What is Pantherfest?
The 8th Annual Pantherfest is a celebration of the new school year for not only students, but for the University in general. Put on by a committee of students and staff, Pantherfest includes not only a concert down on the Summerfest Grounds, but also a Street Festival by the UWM Fountain.
What else is happening other than the concert?
Before the concert, the University will be hosting the Panther Street Festival by the UWM Fountain. There will be games and activities like bumper cars & mini-golf plus much more! Use your Pantherfest ticket or UWM ID to get access to free food & beverages. For more info, check out the Panther Street Festival website.
Your Pantherfest ticket can also get you access to the Indian Summer Festival, happening on the other end of the Summerfest Grounds. More information can be found about the Indian Summer Festival at www.indiansummer.org.
Where can I pick up a ticket?
Students will be able to get 1 free ticket in the Union Concourse starting August 28th. On September 5th, they may also be picked up at the Panther Street Festival located around the UWM Fountain or at the Marcus Amphitheater Box Office. Students must present a valid UWM ID.
What about faculty, staff and alumni?
Faculty/staff can purchase up to two tickets starting September 2 at the University Information Center in the UWM Union (ground floor) and the Marcus Amphitheater. Faculty/staff must present a UWM campus ID at the point of sale.
UWM Alumni can purchase up to two tickets starting September 2 at the University Information Center and the Marcus Amphitheater. Alumni must present a photo ID and UWM Alumni Association Membership Card at the point of sale.
Can I bring a friend?
Yes, starting September 2, registered UWM students can purchase up to two additional tickets for friends or family at the University Information Center in the UWM Union and the Marcus Amphitheater. Tickets are priced at $20.00 each.
What is priority seating and how do I get it?
Priority seating is the seating closest to the stage plus the pit area. The first few thousand students to take a shuttle bus to the grounds will receive a wristband that will give them access to a priority seating area. The first shuttle leaves at 5:00 p.m. from the Panther Street Festival. Seats are not assigned or reserved, your wristband will only give you access to a general area.
How do I get down to the Summerfest grounds?
You can take a free shuttle bus from UWM. Shuttle buses will pick up from Panther Street Festival at 5:00 p.m. The last bus down to the grounds leaves at 9 p.m. Or use your UPass and take the 10, 30, or GRE to the Summerfest grounds.
What can I bring into the concert?
The below items will not be allowed on the buses or the Summerfest Grounds: Illegal or unauthorized items include, but are not limited to: backpacks, large bags, other carry-ins, outside food or beverages, glasses, cans or bottles, alcoholic beverages, pets, video equipment, recording devices, laser pointers, lawn chairs, skateboards, inline skates, wagons, kites, Frisbees, weapons or objects that could be used as weapons, illegal drugs, any holder such as a cooler, picnic basket or tote bag that is used to carry receptacles containing food or beverages.
Please note that we will be checking at both the bus load-in area & down on the Summerfest Grounds
How can I get the best seats?
Show up early for the Panther Street Festival for a shuttle bus down to Pantherfest. The first few thousand students to get on the shuttle buses will receive a wristband for priority seating.
What if I want to leave Pantherfest and come back later?
Sorry, there is no reentry into the Summerfest grounds. Once you leave your time at Pantherfest is over.
Who do I contact if I need accommodations?
Please contact the UWM Student Accessibility Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.