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History of UW-Eau Claire

Then and Now: homecoming from two different eras


The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has a rich history of more than a hundred years, having opened its doors as an educator of teachers in September 1916. Visit our Centennial Site for event information and help us celebrate our centennial year!

Link to purchase Building Excellence centennial book

Centennial Book Information

The centennial book: "Building Excellence: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 1916-2016" by Robert J. Gough and James W. Oberly, is available for purchase online at the UW-Eau Claire Bookstore .

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