Welcome Weekend

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Fall 2013 Welcome Weekend Schedule

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

Friday, August 30

  • 8:00 am - 2:00 pm: New Student move-in
    • ​Information Tables, Grab and Go Student Organization sponsored meals, and smiling helpful staff available throughout campus.
  • 8:00 am - 4:00 pm: Bookstore open (Markee Pioneer Student Center)
    • ​Shop for UW-Platteville appearal and merchandise
  • 8:00 am - 4:00 pm: Textbook Center open (Doudna)
    • Pick up your textbooks for fall classes
    • Pick-up a free planner
    • DO NOT BRING YOUR BACKPACK OR BAGS WITH YOU (Bag provided)
    • BE SURE TO HAVE YOUR PIONEER PASSPORT (ALWAYS)
  • 8:00 am - 4:00 pm: University Police Bicycle Registration Event
    • Parking Permits, Motorcycle Permits, Bicycle registration, etc. (corner of Greenwood and Longhorn Dr.)
    • Bicycle registration (Rountree Commons and between Southwest Hall and Bridgeway) 
  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm: 107.1 FM on location (Wilgus Hall)
  • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm: Student Organization Food Stands (Block Halls, Bridgeway, and Otts)
  • 11:00 am - 2:00 pm: Walk Your Class Schedule
    • Tours depart from the corner of Greenwood and Longhorn Drive (near McGregor Hall)
  • 2:00 pm: Commuter Student Campus Group Check-in (Pioneer Involvement Center, The Markee)
    • This check-in is for Non-traditional, Commuter, Off-campus, and Transfer (NCOT) students not living in the Residence Halls.
  • 3:00 pm: Chancellor Shields Welcome Convocation (Williams Fieldhouse)
    • Parent/Faculty reception immediately following (MPSC)
    • Students dismissed by hall for downtown
  • GOODBYE TIME FOR PARENTS following convocation
  • 4:00 pm: Platteville Chamber of Commerce Merchant Scavenger Hunt and Welcome Picnic (downtown Platteville)
    • Students depart from Fieldhouse and/or Residence Halls on a Scavenger Hunt with fabulous prizes!
    • Rain site: Ullsvik Hall
  • 5:15 pm: Meal served (downtown - City Park)
    • Prizes​
    • Music by 107.1
  • 4:00 pm: Chamber of Commerce sponsored Parent Session (Pioneer Crossing, The Markee)
  • 7:15 pm: Mandatory Residence Hall Meetings (Individual Residence Halls)
  • 7:15 pm: Commuter/Transfer Student Welcome Party (Alumni Lounge, The Markee)
  • 8:00 pm: Marching Pioneers Welcome and Playfair (Outdoor Track West Lawn Entrance)
    • Rainsite: Williams Fieldhouse
  • 9:00 pm: Welcome Social with Ice Cream (Fieldhouse SW Parking area)
    • Sponsored by Spiritual Organizations
The Markee Pioneer Student Center: 7:00 am -11:00 pm
Pioneer Haus (MPSC): open until 10:00 pm

Greenwood Avenue Market (Glenview Commons): 10:30 am - 11:00 pm 

Saturday, August 31

  • 7:00 - 8:30 am: Breakfast (Bridgeway Commons)
  • 8:15 am: Residence Hall and Campus Group Gatherings (Individual Residence Halls)
  • 8:30 am - 12:30 pm:  Student Information Sessions
    • Campus and City Police/DOS/Counseling Center (Pioneer Crossing, The Markee)
    • T.A.D., presented by UW-Platteville Students and Staff (CFA Theater)
      • Discussing: Alcohol, Sexual Assault, Healthy Lifestyle, Academic Rigors and Expectations, etc.
    • Intro to the PAC (Physical Activities Center, Williams Fieldhouse)
    • Get a Life….. Outside the Class by Collegiate Empowerment (Velzy North Stage, Ullsvik Hall)
View Round Robin Hall Schedule.  New Students will attend with their building or campus group. The more you attend, the more you can win!
  • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm: Bookstore open (The Markee)
  • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm: University Police (Bridgeway)
  • 12:30 - 2:30: pm Lunch (Bridgeway Commons)
  • 3:30 - 7:30 pm: Rockin’ Party with inflatable games and “THE BULL” (Block Halls)
    • Rainsite: Fieldhouse
  • 4:30 - 6:30 pm: Dinner (Bridgeway Commons)
  • 7:30 – 11:00 pm: Library Open House (Karrmann Library)
    • Students who have caught a super ball with a sticker, go directly to the Library to claim your valuable prize.
  • 7:45 pm: UW-Platteville SPIRIT NIGHT WITH ATHLETICS (PAINT THE STADIUM?)
  • 10:00 pm: Library Super Ball Drop with prizes (over 1600 flashing super balls)
    • WSUP providing music and sound
    • Photos of you “studying” in the Library to send home!
    • Prizes and food
  • 10:30 pm - 2:00 am: Highlighter Party (Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Hall)
    • Sponsored by: Greek Life
    • Prizes, Treats
    • Note: Wear white and bring extra highlighters!
The Markee Pioneer Student Center: 8:00 am -11:00 pm
Pioneer Haus (MPSC): open until 10:00 pm

Greenwood Avenue Market (Glenview Commons): open until 11:00 pm 

Sunday, September 1st

Morning Worship Services with transportation provided from corner of College and Greenwood (Schedules posted in lobbies and online)

  • 10:00 am - 1:00 pm: Shuttle Vans to local businesses to purchase forgotten items!
    • Kmart, Piggly Wiggly, Wal-Mart,Dollar Store, etc.
    • Departing from Glenview Parking Lot and Stadium Main Entrance       
    • 10:30 - 1:00 pm: Brunch (Bridgeway Commons)
  • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm: University Police (Bridgeway)
  • 1:00 pm: In Hall Programming (See each hall schedule upon arrival)
  • 4:30 - 6:30 pm: Dinner (Bridgeway Commons)
  • 7:30 pm: Local Pizza Sampler (The Markee West Lawn)
  • 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm: Outdoor Movie featuring Now You See Me (The Markee West Lawn)
    • Sponsored by Lands' End
    • Rain site : Velzy Commons
  • 11:00pm - 1:45am: Free Bowling (Pioneer Lanes)
    • Non-stop shuttle transportation provided (The Markee Circle Drive, South entrance)
    • Must have UW-Platteville Pioneer Passport for admittance
  • 12:00 am: Free Movies (Millennium Cinema)
    • Non-stop shuttle transportation provided (The Markee Circle Drive, South entrance)
    • Must have UW-Platteville Pioneer Passport for admittance
The Markee Pioneer Student Center: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Greenwood Avenue Market (Glenview Commons): open until 1:00 am 

Monday, September 2

  • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm: Textbook Center is open (Doudna)
    • Pick-up a free planner
    • DO NOT BRING YOUR BACKPACK OR BAGS WITH YOU (Bag Provided)
    • BE SURE TO HAVE YOUR PIONEER PASSPORT
  • 8:30 am - 12:00 pm: Pioneers Pay It Forward - Annual Community Service Project (TBA)
  • 10:30 am - 1:00 pm: Brunch (Bridgeway Commons)
  • 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm: Greek Life 101 (The Markee)
  • 1:30 pm -  4:00 pm: “Tips and Tricks to Tackle Week One” (The Markee)
    • 20 minutes sessions include: I Spy, SPA Day, Zimbra (not Zebra’s big brother), Desire2Learn, PASS, 10 Ways To Get A’s, and After Dark.
    • View Schedule of Sessions.
  • 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm: All Campus Welcome Back Fest (Markee West Lawn)
    • Involvement Showcase, Inflatable Games, Area Businesses, etc.
  • 6:00 pm: Doors Open for Welcome Back Fest Concert (Williams Fieldhouse-East Patio)
  • 7:00 pm: Scarletta 
  • 8:00 pm: Jason Michael Carroll 
  • 9:15 pm: Chris Cagle
The Markee Pioneer Student Center: 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Greenwood Avenue Market (Glenview Commons): open unitl 1:00 am 

Tuesday, September 3rd

Classes begin (Yippee!!!!)

  • 7:45 am - 10:00 am: Lifesaver Tables by the UW-Platteville Student Ambassadors (Near Otts and Warner Halls)
    • Get help finding your way to class, find out how to drop or add a class, and grab some FREE CANDY!  

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Q and A

Q.  “Do I have to Attend Welcome Weekend Activities?”

A. “No.  You don’t have to do anything. But understand that there are consequences to your decisions.  We know that new students who take part in All of Welcome Weekend are more successful and they get connected to UW-Platteville.  So, as an adult, who has a full time job to be a student, you decide.”

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