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Some key things to know

Our campus is located along the winding Red Cedar River on approximately 110 acres of partially wooded land. Six buildings comprise the campus including a gymnasium and Fine Arts Building. All buildings are handicapped accessible.

The campus

In fall 2006, the extensive $6.4 million expansion and renovation project was completed. The new construction updated and connected Meggers Hall with Ritzinger Hall. Expanded and renovated facilities include state-of-the-art science labs, high-tech classrooms, and comfortable student activity space. Apartment-style student housing is available within walking distance from campus.

Other educational and recreational facilities include an observatory, Japanese Garden, three-hole golf course, baseball diamonds, soccer fields, eighteen hole disc golf course, a prairie restoration and wildlife habitat study area, and the Cedar Side Trail for walking and biking.

The community

Located an easy one-hour drive from Eau Claire, the college is located in the thriving city of Rice Lake. This community of approximately 10,000 people boasts of its indoor hockey, curling and swimming facilities, enclosed shopping mall, national retail stores, and downtown business area.

The Blue Hills recreation area, just east of Rice Lake, is an excellent location for hiking, mountain biking, fishing, snowmobiling and downhill and cross-country skiing. To find out more about our community, visit Rice Lake Online.

Visit campus

UW-Eau Claire – Barron County invites prospective students and their parents to visit the campus. Special Discover UW-Eau Claire — Barron County events and Start Ahead/Start Here open houses are held throughout the year. Discover UW-Eau Claire – Barron County events are for high school students and their parents while the Start Ahead/Start Here event focuses on returning adult students and the options available to those who want to earn a degree without leaving the area.

Individual visits and campus tours are also encouraged and can be arranged through the Student Affairs Office.

Student holding pennant during visit on UWEC–BC campus in Rice Lake

Visit UW-Eau Claire – Barron County

Touring a college is the best way to see if a university is the right fit for you. During all visits you can expect to meet with an admissions counselor and receive a campus tour.

Visit campus
Student drawing in art course


UW-Eau Claire – Barron County has classes and degree paths to help you discover your passions and meet your career goals.

Line of students at Solution Center desk, Rice Lake campus

Solution Center

The Solution Center is your go-to place at UW-Eau Claire – Barron County to get the information you need about the business of being a student.

Solution Center
Students in commons at UW-BC

Learning Center + Learning Tools

The Learning Center, located in the library next to the computer lab, offers free tutoring in a variety of subjects on a drop-in basis.

Academic support
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