Family Weekend 2017 Schedule

You must register and pick-up your Family Weekend Badge to attend these events.

Some events listed below are only open to “gold option” attendees.

Family Weekend 2017 PDF Schedule

 Time Event Location DETAILS
8:00 am-2:00 pm Panther Shop Open House Union First Floor Panther Families receive 10% off during the Family Weekend sale with their coupon.
9:00 am-11:00 am All About Milwaukee Coffee Chat Union Concourse Free coffee and tea to start your day, information about the Neighborhood Housing Office, the Center for International Education, the Career Planning and Resource Center, College of Nursing and Milwaukee Visitor information will be available. Open to both Gold and Black Family Weekend registrants.
9:00 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.
9:30 am-3:00 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-3:00 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.
9:30 am Panther Prowl 5K Run/Walk – Kids Dash UWM Campus Separate registration fee is required. Use code GOPROWL for a discount.
10:00 am Panther Prowl 5K Run/Walk UWM Campus Separate registration fee. Use code GOPROWL for a discount.
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, Hardwood Cafe, The Gouda Girls, Foxfire Food Truck, Cousins Subs, Nimble Coffee Bar, 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-3:00 pm Woven Images 2017 1925 E. Kenilworth Place The exhibition of selected woven pieces from the Woven Structure and Introduction to Fibers courses in the Department of Art and Design.
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.
11:00 am-5:00 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.
12:00 pm-10:00 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.
12:00pm -3:00pm Special Collections, Archives and American Geographical Society Library Open House UWM Libraries With 2017 marking the 50th anniversary of Milwaukee’s 200 consecutive nights of Fair Housing marches, the UWM Archives will highlight documents of the movement including the papers of James Groppi, Vel Phillips, and Lloyd Barbee.The internationally-renowned American Geographical Society Library will have a variety of cartographic treasures on display. Special Collections will offer a sampling of its vault, from early printed books to contemporary  artist’s books.

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2:00 pm

3:00 pm

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. You can preregister here.
11:45 am-6:00 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.
1:00pm-2:00pm 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.
1:00pm-4:00pm 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.
1:00pm-4:00pm 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.
1:00pm-2:00pm University Housing Financial Help Sandburg C160 Not sure how to read your balance or make a payment through your PAWS account?  Come to this session and our staff will show you how to navigate your customer account in PAWS.
4:00pm-5:00pm Trivia Union Fireside Lounge Play family trivia, relax in our Fireside Lounge and win some prizes!
5:00pm-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 – 7:00 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

7:00 pm Women’s Soccer vs. NKU Engelmann Field Discounted admission of $1 for all Family Weekend participants, just show your Admission Card at the box office. Free ticket available only to gold family weekend registrants. Please indicate your interest in this ticket on your registration form to have included in your registration.
7:30 pm ComedySportz Union Wisconsin Room Check out the longest running comedy show in Wisconsin. Munch on popcorn with a cash bar available. Included in Gold Family Weekend Registration. Extra tickets will be available on site at the registration desk. 
7:00 pm Family Movie Sandburg Hall Flicks Despicable Me 3
9:30 pm Family Movie Sandburg Hall Flicks Despicable Me 3