We're excited to officially welcome you to the UW-Eau Claire – Barron County family!
This year, we’ve prepared the best Orientation experience to help you learn about life at UWECBC and to connect you with an academic advisor to plan out your first-semester schedule. Please follow the checklist below to get started.
- Spring students: Students beginning classes in the spring will have a virtual or in-person advising appointment in December or January. Students should first accept their admission (see step 2 above), then schedule an appointment. Before the appointment, send an official transcript for any college work in progress or completed to get the best advice on what courses to select. After your advising appointment, we will register you for Orientation on Thursday, January 25, 2024.
- Fall students: New Student Orientation for students beginning classes in the fall will take place May – August. Students who accept their admission will receive detailed information about orientation in April. Before attending orientation, be sure to send an official transcript for any college work in progress or completed to get the best advice on what courses to select.
Orientation Registration - have you signed up yet?
To register, follow the process below:
- Go to MyBlugoldCamps.
- Log in using your username and password created during the admission process when you activated your account. For help with your account, click here.
- After logging in, select the “Admissions" tile.
- Choose “Advising + Registration” and check for your name at the top of the screen.
- Follow the steps to complete your registration.
- Summer/Winterim students: Students beginning classes in the Winterim or Summer will have a virtual or in-person advising appointment. (Winterim student appointments take place in November or December; Summer student appointments will take place in April or May). Students should first accept their admission (see step 2 above), then schedule an appointment. Before the appointment, send an official transcript for any college work in progress or completed to get the best advice on what courses to select.
Transfer students/Associate of Arts and Sciences Online Collaborative students: Once you accept your admission, our Solution Center staff will connect you with an academic advisor. Your academic advisor will contact you via email to set up a time to discuss your transfer credits and registering for classes. Questions about orientation, advising and registration can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Orientation event checklist
STEP 1: Finish your new student checklist
Have you activated your account? Have you accepted your admission? Applied for financial aid? View your progress here. See the new student checklist for details.
STEP 2: Register for and complete your placement tests
All incoming students are required to take placement tests. Tests must be completed at least ten to fourteen days before your scheduled Orientation date.
You have options for completing your tests this Spring:
- Complete your tests in person at UWEC – Barron County
In-person placement tests are held on our Rice Lake campus and are proctored by a staff member. You must schedule an in-person placement testing that is taking place at least 10 days before your Orientation date. Please note that it takes about one week for tests taken in person to be scored and sent to UW-Eau Claire. We highly recommend that you take them as soon as possible to ensure you're able to register for your classes on time.
In-person testing will be available on an ad hoc basis. Please email Sara Potter at email@example.com to schedule your placement tests.
- Complete your tests online
You may also take your placement tests online – click here to register. You will be asked to log in with your campus username and password to complete the registration form before taking the exam. Within two business days of registering (but more likely within a few minutes), you will receive an email from Scantron with a username and password for accessing the exams.
- Please note that online options for testing are not proctored and require more processing time. Please take the online test ten to fourteen days prior to your advising appointment.
- All students are required to complete the Math and English tests, and if you have had two or more years of French, German, or Spanish, take the placement exam for that language.
- Transfer students without transferable college credit for English or Math will need to take UW System placement tests. Students can work with their advisor to determine if placement tests need to be taken.
If you have questions regarding placement testing, please contact Sara Potter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
STEP 3: Complete your Pre-Advising Survey (PAS) prior to your advising appointment.
Complete your Pre-Advising Survey (PAS). This form is crucial to the success of your advising appointment, as it helps our advising staff assess your academic preparedness and provide potential class selections. This questionnaire must be completed before your advising appointment. Complete your PAS here.
STEP 4: Attend your on-campus Orientation date
This Orientation will cover the following important campus information:
- campus resources and technology
- financial aid and tuition
- academic planning
- textbook ordering
- student conduct
- campus activities
You will also schedule your advising appointment to register for classes, get your Student ID, and have a chance to finish any missing financial aid pieces.
STEP 5: Complete your advising appointment
Students should schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor. Before the appointment, please send an official transcript for any college work in progress or completed to get the best advice on what courses to select.
STEP 6: Check your email
It's important to routinely check your UWEC email (email@example.com), as it is the main way faculty and staff will communicate with you. You can expect to receive information about classes, any missing pieces for financial aid, upcoming campus events, and more.
If you have questions or would like to register via phone or email, please contact the Solution Center at 715-788-6244 or firstname.lastname@example.org.