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Fall 2016 Welcome Weekend Schedule*

 

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, Sept. 3

TIME EVENT LOCATION
7 am - 11 pm Markee Pioneer Student Center open  
8 am - 12 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 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
10:30 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, Melissa Gormley, Sherry Nevins, and Wayne Weber
Stations, Bridgeway Commons
2:15 pm New Student Convocation
  • ALL new students should begin at the appropriate location for their group listed below
 
  Welcome Convocation with Chancellor Dennis Shields 
  • Off-Campus/Commuter, Rountree, McGregor, Hugunin, Porter, Bridgeway and Brockert
Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Hall
  Culture of Care and Student Leadership Tips for Success 
  • 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  
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 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
10 pm 
 
Super Ball Drop
  • Prizes
  • Over 1600 flashing super balls
  • WSUP providing music and sound
Parking lot, Karrmann Library

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Sunday, Sept. 4

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  
11:30 am Residence Hall and campus group gatherings Depart from individual locations to proceed in groups to Ullsvik Hall
12 - 2:30 pm

New Student FUNDATORY Event

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

Be sure to bring your Pioneer Passport (UW-Platteville student ID)

Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Hall
2:30 - 5 p.m. In Hall Programming See each hall schedule upon arrival
4:30 - 6:30 pm Dinner Stations, Bridgeway Commons
6:30 - 9:30 pm Rockin’ Bridge Party
  • “THE BULL”
  • Inflatable Games
  • Music by WSUP Campus Radio
Near Bridgeway Commons/Engineering Hall (Rainsite: Williams Fieldhouse)
10:30 pm - 1 am

Headphone Disco 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
12 - 2 a.m. 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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monday, Sept. 5

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 
8:30 a.m. -12 pm

Pioneers Pay it Forward

Annual community service project

LIMITED to the first 100 students who sign up

Details TBA

Depart from Karrmann Library, north main entrance
10:30 am - 1 pm Brunch Stations, Bridgeway Commons
1 pm Greek Life 101 (Men)  Platteville Rooms, MPSC
2 pm Greek Life 101 (Women) Platteville Rooms, MPSC
4 - 7:30 p.m. All campus Welcome Back Fest
  • Student Organization Involvement Fair, lip sync contest, inflatable games, area businesses, etc.
West Lawn, Markee
4:30 - 6:30 pm Dinner Stations, Bridgeway Commons
7 p.m. The Great Mascot Race, 2016 Edition West Lawn, Markee
7 p.m.  Welcome Back Fest National Recording Artist
Opening band TBD
 
8 p.m. 

Welcome Back Fest National Recording Artist Mike Posner 

Tickets available at the University Box Office.  www.uwplatt.edu/box-office/tickets

 

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TUesday, sept. 6

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 
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. 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 - 11 p.m. Local Pizza Sampler and Outdoor Movie West Lawn, Markee (Rain site: Velzy Commons)

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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.

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.

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