Click below to learn more about what to expect at the Viennese Ball!
Before you attend
What time does the Ball start and end?
The Viennese Ball opens at 6:30 p.m. and ends at 1 a.m. both Friday and Saturday.
What should I wear?
Dress code | White Tie with Decorations or Black Tie Optional
Patrons are requested to honor the dress code, including evening gowns, dressy evening separates, tuxedoes or dark suits.
Jeans and casual wear are not appropriate for the Viennese Ball, and you may be turned away.
Where can I park?
Parking is available free and readily available in non-metered lots. Patrons are encouraged to park in the Phillips, Hibbard, Water Street or Haas Fine Arts Lots.
Note: The Nursing Lot is reserved for Viennese Ball performers and Distinguished guests, and will not be open to general parking.
Do you have a parking shuttle?
Yes! Cody Limousines will provide continuous shuttle service from the Hibbard, Water Street and Haas Fine Arts Lots. Shuttles will begin at 6 p.m. and run until 2 a.m.
Should I bring my ID?
Patrons who wish to purchase alcohol must present a government-issued photo ID upon entrance to the Ball.
Do I need to bring my student ID?
Yes! UW System and Chippewa Valley Technical College students holding student-price tickets must present a valid University of Wisconsin System or Chippewa Valley Technical College student ID card upon entering the event.
High school students holding student-price tickets must be age 17 or older and present a valid state issued ID upon entering the event.
Is the Davies Center accessible?
UW-Eau Claire is committed to providing all guests with accessible facilities. The Davies Center is ADA accessible, including common spaces, meeting rooms and ballrooms. Passenger elevators are located on the east and west ends of the Davies Center, and wheelchairs are available upon request (quantity may be limited).
All-gender restrooms are available on each floor.
A dedicated lactation room is available as a separate suite in the third floor women’s restroom (room 326B) near the Ojibwe Grand Ballroom.
When do tickets go on sale?
How much are tickets?
$30 | Students (UWEC, CVTC, other university or high school with ID)
$50 | General public
$12 | Katerfrühstück (midnight tom-cat breakfast)
How many tickets can I buy?
A maximum of six (6) tickets may be purchased per order under the same name.
Can I leave the Ball and come back?
Yes. Patrons will be offered a hand-stamp should they wish to leave the building.
Can I resell my ticket or buy from someone else?
Since tickets may not be refunded or exchanged by the Service Center, please use our Viennese Ball Facebook page for personal ticket sales.
Can I get a refund if I can’t attend?
There are no refunds on tickets. All sales are final.
Food & Drink
Is there food & drink available at the Ball?
Yes! Food will be available for purchase throughout the Ball.
Enjoy authentic Austrian specialties (pork jagerschnitzel, roasted ham hock, elk pastrami on rye), salmon or haddock dinners, tofu or chicken tabbouleh shawarma, falafel pitas, soups, cheeses, sandwiches and brats. Desserts include our famous tortes, cheesecakes, flaming desserts, and cake (including gluten-free).
Still hungry? Our midnight Katerfrühstück - or tomcat breakfast - will prepare you for your journey home.
Enjoy sparkling wine, Austrian beers and American-style bar service.
Will I need my ID to purchase alcohol?
Patrons who wish to purchase alcohol must be 21+ and present a government-issued photo ID upon entrance to the Ball.
Support the Ball
How can I volunteer?
Check out our Volunteer page to learn more about opportunities.
Can I donate to the Ball?
Yes! Contributions to the Ada Bors Memorial Viennese Ball Endowment Fund have provided more than $1.5 million in music, service and international study awards for deserving UW-Eau Claire students. Your financial support ensures future students will have the resources they need to excel at UW-Eau Claire.
Donations to our Endowment Fund at the UW-Eau Claire Foundation are tax deductible.