Save the date for Panther Family & Friends Day 2022!

We can’t wait to welcome you and your friends and family to campus on Saturday, October 8, 2022 for Panther Family and Friends Day.

Register for Panther Family and Friends Day today!

Information below is from Family Weekend 2021.

Access the Family Weekend Map to help you locate your events.

Instructions for registration

Once your family pass is in your cart, you will be provided a link at the top of the screen to take to you the additional ticketed events. Please make sure to click the LINK in the blue box on the checkout screen “Recommended….” to register for additional ticketed events. From there, you will build your own schedule for the day selecting your own time and number of tickets to purchase for each additional ticketed event. Don’t forget about the complimentary events on the Family Weekend schedule!

Family Weekend Pass information
Please note, Family Weekend Pass costs will increase as we get closer to the event.

Early Bird Rate | Prior to September 15: $15
Pre-Registration | September 15-September 29: $20
Registration | September 30-October 9: $25

Included in each family pass is complimentary refreshments during check-in, swag item, discounted registration for the Panther Prowl, discounted parking on campus, and access to all the complimentary activities on the Family Weekend schedule.

Check-in details

To help us keep check-in a breeze, please select your check-in time. You should plan to arrive at the Klotsche Pavilion Parking Structure within 30 minutes of your selected check-in time. Before picking your time, please be mindful of other events you’d like to attend. Everything with the exception of the Panther Prowl will require you to check in first on the day of Family Weekend.

Schedule building recommendations
  1. Review the full Family Weekend schedule to get an idea of what activities are available throughout the day.
  2. Talk to your student to see if there is anything they want to show you while you are in Milwaukee.
  3. Select your check-in time when you purchase your Family Weekend Pass
  4. Make your Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner plans. See the Family Weekend schedule for off-campus Family Weekend partner restaurants. Day-of on-campus dining options will be limited to lunch time offerings consisting of grab and go food from the Union Station located on the Ground Floor of the Student Union.
  5. Purchase tickets to the Planetarium, Comedy Sportz show, and/or Family Portraits.
  6. Decide which complimentary events your family wants to attend.
  7. Check out of-campus events offered with discounts from our Family Weekend External Partners.

Summary of Activities

Complimentary activities included in Family Pass
  • Panther Shop Access
  • Little Sibs Learn What It’s Like to be a Panther
  • Campus Scavenger Hunt
  • From Milwaukee to the World: Study Abroad 101
  • University Recreation Disc Golf Tournament
  • University Recreation Corn Hole Tournament
  • Studio Arts and Crafts Center
  • Trivia
  • Family Movie in Sandburg Hall

Check the Family Weekend Schedule for more details.

Activities on-campus ticketed through the UWM University Tickets platform
  • Family Pass with check-in time
  • Planetarium
  • Lakefront Bike Ride
  • Build your Own Family Picnic
  • Family Portraits
  • Comedy Sportz
Activities on-campus ticketed through UWM campus partners
  • Panther Prowl
  • Men’s Soccer Game
  • Women’s Soccer Game
Activities off-campus through Family Weekend External Partners
  • Iconic Milwaukee Tour – City Tours MKE
  • PridetoberFest
  • Milwaukee Art Museum
  • Milwaukee Ghost Tours

**Please note, pricing at partner events is set by the external partners. Panther Families has negotiated a discount for Family Weekend participants when shown the family pass**