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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates

UW-Eau Claire’s Response to COVID-19

We are in close contact with the Eau Claire City-County Health Department, Barron County Health Department and other local entities regarding preparedness and response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. Our goal is to assure that all our students, faculty and staff remain safe and healthy and that we continue to provide the high-quality education that defines UW-Eau Claire.

Classes to be taught online for remainder of semester

All campus-based, in-person classes at UW-Eau Claire will be offered entirely online starting April 6. Spring break has been extended and will run from March 23 to April 3.

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If you can’t find what you need on this webpage, please email or call 715-836-4636.

Top updates


UW-Eau Claire supports Governor's 'Safer at Home' order

Governor Tony Evers announced a “Safer at Home” directive for the entire state. Chancellor Schmidt is directing all but a core group of employees in essential, on-campus service areas to work from home, until further notice.

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Stowe Gateway

March 20 Update: All classes to be taught online for remainder of semester

Chancellor Schmidt announces all classes will be taught online for the remainder of the semester. Chancellor Schmidt also said the university is looking to transition all summer courses to online format in the spirit of continued caution.

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Information & resources

Stop the Spread: Viruses don’t discriminate

Stop the Spread poster

We want to remind campus that while some around the world have attached racist tropes to COVID-19, science proves that viruses don’t discriminate. The Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Equity in Student Matters Commission created a downloadable flyer with helpful tips on how to stop the spread of the virus. If you are the target of bias incident, please submit a BIRT report at the link below.

As always, our priority is your safety and we want to help you navigate through this difficult time.

More information for:

Current students

We're here to support you as you navigate your new norms and being a Blugold in a virtual world.

View resources for current students

Faculty and staff

Find answers to common questions regarding purchasing processes and procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic.

View COVID-19 purchasing FAQs

Admitted students and families

All campus visits and admissions programming are canceled until further notice. However, we assure you that attending any of these events are not mandatory for your enrollment at UW-Eau Claire. We still plan to see you in the fall!

In the meantime, we encourage you to complete a few of your next steps (Transfer students, click here) and connect with Admissions on Facebook or your future classmates on the UW-Eau Claire Class of 2024 Facebook group.

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Prospective students and families

All campus visits and admissions programming are canceled until further notice. We look forward to seeing you on campus in the near future. In the meantime, we are here to respond to your calls and emails and invite you to take our virtual campus tour!

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UW-Eau Claire COVID-19 news archive 

March 20 Update: Study abroad student tests positive for COVID-19
March 15: Chancellor updates Blugolds on steps being taken to address COVID-19
March 15 update: Changes to campus staffing for COVID-19
March 13: Chancellor assembles COVID-19 work groups
March 13: Student leaders take active role in decision to suspend in-person classes
March 13: Campus event cancellations related to COVID-19
March 12 Chancellor Schmidt press conference
March 12 COVID-19 Update
March 12 Chancellor video message
March 12 COVID-19 information forum: Livestream recording
March 11 evening update: COVID-19 information session set for March 12
March 11 update: Campus team considering options, monitoring recommendations
March 5 update: Campus team working closely with Eau Claire City-County Health Department
March 2 Update: Impact of coronavirus on study abroad
Feb. 28 Update: Impact of coronavirus on study abroad
Feb. 13 update: Campus travel update related to COVID-19 (new coronavirus) outbreak

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