Schedule of Events

CSS to Hide Title

 

   
   
   

Fall 2017 Welcome Weekend Schedule

Saturday, Sept. 2

Sunday, Sept. 3

Monday, Sept. 4

Tuesday, Sept. 5

Please note: Schedule is subject to updating. Check back often.

A schedule for non-traditional, commuter, veteran and transfer students can be found here.

To request disability accommodations during Welcome Weekend events, please contact Campus Programming and Relations at 608.342.1497 or cpr@uwplatt.edu.

Saturday, Sept. 2

TIME EVENT LOCATION
7 a.m.-11 pm MARKEE PIONEER STUDENT CENTER OPEN  
8 a.m.-1 p.m. NEW STUDENT MOVE-IN
  • Information tables and smiling helpful staff throughout campus
All Residence Halls

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

 

 

9 a.m.-4p.m.

 

 

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

TEXTBOOK CENTER OPEN
  • Do not bring your backpacks or bags with you (bag provided)
  • Make sure to have your Pioneer Passport (student ID) with you at all times

CAMPUS POLICE OPEN

 

 

PASSPORT OFFICE OPEN

Doudna Hall

 

 

Brigham Hall

 

 

Markee Pioneer Student Center

9 a.m.- 3:30 pm UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE OPEN Markee Pioneer Student Center 
10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. WALK YOUR CLASS SCHEDULE
  • Bring a copy of your class schedule (print from your PASS account) and walk the route with a current student
  • Hosted by UW-Platteville Student Leadership
Tours depart from the corner of Greenwood Ave. and Longhorn Dr. (near McGregor Hall)
11 a.m. STADIUM OPEN FOR FOOTBALL GAME AND LUNCH
  • Entrance fee: $5 per family member or guest with CPR app on phone
    • UW-Platteville students: free with Pioneer Passport
  • Buffet lunch (optional): $5 per person
  • New UW-Platteville students receive a t-shirt
Ralph E. Davis Pioneer Stadium
1 p.m. KICK-OFF: UW-PLATTEVILLE VS. GEORGE FOX UNIVERSITY
  • Half-time: Class of 2021 photo taken in the lower level seating of the stadium
Ralph E. Davis Pioneer Stadium
4:30-5:30 p.m. PARENT RECEPTION (Parent Goodbye Time)
  • Reception hosted by Platteville Chamber of Commerce and UW-Platteville Deans Melissa Gormley, Molly Gribb, Sherry Nevins, and Wayne Weber
  • Parents, please say your goodbyes prior to attending the reception
Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Hall
4:30-6:30 p.m DINNER (Attend Scheduled times by Res. Hall please)  4:30 - Pickard & Morrow.  4:50 - Dobson & Melcher. 5:10 - McGregor, Porter, & Bridgeway. 5:30 - Hugunin, Wilgus, & Brockert.  5:50- Southwest & Rountree Commons. Stations, Bridgeway Commons
7:30 p.m. MANDATORY RESIDENCE HALL MEETINGS Individual residence halls
8 p.m.

WELCOME FROM CHANCELLOR SHIELDS

PLAYFAIR

  • PLAYFAIR is the most popular campus attraction in history of Welcome Weekend Programs. PLAYFAIR is totally unlike anything else you have ever experienced. It's entertainment! It's fun! It's the perfect way to make new campus friendships! And PLAYFAIR is more than just an entertainment event – it is a team-building experience that has a long-lasting effect on the members of your campus community.
  • Get connected to UW-Platteville. Join us for Playfair!

Softball Field, Right Field Foul Pole Entrance (West of Morrow Hall)

Rainsite: Williams Fieldhouse

11 p.m. FREE MOVIES AND BOWLING
  • Free movies at Millennium Cinema and bowling at Pioneer Lanes
  • Movie showings:
    • Annabelle: 11:15 p.m.-12:53 a.m.
    • Wind River: 11:15-p.m.-12:51 a.m.
    • Logan Lucky: 11:30 p.m.-1:29 a.m.
    • Hitman's Bodyguard: 11:30 p.m.-1:27 a.m.
    • Logan Lucky: 11:45 p.m.-1:44 a.m.
    • Hitman's Bodyguard: 11:45 p.m.-1:43 a.m.
  • Non-stop shuttle transportation provided
  • Must have UW-Platteville Pioneer Passport to be admitted
Shuttle departs from the Markee circle drive, south entrance

Return to top

Sunday, Sept. 3

TIME EVENT LOCATION
TBA MORNING WORSHIP SERVICES Depart from the corner of College and Greenwood Ave

8 a.m.-11 p.m.

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

MARKEE PIONEER STUDENT CENTER OPEN

CAMPUS POLICE OPEN 

Doudna 

Brigham Hall

10 a.m.-1 p.m. BRUNCH Stations, Bridgeway Commons
11:30 a.m. RESIDENCE HALL AND CAMPUS GROUP GATHERINGS
  • Meet in groups to attend the Welcome Convocation

 

Depart from individual locations to proceed in groups to Ullsvik Hall
12 -2:30 p.m. WELCOME CONVOCATION Ullsvik Hall
4:30-8:30 p.m.

DINNER: BRIDGEFEST

Inflatable games and “THE BULL”
-Music by WSUP Campus Radio
-Location: (Near Bridgeway)
*Rainsite: Fieldhouse

Stations, Bridgeway Commons
9 p.m.-1 a.m. 

GLOW CAMPUS (iEXPERIA)

  • Innovative dance concert experience
  • Check out Glow Campus (iEXPERIA)
Markee West Lawn
9:40 p.m. SUPER BALL DROP
  • Over 1,500 flashing super balls dropped from height  six stories high!! 
Markee south center parking lot

Return to top

monday, Sept. 4

TIME EVENT LOCATION
8 a.m.-2 p.m. SHUTTLE TO LOCAL BUSINESSES See Transportation Maps

8 a.m.-4 p.m.

 

 

9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

TEXTBOOK CENTER OPEN
  • Do not bring your backpacks or bags with you (bag provided)
  • Make sure to have your Pioneer Passport (student ID) with you at all times

PASSPORT OFFICE OPEN

Doudna Hall 

 

 

Markee Pioneer Student Center

8 a.m.-11:30 p.m.

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

MARKEE PIONEER STUDENT CENTER OPEN

CAMPUS POLICE OPEN

Doudna

Brigham Hall

8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. PIONEERS PAY IT FORWARD
  • Annual community service project
  • LIMITED to the first 100 students who sign up
    Like to volunteer your time helping the community? Well here is an event for you! Along with many other first year students and involved campus student leaders, you will be going out to different locations and will be helping the local community of Platteville. Some of these projects include painting (buildings &/or storm drains), cleaning up parks, or doing restorations of trails and much more! Participating in this will help you get to know the city of Platteville along with making new friends!

Sign up to participate in Pioneers Pay it Forward

Depart from Markee Pioneer Student Center
10 a.m.-1 p.m. BRUNCH Stations, Bridgeway Commons
1-4 p.m. IN-HALL PROGRAMMING
  • See each hall schedule upon arrival
Individual residence halls
2-3 p.m. GREEK LIFE 101 (Men)  Platteville Rooms, Markee
3-4 p.m. GREEK LIFE 101 (Women) Platteville Rooms, Markee
3:30-5 p.m. WALK YOUR CLASS SCHEDULE
  • Bring a copy of your class schedule (print from your PASS account) and walk the route with a current student
  • Hosted by UW-Platteville Student Leadership
Tours depart from the corner of Greenwood Ave. and Longhorn Dr. (near McGregor Hall)
4:30-6:30 p.m. DINNER Stations, Bridgeway Commons
8:30-11 p.m. Pizza Palooza AND OUTDOOR MOVIE
  • Can collection to support cancer research

West Lawn, Markee

Rainsite: Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Hall

Return to top

TUesday, sept. 5

TIME EVENT LOCATION
  FIRST DAY OF FALL SEMESTER CLASSES  
7:30-9 a.m. LIFESAVER TABLES
  • Get help finding your way to class, find out how to drop or add a class, and grab some FREE CANDY
  • Sponsored by the UW-Platteville Student Ambassadors and the Ag Ambassadors
Near Ottensman, Warner, and Russell Halls 
8 a.m.-4 p.m. TEXTBOOK CENTER OPEN
  • Do not bring your backpacks or bags with you (bag provided)
  • Make sure to have your Pioneer Passport (student ID) with you at all times
Doudna Hall

Return to top

CPR: Contact Information

Contact Us

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, feel free to contact us!

Campus Programming and Relations

Tel: 608.342.1497
E-mail: cpr@uwplatt.edu
Office: Located in the Pioneer Involvement Center (lower level of the Markee)

To request disability accommodations please contact Campus Programming and Relations at 608.348.1497 or cpr@uwplatt.edu.

SAVE THE DATE
HOMECOMING 2018
OCTOBER, 6, 2018

WW: Q And A

Q AND A

Q.  Do I have to attend Welcome Weekend activities?

A. No. You don’t have to do anything. But please understand that there are consequences to your decisions. Research shows that new students who take part in ALL of the Welcome Weekend activities are more successful and become better connected to UW-Platteville. So, as an adult, who now has a full time job to be a student, the decision is up to you.

Footer Anchor