COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund for Blugolds

$44,975 given by 294 members of the Blugold community to support students and programs affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

Celebrating Blugold Friday in a New Way!

March 27, 2020

Fridays at UW-Eau Claire are known as “Blugold Fridays.” While this usually means that students, staff, and faculty don their blue and gold gear and hope to come across Blu, the campus’ mascot, Blugold Friday takes on a new meaning when we are able to celebrate the kindness and generosity of all who have supported the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund for our students.


As of the morning of March 27, 271 members of the Blugold community have donated $40,750 to support students affected by COVID-19. We have so much Blugold gratitude for all who have stepped forward to support students who need assistance now more than ever before.


As you can imagine there are thousands of students affected in different ways by the pandemic. The Dean of Students Office has established a process for students seeking temporary, short-term, and financial assistance, and students can fill out the form to describe their needs and request assistance here.


Now more than ever, Blugolds fly together!

WOW--One weekend and $30,000 in!

March 23, 2020

WOW! We asked, and YOU answered.


In just a weekend, you helped us raise over $30,000 to support the students who are most impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Your gifts will make an impact on the students who are no longer able to work and need financial support NOW to buy their groceries for the next few weeks. Your gifts will bolster students who had their study abroad experiences drawn to a halt as they were asked to return to the U.S. Your gifts will support students who are worried about paying their rent for the next few months because their families are facing unexpected financial hardships.


We continue to seek your support for the students most directly impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Please help us even further by sharing this page with Blugolds who may not have seen it yet, or with your friends and family who know about the transformative experience that UW-Eau Claire provides to its students.


THANK YOU for all the ways that you are bringing our UW-Eau Claire students through the pandemic and helping them to come out stronger on the other side.


Blugolds fly together, and we are so grateful for your support.