Family Weekend: October 1-3, 2021
We are excited to welcome UW-Platteville families back to campus for Family Weekend 2021!
Schedule of events
No advanced payment or registration required to participate in Family Weekend activities.
Plans are subject to change, based on health and safety measures that may be in place at the time of the event.
Please note that face coverings are required in all university buildings.
|8 p.m.||Family Trivia with Bob||We challenge YOU to join in the fun of a family-friendly trivia night. It's your chance to shine…..and win prizes!||Pioneer Crossing, The Markee|
|9 a.m.||Reception||Start your morning with some fresh apple cider donuts, hot chocolate and coffee.||Pioneer Crossing, The Markee|
|9:30 a.m.||Welcome||A welcome from Chancellor Dennis J. Shields||Pioneer Crossing, The Markee|
|9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.||University Bookstore open||The Markee|
|10 a.m.–1 p.m.||Caricature Artists||Take home a piece of true art as two skilled caricature artists will be available to sketch your likeness.||Pioneer Crossing, The Markee|
|RC Juggle Balloon Artist||It begins with a balloon and ends up with all types of creations!! Always a crowd favorite.||Pioneer Crossing, The Markee|
|10 a.m.–1 p.m.||Tour options||A limited number of bus tickets to A Day at the Farm and Forensic Investigation Crime Scene House will be available at the registration table. Transportation for the other tours is on your own.|
|Visit the "M"||Yes…Platteville has the largest "M' in the world at 241 feet high! Climb the 266 steps and take in the views at the top!||West Mound Road|
|Mining & Rollo Jamison Museum||Your underground adventure awaits! Tour the 1845 lead/zinc mine and discover the local history of this mining district, explore the exhibits on the nature, culture and history of the region. Cost: $8||405 East Main Street|
|A Day at the Farm||Petting zoo, robotic milker viewing, ag-related demonstrations, dog agility sessions, grain bin rescue equipment, self-guided farm tours, and so much more! Thank you to the Platteville Chamber of Commerce for sponsoring this event. Limited tickets for the bus will be available at registration.||
29200 College Farm Road
(Exit 19, HWY 151)
|School of Education||Please join the School of Education for some snacks, hands-on learning, a mini-photobooth, and a giveaway for families of our education students! Faculty members will also be present. Come see where your student spends their time and who they spend it with!||Doudna Hall, 125|
|Forensic Investigation Crime Scene House||The Forensic Investigation Crime Scene House (FICSH) and Research Facility provide opportunities for mock crime scene practicals and research on techniques and technologies used for crime scene investigation. You are invited to tour this facility, however space for both parking and people is limited, so patience is required. Limited number of tickets available for buses at the registration table. Tickets are required.||29065 College Farm Road|
|10:30 tour only||UW-Platteville Outdoor Rec Area and NEW Solar Field - Begins at Memorial Park||Did you know we have 120-acres of Outdoor Rec Area right on campus that includes miles of trails, 18-disc golf course, Class 1 trout stream, several active land restoration projects and our new five-acre solar array? Join Amy Seeboth-Wilson on a short walk covering the highlights!||Follow Greenwood Avenue west and turn south into the Recreation Area, meet at the basketball courts|
|11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.||Tailgate lunch w/ music by the WUNDOS||No need to bring your grill! Listen to fun music while eating typical tailgate food. Cost: $12 cash; $6 if using meal plan||Pioneer Crossing, The Markee|
|2 p.m.||Pioneer Football vs. UW-Oshkosh||Gates open 1 hour prior to game start time. Tickets can be purchased at gate or online. Cost: students FREE with valid ID; $12 for adults; $8 for seniors; $6 (17 and under); free (4 and under)||Pioneer Stadium|
|8 p.m.||Presenting: John Cassidy||Come and be ENTERTAINED! John combines comedy, magic, and balloon artistry in his act that has been on Late Night w/ Conan, The Weakest Link, The Today Show, Live w/ Regis and Kelly and the Jerry Lewis Telethon. He holds two Guinness World Records for balloon sculpting, has performed across the US and internationally, and is a frequent performer for Disney Cruise Lines.||Pioneer Crossing, The Markee|
|10:30 a.m.–1 p.m.||On-campus brunch||Cost: $10/cash or $5 meal plan per person||Stations, Bridgeway Commons|