Family Weekend 2018 is October 13!

Advanced Registration closes Oct. 1


2018 Family Weekend registration general information:

The minimum registration amount to receive a Panther Family Swag item is $15. We encourage families to register for the events that they are most interested in – some events will sell out. Refunds are not granted after October 1. Advanced registration also closes October 1.

Please be sure to include your student in your attendee count and payment.


Discount parking is available all day for $3 and can be paid at the meter, no special pass is needed. We encourage families to park in the Klotsche Parking Pavilion because some roads around campus may be closed for the Panther Prowl.

The Panther Prowl requires a separate participation fee. Use code “GOPROWL” when you register to receive a $2 discount.

Registration Instructions (Please read)
  • The minimum registration fee for Family Weekend in $15 to receive a swag item. UWM students should be signed up as a registrant.
  • Pre-registration is highly encouraged, but on-site registration will be available for any tickets still available.
  • If you would like to participate in the Panther Prowl, you must register separately and pay the registration fee for each member of your family. Register for Panther Prowl. Use code “GOPROWL” to save $2.
  • Once you register, you will be taken to the ePayment site operated by U.S. Bank, where you will enter contact, billing and credit card information.
  • You will receive an email confirmation from UWM as well as an email confirmation from U.S. Bank immediately after completing the registration process.
  • You will receive an additional email from UWM with a finalized schedule of events and complete check-in instructions in early October. You will not receive anything via U.S. Mail.
  • Refunds may be granted up to October 1 upon request. No refunds will be granted day of or after the event.
How do we get to campus?
Where and when do we check in?
Saturday check-in will take place from 9:00 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Concourse (ground level) of the UWM Student Union, 2200 E Kenwood Blvd. All registrants will receive a Family Weekend Badge, UWM swag item and a welcome bag. You will receive your event tickets when you check-in.  If you are also walking or running the Panther Prowl, we encourage you to check-in after.

Where can we park?
Parking is available around campus, but we encourage families to park in the in the UWM Pavilion Parking Garage. Parking all day is $3. We discourage families from parking on the neighborhood streets surrounding the campus as parking regulations are heavily enforced.
When is Family Weekend?
Family Weekend officially takes place Saturday, October 13.
Are we supposed to attend all the events?
Only if you want to. Family Weekend is designed to appeal to a variety of interests, so we offer different options. Choose the option that fits your family.
Are all families welcome?
Yes!! Many families make visiting their student during Family Weekend an annual tradition.
We have special needs. Who should we contact?
The registration form includes requests for dietary accommodations and special needs. You can also contact with any questions.
I need a refund. Who should I contact?
Refunds may be granted before October 1 upon request via email. No refunds will be granted the week of, day of, or after the event. You can contact with any questions.