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UAC, a Student Senate Commission

The University Activities Commission (UAC) of the Student Senate is the campus-wide events programming board at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Student programmers select, promote and produce a wide variety of cultural, educational and entertainment programs for the university community.

An all-volunteer, award-winning commission of the Student Senate, the University Activities Commission receives part of the segregated student fee budget to support its activities, which means that UW-Eau Claire students may attend UAC programs at no charge or at significantly reduced cost.

Are you interested in joining UAC?

Membership in the University Activities Commission is open to all UW-Eau Claire students. Meet new people, make new friends, and gain valuable experience in the UAC. Committee meeting times and committee descriptions are posted on the individual committee Web pages listed in the sidebar.

See the different committees below for more information about areas you may be interested in.

To get involved, checkout our Blugold Connect+ page, stop in the Student Orgs Complex (Davies 220), come to a meeting, or e-mail UAC at!

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  • UAC Concerts Committee

    Be up close and personal in the music world, as a part of the committee that brings in the bands — from hot new regional bands to cutting-edge artists on tour. The committee is responsible for all larger concerts and The Cabin concerts.

    Committee members select and publicize upcoming shows. All members assist show time production — working as stage crew, loading bands in and out, handling crowd control and sales. Shows include alternative, rock, reggae, hip-hop, blues, jazz, country, funk and beyond — there's a show for everyone.

    The Cabin of Davies Center hosts free performances nearly every weekend, from open stage opportunities for campus and area talent to performances selected from talented UW-Eau Claire students, faculty/staff and community and nationally touring artists. All performances are completely produced and managed by student members of the UAC Cabin Committee.

    The Concerts Committee always welcomes new members. Contact one of the Concert Committee Chairs by emailing us at!

    Show Information:

    People of all ages are welcome at our shows. Open Stage sign-ups can be found on the UAC bulletin board just outside of The Cabin the Monday before the show. Soft drinks, beer, and specialty coffees and teas are sold at all Friday and Saturday evening programs. Proof of age is required for alcohol purchases.

    Featured Artists

    Two regional artists are selected every semester to perform in The Cabin. Past artists include Ella Jane, Carol Ades, Rafaella, and Jeremy Messersmith.
    See the Featured Artists page for the current lineup.

    Local Talent

    You'll hear some of Eau Claire and the surrounding area's finest musical talent almost every weekend at The Cabin.

    Open Mic Nights

    Sign up just outside of The Cabin (Davies Center) by 4p.m. on the Friday of the show. Signup will be posted the Monday before each Open Stage on the bulletin board outside of The Cabin. If you performed at the last Open Stage, please wait until the day of the event to sign up, to give new artists the chance to perform. To see when Open Mic Night will be please check UAC's Blugold Connect+ page or The Cabin Website.

    Tunes at Noon

    We are bringing back Tunes at Noon on Friday's in the Cabin. For almost every Friday at noon you can expect some local artists and or fellow students performing in the cabin while you grab your favorite cup of coffee. Be sure to stop in and listen to some sweet tunes. 


    The Cabin is proud to host the talented students of the improv troupe, The Backward Thinkers Society. They will be performing on select Thursday's throughout the academic year.

    Ben Ostertag
    Ben Ostertag | Concert Chair









    Ben Ostertag
    Senior, Marketing 
    Hometown: Burnsville, Minnesota






    UAC Festivals Committee

    We bring celebrations to campus! Join the UAC Festivals Committee and help to plan, organize and publicize the campus-wide festivals that bring people together. Make Homecoming, Winter Carnival and Springfest memorable events by planning new and engaging activities and improving on our traditions. Join us for the fun!


    Contact the chairs directly for more information!

    Gracie DeWan Headshot
    Gracie DeWan | Festivals Chair

    Gracie DeWan
    Junior, Elementary Education
    Hometown: Antigo, Wisconsin





    UAC Film Committee

    We only project the best, from classics and cult favorites to powerful documentaries and contemporary award winners. Every weekend we offer some of the world's best movies at no cost. Just present your Blugold Card or International Film Society membership at the door.

    Students are invited to join the committee to select, promote and usher the UW-Eau Claire campus film series, presented in partnership with the UW-Eau Claire International Film Society.


    Contact the Chair directly for information!

    Maya Frodl Headshot
    Maya Frodl | Films Chair

    Maya Frodl
    Senior, Biology Major
    Hometown: Racine, Wisconsin




    UAC Late-Night Activities Committee

    UAC Late-Night Committee creates late-night events for students all over campus and some events around the Eau Claire area as well. These events  are a great way to meet other students and to have a fun night!

    The committee is run by student who create, advertise, and host the fun events that YOU see on campus. It is a fun committee who are always looking for new members or input on events. Feel free to contact us with questions or interest. 


    Contact the Chairs directly for information!

    Headshot of Atalissa Wells
    Atalissa Wells | Late Night Chair


    Atalissa Wells
    Junior, Creative Writing Major
    Hometown: Milton, Wisconsin







    UAC Programming Director

    Committee meeting times and committee descriptions are posted within the Student Organizations and Leadership Center, Davies Center 220, and on the individual committee Web pages listed in the sidebar. To get involved, checkout our BluGold Connect+ page, stop in the UAC office in Davies 220, come to a meeting, or shoot us an email 

    Zach Jacobson
    Zach Jacobson | Program Director

    Zach Jacobson
    Junior, Social Studies Education
    Hometown: Eagan, Minnesota

    UAC Public Relations Committee

    Interested in getting experience with public relations and marketing events? Then we've got the committee for you! Committee members have the opportunity to collaborate with each other and the Public Relations Chair to market all UAC events on campus, social media, the university website, and within the community! The sky is the limit.


    Contact the Chairs directly for information!

    Emma Packard Headshot
    Emma Packard | Public Relations Chair

    Emma Packard
    Senior, Public Health
    Hometown: Antigo, Wisconsin


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