Family Weekend 2017 Schedule

 Time Event Location DETAILS
8 am-2 pm Panther Shop Open House Union First Floor Panther Families receive 10% off during the Family Weekend sale with their coupon.
9 am-3 pm Check In Union Concourse Information Desk Check-in for the day to receive your welcome bag, swag item and Family Weekend badges. Badges are needed for entry to all events.
9:30 am Panther Prowl 5K Run/Walk – Kids Dash UWM Campus Separate registration fee is required. Use code GOPROWL for a discount.
9 am-11 am All About Milwaukee Coffee Chat Union Concourse Free coffee and tea to start your day, information about the Neighborhood Housing Office and Milwaukee Visitor information will be available. Open to both Gold and Black Family Weekend registrants.
9 am-3:30 pm Free Gear for Panther Siblings Visitor Center Vogel Hall The Office of Undergraduate Admissions would like to invite all Panther Family siblings, grades 9th – 12th, to swing by the Visitor Center (Vogel Hall) anytime between 9 am and 3:30 pm to get some free UWM items. We will be handing out swag to all the potential #FutureUWMPanthers visiting this weekend. Head over to Vogel Hall to grab your Panther gear! Open to both Gold and Black Family Weekend registrants.
 9 am -3 pm Campus Scavenger Hunt UWM Campus Win prizes by discovering things throughout the UWM campus and Milwaukee – FREE to all attendees. Pick up scavenger hunt directions in the Union Concourse at the Information Desk. Open to both Gold and Black Family Weekend registrants.
10 am Panther Prowl 5K Run/Walk UWM Campus Separate registration fee
10:30 am-1:00 pm Food Truck Festival UWM Campus Hartford Avenue Enjoy lunch from various food trucks – costs vary by truck and offerings. Meat on the Street, The Gouda Girls, Foxfire Food Truck, Cousins Subs and others will be on hand. Live music will be provided by The Anytime Leslie’s. Open to both Gold and Black Family Weekend registrants.
11:00 am-12:00 pm From Milwaukee to the World: Internationalizing Your Experience at UWM Union 240 Studying abroad and the Global Studies degree program are academic and personal investments in any student’s future! They can offer students a deeper understanding of the world outside the United States, help boost employability, and can enhance the value of a college degree. Learn how to take advantage of all of the exciting and affordable international opportunities UWM.  Study abroad offers programs during the summer, UWinteriM, semester or academic year! Students from all majors can benefit from this invaluable opportunity. Open to both Gold and Black Family Weekend registrants.
11:00 am-12:00 pm College of Nursing Open House Cunningham G40 Classroom and 3rd Floor Simulation Labs Parents, alumni, students and friends of nursing are welcome to tour UWM College of Nursing’s G40 classroom and 3rd floor Nursing Learning Resource Center (simulation labs) after the Panther Prowl. Open to both Gold and Black Family Weekend registrants.
11:00 am-1:00 pm College of Engineering & Applied Science Open House Lobby of the EMS building Open to both Gold and Black Family Weekend registrants.

  • Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Making! This is NOT for the faint of heart! Can you taste a sample? Absolutely! We’ll be making it every 15-20 minutes while supplies last. Watch for the whoosh!
  • Say Wow! and Meet a NAO Robot. You’ll be charmed by all of the impressive things this humanoid robot can do.
  • Biomedical Engineering Society: Meet our newest student organization and learn more about our newest undergraduate major.
  • Make-and-Take Circuits. Try your hand at an engineering project and witness the solar rechargers our EnQuest team created for those without electrical grid service in Guatemala.
  • Digi-Comp II: A mechanical computer that works just like the central part of real computer processors, but is powered by marbles!
  • Meet Our Alumni Chapter: Say hi to a great group and grab some great swag!
11:00 am-1:00 pm Arts Center Gallery Arts Building, 2nd Floor Join us for Continuum, an exhibition showcasing works by Peck School of the Arts’ esteemed alumni! Open to both Gold and Black Family Weekend registrants.
11:00 am-5:00 pm Studio Arts and Craft Centre Project of the Week Union EG30 Bring your family to the Craft Centre! While your loved ones visit for Family Weekend, make sure to stop in to the SACC to make our Projects of the Week: emoji magnets and painted garden stones. Open to both Gold and Black Family Weekend registrants.
11 am – 5 pm Milwaukee Family Photo Tour Union 75 minute-long tour departs from UWM Union Concourse (arrive 5 minutes prior to departure time) – AVAILABLE ONLY TO GOLD FAMILY WEEKEND REGISTRANTS. You will be assigned a time.
12 pm-10 pm All U Can Rec Union Recreation Center All of the bowling, billiards and table tennis you can handle is included with a FREE Family Weekend registration. Regular bowling is 12 pm – 8 pm and Cosmic Bowling is from 8 pm – 10 pm. Activities are available first come, first served. Open to both Gold and Black Family Weekend registrants.
12 pm-3 pm UWM Libraries Open House – Four Collections Featured Golda Meir Library

The UWM Libraries will host an Open House in four main collections.

The internationally-renowned American Geographical Society Library, Special Collections, UWM Archives and the Music Library and Curriculum Collection will welcome visitors from noon to 3 p.m. The heads of each department will be on hand to show off highlights and answer your questions. The Daniel M. Soref Learning Commons on the first floor of the library will also be open for self-guided tours.

The Daniel M. Soref Learning Commons, completed in 2009, transformed the first floor west wing of the UWM Golda Meir Library into a beautiful, modern, and technology-rich space, with comfortable seating, a variety of group study areas, and a café, making the Library truly the intellectual crossroads of the campus.

What you will find at the Open House:

Daniel M. Soref Learning Commons

This ­­­­­­32,500 square foot renovation was designed by the local award-winning architecture firm of Kubala Washatko, and has served as a model to numerous other academic libraries in the region.

American Geographical Society Library

The AGSL is one of the premier collections of its kind in North America, with over 1.3 million items supporting instruction, research and outreach at UWM and around the world. Founded in the 1850s, the collection contains maps, atlases, books, periodicals, photos and geospatial data. The collections are worldwide in coverage and contain rare items such as the 1452 Venetian manuscript map of the world and our collection of extraordinary 19th century photos of the American West and Polar regions.

Special Collections

Special Collections holds many rare, significant, and unusual printed materials. A sampling of just a few include the extremely rare second printing of Moby Dick (1855; only 70 exist) and a printing of James Joyce’s Ulysses with original prints by Henri Matisse signed by both author and artist. The collection is also contains over 2,000 delightful and ingenious handmade artists books … and so much more!

Archives

Visit the UWM Archives for an open house featuring the history of UWM and the Milwaukee region. Peruse yearbooks, student newspapers, and photographs for a glimpse into student life from decades past. Explore unique collections that tell the story of Milwaukee from the 1800s to the present. Curious about preserving your own photographs and memorabilia? Our university archivist will showcase tools and tips for digitizing and preserving your memories from UWM.

Music Library and Curriculum Collection

The largest collection of music materials in Southeastern Wisconsin includes all types of music from classical to world, jazz to hip hop. The diverse formats, from printed scores & books to streaming audio and video, allow students from all over campus to incorporate music into their class assignments as well as just listening/watching for fun. The Curriculum Collection includes children’s and young adult fiction and non-fiction, PK-12 textbooks, reference materials, and a collection of historical materials.

Open to both Gold and Black Family Weekend registrants.

12 pm-5 pm 13th Annual Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowships for Individual Artists Exhibition INOVA – 2155 N. Prospect The 14th Annual Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowships for Individual Artists Exhibition. Free admission. Open to both Gold and Black Family Weekend registrants.

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Milwaukee Bike Tours Outdoor Pursuits (131A Klotsche)

Join Outdoor Pursuits for a free bike ride along the lakeshore and throughout the neighborhood that surrounds UW-Milwaukee. Along the way, we will point out some amazing places to visit in Milwaukee and other useful resources in the city that students can take advantage of during their time at UWM. The bike ride will require a moderate level of physical activity and will mostly follow paved trails around campus. Each ride will depart from Outdoor Pursuits, located at 131A Klotsche, and will last for the duration of one hour. We will provide the bikes and helmets, but space is limited on each ride. Please arrive ten minutes prior to trip departure in order to get ready for the ride and to reserve your spot on the ride of your choice.

Open to both Gold and Black Family Weekend registrants.

11:45 am – 6 pm Planetarium Show Planetarium Be dazzled by the beauty of “Life of a Star” during a 40-min live program at the UWM Planetarium which also talks about black holes.  The spectacular UWM Planetarium features a program – AVAILABLE ONLY TO GOLD FAMILY WEEKEND REGISTRANTS. You will be assigned a time.
1-2pm Open Soccer Engelmann Gym UREC invites you to break up your day with a game of Bags or Spikeball outside, or come kick, dribble or bump a ball around in the gym. No experience necessary. Play for as long as you’d like. Anyone participating in activities inside the Klotsche Center/Pavilion will be required to sign a waiver. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian. Open to both Gold and Black Family Weekend registrants.
1-4pm Yard games West Lawn near the Klotsche Center UREC invites you to break up your day with a game of Bags or Spikeball outside, or come kick, dribble or bump a ball around in the gym. No experience necessary. Play for as long as you’d like. Anyone participating in activities inside the Klotsche Center/Pavilion will be required to sign a waiver. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian. Open to both Gold and Black Family Weekend registrants.
1-4pm Open basketball & volleyball Klotsche Center UREC invites you to break up your day with a game of Bags or Spikeball outside, or come kick, dribble or bump a ball around in the gym. No experience necessary. Play for as long as you’d like. Anyone participating in activities inside the Klotsche Center/Pavilion will be required to sign a waiver. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian. Open to both Gold and Black Family Weekend registrants.
4-5pm  Trivia Union Fireside Lounge Play family trivia and relax
5-6:45pm 10 Things I Hate About You Union Cinema Join us for Family Weekend as we laugh our way through cult classic 10 Things I Hate About You. Starring Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as three teenagers in the midst of high-school romantic drama, 10 Things I Hate About You is “as satirical as it is romantic, this is one teen film that is wise enough to span generations in its appeal.” – Los Angeles Times
5:30 pm Family Dinner Union Ballroom

Late-day activities continue with a Family Dinner. You can arrive anytime between 5:30 and 6:30 pm to be seated. AVAILABLE ONLY TO GOLD FAMILY WEEKEND REGISTRANTS

Appetizers: Italian Salad: garden Salad tossed in GF Italian Dressing, Caprese Platter, Warm Garlic Breadsticks

Entrée Choices:

  • Chicken Parmesan, Lemon Caper Roasted Fingerlings and Grilled Broccoli
  • Pumpkin Risotto (V, VV, GF), Asparagus, Peas, Pepita Seeds, Baby Greens
  • Mozzarella Stuffed Meatball, Rigatoni Pasta, Sun Dried Tomato and Vegetable Ragu, Shaved Parmesan

Desserts: Tiramisu, Available upon request (GF/VV) Lemon Sorbet

Beverages: Lemonade, Summer Lemon Rishi Iced Tea and water. Cash bar available.

Takeaway gift: Wrapped Panther Paw Cookies

7 pm Women’s Soccer vs. NKU Engelmann Field Discounted admission for all Family Weekend participants. FREE TICKET AVAILABLE ONLY TO GOLD FAMILY WEEKEND REGISTRANTS. Please indicate your interest in this ticket on your registration form
7:30 pm ComedySportz Union Wisconsin Room Check out the longest running comedy show in Wisconsin. Cash bar available. AVAILABLE ONLY TO GOLD FAMILY WEEKEND REGISTRANTS. Extra tickets will be available on site at the registration desk. 
7 pm Family Movie Sandburg Hall Flicks Despicable Me 3
9:30 pm Family Movie Sandburg Hall Flicks Despicable Me 3