Are you an incoming student and don't have a car to bring to campus? Don't worry, we've got you covered. UW-Eau Claire offers a variety of other services for you to use to get around. Below, you can explore the different options ranging from bus and shuttle services to bike rental.
Buses & Shuttles
Eau Claire Transit
UW-Eau Claire partners with Eau Claire Transit to provide local bus service which is paid for with student segregated fees. With two bus routes and in coordination with Eau Claire City Transit, travel to the upper campus Bollinger Fields and Imperial Circle Apartments area or the Water Street area. Simply show your Blugold ID and ride the bus at no additional cost.
Route 9 (lower campus)
Route 19 (upper campus)
Routes 9 & 19 operate 6 days per week, Monday-Saturday, except on major holidays, Thanksgiving Day and the immediately following Friday and Saturday, winter break (day after the last day of fall semester through the day prior to the start of winterim), spring break (Saturday through the succeeding Sunday) or during the summer.
Note: Please note that the Transfer Center has moved to Farwell St and Lake. Check out the maps and bus schedule for specific impacts of this move.
The Priory is a residence hall located a few miles off campus and given it's proximity we want to ensure all students have the opportunity to live there with means to get to campus. Parking permits are required to park at The Priory with the Priory shuttle transporting faculty, staff or students daily and at regular intervals.
Simply show your Blugold ID and ride the shuttle for free during the academic year (fall and spring semesters).
This shuttle operates Monday-Friday when classes are in session and does not operate over winterim or summer.
Parking and Transportation Services offers an on-campus service for students and staff with permanent or temporary disabilities. The Conveyance Van travels between Upper and Lower campus, and shuttles between university buildings, operating during the academic year, Monday-Thursday from 7:45 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and on Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
For more information on how to reserve a van and the requirements, visit the link below.
SafeWalk / SafeRide
To promote a safe and secure campus environment, the UW-Eau Claire Police Department, in partnership with Housing and Residence Life, is offering a walking and riding safety escort program for all UW-Eau Claire students, faculty and staff.
Another bus option out of town students can utilize is the Badger Bus. The Badger Bus service is available between UWEC, UW Madison, and UW Milwaukee. For more information click here.
While not in coordination with UWEC, the Greyhound Bus can get students where they need to go. For more information click here.
We are aware that many of our students are from Minnesota and the surrounding Wisconsin areas and for that reason we promote a bus service that travels longer distances to get out of town students without a car home. Bus service across the United States has never been easier. Us.megabus.com is now offering NEW additional Midwest service to/from Milwaukee, Madison, Chicago, Green Bay, Lacrosse, Eau Claire and more than 25 cities! For more information click here and look for red, white and blue Coach USA buses.
We are aware that many of our students are from Minnesota and the surrounding Wisconsin areas and for that reason we promote a bus service that travels longer distances to get out of town students without a car home. Passengers enjoy all amenities, including free WiFi, electrical outlets, reclining seats, and in-bus restrooms, plus a 15% student discount on tickets. Jefferson Lines serves over 15 universities across four states, with stops at University of Minnesota campuses, North Dakota State, Iowa State, University of Wisconsin campuses, and more. For more information click here.
As of 1.1.2022, Jefferson Lines operations will be taken over by Coach USA. See details under the "Mega Bus" heading.