Have you noticed the people in striped shirts all over our site? Those are our Campus Ambassadors and they are current students at UWEC who are passionate about this campus and the education they're receiving here. They'll show you around campus, pointing out their favorite study spots, hangouts, and giving you the scoop on the best places to get food on campus. Their intimate knowledge of campus life is the best way to see if UWEC is the right school for you!
Abby - Elementary Education
"I love being a Blugold because from the minute I started my freshman year, the Eau Claire campus felt like home! The sense of community and family I get from being a Blugold is something I want for other students. The professors here at UWEC want students to succeed, and I have felt supported and challenged to be the best student I can be. There are so many opportunities being a Blugold has to offer, and I have taken full advantage of them--studying abroad, becoming an RA, volunteering as a campus ambassador, being a part of NRHH...just to name a few. Being a Blugold brings out the best in me, and I love being a part the UWEC community!"
Anna - Political Science
"Being a Blugold, to me, means being met with numerous opportunities to grow as a student and as a person. As a first-year student, I was invited to join the Blugold Beginnings Cohort on campus, which works to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion. This group not only helped foster my student growth through courses that assisted me with my first year, but also with my future career plans. Through being a Political Science major and traveling with the cohort to the deep south to learn more about the Civil Rights Movement, I was able to decide that I wanted to go into Civil Rights Law. Since then UW-Eau Claire has worked with me to foster this long-term goal by helping me to become a student senator, picking up a Social Diversity certificate, and encouraging me to study abroad in the future. I am forever grateful for the continuous support and help I receive from this institution."
Bailey - Human Resource Management
"One of the many things I value about being a Blugold are the countless opportunities students have both in and outside of the classroom. By ensuring small class sizes, having supportive professors, and promoting student-faculty research, UW-Eau Claire strives to see every student succeed academically. Outside of the classroom, UW-Eau Claire provides various opportunities for students to get involved both on campus and in the community. Whether it is through student organizations, intramural sports, or study abroad, there is something for every student!"
Cailyn - Kinesiology + Pre-Physical Therapy
"Being a Blugold has given me the foundation in which I can aspire to be everything I've ever dreamed I could be. The first time I walked onto the UW-Eau Claire campus, I felt inspired to meet the expectations of college. UWEC not only has encouraged me to meet these expectations, but it makes it possible for myself and my fellow Blugolds to do so. We are provided with endless opportunities and surrounded by a supportive environment that allows us to succeed and achieve our dreams."
Gabby - Organizational Communication
"I believe that being a Blugold is all about exploration and finding your passions. I have found my passions through my classes, peers, professors, bosses, and through travel. I strongly believe that college is a time for individual growth, and at UW-Eau Claire I have grown immensely as a person. Being a Blugold has provided me with so many unique opportunities and experiences that I would not have had anywhere else!"
Jens - Psychology + Philosophy
"Being a Blugold to me means loving every step of your academic journey."
Jess - Public Relations
"Being a Blugold means having the opportunity to thrive in whatever passions you choose. I have been able to study abroad, be a student athlete, participate in internships, and more, all because of what is offered on this campus. The best part about being a Blugold is not having to choose between these experiences. As a Blugold, I am able to do it all through the power of [AND]. "
Julie - Accounting + Finance
"What being a Blugold means to me is a rewarding sense of pride and accomplishment. Here at UWEC we are encouraged to pursue multiple passions, and as a Blugold, I am able to be an Accounting Major [AND] an Admissions Office Intern."
Karlie - Organizational Communication
"I love UW-Eau Claire because it's more than just a campus--it's a place where students have endless opportunities to get involved, grow, and discover their passions. Whether it's research, organizations, on-campus jobs, sports teams, or study abroad, students can find their drive to succeed and become the best version of themselves."
Lauren - Biochemistry + Molecular Biology
"Being a Blugold is so much more than just a title. It means having the chance to grow and challenge yourself every day. Students are provided with countless opportunities and surrounded by a supportive community which allows us to achieve what we've always dreamt of. UW-Eau Claire has inspired me to take my knowledge and apply it to my life beyond the campus."
Loralei - Organizational Communication + Religious Studies
"Being a Blugold for me is waking up on a Monday morning and feeling excited for the week. UWEC has something new to offer every day, allowing for a great community to be made and giving you many opportunities to utilize the power of [AND]."
Maddie - Management
"I love being a Blugold because of the community here at Eau Claire. Everyone is welcoming, and it really is my home. There are so many organizations to be involved in and opportunities to make your mark on campus. Because UW-Eau Claire is a liberal arts school, I feel prepared for my life beyond it."
Maggie - Organizational Communication + Marketing
"Being a Blugold means that I can learn, grow, and explore exactly who I want to be! I can take on new opportunities and figure out my own strengths and weaknesses. I can be a marketing minor and I can explore nature. I can do research and facilitate a leadership camp! The possibilities are endless and that's what being a Blugold means to me!"
Mirella - Political Sci. + Latin Am. Studies
"One of the greatest aspects of UW-Eau Claire are the limitless opportunities students are exposed to. As a Political Science and Latin American Studies double major, I have interned with the Latin American News Digest and, currently, UW-Eau Claire Admissions and the State Public Defender's Office; collaborated with faculty on various research projects (national and international) with the financial support from both of my departments, ORSP, and the McNair Program; mentored first-year students through the First Year Experience; and volunteered with two non-profit community organizations (Joining Our Neighbors, Advancing Hope and El Centro de Conexion). All of these opportunities were presented to me by the amazing faculty in Latin American Studies and Political Science."
Monique - Accounting + Finance
"Becoming a Blugold has opened up so many doors for me. I was nervous about going to college and being on my own, but UWEC made me feel right at home. Everyone is friendly and wants to see you flourish. There are so many great opportunities that UWEC offers for all of its students to make sure you graduate with everything you need to become a successful person."
Pernille - Kinesiology
"One of the many reasons I love UWEC is the sense of community around campus. The little things this University does to make students feel at home have had a huge impact on my college experience so far. Some examples are Chancellor Jim handing out free scarves on a cold winter morning, or having uplifting notes posted across campus during finals week, or even staffing the most kind cafeteria workers that always manage to make anyone smile. These things make me proud to be a Blugold, and I hope when people visit campus, they feel that same sense of community that I feel every day."
Susan - Psychology + Hmong Studies
"Being a Blugold gives you many opportunities to explore and figure out who you are. It means never having to worry about closed doors because there will always be a door open. Being a Blugold has given me the experience to explore the world, figure out my life goals, and pursue my passions."
Tim - Math Education
"I believe that being a Blugold is different for everyone, and that’s what makes it so great. Knowing you don’t have to be a cookie cutter fit [AND] can just BE YOURSELF is the most comforting family you can be a part of. Joining a community that not only wants to learn but can show you how to shine just the way you are is what it means for me. With countless opportunities and relationships to offer, the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire has taught me to never doubt myself, but to be inspired to find what good I can raise from within. But, as we are all so very different, never be afraid to come find out what being a Blugold can mean for you."
Wil - Information Systems
"When I'm asked what it means to be a Blugold, it's simple. It's a place where you can come in crawling and leave flying. 'If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.'" - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr."