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A celebration 100 years in the making

UW-Eau Claire turns 100 in 2016! The Centennial celebration officially will kick off during commencement ceremonies on May 21, 2016 — the university's 100th spring commencement.

Save these dates

Sept. 30, 2016:

Alumni Day
Featuring Centennial activities on campus planned just for Blugold alumni.

Oct. 1, 2016:

Homecoming Centennial Celebration
Alumni, current students, faculty and staff, and the community celebrating 100 years of Blugold excellence during Centennial-themed Homecoming festivities.

Oct. 8, 2016:

UW-Eau Claire Centennial Gala
Including a concert by student ensembles performing the world premiere of compositions commissioned especially for the university’s Centennial.

Oct. 19, 2016:

Old Main Day
Remembering the 1916 dedication of what was then the only building on the campus of the Eau Claire State Normal School. The building, known as Old Main for the institution’s first 44 years, was renamed Schofield Hall in 1960.

May 1-6, 2017:

Teacher Education Program Centennial Celebration
Celebrating 100 years of teacher education at UW-Eau Claire, providing skilled educators for our state, nation and the world.