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Fall 2014 Welcome Weekend Schedule

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

View the Welcome Weekend Schedule of Events for non-traditional, veteran, and transfer students.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 29

  • 8:00 am - 2:00 pm: New student move-in (campus-wide)
    • ​Information tables and smiling helpful staff available
  • 8:00 am - 4:00 pm: Bookstore open (Markee Pioneer Student Center)
    • ​Shop for UW-Platteville appearal and merchandise
  • 8:00 am - 4:00 pm: Textbook Center open (Doudna Hall)
    • Pick-up your textbooks for fall classes
    • Pick-up a free planner
    • Do NOT bring your backpack or bag with you; a bag is provided
    • Be sure to have your Pioneer Passport
  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm: 107.1 FM on location (Wilgus Hall)
  • 11:00 am - 2:00 pm: Walk Your Class Schedule (near McGregor Hall)
    • Tours depart from the corner of Greenwood and Longhorn Drive
    • Hosted by: UW-Platteville Student Leaders
  • 2:00 pm: GOOD-BYE TIME for students and parents/families
  • 2:15 pm: ​​Cheers and Tears parent/family reception (Stations, Bridgeway Commons)
    • Hosted by the Platteville Chamber of Commerce and UW-Platteville campus leaders, including college deans and senior staff members
  • 2:15 pm: The Chancellor's Round Robin Convocation 
    • All new students take part in this UW-Platteville tradition. During the four 20 minute sessions, we focus on becoming a Pioneer and what it means to be a member of the UW-Platteville community both in and out of the classroom
    • ALL new students should begin at the appropriate location for their group listed below
    • Following the four (4) 20 minute presentations, students will be dismissed by hall for the downtown activities, Scavenger Hunt with prizes and Welcome Meal.
    • Welcome Convocation - Chancellor Dennis Shields and Provost Mittie N. Den Herder  (Center for the Arts)
      • Focus on what you can expect from the university and what the university expects from you. Off-campus commuter students and residents of  McGregor, Hugunin, and Brockert
    • Faculty Tips with Dr. Joanne Wilson and Faculty(Pioneer Crossing, The Markee)
      • Focus on success in the classroom
      • Non-traditional students and residents of Dobson, Morrow, and Pickard
      • Panel: Melissa Gormley (LAE), Chanaka Mendis (EMS), Kris Wright (BILSA)
    • A Culture of Care with Jessi Ensenberger, MPH,CHES (Fieldhouse, Bo Ryan Court) 
    • Focus on the Pioneer Community and creating a culture of care
    • Residents of Bridgeway, Rountree and Southwest
    • Student Leader Tips with Dr. Laura Bayless and Student Body Pres. Joe Sigwarth       (Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Hall)
      • Focus on success outsdie the classroom
      • Residents of Wilgus, Melcher, and Porter
  • 3:30 pm: Platteville Chamber of Commerce Merchant Scavenger Hunt (Downtown Platteville)
    • Students depart from campus residence halls or Round Robin Sessions
    • Scavenger hunt with fabulous prizes 
  • 5:15 pm: Platteville Chamber of Commerce Welcome Picnic (downtown, City Park)
    • Music by 107.1
    • Rain site: Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Hall
  • 7:15 pm: Mandatory Residence Hall Meetings (individual residence halls)
  • 8:00 pm: Marching Pioneers Welcome and Playfair (PAC Indoor Multi Area enter through south lawn near the outdoor track)
  • 9:15 pm: Welcome Social with Ice Cream (SW parking area, Williams Fieldhouse)
    • Sponsored by Spiritual Organizations

SATURDAY, AUGUST 30

  • 7:00 - 8:30 am: Breakfast (Stations, Bridgeway Commons)
  • 8:00 am: Residence Hall and Campus Group Gatherings (individual residence halls)
  • 8:15 am - 12:15 pm:  Student Success Information Sessions (Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Hall)
    • ​New students attend with their hall or group; the more you attend, the more you can win
    • 8:15: Message from the Dean of Students
    • 8:30: Message from City of Platteville Police
    • 8:45 - 10:00 am: Collegiate Empowerment Speaker
    • 10:00 - 10:15 am: Donut break
    • 10:15 am - 11:50 am: Round Robin Sessions (rotations, 20 minutes each)
      • PASSing on the Left (Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Hall)
      • Where is Pioneer Pete? (Nohr Gallery, Ullsvik Hall)
      • UW-Platteville's Priceless Resources (CFA)
      • The Amazing Platteville Race (Doudna Lecture Halls)
    • 11:50 am - 12:30 pm: Student Panel (Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Hall)
  • 12:30 - 2:30 pm: Lunch (Stations, Bridgeway Commons)
  • 3:30 - 6:30 pm: Rockin’ Party with “THE BULL” (block halls)
    • Inflatable games and activities
    • Music by WSUP Campus Radio
    • Rainsite: Fieldhouse
  • 4:30 - 6:30 pm: Dinner (Stations, Bridgeway Commons)
  • 6:30 – 8:00 pm: Library Open House (Karrmann Library)
    • ​Photos of you “studying” in the library to send home
    • Paper Airplane Contest, Board Games, Library Trivia, Twister and food
  • 8:00 pm: TAD (Center For the Arts, CFA)
    • Off-Campus Commuter, Rountree, McGregor, Hugunin, Brockert, Non-Traditional, Dobson, Morrow
  • 8:00 pm: Sam Spady (Ullsvik)
    • SW, Pickard, Bridgeway, Wilgus, Melcher, and Porter
  • 9:00 pm: Sam Spady (Ullsvik)
    • Off-Campus Commuter, Rountree, McGregor, Hugunin, Brockert, Non-Traditional, Dobson, Morrow
  • 9:00 pm: TAD (CFA)
    • SW, Pickard, Bridgeway, Wilgus, Melcher, and Porter
  • 10:00 pm: Library Super Ball Drop
    • Prizes and over 1600 flashing super balls
    • Jimmy Johns sub eating contest
    • Music by WSUP Campus Radio
  • 10:30 pm - 1:00 am: Black Light Party (main floor, Karrmann Library)
    • Music, food, prizes and highlighters
    • Sponsored by: Greek Life
    • Note: Wear a white t-shirt and bring extra highlighters

SUNDAY, AUGUST 31

  • Morning worship services 
    • Transportation provided
    • Schedules posted in residence hall lobbies and online
    • Shuttles depart from the corner of College and Greenwood Ave
  • 10:00 am - 1:00 pm: Shuttle vans to local businesses to purchase forgotten items
    • Kmart, Piggly Wiggly, Wal-Mart, Dollar Store, etc.
    • Shuttles depart from Glenview parking lot and Stadium main entrance       
  • 10:30 - 1:00 pm: Brunch (Stations, Bridgeway Commons)
  • 1:00 pm: In hall programming (individual residence halls)
    • Schedules posted in residence hall lobbies
  • 3:00 pm: Greek Life 101 - Men (Doudna 136)
  • 4:00 pm: Greek Life 101 - Women (Doudna 136)
  • 4:30 - 6:30 pm: Dinner (Stations, Bridgeway Commons)
  • 7:30 pm: Local Pizza Sampler and Outdoor Movie (West Lawn, The Markee)
    • Rain site : Velzy Commons
    • Movie:  Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • 11:00 pm - 1:45 am: Free movies (Millenium Cinema all shows begin at midnight) and bowling (Pioneer Lanes bowling begins at 11:00 pm)
    • Non-stop shuttle transportation provided
    • Shuttles depart from south entrance of the circle drive at The Markee
    • Must have UW-Platteville Pioneer Passport for admittance

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

  • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm: Textbook Center open (Doudna Hall)
    • Pick-up your textbooks for fall classes
    • Pick-up a free planner
    • Do NOT bring your backpack or bag with you; a bag is provided
    • Be sure to have your Pioneer Passport
  • 8:30 am - 12:00 pm: Pioneers Pay It Forward - Annual Community Service Project
  • 10:30 am - 1:00 pm: Brunch (Stations, Bridgeway Commons)
  • 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm: All Campus Welcome Back Fest (West Lawn, The Markee)
    • Student organization involvement fair, inflatable games, zip line, climbing wall, euro-bungee, Blaster Ball, representatives from area businesses, Poster Sale, etc.
    • 4:00 pm: Doors open for Welcome Back Fest Concert 
      • ​NOTE: This is a TICKETED EVENT that includes Welcome Back Fest events and concert
      • Check out Welcome Back Fest for detailed concert and ticket info
    • 4:30 - 7:30 pm: Dinner (The Markee)
    • 7:00 pm: The Great Mascot Race, 2014 edition
  • 8:00 pm: National Recording Artist - The Cab (Williams Fieldhouse) 
  • 9:15 pm: National Recording Artist - A Great Big World (North Lawn, Williams Fieldhouse)

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

  • Classes begin (Yippee!!!!)
  • 7:45 am - 10:00 am: Lifesaver Tables (near Otts and Warner Halls)
    • Get help finding your way to class, find out how to drop or add a class, and grab some FREE CANDY!
    • Hosted by the UW-Platteville Student Ambassadors

Schedule is subject to updating.  Please check back often.

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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.

 

WW: Hours during Welcome Weekend

Hours of Operation

Welcome Weekend hours of operation

Friday, August 29

  • The Markee
    • 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • University Police
    • 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
    • Corner of Greenwood Ave and Longhorn Dr: Parking permits, free bicycle license, safety information
    • Rountree Commons and Bridgeway Commons: Free bicycle license
  • Bookstore (The Markee)
    • 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Textbook Center (Doudna Hall)
    • 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday, August 30

  • The Markee
    • ​​8:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Bookstore (The Markee)
    • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • University Police
    • 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    • ​Bridgeway Commons: Parking permits, free bicycle license, safety information
  • Karrmann Library
    • 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Sunday, August 31

  • The Markee
    • 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • University Police
    • 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    • Bridgeway Commons: Free bicycle license

Monday, September 1

  • The Markee
    • 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Textbook Center (Doudna Hall)
    • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • University Police
    • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Brigham Hall: Parking permits, free bicycle license, safety information
  • Bookstore (The Markee)
    • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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