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Fall 2016 Welcome Weekend Schedule


*This schedule was established to accommodate the unique needs of non-traditional, commuter, veteran and transfer students. However, you are invited to all welcome weekend activities and events. View the full Welcome Weekend Schedule of 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

Saturday, SEPT. 3

10 am - 2 pm Commuter Student Campus Group Check-in
  • Check-in for non-traditional, commuter, veteran, transfer, and off-campus students not living in the Residence Halls
  • Qustions answered and information on getting your Pioneer Passport and picking up textbooks
Brigham Hall, main entrance (look for the tent)
1:45 - 2 pm Meet Prior to Convocation
  • Non-traditional, commuter, veteran, transfer, and off-campus students meet to proceed as a group to attend convocation
Brigham Hall, main entrance
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 and commuter students; Rountree Commons; Bridgeway Commons; McGregor, Hugunin, Porter, and Brockert halls
Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Hall
  Culture of Care and Student Leadership Tips for Success 
  • Non-Traditional students; Dobson, Morrow, Southwest, Wilgus, Melcher and Pickard halls
Bo Ryan Court
2:55 pm Groups switch locations
  • Following the two 40 minute presentations, students will dismissed and 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 with fabulous prizes!
  • Prizes
  • Music by 107.1
Downtown Platteville (Rainsite: Velzy Commons, Ullsvik)
5 pm Dinner located at City Park
  • Families welcome
Downtown Platteville (Rainsite: Velzy Commons, Ullsvik)
7:30 pm Meet Prior to Playfair
  • Non-traditional, commuter, veteran, transfer, and off-campus students meet to proceed as a group to attend Playfair
Markee Pioneer Student Center, Pioneer Involvement Center (PIC)
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)

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Sunday, Sept. 4

12 - 2:30 pm

New Student Sunday Funday Educational 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

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Monday, Sept. 5

8:30 am -12 pm

Pioneers Pay it Forward

Annual community service project
LIMITED to the first 100 students who sign up!

Like to volunteer your time helping the community? Well here is an event for you! Along with many other first year students and involved campus student leaders, you will be going out to different locations and will be helping the local community of Platteville. Some of these projects include painting (buildings &/or storm drains), cleaning up parks, or doing restorations of trails and much more! Participating in this will help you get to know the city of Platteville along with making new friends!
Monday, September 5, from 8:30 am - 12:30pm.  Meet at the Markee Pioneer Crossing for a quick overview with some breakfast snacks.  We will all gather at the end for a group picture and lunch with sub sandwiches from Jimmy Johns. We intend to have you back on campus by 12:30pm.
There is a group picture at the end with your free t-shirt.  In order to make all of the arrangements work, we need you to sign up in advance. You have until Tuesday, Aug. 23 by noon.  Click on the link and complete the form on PioneerLink. You will have to use your regular campus user name and password to log in.

Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Hall
4 - 8:00 p.m. All campus Welcome Back Fest
  • Student Organization Involvement Fair, lip sync contest, inflatable games, caricature artist, area businesses, etc.
West Lawn, Markee
7 pm The Great Mascot Race, 2016 Edition West Lawn, Markee
7 pm Welcome Back Fest National Recording Artist
  • Opening band Grace
West Lawn, Markee
8 pm Welcome Back Fest National Recording Artist
  • Mike Posner
Tickets available at the University Box Office.
West Lawn, Markee

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WW: Welcome Weekend

Welcome Weekend: 2016
  • Saturday, Sept. 3: Move-In Day
  • Sunday, Sept. 4: WW events
  • Monday, Sept. 5: WW events
  • Tuesday, Sept. 6: Classes begin

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
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: Welcome Weekend Office Hours

Welcome Weekend Office Hours

Many offices on campus are open during Welcome Weekend. These special hours are as follows:

New Student Residence Hall Check-in
Saturday, Sept. 3: 8 a.m.–2 p.m.

Financial Aid
Tuesday, Sept. 6: 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

Cashier's Office
Tuesday, Sept. 6: 7:45 a.m.–4:15 p.m.

Student Health Services
Tuesday, Sept. 6: 7:45 a.m.–4:15 p.m.

Meal Access Office (Markee)
Saturday, Sept. 3: 8 a.m.–3 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 5: 8 a.m.–3 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 6: 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

Pioneer Passport Office (Markee)
Saturday, Sept. 3: 8 a.m.–3 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 5: 8 a.m.–3 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 6: 8:00 a.m.–4 p.m.

Markee Pioneer Student Center
Saturday, Sept. 3: 7 a.m.–11:00 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 4: 11 a.m.–11 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 5: 7 a.m.–11 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept 6: 7 a.m.–11 p.m.

Residence Life Office (Royce Hall)
Saturday, Sept. 3: 8 a.m.–2 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 4: 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 5: 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 6: 7:45 a.m.–4:15 p.m.

Textbook Center (Doudna Hall)
Saturday, Sept. 3: 8 a.m.–12 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 5: 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 6: 8 a.m.–7 p.m.

Pioneer Activity Center (PAC)
Tuesday, Sept. 6: 6 a.m.–10 p.m.

University Police (134 Brigham Hall)
Saturday, Sept. 3: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 4: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 5: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 6: regular hours begin

University Bookstore (Markee)
Saturday, Sept. 3: 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 6: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

ITS/Help Desk (Residence Halls and/or leave voice mail)
Saturday, Sept. 3: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 4: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 5: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 6: 7:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m.

Should you have any questions during move-in or Welcome Weekend, please feel free to contact the Information Center (608.342.1491 or or directly contact any of the open offices for information.

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