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Check out the Blugold life! We strongly recommend visiting on a weekday, when classes are in session, to get the best feel for college life! Our tours fill up fast, so plan two weeks in advance to make a reservation.

Schedule Your Visit

Meet some of the tour guides before you visit!

Can't make it to any of these visit days?  Click here for a self guided tour PDF brochure.

Need an interpreter? We have bilingual tour guides! Contact our office directly at 715-836-5415, and we will work to accommodate.


Visit Options: When should we expect you?

Weekday Information Session and Campus Tour Mondays - Fridays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Reservation needed.
Weekday Transfer Student Appointments and Campus Tour Typically available Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.  Meeting will include information about the application process and admission guidelines, transfer of credits, and academic programs offered at UWEC. Reservation needed.

If you are unable to visit during these times, call the Admissions Office at (715) 836-5415 to schedule an appointment only (without a campus tour).
Saturday Visits September 27; October 11 and 25; November 8.

This visit includes a group information session with an admission counselor and a student-led campus and housing tour. Reservation needed.
Blugold Spotlights October 16, 17, 30, and 31.

Participate in an admissions information session, a campus tour, and several housing and departmental tours/activities (varies by major). Visit the Blugold Spotlight webpage for more information on the opportunities available to you. Reservation needed.
Transfer Blugold Spotlights  October 16, 17, 30, and 31; 10:30-1:00pm

Participate in an admissions information session with a transfer counselor, a campus tour, and several housing and departmental tours/activities (varies by major). Visit the Blugold Spotlight webpage for more information on the opportunities available to you. Reservation needed.
Business Visit Day Wednesday, November 5 and Wednesday, December 10 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Want to learn more about business programs at UW-Eau Claire? Come to this specialized visit for all students interested in business majors! You will have the opportunity to sit in on a class, tour campus, and eat lunch with current business students! Reservation needed.
Communication & Journalism Day

Tuesday, November 11th from 10:00am - 3:00pm

Want to learn more about Communication & Journalism majors at UW-Eau Claire? Whether you are interested in TV, radio, print, leadership, or public relations, we've got something great for you. Come to this specialized visit to hear admissions information, meet the Communication & Journalism Department Chair, sit in on a class, and get a full tour of campus. Reservation needed.

Honors Visit Day Wednesdays, November 12 and December 3 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Want to learn more about one of the only University Honors Programs in the UW-System? Come to campus to learn about the Honors program, participate in an honors course, meet Honors students, and tour the Honors Living Learning Community. Reservation needed.
Music Visit Day Monday, December 1 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Want to learn more about the largest undergraduate music program in the UW System? Come to campus and have the opportunity to attend a rehearsal, tour campus, and meet with the Chair of the Music Department! Reservation needed.
Nursing Visit Days November 3 and 7; December 8 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Participate in an information session covering both UW-Eau Claire and Nursing admission, followed by a tour of the nursing building and a full campus tour. Reservation needed.
Pre-Professional Health Science Visit Day Tuesday, September 30 and Tuesday, November 18 from 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Are you interested in a pre-professional health major? This visit includes an admissions presentation, information from the Health Careers Center Director, a tour of the Health Careers Center, and a campus tour. Reservation needed.
Undeclared Student Visit Day Tuesday, October 21 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Learn more about how UW-Eau Claire helps undeclared students succeed! Come to campus to meet with an academic adviser, tour campus, see the Career Discovery Center, and attend exploration sessions. Reservation needed.
Special visit groups - groups of 8 or more (ex: college access groups, organizations, clubs, or school group). If you wish to visit campus with a group of 8 or more, please request your visit by filling out our online form off of our Special Visit Groups webpage.
Faculty appointment in your specific major or minor By appointment only. For academic department contact information click here.
  • STEM students (interested in science, technology, engineering or math) may also contact the STEM Admissions counselor for an appointment at
    (715) 836-5415 or cotecm@uwec.edu
Appointment with an athletic coach By appointment only. For sport specific contact information please visit the Blugold Athletics Directory Website. For general athletic inquiries, call (715) 836-3062.

 

Directions and Parking

UW-Eau Claire has begun an era of growth and renewal that includes our largest undertaking of new building construction in more than 40 years. With such improvements come temporary inconveniences and possible closures of roads and parking lots. For the most up-to-date campus maps and notices about construction, check out our Maps & Directions webpage. Please make sure you have printed or obtained a parking permit prior to arrival by contacting our Admissions Office at admissions@uwec.edu or 715-836-5415.

- Printable map
- Hotels and motels
- Community information and events

Parking:
If you plan to visit, obtain a parking permit in advance from the Office of Admissions, (715) 836-5415, or the Parking Office, Schneider Hall 106, (715) 836-2002. Please allow 15 to 30 minutes for parking.

Travel time from Eau Claire:
Chicago — 6 hours
Dubuque — 4.5 hours
Duluth — 3 hours
Green Bay — 3.5 hours
La Crosse — 1.5 hours
Madison — 3 hours
Milwaukee — 4 hours
Minneapolis — 2 hours
St. Paul — 1.5 hours
Wausau — 2 hours

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Learn More about the Eau Claire Area


From Highway 93 North:

Take the US Highway 12/Clairemont Avenue ramp. Turn left (west) onto Clairmont Avenue (Highway 12). Turn left on Patton Street (at seventh traffic light). Take a quick right onto Lexington Boulevard. Turn right on State Street and continue down the hill. To locate the Future Blugold Lot, turn left on Roosevelt Ave. (at bottom of hill), and follow the signs that direct you to your parking space, OR to locate the HSS Lot, turn left on Summit Avenue (at second traffic light). Go straight through the next traffic light across the river, and turn left at 2nd Avenue. The HSS Parking Lot will be on your right.

The directions below offer guidance to both the Future Blugold Lot and the HSS Lot. Please see your visit confirmation email to see which parking lot is being used for your specific visit.
For GPS use, the HSS Lot is located at the corner of Water Street and 2nd Ave or 239 Water St., and the Future Blugold Lot is located at 77 Roosevelt Ave. Once you have found your parking spot, proceed to the location listed in your confirmation materials. (Click here for a campus map.)

From Highway 53 North or South:
Exit Highway 53 (exit #87) onto Clairemont Avenue (Highway 12) and go west. Turn left on Patton Street (at seventh traffic light). Take a quick right onto Lexington Boulevard. Turn right on State Street, and continue down the hill. To locate the Future Blugold Lot, turn left on Roosevelt Ave. (at bottom of hill), and follow the signs that direct you to your parking space, OR to locate the HSS Lot, turn left on Summit Avenue (at second traffic light). Go straight through the next traffic light across the river, and turn left at 2nd Avenue. The HSS Parking Lot will be on your right.

I-94 from the west:
Exit Interstate 94 at Hwy. 37 (exit #65) and turn right. Continue until you reach Clairemont Ave. (Hwy. 12), and turn right onto Clairemont. Turn right on Patton St. Take a quick right onto Lexington Blvd. Turn right on State St. (down hill). To locate the Future Blugold Lot, turn left on Roosevelt Ave. (at bottom of hill), and follow the signs that direct you to your parking space, OR to locate the HSS Lot, turn left on Summit Avenue (at second traffic light). Go straight through the next traffic light across the river, and turn left at 2nd Avenue. The HSS Parking Lot will be on your right.

I-94 from the east:
Exit Interstate 94 at Highway 53 (exit #70) and follow Highway 53 north. Exit Highway 53 (exit #87) onto Clairemont Avenue (Highway 12) and go west. Turn left on Patton Street (at seventh traffic light). Take a quick right onto Lexington Boulevard. Turn right on State Street and continue down the hill. To locate the Future Blugold Lot, turn left on Roosevelt Ave. (at bottom of hill), and follow the signs that direct you to your parking space, OR to locate the HSS Lot, turn left on Summit Avenue (at second traffic light). Go straight through the next traffic light across the river, and turn left at 2nd Avenue. The HSS Parking Lot will be on your right.


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