The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire opened its doors in the fall of 1916 as the Eau Claire State Normal School. A single building, now known as Schofield Hall, was constructed on a 12-acre site donated by the city of Eau Claire. With a student body of 159 and a faculty of 20, the school offered one- and two-year elementary and three-year secondary teachers' courses, and a principal's course.
UW-Eau Claire offers 80+ majors and minors and 14 graduate programs (including one doctorate program). You'll find great opportunities no matter what major you choose — from studying abroad to doing research alongside faculty experts. Start here and find your way to a meaningful future.
The Student Office of Sustainability (SOS) is a Commission of Student Senate whose purpose is to allocate the Green Fund using a collaborative model in order to make UW-Eau Claire a more sustainable campus. The SOS funds projects, programs, and events addressing the various sustainability areas of transportation, energy, waste, climate change, water, food systems, campus ecology, education, and outreach.
We are your home for research, study, making, and creating. McIntyre Library has the tools, the books and databases, the spaces, and the people to help you succeed.
Your health and safety is something that we take seriously at UW-Eau Claire. Take advantage of these services, as they are here for your well-being. Our student health services, recreation and fitness programs, emergency and police services, and Dean of Students office help you de-stress, worry less, deal with the challenges of being a college student, and feel safe in your environment.
When you become a Blugold, campus becomes your home away from home. You’ll probably find a favorite place to study or snack to grab. You’ll find friendship where you least expect it. You’ll have the opportunity to get involved in organizations, activities and events. This is what campus life is all about.
Maintaining an active lifestyle is a huge part of your experience at UW-Eau Claire. Seventy-five percent (no kidding!) of the students here are involved in some kind of recreational activity –whether indoor or outdoor, spring or fall. Recreation and Sport Facilities gives you a lot of options to stay active, including great facilities and equipment and programming to support maintaining a healthy lifestyle throughout your college years.
Did you know there are more than 220 student organizations at UW-Eau Claire? Some of these are closely tied to a major, like the Philosophy Club or Aspiring Educators. Scholastic organizations like these will expand upon your classwork and connect you with individuals who share common goals.
We work hard to make sure your education counts. UW-Eau Claire has been accredited since 1950, which is your assurance that we provide a quality education and meet rigorous standards, and that our students are eligible for federal financial aid.
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