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Experience UW-Eau Claire

At UW-Eau Claire, your brilliant mind will drive you to explore worlds unknown, color outside the lines and care for others with deep compassion. You will be challenged to step outside your comfort zone time and time again.

UW-Eau Claire

Explore worlds unknown

At the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, we redefine the college experience to prepare you for success.

We do not shy away from pushing boundaries. At UW-Eau Claire we rewrite the written, achieve the unthinkable and invent the unimaginable. We believe an open mind not only opens doors but unlocks brilliance and transformation. At the heart of every Blugold is compassion. And when we embrace our differences, change our perspective and work as a team, we are a force to be reckoned with — anything is possible.

We call ourselves Blugolds

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Redefining the college experience

Payton Kaldenberg, who will graduate this month with a nursing degree, worked to help people living in rural areas access information about critical issues that can impact their health.

Changing lives for the better

Growing up in a small community, Payton knows that people living in rural areas often do not have access to information about critical issues that can impact their health. As a nursing major, she led a research project that aims to change this.

Read more about Payton's research
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Advocating for women in STEM

Katherine's first year at UWEC started out as many students' do: undecided. Her interest in science led her to GEO 110 where she fell in love with the great outdoors. Now a published researcher, Katherine's inspiring young girls to follow in her steps.

Read about Katherine's experience at UWEC
Erika Nguyen found a passion for psychology, research and advocacy during her years as a Blugold.

Raising her voice to make change

Inspired by her brother who has autism, Erika knew she wanted to pursue a career that helps people. But it wasn’t until coming to UWEC that she found what she was looking for in psychology. Now, she’s using her degree to help make a difference.

Learn how Erika is helping others

As soon as I set foot on UW-Eau Claire’s campus, I knew this was the school for me and my future home away from home. I could easily picture myself as a Blugold. As a student at UW-Eau Claire, I have been given countless opportunities to experience new things, increase my knowledge in areas that I am interested in and grow as a person. There are so many opportunities available here that I was able to find the perfect fit for me!

Courtney Kommer Nursing

Named a

2021 Best College

in the Midwest

by U.S. News & World Report

Ranked the Best College in WI for

LGBTQIA+ Students

for three consecutive years

by Campus Pride and Best Colleges

Recognized as a

national leader

in study abroad

by the 2020 Open Doors Report of the Institute of International Education

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Improving our future: Mayo Clinic Partnership

Participate in research, drive innovation and improve patients' lives alongside world-renowned Mayo Clinic professionals. This ground-breaking partnership aims to break outside the traditional confinements of what is scientific research.

Learn more about our Mayo Clinic Partnership