The University Centers provides services that are essential to campus life —
and services that simply make campus life easier.
Automatic teller machines in Davies Center and Hilltop Center are provided by the university’s banking partner, U.S. Bank. A fee-free ATM is located in Davies Center, provided through the University Centers’ contract with Royal Credit Union.
For meetings and events in Davies Center, Event Services offers a wide range of audio-visual and presentation equipment.
In August 2012 a U.S. Bank branch opened in Davies Center. Located in the Service Center complex in the east lobby, the branch bank is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The University Bookstore runs the textbook rental program that is funded by a designated portion of undergraduate tuition. The bookstore also sells course books that are required or recommended by instructors, and offers a buyback program. A variety of course-related and general interest reading materials, licensed emblematic clothing, greeting cards and school supplies are available. Since 2001 the University Bookstore has operated under contract with Barnes & Noble College Bookstores.
The Service Center is the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s central source of information. Call 715-836-INFO (4636) or toll-free 800-949-UWEC (8932).
From an informal morning coffee for ten people to an elaborate evening banquet for more than 650 guests, the Blugold Dining staff is available year-round to help plan your catered event. Alcohol service may be provided through Blugold Dining at receptions, dinners and other catered events. The UW-Eau Claire dining service contractor has exclusive rights to provide all types of food services on campus.
Blugold Card holders may cash personal checks, and even payroll and two-party checks, at the Service Center.
A closed-circuit TV system in Davies Center is available to promote events presented by recognized student organizations and university departments and offices. The entire digital signage system is available to internal and external clients that reserve or contract Davies Center for building-wide events.
Blugold Dining offers a great range of dining options to the university community at a variety of campus locations. The university’s dining partner since 2002, Sodexo demonstrates innovation in its sustainable practices on the UW-Eau Claire campus.
Event Services staff work with the university community to plan conferences, meetings and other events on campus, and works with offices and departments in executing programs that support instruction and co-curricular activities. Wedding receptions and dinners, holiday get-togethers, business and professional conferences and political rallies are among the events that may be arranged through Event Services. Staff will help plan and execute all aspects of the event — including room selection, floor plan, audio-visual support, food and beverage arrangements and decor.
Students, faculty and staff members receive their official university photo ID cards at Blugold Card Services. The Blugold Card provides access to the meal plan and the optional Blugold Account. It is required for renting textbooks and for borrowing materials from the library, and has many uses campuswide. Showing a Blugold Card provides free use of the Eau Claire city bus 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.
The Service Center is the campuswide lost and found.
Nearly all campus residents participate in a campus meal plan that offers the most economic options at Riverview Café in Hilltop Center.
Important documents can be conveniently notarized at the Service Center.
The Student Organizations and Leadership Center is home to more than 250 student organizations and the Student Senate. The complex provides workspace, organization mailboxes, lockers, meeting rooms, computer access, a workshop and staff support.
The Service Center is a U.S. Postal Service substation that offers domestic and select international mail services. United Parcel Service (UPS) ground service is also available.
University Printing Services offers affordable and convenient printing and production services to the university community and the public. Student graphic designers are on staff. Printing Services creates custom course materials for academic departments, and provides a fleet of convenience copiers in buildings campuswide. As the university’s designated agency printing manager, Printing Services ensures that all off-campus printing using state funds is purchased in accordance with state law and policy.
Event Services reserves campus spaces for non-academic activities, and has an array of event technology available.
Special consideration is given to the deaf and hard of hearing population. Forum presentations and Commencement ceremonies are interpreted; assistive listening devices are available in most venues. Blugold Dining staff works with meal plan participants who have special dietary needs. Electric height-adjustable email workstations are provided in Davies Center for those in wheelchairs.
Tickets for campus events are sold by the Service Center, the university’s centralized ticket office. Tickets are sold at the Service Center counter, online, by phone, by mail and at event boxoffices.
The University Centers administers vending services campuswide. Wally's Vending has served UW-Eau Claire for 50 years. Since 1962 this local business has provided the campus with a variety of soft drinks, juices, snacks and cookies.