The Blugold Card — the official photo identification card of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire — is issued and replaced at Blugold Card Services. Our office is the point of contact for ID-based activities offered campuswide — including door access, point-of-sale, attendance, circulation and e-commerce. Blugold Card Services also administers the meal plan that is required for nearly every student who lives on campus.
Present your Blugold Card whenever access to facilities and services is required. A Blugold Card is required for meal plan access, for all textbook rental transactions in the University Bookstore, and to borrow materials from McIntyre Library. Your Blugold Card also offers you the following:
> Door access at select residence halls and academic buildings
> Reduced-price tickets for many campus activities and events
> Access to McPhee Physical Education Center facilities
> Free use of the Eau Claire Transit System
> Access to the Blugold Account debit card system
Through the university's banking partnership, students also have the option of using their Blugold Cards as ATM or signature-based debit cards for transactions on and off campus.
- Deposited funds cannot be used to pay tuition.
- Deposits may not be refunded for cash.
DO NOT punch a hole anywhere in your card, or you will be charged, $15 for general Blugold Card or $5 for the Blugold Card Maxx, to replace it. If you would like to attach your card to something, please visit the University Bookstore for cardholder options.
A U.S. Bank branch has now joined Blugold Card Services in the Service Center complex
in Davies Center's east lobby. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Phone 715-830-5103.