The Blugold Card Account is an optional debit card account that is more convenient and safer than cash. You may also use your Blugold Account to pay for recreational activities and printing services.
Anyone with a Blugold card may open Blugold account with a deposit of $5 or more. You or anyone you designate may deposit funds online using Discover, Mastercard or Visa. Your UWECBC account remains open for as long as you are actively enrolled or employed at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire – Barron County. Cash withdrawals may not be made from Blugold accounts. Deposited funds cannot be used to pay tuition.
Getting your Blugold Card
UW-Eau Claire—Barron County undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty and staff members receive a university identification card as a privilege of their affiliation with the university. There is no charge for the first Blugold Card. Blugold Cards are obtained at the HelpDesk in M154 located in Commons (next to Solution Center).
Access your Blugold ID from anywhere!
With the Blugold Mobile ID Card, Blugolds can complete any action that would have previously required a physical ID card — both on and off campus — with just their iPhone, Apple Watch, Samsung Galaxy, or other eligible Android phones.
To set up your Blugold Mobile ID Card, you must download the eAccounts app, authenticate with your university credentials and then add your Blugold card to Apple Wallet, Google Wallet, or Samsung Wallet.
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Lost, stolen or damaged UWECBC Cards
If you misplace your Blugold ID Card, contact the Help Desk or use your online account access to suspend activity on your accounts until you are able to find it. The university is not responsible for misuse of your ID from the time it is lost to the time it is reported missing. When you locate your card you may reinstate activity on your accounts at no charge by visiting the Help Desk.
If you are sure that your card is lost or has been stolen, contact the Help Desk once or use your online account access to lock your accounts until a new card is issued to you. The university is not responsible for misuse of your ID from the time it is lost to the time it is reported lost or stolen.
Blugold ID Cards that are damaged beyond normal wear must be replaced at the cardholder's expense.
Blugold ID Card Services will charge $15 for the replacement of a Blugold ID Card. Photo identification is required. Once a Blugold ID Card is replaced, any previous cards will be obsolete and should be returned to the Help Desk.
The fine print
The Blugold Card is the official photo identification card of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire—Barron County. The card is the property of UW-Eau Claire. Its use is governed by all university regulations and is non-transferable.
The Eau Claire—Barron County must be returned to the university if requested.
Anyone requesting a University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire—Barron County ID card must provide picture identification (government-issued ID or passport) at the time the ID is made. Eau Claire—Barron County Cards are used as picture identification. To provide an accurate picture, hair color, hairstyle and eye color must be visible. For this reason cardholders are not permitted to wear hats, bandanas covering more than half of their hair, or sunglasses in their picture.
Video images are considered "personally identifiable information" protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. Video images produced for the Eau Claire—Barron County Card will only be used to create the Blugold Card and for identification purposes within the University.
Initial ID cards for those associated with Eau Claire—Barron County (faculty/staff and students) are issued at no charge. Replacing a lost, stolen or damaged ID card costs the cardholder $15.
Readmitted students who no longer have their original UW-Eau Claire ID card must purchase a replacement. The only exception is made in the case of a student not enrolled in classes for the past five academic years; this student will be issued a new ID card at no charge.
Faculty/staff members who take classes at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will use their faculty/staff ID cards, because student segregated fees are waived for faculty/staff.
Employees who leave UW-Eau Claire must turn in their ID cards to the Help Desk before leaving the university. Emeriti and retirees may retain their ID cards and access to privileges.