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Fall 2015 Welcome Weekend Schedule*

*View a revised WW Schedule of Events established to meet the needs of non-traditional, commuter, veteran and transfer students; however, you are invited to attend all Welcome Weekend activities and events.

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

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

Saturday, Aug. 29

TIME EVENT LOCATION
7 am - 11 pm Markee Pioneer Student Center open  
8 am - 2 pm New Student move-in
  • Information tables and smiling helpful staff throughout campus
All Residence Halls
9 am - 3:30 pm Bookstore open Markee Pioneer Student Center 
10 am - 12 pm   107.1 FM on location Wilgus Hall
10 am - 2 pm Textbook Center open
  • DO NOT BRING YOUR BACKPACK OR BAGS WITH YOU (Bag provided)
  • BE SURE TO HAVE YOUR PIONEER PASSPORT—ALWAYS!
Doudna Hall
10:30 am - 2 pm

Walk Your Class Schedule

  • Bring a copy of your class schedule (print from your PASS account) and walk the route with a current student
  • Tours depart from the corner of Greenwood and Longhorn Drive
  • Hosted by UW-Platteville Student Leadership
Near McGregor Hall
2 pm PARENT GOODBYE TIME 
  • Reception hosted by Platteville Chamber of Commerce and Deans Molly Gribb, Sherry Nevins, Elizabeth Throop, and Wayne Weber
Stations, Bridgeway Commons
2:15 pm Chancellor Shields Round Robin
  • ALL new students should begin at the appropriate location for their group listed below
 
  Welcome Convocation with Chancellor Dennis Shields and Provost Mittie N. Den Herder

Choose Your Own Adventure with Dr. Chris Frayer, Assistant Dean Les Hollingsworth, and Dr. Travis Nelson
  • Off-Campus/Commuter, Rountree, McGregor, Hugunin, Porter, Bridgeway and Brockert
Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Hall
  Culture of Care and Student Leadership Tips for Success with Assistant Vice Chancellor Laura Bayless and Student Senate President Sydney Bend
  • Non-Traditional, Dobson, Morrow, SW, Wilgus, Melcher and Pickard
Bo Ryan Court
2:55 pm Groups switch locations  
  Following the two 40 minute presentations, students will depart from Residence Halls or Round Robin sessions for the City of Platteville Welcome and downtown activities
  • Off-Campus Non-Traditional Students, Veterans, etc. click here for your schedule of events for Welcome Weekend
 
3:45 pm Platteville Chamber of Commerce Merchant Scavenger Hunt & Welcome Picnic
  • Scavenger Hunt until 5:00 pm
  • FABULOUS prizes!
  • Music by 107.1
Downtown Platteville (Rainsite: Velzy Commons, Ullsvik)
5 pm Dinner located at City Park Downtown Platteville
7:15 pm Mandatory Residence Hall Meetings  
8 pm

Marching Pioneers Welcome and 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!
Outdoor Track West Lawn Entrance (Rainsite: Williams Fieldhouse)
9:15 pm Welcome social with frozen treats
  • Sponsored by the UW-Platteville Spiritual Organizations
SW parking area, Williams Fieldhouse

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Sunday, Aug. 30

TIME EVENT LOCATION
  Morning Worship Services with transportation provided   Depart from the corner of College and Greenwood Ave
10:30 am - 1 pm Brunch Stations, Bridgeway Commons
11 am - 11 pm Markee Pioneer Student Center open  
12:30 pm Residence Hall and campus group gatherings Depart from individual locations to proceed in groups to Ullsvik Hall
1 pm - 3:30 pm

Choose Your Own Adventure 2

  • New Student FUNDATORY Event (Bring your UW-Platteville ID)
  • It's time for your next adventure! During this session you will learn how your choices can help you to be a successful a student here at UW-Platteville! 
  • Informational sessions will occur every 20 minutes with a fun and interactive activity in between. 
  • BIG prizes will be awarded (maybe even a scholarship or two!)
Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Hall
  Snack Break  
3:30 - 5 pm

What’s It All About?

  • Interactive theatre performance: three short skits where you get to talk to the characters!
  • A super fun way to get introduced to college life
  • BIG prizes for attendance (including scholarships and front-row seats to Tuesday night’s comedy show!)
Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Halls
4:30 - 6:30 pm Dinner Stations, Bridgeway Commons
6:30 - 9:30 pm Rockin’ Stadium Party
  • “THE BULL”
  • Inflatable Games
  • Music by WSUP Campus Radio
Ralph E. Davis Pioneer Stadium (Rainsite: Williams Fieldhouse)
8:30 pm Pioneer Athletics Welcome Pioneer Stadium
10 pm Super Ball Drop
  • Prizes 
  • Over 1600 flashing super balls
  • WSUP providing music and sound
Parking lot, Karrman Library 
10:30 pm - 1 am

Throw Back Time Machine Dance

  • Music, Food, Prizes
  • Booze Clues: How many drinks till you can’t drive? Can you complete a sobriety test when you’re wearing your “drunk goggles”? Take a break from the dance to see if you have a CLUE about alcohol. Then be entered to win prizes!
  • Sponsored by Greek Life
Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Halls

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monday, Aug. 31

TIME EVENT LOCATION
  Shuttle vans to local businesses to purchase forgotten items  
7 am - 11 pm Markee Pioneer Student Center open  
8 am - 4 pm Textbook Center open
  • DO NOT BRING YOUR BACKPACK OR BAGS WITH YOU (Bag provided)
  • BE SURE TO HAVE YOUR PIONEER PASSPORT—ALWAYS!
Doudna Hall 
9 -11 am

The Amazing Platteville Race

  • Form a team (by hall or student group) to race across campus.  You will discover useful campus resources, helpful people and offices, and unique places.  The first team to visit all the sites and post selfies is the winner.
  • Fantastic prizes will be awarded!
Depart from Brigham Hall
10:30 am - 1 pm Brunch Stations, Bridgeway Commons
11 am -11 pm Markee Pioneer Student Center open  
1 - 5 pm In Hall Programming
  • See hall schedule upon arrival
 
2 pm Greek Life 101 (Men) 136 Doudna Hall
3 pm Greek Life 101 (Women) 136 Doudna Hall
4:30 - 7 pm Dinner Stations, Bridgeway Commons
8:30 - 11 pm

Local pizza sampler and outdoor movie

Sponsored by:

West Lawn, Markee (Rainsite: Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Hall)
12 - 2 am  Free movies at Millennium Cinema and bowling at Pioneer Lanes
  • Non-stop shuttle transportation provided
  • Must have UW-Platteville Pioneer Passport for admittance 
Depart from the South Entrance, Markee Circle Drive

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Tuesday, sept. 1

TIME EVENT LOCATION
7 am - 11 pm Markee Pioneer Student Center open  
8 am - 4 pm Textbook Center open
  • DO NOT BRING YOUR BACKPACK OR BAGS WITH YOU (Bag provided)
  • BE SURE TO HAVE YOUR PIONEER PASSPORT—ALWAYS!
Doudna Hall 
8:30 am -12 pm Pioneers Pay it Forward
  • Annual community service project
  • LIMITED to the first 75 students who sign up

Sign up

TBA
10:30 am - 1 pm Brunch Stations, Bridgeway Commons
3-5 pm Chancellor Scholars meeting  Platteville rooms, Markee
4:30 - 7 pm Dinner Stations, Bridgeway Commons
4:30 - 7:30 pm All campus Welcome Back Fest
  • Student Organization Involvement Fair, inflatable games, area businesses, etc.
West Lawn, Markee 
3 pm  Chancellor Scholars meeting Platteville rooms, Markee
8 pm National comedic artist, Ronnie Jordan Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Hall
9:15 pm National comedic artist, Eric O’Shea Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Hall

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Wednesday, sept. 2

TIME EVENT LOCATION
  Classes begin  
7:30 - 11 am 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 UW-Platteville student Ambassador Corps
Near Otts and Warner Hall 

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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.

 

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, 1 University Plaza, Platteville, WI 53818 at (608) 348-1497.

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