Register today!

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. Once registered, you will receive an email in mid-September with additional details and events happening on campus this day.

Registration Information

Register your family for free here:

Registering your group for Family and Friends day helps event hosts prepare according to the anticipated number of attendees.

What overnight accommodations are available?

If you plan on staying overnight, consider utilizing the list of Preferred Hotels which offer discounts to our Panther Family. You can find this list here:

Where are the events located?

All events are occurring on the Kenwood Campus and can be found on this map:


Parking is available for $3 (each in and out) in the Klotsche Pavillion Structure on Saturday, October 8.

Do we need to check-in?

There is no formal check-in process for Panther Family & Friends day. We will have an information booth set-up on campus where you can stop by to get a campus map, a printed schedule, ask your questions, and purchase UWM gear including the 2022 collectable UWM t-shirt.

Planning your day
  1. Review the full Family and Friends Day schedule to get an idea of what activities are available throughout the day.
  2. Talk to your student and/or family to see if there is anything they want to show you while you are in Milwaukee.
  3. Make your Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner plans in Milwaukee or by supporting student organization fundraisers happening on campus.
  4. Purchase tickets and reserve spaces for events on campus that require a ticket or reservation.
  5. Consider participating in the Panther Prowl.
  6. Decide which events your family wants to attend.

Summary of Activities

Scheduled events that are free

9:00am | Grad Student Meet-Up before the 5k &Dia de Familia y Amigos at UWM Roberto
Hernandez Center

11:00am | School of Information Studies Trivia and Tours

12:00pm | The New Nursing Simulation Center

12:30pm | Student Parent Welcome Pizza Party Play Date

1:00pm | Letters and Science Student Success and Advising Information Session & Bocce
and Boules with the Department of Global Studies

1:30pm | Zumba Fitness Dance Fun

2:00pm | Connected Systems Institute Tour

2:30pm | Zumba Fitness Dance Fun

3:00pm | Connected Systems Institute Tour

4:00pm | Family Fun UWM and Milwaukee Trivia & Connected Systems Institute Tour

7:00pm & 9:00pm | Encanto Movie Showing in Sandburg Flicks


See full schedule for all events including other free open house style events and ticketed events.

Events that require a purchase for registration or ticket

While there are many free events, tours, and programs happening on campus, there are some that will require the purchase of an additional ticket. These include:

  • Bike rides from University Recreation
  • Panther Prowl 5k
  • Planetarium Shows
  • Swimming and Diving Meet
  • UWM Volleyball
  • Fall Choral Showcase

Visit the event schedule for more information and to purchase tickets.

Open House Style Events
  • There are several options for places you can pop in and out of throughout the day as your schedule allows:
    • Introduction to UWM Pre-College Programs
    • Financial Aid Open Hours
    • Welcome Center Family Fun for Siblings
    • Earth Science Week in the Green Geological Museum
    • Justice for All: The Legacy of Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson, A Traveling Exhibit