Family Weekend 2017 Schedule

 Time Event Location DETAILS
8 am-4 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 and Family Weekend badges
9:30 am Panther Prowl 5K Run/Walk – Kids Dash UWM Campus Separate registration fee
9 am-11 am All About Milwaukee Coffee Chat Union Free coffee to start your day, information about the Neighborhood Housing Office and Milwaukee Visitor information will be available.  A representative from the Veterans Upward Bound program will also be on hand.
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 free earbuds and pop-sockets to all the potential #FutureUWMPanthers visiting this weekend. Head over to Vogel Hall to grab your Panther gear!
 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.
10 am – 11 am Career Planning and Resource Center Walk-in Hour Union Come visit knowledgeable staff from the Career Planning and Resource Center to discuss undecided majors, internships, career fairs and other career services questions.
10 am Panther Prowl 5K Run/Walk UWM Campus Separate registration fee
10:30 am-1:30 pm Food Truck Festival UWM Campus Hartford Avenue Enjoy lunch from various food trucks – costs vary by truck and offerings. Featuring Meat on the Street, YellowBellies, Gouda Girls, Hardwood Cafe, Press Handcrafted Waffles and Sweet Perfections Bake Shoppe and live music.
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.
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.
11:00 am-1:00 pm College of Engineering & Applied Science Open House Lobby of the EMS building
  • Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Making! This is NOT for the faint of heart! Can you get a sample? Absolutely! We’ll be making it every 15-20 minutes while supplies last. Watch for the whoosh!
  • Digi-Comp II: A mechanical computer that works just like the central part of real computer processors, but is powered by marbles!
  • Help Make a Solar-Powered Lamp: You make ’em and we’ll send ’em to people living with no electrical grid service in Guatemala. Have some fun AND help someone out in a big way.
  • College of Engineering & Applied Science Alumni Chapter: Say hi 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!
11:00 am-1:00 pm Center for International Education Open House Garland 138 CIE staff and students will provide information about the work we do globally, locally, and across the UWM campus. Stop by to participate in some great multi-cultural, family-friendly activities and learn about UWM’s contributions to the world.
11:00 am-1:00 pm UREC Open House Klotsche Center/Pavilion Stop by and see everything UREC has to offer from Intramural Sand Volleyball and Club Soccer to Zumba or Stand up Paddle Board Yoga. We truly have something for everyone. Meet at the information table located just inside the main entrance to the Pavilion and we can give you a guided tour of the facility and answer all of your UREC questions.
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.
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 PAID 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.
12 pm-5 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!


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.

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.
1 pm-3 pm Preserving Digital Memories Workshop UWM Archives, Golda Meir Library W250

Join University Records Archivist Brad Houston in the Archives (Golda Meir Library W250) at 1:00 on Saturday, October 8 for a live demonstration of tools and processes for digitizing your analog photos and papers and helping your digital photos, videos, and documents, from UWM or otherwise, stand the test of time. During and after the demonstration (until 2:00), Brad will help alumni, students, and staff through a sample digitization of one of their own photos or documents using the free tool XnView MP. Make your digital memories last!  

For reasons of time and storage space, please bring no more than one photo or document for digitizing. Bring a USB drive or an email address if you want to take your new digital material home with you.

1 pm-3 pm Panther Basketball Fandemonium Klotsche Center Arena Check out the 2016-17 Panther Basketball teams during an open house event at the Klotsche Center. Fans can meet the players and coaches and win great prizes at this FREE event.
1 pm – 6 pm Planetarium Show Planetarium Be dazzled by the beauty of the northern lights during a 40-min live program at the UWM Planetarium.  Enjoy colorful footage for all around the world; learn when and where you can see northern lights. Take in aurora from the space station! In addition, get ready for cool crisp evenings and identify fall constellations such as Pegasus and the princess Andromeda. The spectacular UWM Planetarium features a program – available only to PAID Family Weekend registrants. You will be assigned a time.
3 pm Club Football vs. Oakland University Grizzlies Shorewood High School

Admission is free for all Students, Parents and Alumni. Come out and support your Milwaukee Sport Clubs!

Location: Shorewood High School Stadium, 1701 E. Capitol Dr. Milwaukee, WI 53211
Time: Kickoff is at 3:00 PM (Gates open at 2:30 PM)

Parking: Street parking is available on the west side of the stadium or in the parking lot on the east side of the stadium off of Capitol Dr.

3 pm Zootopia Union Cinema A family-friendly film cosponsored by the Women’s Resource Center, Children’s Learning Center, Life Impact Program and the Union Cinema.
4 pm Trivia Time Union Fireside Lounge Join fellow families and students in a trivia contest and win great prizes. FREE to all Family Weekend participants.  Hosted by University Housing.
5:30 pm Family Dinner Union Ballroom Late-day activities continue with a Family Dinner. All paid registrants are invited.  You can arrive anytime between 5:30 and 6:30 pm to be seated.
7 pm Women’s Soccer vs. Oakland Engelmann Field Discounted admission for all Family Weekend participants. Free ticket for PAID Family Weekend attendees who indicated interest.
7:30 pm ComedySportz Union Wisconsin Room Check out the longest running comedy show in Wisconsin. All paid registrants are invited.
7 pm Family Movie Sandburg Hall Flicks The Secret Life of Pets
9:30 pm Family Movie Sandburg Hall Flicks The Secret Life of Pets