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)
* University routes 9 & 19 do not operate June-August and typically begin operation on the first day of fall classes.
The city continues to operate all other city bus routes.
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 class. Parking permits are required to park at The Priory with the Priory shuttle transporting faculty, staff or student daily and at regular intervals.
Simply show your Blugold ID and ride the shuttle for free during the academic year (fall and spring semesters).
* The Priory Shuttle does not operate June-August and typically begins operation on the first day of fall classes.
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.
The Campus Cab is a service for Blugolds who need a ride between campus locations, operating during the academic year, Monday-Saturday from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. and on Sunday from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. The ride is free thanks to the sponsorship of UW-Eau Claire's Housing and Residence Life. For more details click here.
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 academic 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.
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. For this reason, we promote a bus service that travels longer distances to get out of town students without a car home. Jefferson Lines is available from Minneapolis, MN to Milwaukee, WI with stops in St. Paul, Menomonie, Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls, Stanley, Abbotsford, Wausau, Wittenburg, Shawano, Green Bay, Manitowoc, and Sheboygan. For more information click here.
Zimride is a private ridesharing network for UWEC that connects you with others who want to take the same trip. If you have a vehicle, post a ride. If you are looking for a ride, post the ride you are looking for. Match for one-time trips or daily commutes. You'll save money by splitting fuel and you'll reduce your carbon footprint.
Create your free profile using your university ID. Start here and request a ride!