Homecoming 2017 will be filled with Panther spirit and tons of Black & Gold campus pride!

This fall, Homecoming coincides with Family Weekend and the Panther Prowl 5K Run/Walk. Enjoy a special Panther celebration on Saturday October 7 after the Prowl. The day will include a food truck festival, family-friendly activities for all ages, entertainment, and fun campus tours.

Sunday Oct 1

Schedule for Oct 1

Living Learning Community (LLC) Banner Competition begins

Tour of the Historic Becker-Fitch house on Milwaukee’s East Side

Monday Oct 2

Schedule for Oct 2

Headphone Disco

Plaster with Pride Residence Hall Decorating

Tuesday Oct 3

Schedule for Oct 3

Campus Activities Board Hosts Balloon Artist Brian Getz

Dean’s Distinguished Lecture in the Natural Sciences with special guest Dr. Kathryn D. Sullivan

Wednesday Oct 4

Schedule for Oct 4

Homecoming Sign Making with Community Councils

University Recreation hosts 4v4 Volleyball Tournament

Comedian Andrew Sleighter

Thursday Oct 5

Schedule for Oct 5

Harvest Fest & Artist Fair

University Recreation hosts 5v5 Dodgeball Tournament

Glow Zumba

Laser Tag Tournament

Friday Oct 6

Schedule for Oct 6

Master Chats: A Series for Advanced Learning (Pre-registration required)

Hammock Hangout with Outdoor Pursuits

Housing Alumni Event

Annual Alumni Awards Evening (By invitation only)

Featured Movie in Flicks

Saturday Oct 7

Schedule for Oct 7

Prowl Pump-Up! Hosted by University Housing

Panther Family Weekend 2017

Panther Prowl 5K Run/Walk

Food Truck Festival

Milwaukee Football Club Game vs. Miami (OH)

Women’s Soccer Game vs. Northern Kentucky (Pink Out Game!)

Contact

For more information about Homecoming, contact Rachel Flessner at flessnr@uwm.edu or (414) 229-3018.

Schedule for October 1st

LLC Banner Competition Begins

Living Learning Community (LLC) Banner Competition begins. Show your school spirit and LLC pride by creating an LLC Homecoming Banner! All supplies will be provided, just talk to your RA about when your community will be getting together to work on it. The winning LLC will get bragging rights and a free community party. Judging will take place at the end of Homecoming week. The University Housing website Living Learning Community website

Location: TBD
Time: TBD
Event Contact: Rachael Amick
Event Contact Email: amick@uwm.edu

Tour of the Historic Becker-Fitch house on Milwaukee’s East Side

A special Friends of the UWM Golda Meir Library members-only tour of the historic Becker-Fitch house on Milwaukee’s East Side. Refreshments, cork pull, silent auction, library treasures show-and-tell. Alumni and Panther families are invited to become Friends of the UWM Golda Meir Library and join the Friends for a special members-only tour of the historic Becker-Fitch home on Milwaukee’s East Side. Friends membership information is available here. RSVP required for the special event by Sept. 22 at 414-229-6202 or libadmin@uwm.edu. More information here.

Location: 2344 East Back Bay, Milwaukee
Time: 2:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m.

Schedule for October 2nd

Headphone Disco

Join CAB for a party in Spaights to kick off Homecoming 2017! You don’t want to miss out on this silent madness. It’s a blast!

Location: Spaights Plaza
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Event Contact: TBD
Event Contact Email: TBD

Plaster with Pride Residence Hall Decorating

Meet at the base of your Sandburg Tower, Cambridge Desk, Riverview Desk, or Purin front door to decorate the entrance of your building with Panther Pride! All supplies will be provided, just bring your creativity. The University Housing website

Location: All Residence Halls
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Event Contact: Rachael Amick
Event Contact Email: amick@uwm.edu

Schedule for October 3rd

Campus Activities Board Hosts Balloon Artist Brian Getz

Stop by the Union Concourse to get an incredible balloon creation from the one and only Brian Getz! Campus Activities Board.

Location: Union Concourse
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Event Contact: Sabrina Waterfield
Event Contact Email: waterfi2@uwm.edu

Dean’s Distinguished Lecture in the Natural Sciences with special guest Dr. Kathryn D. Sullivan

Join us for what is sure to be a fascinating and engaging presentation by Dr. Kathryn D. Sullivan, Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) from 2014 to 2017, a former astronaut, and the first American female to walk in space. Event website

Location: Union Ballroom
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Event Contact: Deanna Alba, Assistant Dean
Event Contact Email: dsalba@uwm.edu

Schedule for October 4th

Homecoming Sign Making with Community Councils

Want to cheer on your friends in the Panther Prowl? Come make a sign to support them (or anyone!) and meet your housing student government. Meet in front of Sandburg Flicks or the Cambridge Lobby. The University Housing website

Location: All Residence Halls
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Event Contact: Rachael Amick
Event Contact Email: amick@uwm.edu

University Recreation hosts 4v4 Volleyball Tournament

Get active! UREC’s Intramural Sports is getting in on the Homecoming action and hosting a 4v4 Volleyball Tournament. To register, visit http://uwm.edu/urec/imsports/sports/ . It’s free to sign up!

Location: Klotsche Center
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Event Contact: Brandon Altenburg
Event Contact Email: imsports@uwm.edu

Comedian Andrew Sleighter

The Campus Activities Board hosts the hilarious Andrew Sleighter from Summit Comedy. Andrew was featured on the 8th season of Last Comic Standing and was a regular on the MTV show Money From Strangers and has performed on Conan O’Brien. A huge sports fan, he’s written and blogged for the Sports Show with Norm Macdonald and is the author and creator of the popular sports humor Twitter account “Danica Patrick Ewing”.
Campus Activities Board

Location: Union Ballroom
Time: Doors Open: 7:30 p.m., Show Starts: 8:00 p.m.
Event Contact: TBD
Event Contact Email: TBD

Schedule for October 5th

Harvest Fest & Artist Fair

Event Description: Enjoy all the things that make fall in Wisconsin wonderful, with activities coordinated by the Office of Sustainability, Student Involvement and University Recreation.  An artist fair, featuring UWM student artist organizations and others, is taking place in the Union Concourse. Just outside of the Union in Spaights Plaza is a corn roast, pumpkin carving, games, music and a Panther Dance Marathon pie sale.

Location: Union Concourse and Spaights Plaza
Time: Harvest Fest is from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in Spaights Plaza and Artist Fair will be from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Union Course.
Event Contact: Kate Nelson and Linda Corbin-Pardee
Event Contact Email: knelson6@uwm.edu and lcpardee@uwm.edu

University Recreation hosts 5v5 Dodgeball Tournament

Get active! UREC’s Intramural Sports is getting in on the Homecoming action and hosting a 5v5 Dodgeball Tournament.

Location: Klotsche Center
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Event Contact: TBD
Event Contact Email: imsports@uwm.edu

Laser Tag Tournament

Event description coming soon!

Location: Student Union Wisconsin Room
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Event Contact: Julian Ziman
Event Contact Email: jfziman@uwm.edu

Glow Zumba

Event Description: Come dance the night away! Wear your whites and brights and we’ll provide glow accessories. Join the party as multiple GroupX instructors lead you in 90 minutes of glowing ZUMBA & WERQ fun! Program provided for you by University Recreation and the Peer Health Educators. Like our facebook page to learn more about UWM University Recreation.
University Recreation Website
University Recreation Facebook
UWM Peer Health Educators Facebook

Location: Union Ballroom
Time: Doors Open: 7:00 p.m., Zumba Dancing: 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Event Contact: Daniel Lanza
Event Contact Email: drlanza@uwm.edu

Schedule for October 6th

Master Chats: A Series for Advanced Learning (Pre-registration required)

Event Description: Master Chats is a lecture series hosted by the UWMAA Emeritus Board and UWM Libraries featuring Distinguished Professors and UWM Alumni. Our Homecoming Master Chats will feature Chad Wright ’94, Architect at Northwestern Mutual and David Misky ’92, Assistant Executive Director – Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee and their presentation entitled Development in the City of Milwaukee: An Unprecedented Era.
UWM Alumni Association Website
Event Registration Link

Location: Golda Meir Library located at 2311 East Hartford Avenue
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Event Contact: Rachel Flessner
Event Contact Email: flessnr@uwm.edu

Hammock Hangout with Outdoor Pursuits

Hang out with UWM University Recreation and Outdoor Pursuits near Sandburg. Come with your friends and enjoy hammocks, slacklines, Frisbees, music, and more. Outdoor Pursuits website

Location: Corner of Maryland and Hartford outside Sandburg Residence Halls
Time: 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Event Contact: AJ Heil, Outdoor Pursuits Program Director
Event Contact Email: heila@uwm.edu

Housing Alumni Event

Event description coming soon!
University Housing Website

Location: Sandburg
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Event Contact: Matt Mountin
Event Contact Email: mountin@uwm.edu

Annual Alumni Awards Evening (By invitation only)

The UWM Alumni Association will host its Annual Alumni Awards Evening honoring the achievements of outstanding alumni and friends. This prestigious UW-Milwaukee event features a reception, dinner and award ceremony. UWM Alumni Association Website

Location: The Pfister Hotel located at 424 E Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Event Contact: Bonnie Fuggiasco
Event Contact Email: fuggiasc@uwm.edu

Featured Movie in Flicks

Event description coming soon!

Location: Sandburg
Time:Showings at 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Schedule for October 7th

Prowl Pump-Up! Hosted by University Housing

Housing will hand out headbands, breakfast items, and signs from 8:00 – 9:45 a.m. to get people energized and ready to run or walk the Panther Prowl @ 10 a.m.!

Location: Sandburg

Panther Family Weekend 2017

Panther Family Weekend is chock full of all-ages fun, from the Panther Prowl 5K Run/Walk to Milwaukee City Tours and ComedySportz. Don’t miss this opportunity to visit campus, spend time with your student and enjoy a weekend of Panther pride and traditions! Panther Family Weekend Website and Registration Information

Location: Check-in at the Student Union Concourse Information Desk located at 2200 East Kenwood Blvd.
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Family Weekend information attendants will greet you with a Panther Family Welcome bag and provide a schedule listing the day’s events and activities.
Event Contact: Keri Duce
Event Contact Email: klduce@uwm.edu

Panther Prowl 5K Run/Walk

The Panther Prowl 5K is UW-Milwaukee’s premier race event. All proceeds support UWM student scholarships. Join us for the 13th Annual event, run or walk, sample snacks from local businesses and partake in a long-standing tradition at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Panther Prowl Website and Registration Information

Location: Race kicks off on campus at the corner of Hartford and Downer Avenues
Sponsor Zone located near Golda Meir Library located at 2311 East Hartford Avenue
Time: 9:30 a.m. Kids’ Dash, 10:00 a.m. 5K Run/Walk
Event Contact: Rachel Flessner
Event Contact Email: flessnr@uwm.edu

Food Truck Festival

Enjoy lunch from a variety of Milwaukee food trucks – costs vary by truck and offerings. Meat on the Street, The Gouda Girls, Foxfire Food Truck, and Cousins Subs will be there. Check back later for additional food trucks. Live music will be playing while you enjoy the great eastside ambiance.

Location: Hartford Avenue between Downer and Maryland Avenues
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Event Contact: Keri Duce
Event Contact Email: klduce@uwm.edu

Milwaukee Football Club Game vs. Miami (OH)

Head to Shorewood High School and cheer on our Milwaukee Panthers Football Team as they take on the Miami (OH) Club Football team at 3:30 p.m. To learn more about our club football team, visit their website

Location: Shorewood High School located at 1701 E Capitol Drive, Shorewood, WI
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Event Contact: Brandon Altenburg
Event Contact Email: altenbur@uwm.edu

Women’s Soccer Game vs. Northern Kentucky (Pink Out Game!)

Cheer on the UW-Milwaukee Women’s Soccer team as they take on the Northern Kentucky at Engelmann Field. Fans wearing pink at the entrance to Engelmann Stadium receive a $1 admission. General admission prices: $5 Adults, $3 Youth, and $1 Groups of 10+
Panther Athletics Website

Location: Engelmann Stadium located at 2033 East Hartford Avenue
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Event Contact: Leah Thyne
Event Contact Email: thyne@uwm.edu