Thursday, March 18, 2010

Big changes coming for student registration and more

My Blugold CampS logoUW-Eau Claire is implementing new software to handle student registration, grading, admissions, financial aid and student financials. Starting with processing for fall 2010, all these activities will be using the new MyBlugold CampS software. The software is named based on where it can be found (within the MyBlugold system) and a shortened name of the Oracle Campus Solutions software being used.

The system has been implemented in stages, starting with the Admissions office and personal demographic information last fall. New fall 2010 applicants have used the system to check their admissions status, and all students and staff have used the MyBlugold CampS Personal Information screens to check and update demographic information such as addresses, phone numbers and emergency contact data.

Since planning and registration for fall 2010 is starting shortly, most students will begin to use MyBlugold CampS more heavily within the next few weeks. They will use this new software to search the fall class schedule, plan their classes within their “shopping cart” and then enroll in their classes based on their enrollment appointment. All these activities can be done within the MyBlugold CampS Student Center, which will show them any Holds or To Do List items they may have to complete (for example, paying their $100 registration deposit). Faculty and advisers will be able to assist their advisees by using the MyBlugold CampS Advisor Center to view data regarding their advisees.

Financial aid communications with students also will use the Student Center, starting in late March. Students will be able to see what, if any, information is still needed for their financial aid applications. And when aid is awarded this coming summer, they’ll be able to see that information in the Financials section of the Student Center. When it comes to paying tuition, fees, room and board, this information also will be available in the Financials area.

Students and staff have been or will be notified of this new change through a “Big Changes” series of e-mails. Each e-mail gives information about an aspect of the system and includes a short tutorial or options to get more information. Copies of these communications, plus instructions on using features, can be found online at

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Swimming and diving team to offer lessons

UW-Eau Claire's swimming and diving team will hold swimming and diving lessons April 5-22 and April 26-May 13 for swimmers of all ages and abilities. Lessons will be in the McPhee Physical Education Center pool. Registration deadlines are April 1 for the first session and April 23 for the second session. See lesson times/descriptions and registration details.