration required.

Yard Games | 11:30am | Hilltop, Upper Campus

Tie Dye Affair | 1pm-4pm | Behind Governors Hall, Upper Campus
Purchase a fixer-treated t-shirt (just $5) from Noon-1pm in front of Crest Wellness Center, prior to the event! Your RAs will host walk-overs for your building-specific tie-dye rotation between 1pm-4pm. Bring your t-shirt and join your new friends in creating a tie dye masterpiece, all while enjoying a sampling of Toppers Pizza!

Senate Social | 4pm-7pm | Campus Mall 
Rain site: Davies Student Center
Where a block party meets a student resource fair, join Student Senate on the Campus Mall for music, yard games, caricatures, free Blugold merchandise, community gift cards and coupons, as well as information on UW-Eau Claire's governing student organization.

Opening Day 
**Check your UWEC emails with specific details, room assignments and lunch schedule. New Students Only (except 3pm photo)
8:30am: Students arrive at designated room
8:45-9:30am: Keynote Speaker Kelli Quinn, Talent Development at Home Depot. Follow Link: uwec.ly/live 
9:30-11am: Academic Meet and Greets 
11-2pm: Lunch (Davies Center), Shirt Giveaway (Campus Mall), Scavenger Hunt (various campus locations. You will get your card from your meet and greet)
1:30pm: Blugold Marching Band (BMB) Performs
2pm: New Student Class Photo
3pm: Second Year Student Class Photo

Competitive Sports RESURGENCE Expo | 11am-2pm | Lower Campus Mall
Interact with over 30 club sports, learn more about intramural sport offerings and job opportunities, and take part in a Spikeball tournament.

Women's Soccer Game | 7:30pm | Simpson Field

First Day of Classes

Intramural Registration Opens | Register Here 

UW Meets EC | 4pm-8pm | Downtown Eau Claire
Free shuttle starts at 3:45pm and leaves from Towers Hall Bus Stop to Phoenix Park until 7pm. 
PLEASE NOTE: The shuttle only drops off at Phoenix Park. You will need to walk back to campus (about 2 miles)
Downtown tour to discover with EC has to offer with fun giveaways, activities and so much more!
Map of Participating Businesses

Library After Dark | 6pm-10pm | McIntyre Library
Join us for our annual back-to-school party, McIntyre Library After Dark. This free event for students includes laser tag, life-size Clue, a 9-hole mini golf course, free pizza, and much more! 

 

The Cabin Live Music: Dr. Jim and Friends | 3pm | Campus Mall

The CookOUT |  MOVED TO TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 | 4-7pm
Join new and returning LGBTQA+ students and Allies in connecting with peers, faculty/staff and administrators who are supportive to this community. Come grab some free food, have a discussion, or just hang out.

Campus Film Series: In the Heights | 7pm | Woodland Theater
2021| PG-13 | 2h 23m
Musical/Drama
Directed by Jon M. Chu

Campus Film Series: In the Heights | 2pm | Woodland Theater
2021| PG-13 | 2h 23m
Musical/Drama
Directed by Jon M. Chu

The Cabin Live Music: Asparagus | 6pm | Campus Mall

UWEC Football Game vs. Luther College (Iowa) | 6pm | Carson Park
Free shuttles leave from Towers Hall starting at 4:30pm and go until 6pm. 
Tailgate starts at 4pm with Hotdogs, games and more!
Shuttles will bring students back from Carson Park to campus from 8-9pm. 

Campus Film Series: In the Heights | 7pm | Woodland Theater
2021| PG-13 | 2h 23m
Musical/Drama
Directed by Jon M. Chu

Campus Film Series: In the Heights | 2pm | Woodland Theater
2021| PG-13 | 2h 23m
Musical/Drama
Directed by Jon M. Chu

The CookOUT | Tuesday, September 7, 4-7pm | Behind Horan Hall 
Join new and returning LGBTQA+ students and Allies in connecting with peers, faculty/staff and administrators who are supportive to this community. Come grab some free food, have a discussion, or just hang out.

Blu's Orgs Bash | 11am-2pm | Campus Mall
Learn how to get involved in one or more of our 230+ student organizations here at UWEC

UWEC Women's Soccer | 7:30pm | Simpson Field

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