Welcome Weekend

Welcome to all of the students arriving this weekend to UW-Platteville! We have a lot of things planned for you this opening weekend and we are excited for the fun and exciting time ahead of us! Need to know the game plan? Below is welcome weekend’s schedule! Can’t wait to see you there!

SATURDAY, AUG. 29

TIME EVENT LOCATION
7 am – 11 pm Markee Pioneer Student Center open
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 am – 2 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
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, Sherry Nevins, Elizabeth Throop, and Wayne Weber, and Kate Demerse, Assistant Dean of Students
Stations, Bridgeway Commons
2:15 pm Chancellor Shields Round Robin

  • ALL new students should begin at the appropriate location for their group listed below
Welcome Convocation with Chancellor Dennis Shields and Provost Mittie N. Den Herder

Choose Your Own Adventure with Dr. Chris Frayer, Assistant Dean Les Hollingsworth, and Dr. Travis Nelson

  • Off-Campus/Commuter, Rountree, McGregor, Hugunin, Porter, Bridgeway and Brockert

What is Choose Your Own Adventure?

Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Hall
Culture of Care and Student Leadership Tips for Success with Assistant Vice Chancellor Laura Bayless, Prevention and Education Coodinator Jessica Ensenberger, and Student Senate President Sydney Bend

  • 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

  • Off-Campus Non-Traditional Students, Veterans, etc. click here for your schedule of events for Welcome Weekend
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 Welcome 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

SUNDAY, AUG. 30

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
12:30 pm Residence Hall and campus group gatherings Depart from individual locations to proceed in groups to Ullsvik Hall
1 pm – 3:30 pm

Choose Your Own Adventure 2

Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Hall
Snack Break
3:30 – 5 pm

What’s It All About?

Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Halls
4:30 – 6:30 pm Dinner Stations, Bridgeway Commons
6:30 – 9:30 pm Rockin’ Stadium Party

  • “THE BULL”
  • Inflatable Games
  • Music by WSUP Campus Radio
Ralph E. Davis Pioneer Stadium (Rainsite: Williams Fieldhouse)
8:30 pm Pioneer Athletics Welcome Pioneer Stadium
10 pm Super Ball Drop

  • Prizes
  • Over 1600 flashing super balls
  • WSUP providing music and sound
Parking lot, Karrmann Library
10:30 pm – 1 am

Throw Back Time Machine Dance

Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Halls

MONDAY, AUG. 31

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
9 -11 am

The Amazing Platteville Race

Depart from Karrmann Library, north main entrance
10:30 am – 1 pm Brunch Stations, Bridgeway Commons
11 am -11 pm Markee Pioneer Student Center open
1 – 5 pm In Hall Programming

  • See hall schedule upon arrival
2 pm Greek Life 101 (Men)  136 Doudna Hall
3 pm Greek Life 101 (Women) 136 Doudna Hall
4:30 – 7 pm Dinner Stations, Bridgeway Commons
8:30 – 11 pm

Local pizza sampler and outdoor movie

West Lawn, Markee (Rainsite: Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Hall)
12 – 2 am Free movies at Millennium Cinema and bowling at Pioneer Lanes

  • Non-stop shuttle transportation provided
  • Must have UW-Platteville Pioneer Passport for admittance
Depart from the South Entrance, Markee Circle Drive

TUESDAY, SEPT. 1

TIME EVENT LOCATION
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 am -12 pm Pioneers Pay it Forward

  • Annual community service project
  • LIMITED to the first 75 students who sign up

SIGN UP

TBA
10:30 am – 1 pm Brunch Stations, Bridgeway Commons
3-5 pm Chancellor Scholars meeting  Platteville rooms, Markee
4:30 – 7 pm Dinner Stations, Bridgeway Commons
4:30 – 7:30 pm All campus Welcome Back Fest

  • Student Organization Involvement Fair, inflatable games, area businesses, etc.
West Lawn, Markee
8 pm National comedic artist, Eric O’Shea Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Hall
9:15 pm National comedic artist, Ronnie Jordan Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Hall

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 2

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

 

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