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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!

(Not applicable for China121 or exchange students.)

After being admitted and activating your account, sign in to MyBlugold CampS. 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 you pay your enrollment deposit. 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.

Spring 2020 - Arrive in Eau Claire
To reach Eau Claire, you may book a connecting flight to the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport (EAU) via Chicago O'Hare (ORD). You may also fly into Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) and reserve a seat on the airport shuttle to Eau Claire.

Host Friend Program participants should arrive in Eau Claire on Saturday, January 25, for the start of the homestay. Your host will pick you up at either the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport (EAU) or the Eau Claire shuttle stop for the airport shuttle service.

If you are not participating in the Host Friend Program, plan to arrive in Eau Claire on Monday, January 27. You will not have access to the residence halls prior to Monday, January 27, at 7:45 a.m.

International Student Orientation will take place January 27-31. Your attendance is mandatory.

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

Academic Calendar - Spring 2020

  • January 27-31 - International Student Orientation (required)
  • February 3 - Classes begin
  • March 23-27- Spring break (no classes)
  • March 30 - Classes resume
  • May 18-22 - Final examinations

Fall 2020 arrival details coming in May 2020.

(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 (Schofield Hall, Room 111).

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