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Flesch Family Welcome Center

New welcome center gives strong first impression

The Flesch Family Welcome Center opened in Summer 2021 and houses UW-Eau Claire’s Admissions Office as well as the UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association and UW-Eau Claire Foundation operations. It is located on Roosevelt Ave. across from Schneider and Phillips Halls.

The University Welcome Center will be the centerpiece of our efforts to substantially expand our student recruitment and alumni engagement activities.

Kimera Way UWEC Foundation President

The Flesch Family Welcome Center is the main entry point for the more-than 17,000 prospective students, parents and guests who typically visit campus during the year. It is also a space to welcome UW-Eau Claire alumni—more than 95,000 of whom live around the world—back to their alma mater.

This facility, privately funded by donations from our generous alumni and university supporters, is built on university land along Roosevelt Avenue. The planning and construction management for the project was administered by the UW System Administration. The UW System selected architectural/engineering firm Ayres Associates for the project through a competitive process. Ayres Associates is headquartered in Eau Claire.

The center name honors Tom and Jeannie Flesch, UW-Eau Claire alumni who made a lead gift to the UW-Eau Claire Foundation in support of the project. Tom Flesch is a 1974 UW-Eau Claire business administration and economics graduate, and Jeannie Flesch graduated in 1973 with a degree in business education.

Time-lapse of Welcome Center

The latest on the Flesch Family Welcome Center

Flesch Family Welcome Center

Roll out the welcome mat to the Flesch Family Welcome Center

The $5.5M Welcome Center now houses the university’s Admissions, Foundation and Alumni Association offices.

See a sneak peek
UW-Eau Claire University Welcome Center

Construction begins on Flesch Family Welcome Center at UW-Eau Claire

The need for a new welcome center was identified in the 2010-30 Campus Master Plan.

Read more about the progress
Visitor and Admissions Center rendering

Board of Regent approvals

On June 8, the UW System Board of Regents authorized UW-Eau Claire to take next steps on a new construction project and approved a new name for UW-Barron County.

Learn about the approval