Family Weekend 2019 Schedule

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

 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-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.
9:00 am-2:30 pm Campus Scavenger Hunt UWM Campus Win prizes by discovering things throughout the UWM campus and Milwaukee. Pick up scavenger hunt directions in the Union Concourse at the Information Desk.
9:00 am-3:30 pm Little Sibs Learn What It’s Like to Be a Panther Lubar Entrepreneurship Center and Welcome Center Calling all Panther Family siblings! You’re invited to stop by the UWM Welcome Center to learn more about UW-Milwaukee and pick up a free UWM gift. All Future UWM Panthers, grades 9-12, are invited to stop by the UWM Welcome Center between 9:00 am – 3:30 pm to claim your UWM swag and learn what it’s like to be a Panther!
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.
11:00am-1:00pm CEAS Open House Engineering Building
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • Baja Car. Say cheese! Take a selfie and interact with TWO of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)’s Baja cars. The group designs, builds, develops, promotes and races a prototype, single seat off-road vehicle that can withstand the punishment of the toughest racing environments.
  • Robotics Association: It’s your turn to take the reins! Don’t miss out on your chance to drive and interact with robots!
  • Say Wow! and Meet a NAO Robot. You’ll be charmed by all the impressive things humanoid robot can do!
  • Biomedical Engineering Society: Meet our newest student organization and learn more about our newest undergraduate major!
  • Makerspace: Get a tour of what will soon be the new Makerspace. The redesign will allow for easy circulation and plenty of surface area for workstations and equipment where people can meet, socialize and collaborate. Brilliant ideas are guaranteed to be created here!





Milwaukee Lakefront Bike Rides Outdoor Pursuits (131A Klotsche)
This event has reached capacity. Please contact to join the waitlist.
Join Outdoor Pursuits for a free bike ride along the lakeshore and throughout the neighborhood that surrounds UWM. 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. 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 and will last for the duration of 90 minutes. 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. Register in advance through the Family Weekend registration process. In-person registration, at the time of the ride, is available if space permits. $5/ticket
11:00am-8:00pm Gasthaus Union Basement Go underground and discover the gem of the Union. Located in the Lower Level of the UWM Student Union, the Gasthaus is the perfect place to relax with a meal, a beverage and your family. Check out 420 sq feet of HD projection screen tvs, 8 monitors and 10 DirecTV receivers! The Gasthaus is a great place to watch your favorite sports team. A limited menu with various lunch options will be available throughout the day. See the insert in your Family Weekend bag for details.
11:00am-5pm Studio Arts and Crafts Union Ground Floor While your loved ones visit for Family Weekend, make sure to visit us for some family bonding with our free Projects of the Week: Mini Photo Album & Family Tree 
11:30am-1pm MKE Family Luncheon UWM Ballroom

The MKE Luncheon includes themed food stations, including smoked brisket and pork, brachos, Milwaukee pretzels, dessert and cash bar and more. Lunch tickets are $15.

Bringing kids under 10 to lunch? Contact us for reduced pricing or make a note in the comments box when you complete your registration.

12-10pm All You Can Rec Union Basement The Rec Center houses 10 fully computerized, league approved bowling lanes; 18 billiards tables; 4 table tennis tables; and the newest, most up-to-date video games. All family members must show their family weekend badges to access free recreation. Families arriving around 8pm may have to wait to bowl due to high volume associated with Cosmic Bowling. Rec is on a first-come, first-served basis. All You Can Rec will also be available on Sunday from 12pm-8pm.
11am-3pm Woven Images 2019 KSE 3rd fl. exhibition space Woven Images 2019 showcases selected woven pieces from the Woven Structure and Introduction to Fibers courses in the Department of Art and Design.
1:00-2:00pm From Milwaukee To The World: Study Abroad 101 Union 240 Studying abroad is an academic and personal investment in any student’s future. It 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 offers during the summer, UWinteriM, semester or academic year. Students from all majors can benefit from this invaluable opportunity.
1:00 pm-5:30 pm Milwaukee Family Photo Tour Meet Union Concourse 75 minute-long coach bus tour departs from UWM Union Concourse and makes two stops around town for photos (arrive 5 minutes prior to departure time). You will be assigned a time. $5/ticket
11:45am-5:00 pm Planetarium Show Planetarium Be dazzled during the 40-min live program “Life of a Star” at the UWM Planetarium. You will be assigned a time.  $5/ticket
2:00pm-3:00pm Trivia Union Fireside Lounge Play family trivia, relax in our Fireside Lounge and win some prizes!
6:00 pm Admirals Game UWM Panther Arena

Enjoy the Admirals Home Opener with a Panther Family Package. $10/ticket 

If you did not pre-purchase tickets, plan to purchase them at the Panther Arena Box Office day of.

7:00 pm ComedySportz Union Wisconsin Room Check out the longest running comedy show in Wisconsin. Munch on popcorn while you enjoy the show. $5/ticket
7:00 pm Family Movie Sandburg Hall Flicks Toy Story 4 – Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the gang embark on a road trip with Bonnie and a new toy named Forky. The adventurous journey turns into an unexpected reunion as Woody’s slight detour leads him to his long-lost friend Bo Peep. As Woody and Bo discuss the old days, they soon start to realize that they’re worlds apart when it comes to what they want from life as a toy.
9:30 pm Family Movie Sandburg Hall Flicks Toy Story 4 – Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the gang embark on a road trip with Bonnie and a new toy named Forky. The adventurous journey turns into an unexpected reunion as Woody’s slight detour leads him to his long-lost friend Bo Peep. As Woody and Bo discuss the old days, they soon start to realize that they’re worlds apart when it comes to what they want from life as a toy.