30 Reasons to Get Excited for Fall Welcome
It’s about that time, Panthers… Move-in day is approaching fast, and with it comes Fall Welcome, one of our favorite times of the semester! Here are 30 reasons why you should be just as excited as we are.
Thursday, August 24
Knock, knock! It’s UWM welcoming you back to the neighborhood. Open your door and get a bag full of goodies. Who knows, the chancellor could knock on your door!
Tuesday, August 29
- The Burg Social & Craft Night
Get crafty with your new roommates. Head on down to the Sandburg Cafe from 8–10 p.m. and come away with some brand new room decor!
Wednesday, August 30
- Taste ‘N Tours
Spend an afternoon touring Stone Creek Coffee Factory or Sprecher’s Brewery. Registration begins at noon in the Union Concourse.
- Fireside Stars
Enjoy a warm, end-of-summer night stargazing with the UWM Planetarium. The event starts at 7 p.m. in the Planetarium.
- Panther P.R.I.D.E. Grocery Bingo
Meet your new neighbors and win free groceries or Panther swag. The bingo chips start rolling at 8 p.m. in Cambridge Commons Cafe and Sandburg Flicks.
Thursday, August 31
- Beach Boot Camp
Soak up the sun at Bradford Beach. Buses leave from the library shuttle shelter at noon. University Recreation will hold a Beach Boot Camp at 3 p.m.
- Restaurant Operations Showcase
Find out about Restaurant Operations with free food, drinks, prizes and giveaways! Learn about their upcoming specials and cooking classes. This delicious event will be 1–3 p.m. in Sandburg’s Palm Gardens.
Friday, September 1
- Therapy Dogs
Who doesn’t love a good puppy hug? Pet these pups from 10–11:30 a.m. in Mitchell Hall.
- University Welcome
The class of 2021 will gather in front of Mitchell Hall for University Welcome. Get ready upper-classmen — Class of 2021 is here!
- Panther Dance
Join the Panther Miracle Network Dance Marathon team for the first late-night dance party of the year! Funky moves and dance tunes start at 9 p.m. in the Union Ballroom.
Saturday, September 2
- Cream City Trolley Tours
Learn about the history of our favorite city from a community storyteller. Tours run at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Registrants will depart from the Union Concourse.
- Brewers Game
Say hi to Bernie Brewer and attend a FREE Brewers game. Transportation leaves at 4:30 p.m. from the Union.
Cosmic bowling, billiard games, music, prizes and more from 7–11 p.m. in the Union Recreation Center.
Sunday, September 3
- Boat Tours
See the city we love to call home. Take a boat tour at noon, 1:15 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. Register in the Union.
- URec Fest
Whether you like rock climbing, intramural sports or Group X classes, you are guaranteed to have a blast at this Fall Welcome event in Klotsche.
- Target Trip
Forget to pack something? Stock up on your necessities with this trip to Target! Students will enjoy a free food, music, games and special discounts. Buses load at 9:30 p.m. outside of Sandburg.
Monday, September 4
- Milwaukee Art Museum
Tag along on the Union Art Gallery sponsored trip to the MAM. Registration is limited to 90 students and begins at 12:30 p.m. in the Union.
- Stand-Up Paddle Boarding
Adventure with Outdoor Pursuits to Milwaukee’s waterfront with a stand-up paddle boarding tutorial. Shuttles run every two hours from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday, September 5
- Eric Mina
Belly-laugh with this comedic hypnotist. Attend the two shows at 7 and 9 p.m. in Sandburg Flicks.
Wednesday, September 6
- Study Abroad Fair
Ever wanted to travel to the other side of the world? Attend the Study Abroad Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the UWM Golda Meir Library Overhang and find out how you can!
- Sports Club Fair
Ready, set, go! If you’re ready to get competitive, meet the 26 sports clubs at 11 a.m. in Spaights.
- Group X(ercise) Preview Night
Zumba, barre fitness, group cycle and kickboxing, you’re sure to stay in shape! Pick the Group X class for you and head over to the K from 5–8 p.m.
Thursday, September 7
- 3v3 Basketball Tournament
Slam dunk! Join this basketball tourney from 6–10 p.m. in Engelmann Gym.
- Virtual House Party
Walk through an interactive tour of the behind-the-scenes of an evening out in Sandburg Lobby at 7 p.m. Attendees receive a free T-shirt!
Friday, September 8
- Panther Street Festival
Get psyched for Pantherest in the best way possible: Panther Street Festival! With entertainment, carnival games and plenty of food choices, you won’t want to miss this festival that runs from 3–6:30 p.m. at the fountain.
Get ready to bust a move at your favorite Fall Welcome event! Dance the night away at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater at the Summerfest grounds.
Saturday, September 9
- Zoo Trip
Lions and tigers and Panthers, oh my! Join us at the Milwaukee County Zoo from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. to see all of your favorite furry friends.
- Milwaukee Panthers Men’s Soccer
Cheer on Milwaukee Panthers men’s soccer team against their in-state rival Green Bay. The game starts 7 p.m. at Engelmann Stadium.
- Trampoline Park
Bounce to new heights with your new besties at SkyZone Trampoline Park. Registration starts at 8 p.m. in the Union. Tickets are available first come, first served, so be sure to get there early.
These 30 events are sure to be a blast, but there are still more! To find the rest of the Fall Welcome events, head over to http://uwm.edu/welcome/events/