UW-Barron County + UW-Eau Claire

Launching a bright future together

On July 1, 2018, the University of Wisconsin-Barron County officially became a branch campus of UW-Eau Claire. The Barron County campus also officially assumed a new name, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire – Barron County, as it aligned with UW-Eau Claire as part of a UW System-wide restructuring of all the former UW Colleges.

The restructuring initiative was first proposed by UW System President Ray Cross in October 2017 and approved by the Board of Regents in November. The restructuring was formally approved on June 29, 2018, by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the accrediting organization for all UW System schools.

Information about the ongoing transition for UW-Eau Claire – Barron County and UW-Eau Claire will continue to be posted below as it becomes available. Also see the UW System website for details about the systemwide restructuring.

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Why UW-Eau Claire – Barron County?

Many students have found great success in their educational endeavors at UW-Eau Claire – Barron County and are sharing with us why they love calling this campus home.

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UWBC visits UWEC


Faculty and staff from UW-Barron County visited the UW-Eau Claire campus Nov. 30, giving colleagues from both campuses a chance to get acquainted. See more pictures from the visit.

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