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Experience the fun

Each year, campus hosts a variety events that tie directly to the students living in the residence halls. We welcome new and returning students during welcome week, host homecoming festivities, and invite Blugolds to have family visit.

Upcoming events

Family Weekend: Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2023

Tickets and order forms

You can purchase tickets for brunch through University Tickets - search Family Weekend Brunch.

Family Weekend Tshirt Orders

Schedule of Events 

Friday, Sept. 29


Date Time Event Location  Description Cost Department
Friday, Sept. 29 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Campus Bookstore Davies      University Centers
Friday, Sept. 29 8:30 - 10 p.m. The Little Mermaid Woodland Theater PG l The youngest of King Triton's daughters, Ariel is a beautiful and spirited young mermaid with a thirst for adventure. Longing to find out more about the world beyond the sea, Ariel visits the surface and falls for the dashing Prince Eric. Following her heart, she makes a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to experience life on land. FREE AIL/UAC
Friday, Sept. 29 8pm-9:30pm Moonlight Hike   Start - Sutherland Hall Backyard Join our Outdoor Adventure LLC in a moonlight hike with glow sticks around upper-campus trails. The hike will be about a mile. It will start and end at the RHA bonfire behind Sutherland Hall.  FREE Housing
Friday, Sept. 29 8 - 9:30 p.m. RHA Family Bonfire Sutherland Hall Backyard Rain Site: Suites Lobby Joing the Residence Hall Association for an intimate bonfire experience. Enjoy hot chocolate, music, and lively conversation with Blugold families and students. FREE Housing
Saturday, Sept. 30
Date Time Event Location  Description Cost Department
Saturday, Sept. 30 7:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. Farmers Market Phoenix Park, Downtown EC   Free Community Event 
Saturday, Sept. 30 9 a.m. -12 p.m. Ticket and T-Shirt Pick-Up Service Center      
Saturday, Sept. 30 10 a.m. -2 p.m. Campus Bookstore Davies      University Centers
Saturday, Sept. 30 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Family Weekend Brunch Davies Marketplace Join us for brunch buffet! We will be serving french toast, eggs, bacon, sausage, assortments of scones, croissants, potpies, and assortment of fruit. Coffee, tea, orange juice, and water will be available. The welcome presentation to families begins at 10am. You will be greeted by campus administrators and members of UWEC student organizations. Performance by Jazz Band. Purchase your brunch tickets online through the Service Center. ADULTS/STUDENTS $18
CHILDREN (AGES 5-11) $13
Sodexo Dining and Housing
Saturday, Sept. 30 11:00 & 11:15 AM start time Putnam Trail River Hike Meet at Putnam Park at the bottom of the hill. Join a hike led by our Recreation staff along the beautiful river side trail! Free   Rec
Saturday, Sept. 30 11:00am-11:30am Marching Band Performance Campus Mall  Join us in watching our impressive Marching Band performance on the Campus Mall. FREE
Saturday, Sept. 30 11:30am-12:15pm Housing Information Session Woodland Theater Have questions about Housing? We have answers! Come and hear a brief presentation that includes updates about Housing options, deadlines, and opportunities, followed by an open Q&A session. Whether you have questions about this year’s experience, or next year’s upperclassmen living options, we’re happy to help create a quality living experience at UWEC. FREE Housing
Saturday, Sept. 30 3:30-6:30 Upperclassmen Housing Tours The Suites, Chancellors Hall, Aspenson-Mogensen Hall, Haymarket Landing Explore upperclassman living options by taking a guided tour through UWEC Housing’s apartment and suite-style buildings. Sign up for tour (only 1 person per group needs to sign up) with the QR codes in the mailer.  FREE Housing
Saturday, Sept. 30 1 PM, 3 PM, 5 PM High Ropes Course Student can sign up family/family members in advance at - space is limited!  $10 per person Rec
Saturday, Sept. 30 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Open Swim McPhee Enjoy the pool for open swim! Free Rec
Saturday, Sept. 30 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Dueling Pianos  Ojibwe Ballroom  Join a great performance by Howl2GO Dueling Pianos for a 3 hour energetic performance. You will be able to request songs during the performance, enjoy wonderful music, and be entertained! Students can register for this event on Blugold Connect! FREE Artiest Series & Forum 


Sunday, Oct. 1
Date Time Event Location  Description Cost Department
Sunday, Oct. 1 10:30 am-Noon Drop-In Coffee Tasting Flesch Family Welcome Center 206 Stop by to sample each of the four (light, medium, dark, and decaf) roasts of the student-founded Blugold Roast Coffee and learn a little about our passion for brewing. Free  Blugold Roast Coffee LLC
All Weekend Free use of all Rental Equipment at the EAC Hilltop Center Canoes, kayaks, paddle boards, fat tire bikes, camping and hiking gear Free   Recreation
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