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UWEC New Student Orientation | Parent + Family Panel - Shared screen with speaker view
Billy Felz-Enrollment Management
01:20:33
Please let us know if you have questions through the presentation that we can answer in the chat session.
Brett - Blugold Central
01:22:01
Minnesota Reciprocity Application: https://www.ohe.state.mn.us/ssl/reciprocity2021/index.cfm
Brett - Blugold Central
01:23:08
Blugold Central Student ServicesAttn: Financial AidP.O. Box 5000Eau Claire, WI 54702Please be sure scholarship checks include the student Blugold ID #
Tara Johnson
01:27:37
When do students get their Blugold Id's (and/or know their ID numbers to write on scholarship checks)?
Billy Felz-Enrollment Management
01:30:29
They can pick up their ID at the Davies Center at the Card Office when they are on campus. You can attend out Blugold Preview Days in July ( more details to come on that in the presentation) and get your ID then if you would like.
Katy, Housing
01:31:15
Students can get their Blugold IDs over the summer. The Blugold Preview Days would be a prime time to do so. Otherwise, students can log into their CampS to view their student information, including their campus ID number.
Katie (she/her) - Health Promotion
01:31:55
http://go.uwec.edu/GetParentHandbook
Lucas
01:32:35
Following up on that, your student can find their number under demographic information in the student center portion of Camps
Tami -Blugold Central
01:35:29
Students can also find their ID number when they log into CampS, Student Center, under Personal Information, demographic data.
Gina B.
01:35:42
How does the move-in work for the Freshman Connections program starting on August 22nd?
Angela Milas, RN-Student Health Service
01:36:11
An evaluation at Student Health Service for a sore throat would cost $5 for the strep test. If an antibiotic is prescribed for treatment, it may be purchased from SHS at a low cost or an order may be called to a pharmacy of choice.
Kristin Adsit
01:36:19
also how does move in work for those in the math program for placement on the 24?
Brad
01:36:51
what happens for those movie ng in early, example is football players.
Tom and Suzanne Mayer
01:37:22
What are the dates for move in for Blugold Beginnings program?
Billy Felz-Enrollment Management
01:37:35
Programs like athletics, Blugold Marching Band and Freshmen Connect will be providing details about your specific move in times over the summer
Katy, Housing
01:38:47
https://www.uwec.edu/campus-life/housing-dining/housing/move-in/
Allyson Lahnala
01:38:55
Where do we pick up our Blugold ID?
Michelle
01:39:12
Is there a charge for laundry or in hall printing?
Katherine Jakubowsky
01:39:14
Is there a cost for laundry in the dorms?
Jack Davisson
01:39:24
how do they secure a loft/select how their room is to be set up and when is that to be completed?
Hope Wachholz, Orientation Assistant
01:39:25
No, laundry is free in the dorms
Tami -Blugold Central
01:40:16
Blugold ID's can be picked up at Blugold Card Office in Davies by US Bank.
makenagoodman
01:40:36
If the dorm does not have an elevator, can you use the service elevator?
Hope Wachholz, Orientation Assistant
01:40:38
All buildings will have self-lofting beds, and there are some very helpful videos on the housing website! Students can loft their beds on their move-in date
Gina B.
01:41:43
Will there be help available to loft beds for those moving in early?
Hope Wachholz, Orientation Assistant
01:42:25
Hello! All students will self-loft their beds regardless of their move in date
Jack Davisson
01:43:03
can you clarify again how the student give access to parents for viewing/addressing their tuition/housing bills
Katy, Housing
01:43:19
You pick up your Blugold ID at the Blugold Card Office, located in Davies.
Hope Wachholz, Orientation Assistant
01:43:23
For the service elevator, we ask that your student uses the stairs unless they have a health issue that inhibits them from using the stairs
Brett - Blugold Central
01:43:35
@Jack, I will get that link in one second.
Brett - Blugold Central
01:44:09
Here it is: https://www.uwec.edu/tuition-financial-aid/share-my-information/
Brett - Blugold Central
01:44:33
Student will go through their online CampS portal to select individuals and identify what access they want to give.
Nathan White
01:44:36
are 1st year students able to move in early? if so, when?
Allyson Lahnala
01:44:54
How do I know for sure if I'm getting the gluten-free pass if I sent the doctor's not?
Billy Felz-Enrollment Management
01:44:55
For families who have questions about which is the best meal plan option for their student, we will have our student OA’s talk about their preferences in the Q&A session.
Katy, Housing
01:46:14
Laundry is included. Each student receives a set number of prints before being charged for additional prints.
Jess - Dining
01:47:46
To get the gluten free card, you will need to email us at dining@uwec.edu
Jess - Dining
01:48:01
We will get the card made for the student and let them know where to pick it up
Katy, Housing
01:48:22
Every bed is loft-able and those parts come standard with the room. Students will be responsible for setting up their rooms/lofts. If there is a special need to the room set up before arrival, please contact the Housing Office directly.
Katy, Housing
01:49:47
The service elevators only go to the basement and use is designated to our facilities crew and custodians.
makenagoodman
01:50:23
Is the service elevator available for move in? Thinking of moving a futon/fridge/micro up 4 floors
Katy, Housing
01:51:02
Loft tutorials: https://www.uwec.edu/campus-life/housing-dining/housing/current-students/housing-forms/
Jana Knapp
01:51:08
Can a student purchase a meal plan if they aren’t living on campus?
Jess - Dining
01:51:44
Yes, anyone can purchase a meal plan.
Lucas
01:51:45
There is a group called the Hall Raisers that help people move in during move in week. Its all volunteers to help get stuff moved in
BSchneider
01:51:46
What meal plan is typically most popular?
Katy, Housing
01:51:55
First year students with differing Move-In date needs should contact the Housing Office directly.
Jess - Dining
01:52:12
The Platinum Plan is the most popular plan as it offers the most flexibility
Tami -Blugold Central
01:52:17
Yes, here is a link the gives students on campus as well as off campus dining options. https://www.uwec.edu/campus-life/housing-dining/dining/meal-plans/
Katy, Housing
01:54:29
Lucas is correct, Hall Raisers are great student volunteers and team members who can help with the heavy lifting during move-in. They'll either be in their team jerseys or bright gold "hall raiser" t-shirts.
Jana Knapp
01:55:30
If my freshman student is not living on campus, is there a way we can assure she can get a parking permit?
Brett - Blugold Central
01:56:04
Commuter parking permits are also first-come, first-serve.
Brett - Blugold Central
01:56:18
Make sure they are watching their email July 27th for updates and next steps.
Jana Knapp
01:57:27
If my child received Scholarships and Grants will they be able to receive both or will the scholarships negate the Grants?
Galeen Feyereisen
01:57:42
Am I the only one who is confused on the eating plans? How do I know what one to sign my son up for? I am unsure on how to start?
Tami -Blugold Central
01:58:06
Parking information will be emailed to their Blugold email only so they need to make sure they are checking their Blugold email.
Hope Wachholz, Orientation Assistant
01:58:38
Here is a link that describes the different meal plans and how to sign up for one: https://www.uwec.edu/campus-life/housing-dining/dining/meal-plans/
Alfred Beseler- Dean of Students
01:59:02
If you are concerned for your student you can also contact the Dean of Students office. We can reach out to students and follow up with your concern. Also if your student indicates they are struggling with any issue, the Dean of Students office is a great resource for them. We can help advocate for your student, but more importantly teach them to advocate for themselveshttps://www.uwec.edu/dean-of-students/
Jess - Dining
01:59:40
We will have the OA's speak about their experience with choosing a meal plan in the question and answer section.
Gina B.
02:00:37
Have the Financial Aid offer packages been sent out yet for the incoming Freshmen? We filled out FAFSA in October, just want to make sure we didn't miss something.
Katy, Housing
02:00:46
For reference, here is the Ultimate Packing List: https://www.uwec.edu/files/6701/21DownloadableList.pdf
Allyson Lahnala
02:01:13
When do we get our course syllabus for majors, minors, and certificates?
Tami -Blugold Central
02:01:17
Yes, if your student hasn't received any information yet please reach out to us at 715.836.3000.
makenagoodman
02:02:32
when do the students sign up for classes
Michael Carney, Academic Affairs
02:02:52
students will typically receive their course syllabus on the first day of each class.
Lucas
02:02:53
Students will be signing up for courses during their specific orientation dates here in June
Tom and Suzanne Mayer
02:02:54
Are there specific computer programs that are required when purchasing the student's computer?
Galeen Feyereisen
02:03:05
can you please repeat the meal plan
Jess - Dining
02:03:24
https://www.uwec.edu/campus-life/housing-dining/dining/meal-plans/
Brett - Blugold Central
02:03:30
@ Gina, incoming students should have been packaged for financial aid.
Jess - Dining
02:03:45
This is the link to all of the meal plan information, do you have a specific question about meal plans?
Rachel Leopold
02:03:46
nope! just about any computers and programs can be used on campus. I would just make sure that the computer is compatible with Microsoft Office, since a vast majority of things are done through there
Karen Dominguez
02:04:00
I have to leave early, but if there’s any Blugold Beginning questions you can email me at domingkc@uwec.edu or call 715-836-5121
Brett - Blugold Central
02:04:00
They may have additional steps to take before we can create an award. Have them check their portal to see the status. I will send a link soon.
Kris Girardi
02:04:01
what link shows videos of the different buildings/dorms?
Lucas
02:04:02
Platinum is the recommended, because it allows for the most flexibility on when/where they eat. It allows them unlimited access to a buffet style along with one meal at the food court daily
Brett - Blugold Central
02:04:13
How to view financial aid: https://www.uwec.edu/kb/article/accessing-and-submitting-your-financial-aid-award/
Hope Wachholz, Orientation Assistant
02:04:33
If your student has declared a major, then their advisor will show them their degree audit in their advising appointment. This can be accessed in the student center in CampS. Basically, a degree audit shows students which classes they are required to take to graduate (blue means completed, red means needs to be completed). However, many first year students take courses that fulfill general requirements before taking courses in their major
Katy, Housing
02:04:33
Here is the direct link to the virtual tours: https://www.uwec.edu/campus-life/housing-dining/housing/residence-halls/
Kris Girardi
02:04:41
thank you
Gina B.
02:05:40
@Brett - Thank you, I will have her check her portal.
Brett - Blugold Central
02:06:49
Have your student sign up for direct deposit refund, even if they aren't expecting financial aid to be in excess of the bill: https://www.uwec.edu/tuition-financial-aid/direct-deposit/
Jess - Dining
02:07:08
The Platinum Plan has the most access and options. Unlimited visits to Riverview, plus a block meal every weekday and $50 meal plan dollars.
Brad
02:07:10
if they received a Scholarship from UWEC doses that just come off their bill.
Tom and Suzanne Mayer
02:07:32
Two years ago at orientation there was something stated about needing to take a computer to Blugold Central to have certain programs installed. Is this the case now or am I clear that Microsoft Office is the only thing that we need to have installed? Thanks.
Brett - Blugold Central
02:07:41
Yes, just getting the link to Handshake.
Rachel Leopold
02:08:02
http://www.uweccareerservices.org/ here's how to access handshake!
Brett - Blugold Central
02:08:10
https://www.uwec.edu/kb/article/apply-on-handshake/
Brett - Blugold Central
02:08:19
Thanks Rachel.
Jess - Dining
02:08:21
https://external-careers-frontlinesodexo.icims.com/jobs/695168/student-worker-fall-semester/job Here is the Dining Student Job Application
Nathan White
02:08:42
are you required to complete the FAFSA to get a financial aid package?
Brett - Blugold Central
02:08:47
@ Tom, computer support would be the LTS Help Desk, located next to BGC in Vicki Lord Larson Hall.
Brett - Blugold Central
02:08:55
@ Nathan, Yes!
Rachel Leopold
02:09:01
In my experience, Microsoft Office is the only thing you would need to have installed! And you get a free license to use it just by being a student!
Brett - Blugold Central
02:09:38
The estimated financial contribution (EFC) is determined from the FAFSA and is used to determine Grant eligibility as well as federal loans.
Galeen Feyereisen
02:09:45
can you get a job if you don’t get finical aid?
Allyson Lahnala
02:09:48
For having and international roommate from China, do you know if they have access to their email there, so we can contact them?
Taylor Dahlby, Assistant Director of Orientation
02:09:53
LTS Information: 715-836-5711, helpdesk@uwec.edu
Rachel Leopold
02:10:02
yes! @galeen
Katie (she/her) - Health Promotion
02:10:14
@ Galeen - yes, there are many jobs that do not require work-study.
makenagoodman
02:10:34
how do you communicate with the students? via their uwec email or personal email?
Lucas
02:10:35
@allyson yes, you can find contact info for your roommate on Camps
Galeen Feyereisen
02:10:36
Thanks
BSchneider
02:10:59
What is the anticipated full tuition for the upcoming school year - excluding any scholarships/grants/loans, etc....Just trying to get a ballpark. Thx
Hope Wachholz, Orientation Assistant
02:11:16
Students should use their UWEC email to communicate
Hope Wachholz, Orientation Assistant
02:11:34
This is where they will receive any information relating to campus events, move-in, and other information
makenagoodman
02:11:49
what class should my kiddo take to learn to be nice to their parents?
Katy, Housing
02:11:53
The advice from Lucas and Hope is correct, they should reach out using their UWEC email.
Wendy B
02:12:13
My son requested new room assignment when will he know his dorm and roomate.
Katy, Housing
02:12:35
If he requested a new assignment, it will likely come in early August.
Katy, Housing
02:13:14
He is welcome to check his UWEC periodically over the summer, in the event it comes through sooner. :-)
Brett - Blugold Central
02:13:30
Here is just tuition breakdown: https://www.uwec.edu/blugold-central/tuition-fee-schedules/
Galeen Feyereisen
02:13:52
will the CVTC students have the same rooming access like food, gym, and other activities? My son is rooming with a CVTC student?
Michelle
02:14:20
Comment on Mac and college of business. Does it work fine if you get parallels to run office?
Katherine Jakubowsky
02:14:28
Our daughter will be in Towers in the fall. How does co-ed work in that hall...is it every other floor or same floor different wing?
Christine
02:14:39
For the meal plan, do you have to commit for the year or can they change at end of term?
Lisa Strauss
02:14:45
If we call the financial aid office, will you tell me what are the best private loans that students should apply for? Such as what loans are most UWEC friendly?
Lucas
02:14:55
Each floor is split into 2 wings with one being a male wing and the other being a female wing
Brett - Blugold Central
02:15:09
@ Lisa, we are happy to give you information that is available but will not tell you which loan is best for you.
Rachel Leopold
02:15:14
@Christine, you can change the meal plans at semester!
Brett - Blugold Central
02:15:23
I will through up a nice link called FAST CHOICE here in a second.
Brett - Blugold Central
02:15:48
https://choice.fastproducts.org/FastChoice/home/391700
Katy, Housing
02:15:51
The CVTC question is a good one. There may have been updates about their access. I suggest they contact Housing for the most up to date information.
Brett - Blugold Central
02:16:02
That link allows anyone to "shop" for available private loans and compare.
Jack Davisson
02:16:25
do you recommend a lap top over a desktop
Tara Johnson
02:16:29
If we have a student with a nut allergy, how do we make sure that the resident hall/university knows about the allergy in the case our student goes into anaphylaxis and can't advocate for their own health care.
Jess - Dining
02:17:13
Please have your student email dining@uwec.edu so your they can get in contact with our campus dietitian
Rachel Leopold
02:17:19
yes! @jack, it allows students to take their computer wherever they go on campus
Katy, Housing
02:17:31
The Towers has 2 wings. One is designated the male wing and the other is the female wing.
Jess - Dining
02:18:40
We do have all food items marked with allergens but if your student mistakenly eats something with an allergen, we do highly encourage students to always have their medication on them.
Katy, Housing
02:19:11
Similarly to Dining, please have the student with the nut allergy email the Housing Office directly.
Taylor Dahlby, Assistant Director of Orientation
02:19:18
orientation@uwec.edu
Katie (she/her) - Health Promotion
02:19:39
A reminder to please talk with your student about navigating alcohol during their college experience! http://go.uwec.edu/GetParentHandbook
Brett - Blugold Central
02:20:30
Consider joining our Parent and Family FB page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/241425107248322
Rafael Puga, Orientation Assistant
02:20:32
https://www.uwec.edu/academics/academic-support/advising/orientation/parents-guests/
Brad
02:20:38
what is the biggest fridge allowed
Dave K
02:20:46
Great information, thank you all so much!
Gina B.
02:21:20
Thank yhou!
Gina B.
02:21:29
*you
Tom and Suzanne Mayer
02:21:31
This was great information. Thanks so much.
makenagoodman
02:21:33
can you share the preview day link
Galeen Feyereisen
02:21:33
Bluegold preview days
Taylor Dahlby, Assistant Director of Orientation
02:21:58
https://www.uwec.edu/academics/academic-support/advising/orientation/first-year-students/blugold-preview/
makenagoodman
02:21:59
thank you, this has been super helpful!
Galeen Feyereisen
02:22:07
thank you
Brett - Blugold Central
02:22:22
Thank you everyone! We are all here ready to help your student.
Tara Johnson
02:22:26
Thank you, this was VERY helpful!
Jess - Dining
02:22:57
Thank you for everyone's great questions!