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8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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.


Beginning Fall 2015, all students will receive the new Blugold Card. This upgrade will provide users with increased data security by adopting a solution based on industry standards. The new Blugold Card will also create more efficient experiences for users as point of sale transactions will be faster (and ultimately more secure). 


  • 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.

  • Diners Club, 50/50, or additional meal plan dollar account balances are refunded only when your relationship with the university ends and there is an account balance of $25 or more. You must request a refund from Blugold Card Services, Davies Center 110, within one month of ending your association with the university. A $15 processing fee will be assessed for all refund requests.





Branch bank now open in Davies Center

A U.S. Bank branch has now joined Blugold Card Services in the Service Center complex
in Davies Center's east lobby. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Phone 715-830-5103.