BACKGROUND AND HISTORY
UW-Eau Claire was founded in 1916 as the Eau Claire State Normal School, housed in a single building situated on 12 acres of land. The institution evolved into a State Teachers College in 1927, the Wisconsin State College at Eau Claire in 1951, Wisconsin State University-Eau Claire in 1964, and in 1971 became part of the new UW System.
UW-Eau Claire provides undergraduate programs in liberal arts and sciences, business, education, nursing, human sciences and services, and pre- professional programs and distinctive graduate programs serving regional needs.
The campus is divided into three physical precincts: the lower campus, which is south of the Chippewa River; a middle area, which is north of the river; and the upper campus, which is located on a bluff overlooking the river. A noncontiguous parcel one-half mile south of the campus contains athletic fields. UW-Eau Claire partners with the city of Eau Claire on the use of city-owned facilities for football, softball, baseball, and hockey, and with St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield for the delivery of nursing courses. In addition, the Children's Center is located in space at the former St. Bede's Priory, which the university leases from the UW-Eau Claire Foundation. The university also leases space from the Foundation for Continuing Education.
2019-21 Capital Budget Projects
|2019-21 ENUMERATION REQUESTS|
|Upper/Lower Campus Steam Utility Repl||$19,767,000||$11,663,000||$8,104,000||$0||$0||$0|
|Lower Campus Chiller/Cooling Tower Repl||$3,764,000||$2,785,000||$979,000||$0||$0||$0|
|Science/Health Science Building, Ph I||$109,000,000||$93,250,000||$0||$2,041,000||$13,709,000||$0|
|2019-21 PLANNING AND 2021-23 ADVANCE ENUMERATION REQUEST|
|Science Health Science Bldg, Ph II||$147,152,000||$136,905,000||$0||$0||$0||$10,247,000|