Eau Claire is recognized among the top 10 cities in the nation. When you come to UW- Eau Claire you join a community beyond campus. Our partnerships with business, industry and local organizations provide internship, job and volunteer opportunities for you. Some 67,500 residents live, work and play in Western Wisconsin’s largest city. From campus you’re within walking distance of two popular shopping districts with coffee shops, art galleries, live music and parks to explore. Movie theaters, chain restaurants, athletic clubs and performing arts venues provide plenty to do and see nearby.
New to Eau Claire
Eau Claire is constantly growing and improving. With a brand new performance facility and another complex in the works, we are excited to welcome these changes for our university and community to enjoy.
The Pablo Center at the Confluence
The Pablo Center at the Confluence sits on the banks of the Chippewa River in the heart of downtown Eau Claire. This $51 million building is a state-of-the-art venue for visiting shows and provides new rehearsal, teaching, and performance space for students in the Music + Theatre Arts program at UW-Eau Claire. To see show schedules or to learn more about upcoming performances visit the Pablo Center site.
Sonnentag Event and Recreation Complex
The Sonnentag Event and Recreation Complex has a special place in the hearts of all members of the UW-Eau Claire community. Made possible by a generous gift of approximately $10 million in land and money from UW-Eau Claire alumni John and Carolyn Sonnentag, the project's partners are the Blugold Real Estate Foundation and Mayo Clinic Health System. It is set to have a major event center, UW-Eau Claire student recreation facility and Mayo Clinic Health System clinical location.