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Schedule of Events

Additional campus events will be added as departments finalize their fall programming. Events available only to paid registrants, or events that require an additional admission fee, are noted on the schedule

Parking is available in the UWM Union Parking Garage or the UWM Pavilion Parking Garage. The Union garage requires payment upon exit, while the Pavilion garage has pay stations. There is also limited parking around Englemann Field.

For directions to anywhere on campus, visit the UWM Interactive Map

Saturday, October 11

9AM - 5PM

Get set for your entire day on campus by starting in the UWM Union

Union Concourse


Scavenger Hunt Begins
Pick up your entry form along with your registration materials and get your camera or smart phone ready! The top two family teams will win great prizes, including UWM Bookstore merchandise and free Family Weekend registration for 2015!

Union Concourse - Free with Family Weekend Badge

9AM – 10:30AM

All About Milwaukee Coffee Chat
Enjoy coffee, meet students from the Neighborhood Housing Office to learn more about off-campus living options and grab visitors’ guides, maps, magazines, and self-guided tour information.

UWM Union Wisconsin Room Lounge -
Free with Family Weekend Badge

9AM – 4PM

UWM Bookstore Hours
Check your registration bags for a coupon

Union, 1st Floor

10:30AM – 11:45AM

Brunch with University Leaders
Hear from a panel of key University leaders and enjoy a full breakfast buffet and omelette station (PAID REGISTRATION EVENT)

Union Wisconsin Room - Included with paid registration

10:30AM - 11:45AM

Student and Sibling Breakfast
While the parents are upstairs, students and their siblings can enjoy a pancake breakfast, play games and design their t-shirts! (PAID REGISTRATION EVENT)

Union Ballroom - Included with paid registration

12PM – 11PM

All You Can Rec
Bowling, billiards and table tennis all afternoon and evening long

Union Rec Center - Free with Family Weekend Badge

Noon – 1PM

Office Of Undergraduate Admissions Event
Siblings who are in 10th-12th grade can learn more about their path to college and steps toward making UWM their home

Vogel Hall

Noon – 1PM &
1PM – 2PM

Behind the Scenes Campus Walking Tours (weather permitting)
Get a guided tour of the UWM campus and an insider’s look at the campus rain gardens, Athletics Offices and locker rooms, Chancellor’s Office, and the American Geographical Society Library collection.

Meet in Union Concourse -
Free with Family Weekend Badge

Noon – 5PM

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation Mary L. Nohl Fellowships For Individual Artists
The 12th annual exhibition of fellowship recipients features the work of Ray Chi, Sheila Held, Special Entertainment (Andrew Swant and Bobby Ciraldo), Cris Siqueira, Tim Stoelting, Eddie Villanueva, and Josh Weissbach.

INOVA Institute of Visual Arts (2155 N. Prospect Ave.) - Free to the general public

1PM – 3PM

Trivia Time
Get ready to compete against other families in a spirited game of trivia. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams!

TBA - Free with Family Weekend Badge

2PM – 3PM

3PM – 4PM

4PM  5PM

Neighborhood Trolley Tours
Get a close up view of the vibrant neighborhoods surrounding the UWM campus as well as downtown Milwaukee and other key attractions. To ensure space on each tour, reserve your time when checking in for the day.

Meet In The Union Concourse - FREE with Family Weekend Badge


Women's Soccer vs. Wright State
Check out the defending Horizon League champion Panthers as they square off with the league-rival Raiders (PAID REGISTRATION EVENT)

Engelmann Stadium - Tickets included with paid registration


Scavenger Hunt Ends
All scavenger hunt submissions must be turned in at the Check-In & Information Table by this time.

Union Concourse


Family Tailgate
Dinner, fun and games will all be a part of this event, held indoors immediately adjacent to the evening's soccer matches. Families are free to come and eat at any time between 5:30 and 7 p.m. (PAID REGISTRATION EVENT)

Engelmann Gym - Included with paid registration


Men's Soccer vs. Belmont
The Panthers look to continue their trek to another Horizon League title as the match up with their visitors from Tennessee. (PAID REGISTRATION EVENT)

Engelmann Stadium - Tickets included with paid registration

Sunday, October 12

9AM - Kids Dash

10AM - 5K

Panther Prowl

Early registration (prior to Sept. 30):
$28 participant/$20 UWM students/$12 kids

Registration fee includes shirt, refreshments & entertainment. Proceeds from the Panther Prowl benefit UWM scholarship programs.          

Family Weekend participants must register separately for this event, but a Panther Families team has been established.

UWM Campus (Starting at Hartford & Downer Avenues)

12PM - 3PM

Post-Prowl Packers Party
Enjoy watching the Packers take on the Ravens and order from the great pub fare menu.

Union Gasthaus - open to the public with no admission charge

12PM – 11PM

All You Can Rec
Bowling, billiards and table tennis all afternoon and evening long

Union Rec Center - Free with Family Weekend Badge