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Where you study is just as important as what you study

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. You will seize transformational learning opportunities.

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Experience the Blugold spirit

Do you enjoy celebrating school spirit as the joyful sounds of a marching band echo in the distance? Well, at UW-Eau Claire you can experience Blugold pride with the help of our 475-member marching band at one of our NCAA Division III football games, or join the band if that's what you're interested in!

BMB performs for the Pablo Center opening in 2018

University Bands

Not ready to leave your beloved instrument behind? We’ve got just the thing for you! Join one of our five band programs to continue learning and building your musical skills.

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As college towns go, we’re in one of the best

No, really! According to College Values Online, Eau Claire is one of the "50 Best Small College Towns in America." Our partnerships with business, industry and local organizations provide internship, job and volunteer opportunities for you. Some 67,500 residents live, work and play in western Wisconsin’s largest city. From campus, you’re within walking distance of two popular shopping districts with coffee shops, art galleries, live music and parks to explore. Movie theaters, restaurants, fitness clubs and performing arts venues provide plenty to do and see nearby.

We are making top charts

We are making a name for ourselves by consistently proving that the student experience on campus is unmatched. From undergraduate research opportunities to participating in service-learning or study abroad, UW-Eau Claire students benefit from a well-rounded education and graduate on time. 

Students on first day, fall 2019

Ranked among the best

UW-Eau Claire ranks fourth among the top 33 public regional universities in the Midwest according to U.S. News & World Report's 2020 Best Colleges rankings.

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Support for diversity

At UW-Eau Claire we want you to feel included, regardless of your background. You'll find groups like Student Support Services (academic advising, tutoring, and career counseling), the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Upward Bound, Gender + Sexuality Resource Center and more. We care about you and are committed to helping you reach your goals. 

You can get involved in clubs and organizations

UW-Eau Claire has more than 250 clubs and orgs. From the Student Ministry of Magic (Harry Potter Club) to Ping Pong Club, you’ll find your niche here. And if you can’t find a group you love, you can create your own! Clubs and organizations are also a great way to meet new people as you start your journey here at UW-Eau Claire.

Experience our Pablo Center at the Confluence partnership

UW-Eau Claire is proud to be an integral partner in Eau Claire's newest performance facility, The Pablo Center at the Confluence, located in the heart of the city. Students who enroll in the Music + Theatre Arts program at UW-Eau Claire will get the chance to study and perform in this state-of-the-art facility. All members of our campus community have the unique opportunity to attend performances. Learn more about Pablo here.

Advising you can count on

We offer advising to all students as soon as they arrive on campus. We want you to feel supported and valued as you begin your education with us, so we have advisors on hand to help you determine your course load, explore careers and internships, or simply to listen and offer support and guidance. 

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