Join us August 29-August 31

Whether you are a first-year, transfer, or returning student, there is an event for you and an opportunity for you to feel at home at UW-Platteville. Enjoy a fun weekend of exploring campus and the Platteville community, participating in exciting events and activities, and getting connected with fellow students.

 

Welcome Weekend Schedule

Time

Event

Location

8 a.m. - 1 p.m. New Student Move-In All residence halls
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Walk Your Class Schedule
Bring a copy of your class schedule and walk the route with a current student.
Depart from corner of Greenwood and Longhorn Drives
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Parent Reception
Reception for parents and families hosted by the Platteville Chamber of Commerce and UW-Platteville Deans.
Stations, Bridgeway Commons
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Chancellor Shields Student Convocation
Chancellor Shields will speak on Culture of Care, mandated information, and Student Leadership Tips for Success.
Bo Ryan Court, Williams Fieldhouse
3:45 - 5 p.m. Platteville Chamber of Commerce Merchant Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger hunt with fabulous prizes! Bring your Pioneer Passport student ID.
City Park, Downtown Platteville
5:15 p.m. Welcome Picnic & Dinner City Park, Downtown Platteville
7 p.m. Residence Hall Meetings
Residence hall meetings are required of all new students.
Individual residence halls
8 p.m. Marching Pioneers Welcome & Playfair Softball Field

 

Time

Event

Location

TBD Morning Worship Services
Shuttle transportation provided to local worship services.
 
9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Brunch
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. for anyone attending the Rock Star Project presentation.
Stations, Bridgeway Commons
10:30 a.m.

Residence Hall Group Gatherings
Depart from your individual location and proceed as a group to the location.

Ullsvik Hall
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Welcome Sessions Featuring Jason LeVasseur
Special guest Jason LeVasseur will present "Rock Star Project!" to inspire, motivate, and educate with one of his many leadership projects.
Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Hall
5 - 8 p.m.

Bridgefest
Enjoy the inflatable games and ride "the bull" with music by WSUP campus radio.

Bridgeway Commons
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

 

Dinner
Please report with your residence hall according to the following schedule:

4:30 p.m. - Southwest Hall, Roundtree Commons, & Bridgeway Commons
5 p.m. - Wilgus Hall, Brockert Hall, Pickard Hall
5:30 p.m. - Dobson Hall, Hugunin Hall, Morrow Hall
6 p.m. - Porter Hall, Melcher Hall, McGregor Hall
6:15 p.m. - All residence halls

Stations, Bridgeway Commons

 

8:30 p.m. Local Pizza Sampler & Lands End Sponsored Outdoor Movie
The movie will be the live action version of Aladdin!
Markee West Lawn

 

Time

Event

Location

8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Shuttle to Local Businesses
Shuttle vans will take you to local businesses to purchase any forgotten items.
See Transportation Maps
8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Pioneers Pay it Forward
Volunteer your time helping the community! Limited to the first 200 students who sign up.
Depart from Markee Pioneer Student Center
10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

 

Brunch
Please report with your residence hall according to the following schedule:

10:30 a.m. - Southwest Hall, Rountree Commons
11 a.m. - Wilgus Hall, Brockert Hall, Pickard Hall
11:30 a.m. - Dobson Hall, Hugunin Hall, Morrow Hall
12 p.m. - Porter Hall, Melcher Hall, McGregor Hall
12:30 p.m. - Bridgeway Commons

Stations, Bridgeway Commons

 

1 - 4 p.m. In-Hall Programming Individual residence halls
2 - 5 p.m. Walk Your Class Schedule
Bring a copy of your class schedule and walk the route with a current student.
Depart from the corner of Greenwood and Longhorn Drives
2 p.m. Greek Life 101 (Men) Platteville Rooms, Markee Pioneer Student Center
3 p.m. Greek Life 101 (Women) Platteville Rooms, Markee Pioneer Student Center
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

 

Dinner
Please report with your residence hall according to the following schedule:

4:30 p.m. - Southwest Hall, Rountree Hall
5 p.m. - Wilgus Hall, Brockert Hall, Pickard Hall
5:30 p.m. - Dobson Hall, Hugunin Hall, Morrow Hall
6 p.m. - Porter Hall, Melcher Hall, McGregor Hall
6:30 p.m. - Bridgeway Commons

Stations, Bridgeway Commons

 

7 - 11 p.m. Welcome Concert
Featuring Mitchell Tenpenny and Chris Lane!
Bo Ryan Court, Williams Fieldhouse

 

Hours of Operation

Textbook Center Markee Pioneer Student Center University Bookstore Campus Police Department
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday: 7 a.m. - 11 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Monday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday: 8 a.m. - 11 p.m.   Sunday: Closed
Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday: 8 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.   Monday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Make sure to have your Pioneer Passport student ID with you at all times. The textbook center will provide bags when picking up your books so you will not need to bring a bookbag.