10 Ways to Make the Most of Your Segregated Fees

For those of you who don’t know, segregated fees are additional charges that get paid with your tuition each semester. These funds go to a wide variety of programs and facilities around campus that benefit everyone here at UW-Eau Claire. You can see exactly how segregated fees are allocated here.

So what does this mean for you?

As a student at UW-Eau Claire, you want to make sure you get the most out of your education. That includes taking advantage of the programs funded by your segregated fees!

But it’s not all about getting your money’s worth.

I can’t stress this enough. These aren’t just programs and facilities, but opportunities for personal growth, connecting with our campus and community, and having some good old-fashioned fun while you’re at it. So go out there and experience all that your segregated fees go toward!

The following opportunities are funded by student segregated fees:

1. Blugold Athletics

What better way to show your Blugold spirit than by going to an athletic event? Admission to home games for all sports is free with your Blugold ID!

2. Student Health Services

Student Health Services is an amazing resource for students on campus. Located in Crest on upper campus, SHS provides high-quality healthcare to students at an affordable price. Stop by or visit the SHS website to learn more about the wide variety of services they provide.

3. City-wide free busing

Not only can any UW-Eau Claire student ride the Route 9 buses — the ones that travel through the Randall Park neighborhood and to upper campus — for free with a Blugold ID, but you can also use your Blugold ID to ride any city bus for free! Check out the bus schedule and plan your next journey through town.

4. Intramural Sports

Grab some friends and join an intramural team. It doesn’t matter if you’re a rookie or a seasoned pro — playing on an intramural team is a great way to fit exercise into your day, meet new people, and have some fun while you’re at it! You can find the list of intramural teams at UW-Eau Claire here.

5. The Artists Series

Instead of having to travel around the globe to see world-renowned artists, all you have to do is walk across campus. You have the Artists Series to thank for that. The Artists Series has been providing quality artistic experiences to the campus community since the program’s creation in 1965. You can find more info on this semester’s visiting performers here.

Be sure to catch this Artists Series event on March 8!

6. Counseling Services

Let’s face it — college can be tough. If you ever feel like you need someone to talk to, make an appointment with Counseling Services on campus. You can make an appointment by calling them at (715) 836–5521 or stopping by their office at Old Library 2122.

7. The Flipside, Spectator, and NOTA

These student-run publications are the literary heart of the student body. Whether you’re looking for hard-hitting news, insightful student op-eds, or even some original poetry, you’re sure to find it on these pages. Better yet, get involved by writing your own work and submitting it for a chance to be published!

8. Women’s & LGBTQ Resource Center

The Women’s & LGBTQ Resource Center is committed to ensuring a safe space for all students, regardless of gender and/or sexual identity. Even if you don’t identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community, you can benefit from the resources, information, and programming provided by the center, like the Night OUT Film Series and the Fire Ball.

9. Theatre

The students in the UW-Eau Claire department of music and theatre arts put on some of the best shows in the Chippewa Valley. Be sure to check out their current musical, Cabaret!

10. The Forum Series

The Forum Series has brought visiting lecturers from around the world to UW-Eau Claire since 1942. Previous Forum lecturers include Michael Moore, Garrison Keillor, and even Martin Luther King, Jr. You can read more about this semester’s Forum lecturers here.

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