Welcome Weekend!

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

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

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

 

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 Sunday Funday Educational Event

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)
10:00 pm – 1 am

Headphone Disco Dance

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
  • Movie times occur at 11:45pm, 12:00am, and 12:15am
Depart from the South Entrance, Markee Circle Drive

 

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

Depart from Karrmann Library, north main entrance
10:30 am – 1 pm Brunch Stations, Bridgeway Commons
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Greek Life 101 (Men)  Platteville Rooms, MPSC
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Greek Life 101 (Women) Platteville Rooms, MPSC
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
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 Grace
8 p.m. Welcome Back Fest National Recording Artist Mike Posner

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

 

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. – 7 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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