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.
Family Weekend 2022
Come and make some memories! The main events will take place on September 23-25. Family Weekend annual favorites include home football game, performance by the Blugold Marching Band and brunch.
Tickets and order forms
You can purchase tickets for brunch through University Tickets - search Family Weekend Brunch.
To purchase a ticket to the football game, you can purchase through University Tickets or buy tickets at the door!
Family Weekend Tshirt Orders
Schedule of Events
Friday, Sept. 23
|Friday, Sept. 23||9 a.m. - 3 p.m.||Campus Bookstore||Davies||University Centers|
|Friday, Sept. 23||7:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.||Family Fued||Towers Lobby||Come join TV-10 host the first annual Family Weekend Family Feud in crowning the Family of the weekend. Prizes for winners. Interested? Email Dani Olson at firstname.lastname@example.org||FREE||TV-10|
|Friday, Sept. 23||7:30 - 9 p.m.||Campus Movie||Campus Mall Rain Site: Woodland Theater||PG | Shrek 2: Shrek and Fiona travel to the Kingdom of Far Far Away, where Fiona's parents are King and Queen, to celebrate their marriage. When they arrive, they find they are not as welcome as they thought they would be.||FREE||AIL/UAC|
|Friday, Sept. 23||8 - 9:30 p.m.||RHA Family Bonfire||Sutherland Hall Backyard||Join the Residence Hall Association for an intimate bonfire experience. Enjoy hot chocolate, music, and lively conversation with Blugold families and students. Audacious and Impromptu, both A Capella groups, will be performing.||FREE||Housing|
Saturday, Sept. 24
|Saturday, Sept. 24||7:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.||Farmers Market||Phoenix Park, Downtown EC||Free||Community Event|
|Saturday, Sept. 24||9 a.m. -12 p.m.||Ticket and T-Shirt Pick-Up||Service Center|
|Saturday, Sept. 24||10 a.m. -2 p.m.||Campus Bookstore||Davies||University Centers|
|Saturday, Sept. 24||9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.||Family Weekend Brunch||Davies Marketplace||Join us for a hearty brunch! The welcome presentation to families begins at 10am. You will be greeted by campus administrators and members of UWEC student organizations.||ADULTS/STUDENTS $16.30
CHILDREN (AGES 5-12) $9
4 & UNDER FREE
|Sodexo Dining and Housing|
|Saturday, Sept. 24||11 a.m.||Putnam Trail River Hike||Meet at EAC||Meet at Hilltop in the EAC to begin a beautiful hike on the river trail!||Free||Rec|
|Saturday, Sept. 24||11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.||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.
|Saturday, Sept. 24||1 p.m.||UWEC Football vs. Albion||Carson Park||Tailgate Party in Carson Park 11:00-1:00, sponsored by Festival Foods and WNB Financial. Free food, music, games and give-aways. Special pre-game performance by the Blugold Marching Band!||UWEC Students Free with ID. Ask about Family Weekend Pricing! Siblings free, parents $6.50||Athletics|
|Saturday, Sept. 24||3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.||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
|Saturday, Sept 24||5 p.m. - 8 p.m.||Open Swin||McPhee||Enjoy the pool for open swim!||Free||Rec|
|Saturday, Sept. 24||6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.||Cabin Show||Cabin, Davies Center||Experience free, local music in our campus coffee shop, the Cabin.||Free||UAC|
|Saturday, Sept. 24||7:30 - 9 p.m.||Team Trivia||Flesch Family Welcome Center 206||Take on other families and friends in a pub trivia-style evening event. Bring your competitive spirit and leave your phones behind as teams play for Blugold prizes and bragging rights. Light snacks will be served.||FREE||Alumni & Foundation|
Sunday, Sept. 25
|Sunday, Sept. 25||3:00||UWEC Men's Soccer vs Loras College||Simpson Field||Free Admission||Athletics|
If you're interested in making a hotel/motel/B&B reservation (and we would recommend doing so sooner than later) check out this listing created and maintained by Visit Eau Claire: https://www.visiteauclaire.com/hotels/
Environmental Adventure Center
Rentals at 50% off all weekend
Bouldering + Billiards Free all weekend
Saturday Eagle’s View Ropes Course *space is limited
$10/person, student registers their family members
Choice of 1pm, 3pm, or 5pm
EAC Hours of Operation:
Friday 2pm – 11pm
Saturday 12noon – 11pm
Eau Claire Tours
Take a self-guided audio tour of Eau Claire's fascinating past. The tour is 1 ½ hours long and follows beautiful rivers into gorgeous Phoenix Park, and back in time to when Eau Claire was a lumbering powerhouse! The tour then goes downtown to relive the 1930’s, when Eau Claire was an entertainment juggernaut, bringing in acts from across the country and even the world!
At the affordable price of $6.00, your family can experience Eau Claire’s past and receive present vendor discounts from some of the best businesses in the city! Learn more about the tour and our restaurant discounts by visiting https://www.eauclairetours.com/
- The F, S, and G spots in Phillips are open for use on Saturday.
- Families should steer clear of the AMP spots in Phillips and around the campus.
- Permits are NOT required in R, A, or B stalls from 4pm on Friday THROUGH 6am on Sunday.
- Pay attention to parking lot signage if moving around campus in their vehicle over the weekend
- Parking website: https://www.uwec.edu/blugold-central/parking/enforcement
- For a campus parking map: https://www.uwec.edu/files/2247/campus-map.pdf
- Your license plate will be your permit.
- Vehicles are no longer required to park ‘head into stall’. A license plate must be visible from the driving aisle.
- The absence of signs does not mean parking is allowed.
- Haas Lot: AMP timed parking payment required 8 am - 9 pm Monday-Sunday.
- Hibbard Lot: 'F' and 'G' permits required 6 am - 4 pm Monday-Friday. AMP timed parking payment required 8am - 9 pm Monday-Sunday.
- HHC Lot: AMP timed parking payment required 8am - 9 pm Monday-Sunday.
- HSS Lot: F' and 'S' permits required 6 am - 4 pm Monday-Friday and 'W' permits required 6 am Monday through 4 pm Friday.
- Nursing Lot: 'G' permits required 6 am - 4 pm Monday-Friday
- Phillips Lot: 'F', 'G' and 'S' permits required 6 am - 4 pm Monday-Friday. AMP timed parking payment required 8 am - 9 pm Monday-Sunday.
- Visitor Lot A: Visitor permits required 6 am - 4 pm Monday-Friday. AMP timed parking payment required 4 pm - 9 pm Monday-Friday and 8 am - 9 pm Saturday-Sunday.
- Visitor Lot B: Visitor permits required 6 am - 4 pm Monday-Friday. AMP timed parking payment required 4 pm - 9 pm Monday-Friday and 8 am - 9 pm Saturday-Sunday.
- Water Street Lot: 'F' and 'S' permits required 6 am - 4 pm Monday-Friday and 'W' permits required 6 am Monday through 4 pm Friday.
- Governors Lot: 'F' permits required 6 am - 4 pm Monday-Friday. AMP timed parking payment required 8 am - 9 pm Monday-Sunday.
- Hilltop Lot: AMP timed parking payment required 8am - 9 pm Monday-Sunday.
- Murray Lot: 'F' permits required 6 am - 4 pm Monday-Friday. AMP timed parking payment required 8 am - 9 pm Monday-Sunday.
- McPhee Lot: 'F' and 'S' permits required 6 am - 4 pm Monday-Friday
- Olson Lot: 'F' and 'G' permits required 6 am - 4 pm Monday-Friday
- Bridgman, Oakridge and Chancellors Lot: 'R' permits required 6 am Monday through 4 pm Friday.
- Towers Circle: AMP timed parking payment required 8am - 9pm Monday-Sunday.
- Towers Lot: R' permits required 6 am Monday through 4 pm Friday and 'F' permits required 6 am - 4 pm Monday-Friday.
- University Drive: AMP timed parking payment required 8am - 9pm Monday-Sunday.
Four-hour and 15-minute timed AMP parking zones are located on upper and lower campus and enforced year round. AMP parking is enforced on upper and lower campus Monday- Sunday from 8am - 9pm.
4 Hour Parking Zones - $1.00 per hour
Governors (Zone 5), Haas Fine Arts (Zone 4), Hibbard (Zone 12), Priory Lot (Zone 10), Towers Circle (Zone 6), Visitor Lot B (Zone 11), and Visitor Lot A (Zone 2).
30 Minute Parking Zones - $1.00 per hour
HHC (Zone 3/small parking lot next to Hibbard Hall), Hilltop (Zone 8), Murray (Zone 7), Phillips (Zone 1), and University Drive (Zone 9).
*Disabled Permits not valid in 30 minute parking zones