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Fall 2018 Welcome Weekend Schedule

Saturday, Sept. 1

Sunday, Sept. 2

Monday, Sept. 3

Tuesday, Sept. 4

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

A schedule for non-traditional, commuter, veteran and transfer students can be found here.

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

Saturday, Sept. 1

TIME EVENT LOCATION
7 a.m.-11 pm MARKEE PIONEER STUDENT CENTER OPEN  
8 a.m.-1 p.m. NEW STUDENT MOVE-IN
  • Information tables and smiling helpful staff throughout campus
All Residence Halls

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

 

 

 

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

 

 

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

TEXTBOOK CENTER OPEN
  • Do not bring your backpacks or bags with you (bag provided)
  • Make sure to have your Pioneer Passport (student ID) with you at all times


CAMPUS POLICE OPEN

 

 

PASSPORT OFFICE OPEN

Doudna Hall

 

 

 

Brigham Hall

 

 

Markee Pioneer Student Center

9 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE OPEN Markee Pioneer Student Center 
10 a.m.-1 p.m. WALK YOUR CLASS SCHEDULE
  • Bring a copy of your class schedule (print from your PASS account) and walk the route with a current student
  • Hosted by UW-Platteville Student Leadership
  • Dining Services will be selling Walking Tacos for $4 and refreshments for $1
Rain site: Tours depart from the Alumni Lounge in the Markee Pioneer Student Center
2 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.

CHANCELLOR SHIELDS STUDENT CONVOCATION (All students attend)

  • Chancellor Shields Welcome Convocation with topics including Culture of Care mandated information, & Student Leadership Tips for Success
Bo Ryan Court, Williams Fieldhouse
2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. PARENT RECEPTION (Parent Goodbye Time)
  • Reception hosted by Platteville Chamber of Commerce and UW-Platteville Deans Melissa Gormley, Kate Demerse, Wayne Weber, & Keith Thompson
  • Parents, please say your goodbyes prior to attending the reception
Bridgeway Commons
3:45 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.

PLATTEVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MERCHANT SCAVENGER HUNT & WELCOME PICNIC

  • Scavenger Hunt begins at 3:45 p.m. and ends at 5 p.m. with fabulous rewards! (Students must have their Pioneer Passport-Student ID)
  • Student Dinner located in the Markee Pioneer Student Center beginning at 5:15 p.m.

 

City Park, Downtown Platteville
7 p.m. MANDATORY RESIDENCE HALL MEETINGS Individual residence halls
8 p.m.

MARCHING PIONEERS WELCOME & PLAYFAIR

  • PLAYFAIR is the most popular campus attraction in the 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!

Rain site: Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Hall

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Sunday, Sept. 2

TIME EVENT LOCATION
TBD MORNING WORSHIP SERVICES
  • Shuttle transportation provided to local worship services
Depart from the corner of College and Greenwood Ave

8 a.m.-11 p.m.

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

MARKEE PIONEER STUDENT CENTER OPEN

CAMPUS POLICE OPEN 

 

Brigham Hall

10 a.m.-1 p.m. BRUNCH Stations, Bridgeway Commons
11 a.m. RESIDENCE HALL GROUP GATHERINGS
  • Meet in groups to attend "Welcome Sessions"
Depart from individual locations to proceed in groups to Ullsvik Hall
11:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m. WELCOME SESSIONS FEATURING JASON LEVASSEUR
  • Special guest Jason LeVasseur presents "Rock Star Project!" to inspire, motivate, and educate students and staff with one of his many leadership projects.
  • 50" flat screen TV Raffle from Newman Heights (Must be present to win) 
Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Hall
3:30-6:30 p.m.

BRIDGEFEST

  • Inflatable games and “THE BULL”
  • Music by WSUP Campus Radio
     

Bridgeway Commons

 

Rain site: Markee Pioneer Student Center

4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. DINNER Stations, Bridgeway Commons
7 p.m.

WELCOME BACK CONCERT FEATURING SKILLET

  • Special guest Once Around to perform at 7 p.m. followed by the band Skillet to perform at 8 p.m.
  • Doors open at 6 p.m.
  • Purchase your tickets for Skillet here.
     

 

Bo Ryan Court, Williams Fieldhouse

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Monday, Sept. 3

TIME EVENT LOCATION
TBD SHUTTLE TO LOCAL BUSINESSES See Transportation Maps

8 a.m.-6 p.m.

 

 

9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

TEXTBOOK CENTER OPEN
  • Do not bring your backpacks or bags with you (bag provided)
  • Make sure to have your Pioneer Passport (student ID) with you at all times

PASSPORT OFFICE OPEN

Doudna Hall 

 

 

Markee Pioneer Student Center

8 a.m.-11:30 p.m.

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

MARKEE PIONEER STUDENT CENTER OPEN

CAMPUS POLICE OPEN

 

Brigham Hall

9 a.m.-1 p.m. PIONEERS PAY IT FORWARD
  • Annual community service project
  • LIMITED to the first 200 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! Click here to sign up for this amazing opportunity!
Depart from Markee Pioneer Student Center
10 a.m.-1 p.m. BRUNCH Stations, Bridgeway Commons
1-4 p.m. IN-HALL PROGRAMMING
  • See each hall schedule upon arrival
Individual residence halls
3-4 p.m. GREEK LIFE 101 (Men)  Platteville Rooms, Markee
4-5 p.m. GREEK LIFE 101 (Women) Platteville Rooms, Markee
2 p.m.-5 p.m. WALK YOUR CLASS SCHEDULE
  • Bring a copy of your class schedule (print from your PASS account) and walk the route with a current student
  • Hosted by UW-Platteville Student Leadership
Tours depart from the corner of Greenwood Ave. and Longhorn Dr. (near McGregor Hall)
4:30-6:30 p.m. DINNER Stations, Bridgeway Commons
8:30-11 p.m. PIZZA PALOOZA AND OUTDOOR MOVIE (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle)
  • Can collection to support cancer research

Rain site: Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Hall

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Tuesday, Sept. 4

TIME EVENT LOCATION
  FIRST DAY OF FALL SEMESTER CLASSES  
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
TEXTBOOK CENTER OPEN
  • Do not bring your backpacks or bags with you (bag provided)
  • Make sure to have your Pioneer Passport (student ID) with you at all times
Doudna Hall

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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 at 608.342.1497 or cpr@uwplatt.edu.

SAVE THE DATE
HOMECOMING 2019
OCTOBER, 19, 2019

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.