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!
Anna - Organizational Communication + Music
"To some, being a Blugold is just a title. But for me, being a Blugold means that and so much more. It means constantly growing and challenging yourself every day. It means being able to take advantage of countless opportunities [AND] being surrounded by a supportive community. With the support of faculty and staff, UW-Eau Claire has inspired me to take the knowledge I gain from my time on campus and apply it beyond my four years. I love being a Blugold!"
Grace - Rehabilitation Science + Pre-Occupational Therapy
"Being a Blugold, thus far, has been an experience I would not trade for the world. UWEC has given me so many opportunities to grow as an individual, while also shaping me into the professional I aspire to be someday. I definitely take pride in being a Blugold because I have been challenged to step out of my comfort zone, try new things, and find my value on a college campus. It has shown me that my 'personal path' has led me to exactly where I am meant to be.”
Jaden - Sociology
"Being a Blugold goes beyond academic excellence and involvement. Incorporating yourself into a community that fosters diversity, empowerment, and achievement, while growing into the best version of yourself, is the essence of being a Blugold."
Joe - Nursing
"What I love about being a Blugold is that I am allowed to follow my dreams and be my own person. Everyone has the opportunity to develop themselves into who they want to become. This campus means so much more to me than I thought a college could. Even through challenges and hardships, this community offers support, friendship, strength and trust that makes everyone feel like a Blugold at heart."
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."
Kayla - Psychology + Political Science
"Being a Blugold means I get to be part of a community that is giving me so much more than a degree. UW-Eau Claire has given me character, knowledge, the courage to tackle two majors, the opportunity to try new things and see new places, and has also gifted me with endless priceless memories. When searching for colleges, I was looking for a campus that was impressive, dynamic, and most importantly, one that felt like home. To this day I am incredibly proud to call Eau Claire's beautiful campus my home."
Lauryn - Psychology
"Being a Blugold has given me the opportunity to set myself up for a successful future and to grow personally. As a Blugold, I am backed up by an incredible community that drives me to work hard to achieve my goals [AND] strive to find new ones. I appreciate every new experience that comes my way and look forward to what the rest of my time at UW-Eau Claire will bring forth!"
Luke - Organizational Communication
"Being a Blugold can mean so many different things to so many different people; that is what is special about UW-Eau Claire! You can step outside of your comfort zone in a safe place and learn more about topics you may have never thought about before. There are so many opportunities and options, including traveling, internships, and on-campus jobs for students to gain skills needed in the workforce before they even graduate. So what is a Blugold? Well, I mean, technically, it's a bird, but I think that each one of our students is a Blugold, and all of the opportunities and experiences that you will have at UW-Eau Claire will make you one!"
Mason - Actuarial Science
"Being a Blugold has set me up for my future career and my life after college. UW Eau-Claire teaches you the skills you need to be successful in your career while giving you experiences that enrich your life beyond your job. I'm not just memorizing formulas and facts, I'm actually learning and growing as a person. If I could do it all again, I'd still be a Blugold.”
Olivia - Criminal Justice
"To me, being a Blugold means being part of a supportive community that celebrates each other's successes and leans on one another in times of need. It's being surrounded by people that will help you grow as an individual, a student, and a professional. A Blugold is not just our college mascot, it represents a family that far extends our four years on campus."
Pavithra - Computer Science + Applied Mathematics
"Being a Blugold is so much more than just being a student at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. It means that you are a part of a family - not just of students, but faculty and staff too - who are all here to support you on your journey through university, academic or otherwise. As an international student, I was afraid of feeling left out. However, my worries were unfounded as I was embraced and welcomed wholeheartedly by the community here. To me UWEC is like a home away from home."
Sarah - Management + Marketing
“Being a Blugold has taught me so much in life and has opened many doors for me to learn and grow as an individual. Coming to UW-Eau Claire has been one of the best decisions I have made and is a place I can also call my home. I value all my experiences, memories, and everything I have learned as a Blugold, and I will continue to do so."