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University Welcome Center

New welcome center in design phase

The University Welcome Center will house UW-Eau Claire’s Admissions Office as well as the UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association and UW-Eau Claire Foundation operations. It will be located on Roosevelt Ave.

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 two-story, 16,267-square-foot University Welcome Center will be built on university land along Roosevelt Avenue on the sites of an existing visitor kiosk and three previously razed homes. Construction of the building is expected to begin in 2020.

Because the University Welcome Center will be privately funded and built on university land, planning and construction management for the project is being administered by the UW System. The UW System selected architectural/engineering firm Ayres Associates for the project through a competitive process. Ayres Associates is headquartered in Eau Claire.

The new building will be the main entry point for the more than 17,000 prospective students, parents and others who attend campus admissions visits each year, as well as for alumni returning to campus. Creating a “university front door” is included in the 2010-30 Campus Master Plan.

For more information about the University Welcome Center, contact Mike Rindo, assistant chancellor for facilities and university relations, at or 715-836-4742.