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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 note that due to the nature of this year, all events are subject to change. Just check back here for updates!

PLEASE REFERENCE THIS PAGE FOR THE MOST UP TO DATE SCHEDULE!!

Wednesday, August 26
Student Move-in (Day 1)

Thursday, August 27
Student Move-in (Day 2)

Run EC | 6pm
Run EC is a way for runners and joggers of ALL abilities to explore the running routes around the university and Eau Claire, led and accompanied by fellow Blugolds! Meet at the gate at the top of the hill (Hilltop Center).
2-6 mile routes (your choice).

Summer Connection Event | 7pm - 8:30pm | Follow this Link
Are you interested in meeting other current and incoming students, AND want to have a great time doing it? If so, then join us for our Summer Connections Event hosted BY students, FOR students! Designed to connect you with UW-Eau Claire and your new Blugold community, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to join in on the fun!

Friday, August 28
Student Move-in (Day 3)
TV-10 Move-in Movie Marathon | 3pm

Tune in to TV-10 on your room TV to watch films and win prizes!

Summer Connection Event | 7pm - 8:30pm | Follow this Link
Are you interested in meeting other current and incoming students, AND want to have a great time doing it? If so, then join us for our Summer Connections Event hosted BY students, FOR students! Designed to connect you with UW-Eau Claire and your new Blugold community, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to join in on the fun!

Wing Meetings | 6pm, 7pm, or 8pm
Staggered, occur outside; rain location will be virtual
RAs will be hosting a mandatory wing meeting on Friday, August 28. While there, you will find out what residence life is all about! You'll get to connect with your neighbors, discuss community standards, review the Blugold Welcome and Opening Day schedule, and learn about residence hall policies and Hall Council involvement opportunities. Don't miss it!\

Saturday, August 29
Student Move-in (Day 4)

Run EC | 10am | Gate at top of Hill
Run EC is a way for runners and joggers of ALL abilities to explore the running routes around the university and Eau Claire, led and accompanied by fellow Blugolds! Meet at the gate at the top of the hill (Hilltop Center)
2-6 mile routes (your choice)

Virtual Blugold Midnight Werewolf | 7pm | Follow this link
This event is presented by Residence Hall Association (RHA)

Sunday, August 30
Student Move-in (Day 5)

Run EC | 10am | Gate at top of Hill
Run EC is a way for runners and joggers of ALL abilities to explore the running routes around the university and Eau Claire, led and accompanied by fellow Blugolds! Meet at the gate at the top of the hill (Hilltop Center)
2-6 mile routes (your choice)

Monday, August 31
Opening Day 1 | Academic Affairs: Connections | 8:30am-6pm
8:30am-10:30am - Session 1
11am-1pm - Session 2
1:30pm-3:30pm - Session 3
4pm-6pm - Session 4
Your designated room will be emailed to you through your UWEC email.
Connect with fellow Blugolds and learn the ins and outs of campus life with faculty, staff and experienced students who will share their tips and tricks to help you along your college journey. 
This session is required for all new students.   

Virtual Student Services Fair | Canvas Course 
Check out the many different services that campus has to offer you.

***TIME CHANGE***Tour de Rec | 1pm-3pm | Simpson Field/Vita Course- Behind McPhee
Get a FREE t-shirt and learn what Recreation has to offer during this fun event!

Vita Course Tours have been cancelled and we will email everyone who signed up.
Walking tours times will be pushed back 2 hours and we will email everyone their new tour time for those that registered.

Zumba will be from 1-1:45 on Simpson Field
Yoga will be from 2-2:45 on Simpson Field

Yard games from 1-3 on the green space behind Simpson field

Visit uwec.edu/recreation for more details and to make a reservation.

Sex Signals | 4pm, 6pm, 8pm | Virtual
Requires pre-registration 
A real life, funny, sort-of improvisation show about sex…and stuff. You are guaranteed to both laugh and learn something- and isn’t that what you’re here for? Attend one of three shows at 4pm, 6pm, or 8pm.  
Please register for a time at each link. 
4:00pm  
6:00pm
8:00pm

Tuesday, September 1
Opening Day 2 | 9:30am-11:30am | in person/virtual
Your designated room will be emailed to you through your UWEC email.
Meet faculty and staff from your major or interest group, ask questions, and explore what your future holds! 
This session is required for all new students.   


Opening Day Speaker featuring Dr. Christopher Jorgenson | Virtual | Canvas 
The OFFICIAL welcome to UW-Eau Claire! Presented by Dr. Christopher Jorgenson, Director of the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center at UWEC with special appearances by Chancellor Jim and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and EDI, Dr. Warren Anderson.
This session is required for all new students.  

Chalk the Walk | 5pm-9pm | Lower Campus Mall
Requires pre-registration | ALL SPOTS ARE FILLED! Come on over and watch the art happening!
Let’s turn the campus mall into a place to spread optimism and inspiration through the magical power of sidewalk chalk. We are all going to need it this year, so let's share the positive vibes! 
Be respectful – consider others who will see the chalked walk. 
Remember the mission – the goal here is to spread joy, optimism and inspiration; if what you’re writing doesn’t accomplish that in a pure and simple way, please reconsider. 
Keep it clean – it’s very difficult to spread joy if your content is offensive; if an 8-year-old shouldn’t read it, don’t write it. 
Have fun – play is important to our mental and emotional health; connect with your inner child, be playful, have fun! 
New students consider taking place in the giant 2020 mural that will be used as part of your new student class photo.   

  • Check in at the tent near the “sprites” statue. Located in between Schofield Hall and Centennial Hall.  
  • Please follow this link to sign up for an art space before the event. Please no groups larger than 2. Wear you mask and practice physical distancing.  
  • Chalk will be provided to those who sign up.  

Run EC | 6pm | Gate at top of Hill
Run EC is a way for runners and joggers of ALL abilities to explore the running routes around the university and Eau Claire, led and accompanied by fellow Blugolds! Meet at the gate at the top of the hill (Hilltop Center)
2-6 mile routes (your choice)

Wednesday, September 2
FIRST DAY OF CLASSES

Hall Council Welcome Events | Evening, by res hall
Are you interested in getting involved on campus but not sure where to begin?
Look no further! Each residence hall will host their own welcome event this evening. Keep an eye out on your hall's social media pages and your UWEC email for more details or talk to your RA! 
Schedule of events:

Haymarket Landing | Virtual Grocery BINGO! | 7pm 
Please email olsond@uwec.edu for the link (so we can put the Bingo card in your mailbox)
Win gift cards to Woodmans or Kwik Trip!

The Suites | The Suites Hall Council Welcome Back | 7pm, Bonfire 7:45pm
Join us for ping pong, cornhole/bag toss and learn more about Hall Council! Exec Board & Rep Open Positions.
Outside of The Suites by hall main entrance, Governors Parking Lot side.

Katherine Thomas Hall | Thomas Hall Council Raffle | 6pm
Come engage with the RAs of the building while learning about Hall Council. A chance to win a gift card to locations around Eau Claire for anyone who attends!
In front of Katherine Thomas Hall

Sutherland Hall- Hall Council Social (Meet and Greet)
West Cube – 5:00PM-5:50PM
Center Cube – 6:00PM-6:50PM
North Cube/ Basement North and West – 7:00PM-7:50PM

Come out and meet the Sutherland Hall Staff and learn how to become involved with HALL COUNCIL
Sutherland Hall Back Yard by the Fire Pit
Each cube will attend the social at different times in order to be in compliance of the six feet distancing
Please make plans to join your RA at the social
West Cube – 5:00PM-5:50PM
Center Cube – 6:00PM-6:50PM
North Cube/ Basement North and West – 7:00PM-7:50PM

Chancellors Hall | Let's chat about Hall Council! | 7pm
A casual conversation on how to better the Chancellors Hall community through Hall Council
A link to the event or location of event (if in person)
It will be via teams.

Mini Golf | 5pm- 9pm | McIntyre Library

Do you enjoy Mini Golf?
Have you ever played Mini Golf in a library? Yup, you read that right.
College is all about new experiences and this event is a must try. The Library will host Mini Golf in the McIntyre Library.
Tee times begin at 5PM and extend through 8:30PM with the last group wrapping up at 9PM. Each tee time is structured for a group of 2, ideally your roommate or someone you are close with. Because this event is inside, we must require masks and encourage physical distancing. If you are more than 5 minutes late to your tee time, you will no longer be eligible to participate. 
Sign up for a tee time here

Thursday, September 3
Run EC | 6pm | Gate at top of Hill
Run EC is a way for runners and joggers of ALL abilities to explore the running routes around the university and Eau Claire, led and accompanied by fellow Blugolds! Meet at the gate at the top of the hill (Hilltop Center)
2-6 mile routes (your choice)

Virtual Paint Social | 7pm | Virtual
Requires pre-registration | UWEC Students only
This Virtual Paint Social is held through an online streaming platform (Zoom) and guided by a talented painting instructor. No experience required, just a good attitude! This event is limited to the first 200 to sign up. 
Sign up for a spot here 
Items can be picked up from 4:30pm-6:30pm under the overhang of Hilltop Center. Please bring your Blugold to pick up items.

Friday, September 4
UAC Film: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood | 7pm | Woodland Theater

Limited to the first 24 people- FCFS


Laser Tag | 8pm-11pm | Towers Field 
Requires pre-registration
Event will be cancelled if bad weather
Whether you bring your roommate or are on your own as a rogue warrior, Laser Tag is an adventure, a challenge, and an absolute blast. Come test your skills!
Please wear your mask and practice physical distancing.
Register here

Bingo! | 8pm | Follow this link
Bingo card is available on instagram- follow @uwec.uac and see Bingo Highlight
Just fill in your numbers ahead of time and join up at the link by 8pm! 
Prizes will be awarded to winners! We will play 5 games.
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Saturday, September 5
Run EC | 10am | Gate at top of Hill
Run EC is a way for runners and joggers of ALL abilities to explore the running routes around the university and Eau Claire, led and accompanied by fellow Blugolds! Meet at the gate at the top of the hill (Hilltop Center)
2-6 mile routes (your choice)

UAC Film: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood | 2pm | Woodland Theater
Limited to the first 24 people- FCFS

UAC Film: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood | 7pm | Woodland Theater
Limited to the first 24 people- FCFS


Sunday, September 6
Laser Tag | 8pm-11pm | Towers Field
Requires pre-registration
Event will be cancelled if bad weather
Whether you bring your roommate or are on your own as a rogue warrior, Laser Tag is an adventure, a challenge, and an absolute blast. Come test your skills!
Please wear your mask and practice physical distancing.
Register here

Trivia | 8pm | Follow this link
Prizes will be awarded to winners!
We will play 2 games.


Monday, September 7
Labor Day
Take this day to explore downtown and campus
Downtown Map

YOGA: Try Before You Buy | 7pm | Owen Park
CHAARG is a female empowering health and fitness group and accept any one that is down for the mission. They will be leading this workout. 

Tuesday, September 8
Classes resume

Wednesday, September 9

Blu's Organization Bash (BOB) | Virtual
The Virtual Blu's Organizations Bash will help you find the student organizations that will give you the best opportunities for friendship, involvement, leadership, and job-related experience. Check out all UWEC student organizations ahead of time by visiting Blugold Connect - your online engagement tool for connecting you to all student organization opportunities!

Friday, September 11 | 5-10pm
RecFest 2020! Get outside and PLAY!

On Simpson Field – behind McPhee (weather permitting)
Get Outside and Play!
Zumba, Spikeball Tourament, and an outdoor movie, join one, two or all!  Registration is required at uwec.ly/rec

5-6pm  Group Exercise “Zumba Class”
RESERVE your spot, space is limited, go to recservices.uwec.edu. Click on Fitness Programs then “RESERVE Group Ex” and scroll down to “Zumba for RecFest”

Ditch the workout, Join the party!! This Latin dance inspired cardio party atmosphere consists of energizing and body sculpting movements meant to engage and captivate for a fun invigorating workout!

6-8pm  Intramural Sports “Spikeball Tournament”
REGISTER, space is limited IMLeagues.com/uwec
Spikeball is a fun, active and competitive 2-on-2 game played with rules that are similar to volleyball.  Join this friendly competition and see which team leaves with Champion T-shirts!

8-10pm Outdoor Movie “Abominable” CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN

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