University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Alumni event list

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The Alumni Association is planning some wonderful events for Blugolds and friends. Join us, won't you? Check out the events in the list below or use the Event Calendar to view events by date or month.

Events, such as tours and cruises, will be handled by specialists we've selected to give you the best prices and options. For events that our office administers, you will be able to use our registration system to RSVP and pay.

See you soon!


 18th Annual Link Walker Golf Outing

July 13-14, 2018

19th Annual Link Walker Open and Social

SAVE THE DATE-Join the coaching staff for appetizers and beverages at the alumni social on Friday, July 13, from 7-9 pm in the Dakota Ballroom at the Davies Center, and will include a program overview from Head Coach Dan Larson, and Athletic Director Dan Schumacher. Blugold Football Golf Outing at Mill Run Golf Course, Eau Claire, Saturday, July 14, noon registration and hole assignments. More details and registration form here, questions contact Coach Dan Larson

July 23, 2018

2018 Blugold Beginnings Golf Outing Fundraiser

Dreaming big making it happen Blugold Beginnings at UW-Eau Claire. The purpose of this non-profit is to educate and inspire students, especially under-represented, low income and first generation students, to believe post-secondary education is important and possible for them. Middle, high school and college students participate and benefit from this program in the form of mentors, scholarships and specialized programs to support academics, enrollment and retention through college graduation. This program creates qualified, diverse college graduates who are diversifying our Eau Claire work force in all fields. Please join us for a day of golf at Eau Claire Golf & Country Club, 828 Clubview Ln, Altoona. Brochure and registration information here.

July 16-24, 2018

Breathtaking Bordeaux

Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Dordogne and Garonne rivers, which together have shaped the scenery and culture of the Bordeaux region of France.

In addition to the world-class wines made possible by Bordeaux’s perfect combination of climate and soil, the region has built a rich tapestry of culture and tradition from Gothic churches to opulent châteaus and medieval villages, all thanks to these magnificent waterways. Embark on an all-inclusive, credit-card free luxury river cruise aboard the state-of-the-art Scenic Diamond. With a meticulously planned itinerary, unique and unforgettable shore excursions, and all onboard drinks and dining included, there is no better way to experience the Bordeaux region and immerse yourself in the history and culture that lie inside.

Highlights:On this luxury cruise around the Bordeaux region, you’ll have the opportunity to not only taste some of the world’s greatest wines, but also explore the underground catacombs in Saint-Émilion, tour the Château de Roquetaillade in Cadillac, and much more in our unforgettable, all-inclusive Enrich experiences. GoNext Travel or 1-800-842-9023.

September 13-23, 2018

Autumn Inspiration of Canada and New England

Experience the explosive colors of autumn as you sail up North America’s immense and beautiful Atlantic coast. Embark on your luxury cruise aboard the Insignia in New York, the “City that Never Sleeps.” Your first stop is New England’s own European-style resort city, Newport. Take in America’s revolutionary history on Boston’s renowned Freedom Trail before docking in Bar Harbor, where you can immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring Acadia National Park. As you sail north into Canada, you’ll discover Saint John, a Victorian city with its own curious reversing river. Embrace British and Scottish traditions in Halifax before sailing across the magnificent Gulf of Lawrence to Sept-Îles, a port town fronted by a stunning seven-island archipelago. Flanked by emerald mountains and towering plateaus, Saguenay claims Canada’s only navigable fjord; while Québec City, the only walled city in North America, shows old-world European charm seeping into the heart of French Canada. You’ll disembark in Montréal, Canada’s second-most populous city, which blends North American charisma with European charm. View travel brochure. GoNext Travel or 1-800-842-9023.

September 9, 2018

Cape Cod & the Islands

For more information please view Cape Cod & the Islands trip brochure.Questions: contact Premier World Discovery, 1-877-953-8687.

Oct. 5-6, 2018

UW-Eau Claire Homecoming 2018


1917 class Schofield Hall

Oct. 5, 2018

UW-Eau Claire Golden Blugolds 50 year Celebration 2018

SAVE THE DATE! UW-Eau Claire Alumni who graduated in 1968 or earlier have earned the title of "Golden Blugold" and are invited to a special weekend on campus on Friday and Saturday, Oct 5-6, 2018.


If you have questions, please contact the alumni office by sending an e-mail message to or calling 715-836-3266.

Oct. 5, 2018

UW-Eau Claire Hall of Fame 2018

SAVE THE DATE! UW-Eau Claire Blugold Hall of Fame Class of 2018 will be inducted during homecoming weekend. The banquet will be held in W.R. Davies Center Dakota Ballroom and will begin with a social at 4:30 p.m., dinner at 5:30 p.m. and program following.


If you have questions, please contact the alumni office by sending an e-mail message to or calling 715-836-3266.

Oct. 6, 2018

UW-Eau Claire Athletics Football Reunion

SAVE THE DATE-1998 Football Team Reunion!

Oct. 13, 2018

UW-Eau Claire Athletics 1963-1964 Football Reunion

UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association and Blugold Athletics welcome the 1963-1964 football teams to campus for their 55th Reunion on Saturday, Oct. 13. Plan to attend the football game and dinner and reminisce and share stories with you team mates. Cost: $25 per person.


If you have questions, please contact the alumni office by sending an e-mail message to or calling 715-836-3266.

October 15-26, 2018

Pathways of the Peninsula

Greek mythology, Renaissance art, and ancient cities await you on this luxurious tour of the Italian Peninsula. Embark on the Marina in cosmopolitan Barcelona, Spain’s gem of art and architecture; and set off to Provençal France and the historic port city of Marseille. Monte Carlo has an area of less than one square mile, but packs plenty of excitement and history, from the famous Grand Corniche to the site of its namesake Grand Prix. View the great masterpieces of the Renaissance—Brunelleschi’s Duomo, the Baptistery of San Giovanni, Michelangelo’s David—in Florence, while even more remnants of Italy’s glorious past await you in Rome. Greek mythology comes to life in Sorrento, home of the Sirens, before you cruise the Mediterranean to the ancient city of Dubrovnik. Marvel at Slovenia’s largest cathedral in Koper before spending your final night among the mysterious and romantic canals of Venice. GoNext Travel or 1-800-842-9023. View travel brochure.

Oct. 25, 2018

WMEA 2018 state music conference reception

The UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association welcomes you to a reception at the Wisconsin Music Educators Association State conference, Thursday, Oct. 25, 5-7 p.m. in the Hall of Ideas, Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Dr., Madison, WI.


If you have questions, please contact the alumni office by sending an e-mail message to or calling 715-836-3266.

Dec. 21, 2018

Alumni Association board meeting

Members of the UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association board of directors will meet on campus on Friday, Dec. 21 at 2 p.m. in W.R. Davies Student Center. (See frequently asked questions about board membership, or complete the online board nomination form if you're interested in becoming a member.)

Dec. 22, 2018

Winter alumni awards presentation

The UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association will present awards to outstanding alumni during a ceremony and luncheon in conjunction with December commencement. Do you know an outstanding Blugold? Nominate them here.  


If you have questions, please contact the alumni office by sending an e-mail message to alumni@uwec.

April 7-15, 2019

Southern Granduer

Join us for a 7 night Mississippi river Cruise aboard the elegant American Queen from Memphis, TN to New Orleans, LA. Gain new insights and discover fascinating perspectives on the places you’ll explore from an engaging group of distinguished guest lecturers. The vast range of topics presented will enrich your travel experience and provide you with a deeper understanding of America’s rich history and cultural heritage. GoNext Travel or 1-877-333-0449. View travel brochure.

April 28-May 9, 2019

Gems of the Danube with Prague

At each port along your Danube River journey, there are a vast array of included activities and sightseeing experiences to choose from. Each guest can curate a unique experience suitable to personal taste and tempo. Delight and immerse yourself in the cultural and historical majesty of the Danube’s offerings. GoNext Travel or 1-866-655-9070. View travel brochure.

July 2-9, 2019

2019 Paris Choral Festival

The UW-Eau Claire Concert Choir had the honor of performing on the 50th (1994) and 60th (2004) anniversaries of D-Day in Europe. This opportunity to perform on the world stage will again be possible for alumni and friends of the Concert Choir in 2019. Choral alumni are invited to join the Eau Claire Master Singers in the formation of a UW-Eau Claire Alumni Choir that will participate in the Paris Choral Festival. Dr. Gary Schwartzhoff, UW-Eau Claire professor emeritus of music, will direct the choir and serve as artistic director for the festival, which will commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the liberation of France. Learn more about the festival as well as registration information. Registration and down payment are due by March 15, 2018. To register, follow the directions on the portal at Music Celebrations International as a member of the UW-Eau Claire Alumni Choir. See more information about the festival as well as registration information. Questions? Contact Dr. Schwartzhoff at for additional details. 

July 22-Aug. 4, 2019

Northern Frontiers

Travel to Skagen, where the Baltic and the North Sea meet; visit Haugesund, a cozy costal city set against the backdrop of lofty mountains; continue to the tiny village of Flåm known for the world’s second longest and deepest fjord; Hellesylt offers a brief yet peaceful respite; Geiranger burst with natural beauty; Ålesund exudes a colorful ambience; Bodø allures with the midnight sun; Harstad blends striking mountain vistas with rainbow-colored wooden houses and rich Norwegian culture; then sail to Bergen and take in the wharf’s wooden houses, sapphire waters, verdant hillsides. GoNext Travel or 1-800-842-9023. View travel brochure.

Aug. 22-Sept. 2, 2019

Mediterranean Pathways

Walk Sorrento’s seaside promenade; take in Taormina’s unrivaled views of Mount Etna, Corfu’s lush landscape, Gythion’s pastelcolored houses, and Mykonos’ iconic windmills; browse the colorful market of Kusadasi and explore the archaeological wonder of Ephesus; visit Dubrovnik’s charming sites; and discover Venice’s hidden piazzas and romantic trattorias. GoNext Travel or 1-800-842-9023. View travel brochure.

Sept. 10-27, 2019

North Atlantic Quest

Learn about Reykjavík’s maritime history, take in Ísafjörður’s rugged mountain peaks and Qaqortoq’s rustic feel, observe Paamiut’s wildlife and Nuuk’s celebration of cultures, see Sydney’s eighteenthcentury landmarks, experience big-city Halifax’s small-town feel, observe Saint John’s Reversing Falls, and revere Bar Harbor’s stunning vistas and Boston’s architectural grandeur. GoNext Travel or 1-800-842-9023. View travel brochure.

Oct. 11-12, 2019

UW-Eau Claire Homecoming 2019





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