Click below to learn more about what to expect at the Viennese Ball!
Before you attend
What are your COVID- 19 Protocols?
Due to the March 12 campus mask mandate being lifted, neither masks, nor vaccination proof/negative test will be required for Viennese Ball on April 8th and 9th, 2022.
Click here to learn more about the mask protocol at UWEC.
What time does The Viennese Ball start and end?
Doors and Check in to the Viennese Ball start at 6:00 p.m. and the event ends at 1 a.m. both Friday and Saturday.
Complementary Coat Check is available.
Where is The Viennese Ball held?
What should I wear?
|Tuxedo/Dark Suit||Casual Wear|
|Dressy Evening Separates|
Where can I park?
Parking is free and readily available in non-metered lots. Patrons are encouraged to park in the Phillips, Hibbard, Water Street or Haas Fine Arts Lots and there is a shuttle from each of these lots to the entry of the Viennese Ball.
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 5:30 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 and will receive a wristband.
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?
Tickets are on sale now. Saturday, April 9 is SOLD OUT. Thank you!
$30* | Students (UWEC, CVTC, other university or high school with ID)
$55* | General public
* There is a $3 service fee on all ticket purchases
Can I leave The Viennese Ball and come back?
Yes. Patrons will receive a hand-stamp upon entry 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. The Community tab is the place to search and sell tickets.
If you were not able to purchase tickets for Saturday, we still have volunteer opportunities. A 4 hour shift will get you into the ball for FREE.
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 Viennese Ball?
Enjoy authentic Austrian specialties (Vienna Schnitzel and Austrian tafelspitz), sole almondine dinner, open face prime rib sandwich, Austrian stuffed collard greens, falafel kebeb, roasted root and Tempeh Philly and assorted samplers. Don’t miss our world famous tortes for dessert
Enjoy sparkling wine, Austrian beers and American-style bar service. 2022 Viennese Ball Drink Menu
NEW THIS YEAR!
Late Night Street Fair (10pm-1am)
Featuring Street Tacos, Elotes, Fried Cheese Platter, Flatbread Pizzas, Coney Style Hotdog, pulled pork sandwich, a 1/2 lb Flame Burger and other treats you love to eat after hours.
Viennese Beer Tour
The Viennese Beer Tour is your only chance to taste Austrian & German lagers - brewed by Eau Claire’s own breweries! These special, small-batch brews will allow you to taste-test different flavors made exclusively for the Viennese Ball.
Food and drink will be available for purchase throughout the Ball.
All food and drink purchases will be CASH ONLY! ATM's are available at the W.R Davies Center.
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 and will receive a wristband.
Support The Viennese Ball
How can I volunteer?
Check out our Volunteer page to learn more about opportunities.
We are also seeking UWEC faculty/staff to volunteer to pour beer for our NEW Viennese Beer Tour Friday and Saturday evening from 5pm-9pm and 9pm- 1:30am. If your are a UWEC faculty or staff member and are interested, please reach out to Volunteer Coordinator, Michael St. Ores at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I donate to The Viennese 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.