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Centennial Hall


Centennial Hall: Continued excellence in teaching and learning

After a nearly two-year period of construction, UW-Eau Claire's first new academic building in more than three decades opened to welcome the start of the 2014 spring semester. The approximately 182,000-square-foot building houses the university's College of Education and Human Sciences administrative units; significant new classroom space for use by the entire campus; the departments of education studies, special education, English and languages; and select student support services.

Latest technology supports active learning

Many of the classrooms in Centennial Hall are equipped with Smart Boards and flat screens and have technology to support iPads and other electronic devices to provide students with the best possible experiences and education. The building also features collaborative learning spaces, several group work rooms with computer hookups and a cyber café. The building's three active learning classrooms have flat panels, interactive whiteboards and semicircular desk units where students can work on projects together.

Support learning spaces through UW-Eau Claire Foundation naming opportunities


Centennial Hall serves as a source of pride for the entire campus community. You have the ability to join in in that pride by taking advantage of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation naming opportunities available for spaces in Centennial Hall and across the entire UW-Eau Claire campus. Your gift provides permanent and significant resources to the university that will benefit generations of Blugolds.

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Centennial Sculpture

'Starlight Heritage'

A student-created sculpture titled "Starlight Heritage" installed in Centennial Hall celebrates the long history, the present-day and the future of teacher education at UW-Eau Claire.

The sculpture measures about 12 feet by 12 feet and weighs approximately 600 pounds, and is mounted 18 feet off the floor. The glass globes represent the stars in the night sky over the UW-Eau Claire campus as they were 100 years ago, as they are in the present-day and as they will be 100 years from now. The globes representing each time period have a unique color.

Art students Catelyn Mailloux and Pheng Vang, along with their mentor, Dan Ingersoll of the art & design department, created the sculpture, which is installed in the third floor Lantern area of Centennial Hall.