Family Weekend 2019 Schedule

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

 Time Event Location DETAILS
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Panther Shop Open House Union First Floor Panther Families receive 10% off during the Family Weekend sale with their coupon.
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Check-In Union Concourse  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 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 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.
9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Little Sibs Learn What It’s Like to Be a Panther Lubar Entrepreneurship Center and UWM 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 to claim their UWM swag and learn what it’s like to be a Panther!
9:30 a.m. Panther Prowl 5K Run/Walk – Kids’ Dash UWM Campus A separate registration fee is required. Use code GOPROWL for a discount.
10:00 a.m. Panther Prowl 5K Run/Walk UWM Campus A separate registration fee. Use code GOPROWL for a discount.
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. CEAS Engineering Open House Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Building Lobby

Bicycle & Motorcycle Lab: Find out about the lab’s tire testing and tilting Panther Trike.

Biomedical Lab: Learn how engineering helps human health and mobility.

Digi-Comp II: Computer processors powered by marbles!

Foundry: Explore this unique metal-casting lab where lightweight metals are designed, made and tested.

Industrial Engineering Society: Use Legos to learn the importance of efficiency and teamwork on an assembly line in a manufacturing plant.

Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Making: Materials engineering students show how it’s done. Taste samples while supplies last!

Make & Take Circuits: Try your hand at an engineering project with the EnQuest team.

Makerspace: Tour our newly remodeled Makerspace where students can meet, socialize and collaborate using a wide variety of tools, materials and technology.

Robotics Association: Don’t miss your chance to drive and interact with robots!

SAE Baja Cars: See two off-road vehicles built by Society of Automotive Engineers students.

Virtual Reality Infrastructure Lab: Experience a Euclideon hologram table which allows multiple people to view 3D digital objects from different perspectives.

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Milwaukee Lakefront Bike Rides Outdoor Pursuits (131A Klotsche)

This event has reached capacity. Please contact housing@uwm.edu to join the waitlist.

Join Outdoor Pursuits for a 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 requires a moderate level of physical activity and will mostly follow paved trails around campus. Each ride departs from Outdoor Pursuits and lasts 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. Ride takes place rain or shine so dress appropriately. Register in advance through the Family Weekend registration process. $5/ticket

11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. 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 square feet of HD projection screen TVs, eight 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.
11:00 a.m.-5 p.m. 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 
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. MKE Family Luncheon UWM Ballroom

This event has reached capacity. Please email housing@uwm.edu to join the waitlist.

The MKE Family Luncheon themed food stations include smoked brisket and pork, brachos, Milwaukee pretzels, dessert and more. A cash bar is available. 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.

12-10 p.m. 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 popular 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 12-8 p.m.
1:00-2:00 p.m. 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 U.S., 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 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Milwaukee Family Photo Tour UWM Union Concourse The 75-minute coach bus tour departs from UWM Union Concourse and makes two stops around town for photos (arrive five minutes prior to departure time). You will be assigned a time. $5/ticket
11:45 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Planetarium Show Planetarium Be dazzled during the 40-minute live program “Life of a Star” at the UWM Planetarium. You will be assigned a time.  $5/ticket
2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Trivia Union Fireside Lounge Play family trivia, relax in our Fireside Lounge and win some prizes!
6:00 p.m. UW-Milwaukee Football Club Home Game Shorewood High School Stadium (1701 E Capital Dr.) Cheer on the UW-Milwaukee Football Club as they take on opponent Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Free admission. The location is a 3-minute drive or 15-minute walk from campus.
6:00 p.m. Admirals Game UWM Panther Arena Enjoy the Admirals Home Opener with a Panther Family Package. $10/ticket 

Doors at 6:30 p.m.

Show at 7:00 p.m.

ComedySportz Union Wisconsin Room Check out the longest running comedy show in Wisconsin. Munch on popcorn while you enjoy the show. Cash bar available. $5/ticket
7:00 p.m. Family Movie Sandburg Hall Flicks

All guests must be with a University Housing resident and have guest passes.

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.

7:30 p.m. Fall Choral Showcase Zelazo Center Join the UWM Women’s Chorus, Men’s Choir, Chamber Choir and Bella Voce Women’s Choir for their first concert of the 2019-20 season! General – $10* / Senior & faculty and staff – $8* / Students & under 18 – free
9:30 p.m. Family Movie Sandburg Hall Flicks

All guests must be with a University Housing resident and have guest passes.

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.