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University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire

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The University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire (also known as UW–Eau Claire, UWEC or simply Eau Claire) is a public liberal arts university located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States. Part of the University of Wisconsin System, it offers bachelor's and master's degrees and is categorized as a postbaccalaureate comprehensive institution in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. UW-Eau Claire had an annual budget of approximately 230 million dollars in the 2015-15 academic year.

The campus consists of 28 major buildings spanning 333 acres (135 ha). An additional 168 acres of forested land is used for environmental research. UWEC is situated on the Chippewa River in the Chippewa Valley.

The university is affiliated with the NCAA's Division III and the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC). The student body's mascot is Blu the Blugold.