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    Friday, October 17

     2:30pm - New Student Center Ground Breaking Ceremony, Wimberly Parking Lot

    Reception following ceremony.

    3:00pm-6:00pm - Check-in and On-Site Registration for Family Weekend @ First Floor, Cartwright Center

    During check-in, you will receive the tickets for any of the events you purchased via the online Family Weekend Registration, as well as other materials for the weekend.  If you did not register online, please stop by and completean on-site registration.  Tickets for the river cruise, as well as the discounted football, soccer, and food vouchers will not be available for purchase during on-site registration.

    6:00pm - Tackling Sexual Assault (awareness event), Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex

    Flag football tournament in conjunction with the national "It's On Us" campaign to raise funds for New Horizons Shelter and Outreach Center.

    Presented by UW-L Student Association, Rec Sports, & Fraternity & Sorority Life

    7:30pm - UW-L Theatre Production: 8 (the play), Toland Theatre, Center for the Arts

    Tickets are available at the Toland Theatre Box Office, Friday 1-4:30pm, Saturday 10am-2pm, and 1 hour before each show.

    Ticket prices: $16 adults, $14 senior/students (non-UW-L), $5 UW-L students

    Saturday, October 18

    9:00am-noon - Check-in and On-Site Registration for Family Weekend @ First Floor, Cartwright Center

    During check-in, you will receive the tickets for any of the events you purchased via the online Family Weekend Registration, as well as other materials for the weekend.  If you did not register online, please stop by and completean on-site registration.  Tickets for the river cruise, as well as the discounted football, soccer, and food vouchers will not be available for purchase during on-site registration.

    9:00am - Family Fun 5K Run & Walk and 10K Run with the Chancellor

    Free event - Please let us know that you are planning to attend this event via the online Family Weekend Registration.
    Course Map
    Presented by UW-L Rec Sports

    10:00am - 1:00pm - Campus Block Party and Pre-Football Game Festivities, Stadium Parking Lot (C-2)

    Presented by UW-L Athletics

     11:00am  (boarding begins at 10:45am) - Mississippi River Cruise (Private Charter for UW-L Family Weekend) - SOLD OUT

    River Boat Dock, North Side of Riverside Park

    The cruise will last approximately 1.5 hours.

    1:00pm - Football Game, UW-L vs. UW-Stout

     **UW-L students receive free general admission with their UW-L student ID. If you choose to purchase reserved seating, you will need to purchase a reserved seating ticket for your student.**
    General Admission Tickets: $ 4.25/per person (special pricing available for Family Weekend, tickets must be purchased through Family Weekend online registration site to receive special pricing and not available day of event) Normal Price $8/adults, $5/youth & sr. citizens
    Reserved Seating Tickets: Available for purchase through UW-L Athletics site only, $12 each

    Football Game Concessions Voucher

    $5/each and includes: Hot Dog or Brat, Soda, & Chips
    (Regular Pricing: Hot Dog $3, Brat $3.5, Chips $1, and Water/Soda $2)

    3:30pm (boarding begins at 3:15pm) - Mississippi River Cruise (Private Charter for UW-L Family Weekend)  - SOLD OUT

    *If you are attending the football game, you will need to leave the game early in order to attend this event.

    Tickets: $7.50/per person (only available through Family Weekend online registration and available on a first-come, first-served basis)
    Welcome aboard the authentic La Crosse Queen paddle wheeler for 1-1/2 hours of scenic delight on the upper Mississippi River! As the La Crosse Queen paddles the main channel of the river your guide will explain facts and trivia of the historical and present day river, along with local points of interest. Watch for eagles and other wildlife as we cruise past steep bluffs adjacent to the Great River Road -- designated by AAA as one of the most scenic areas in America! As we near Lock & Dam No.7 in Dresbach, Minnesota, we will explain the locking process to you. Concessions are available while on board.
    Normal Price: $14.95/adult & $7.50/child

     

     5:00pm - Soccer Match, UW-L vs. St. Thomas


    **UW-L students receive free general admission with their UW-L student ID.**
    General Admission Tickets: $3.25/per person (special pricing available for Family Weekend, tickets must be purchased through online Family Weekend Registration site to receive special pricing) 

    Normal Gate Price $6/adults, $4/youth & sr. citizens
    **EVENT BONUS: Each football game ticket purchased for the 10/18 game will also grant you admission to the soccer match at 5:00pm on 10/18 for free**

     

    7:00pm - Joseph Tran, Illusionist & Comedian

    Tickets will be available for this event on-site through the Cartwright Center Ticket Office.  

    Tip: Have your student purchase the tickets prior to your arrival for Family Weekend.

    Cost: $4 for UW-L students, Children 10 and under, & Senior Citizens (65+)

              $ 6 for all others

    *** Tickets purchased day of show will be double ($8 & $12).

    Presented by the Campus Activities Board (CAB)

    7:30pm - UW-L Theatre Production: 8 (the play), Toland Theatre, Center for the Arts

    Tickets are available at the Toland Theatre Box Office, Friday 1-4:30pm, Saturday 10am-2pm, and 1 hour before each show.

    Ticket prices: $16 adults, $14 senior/students (non-UW-L), $5 UW-L students

    Sunday, October 19

    11am-2pm - Family Weekend Brunch @ Whitney Center (tickets purchased onsite at Whitney Center)

    Cost: $9.92/person for family members and guests.  Current students with a meal plan will simply use their meal plan for their brunch, no additional ticket is needed.  Students may use their guest meals for their family members.

    2:00pm - UW-L Theatre Production: 8 (the play)

    Tickets are available at the Toland Theatre Box Office, Friday 1-4:30pm, Saturday 10am-2pm, and 1 hour before each show.

    Ticket prices: $16 adults, $14 senior/students (non-UW-L), $5 UW-L students

    Parking Information

    You may park in campus lots after 2pm on Friday, October 17 without a permit. This includes both Residential (lots marked with R) and Commuter (lots marked with C). Space in our Residential Lots is very limited, please only park there for a limited amount of time (ie: taking items up to your students room) and then move your vehicle to a Commuter Lot. Overnight parking is not permitted in either type of lot.