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Family Weekend

16th Annual - October 24-26, 2014

All families affiliated with the University community are invited to come to campus for Family Weekend.

Registration

To register you may fill out the form on the brochure, or simply print the registration form (PDF) and mail in with payment by October 10, 2014.

University Ticketing Services --- Family Weekend
2420 Nicolet Drive
Green Bay, WI 54311-7001

A confirmation of your Family Weekend registration will be sent via email. If an email address is not provided, then a confirmation will be sent to the UWGB student's campus email account.

*Please Note: Because we are purchasing your tickets on your behalf from outside organizations, we cannot refund the tickets you purchase.

If you have a question or would like to request special accommodations, please contact the University Ticketing and Information Center at 1.800.328.TKTS or 920.465.2217

Schedule of Events

Please check out the list of activities happening on campus the weekend of October 24-26.

Friday, October 24, 2014

4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Check in at the Welcome Table
Your packet of information will be located adjacent to the University Ticketing and Information Center, University Union.

8:00 am - 6:00 pm
The Phoenix Bookstore
20% discounts this weekend (except for textbooks)!

6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Campfire and Social
Lambeau Cottage
An opportunity to mingle!  Bring your friends, bring your families.  This event is for current students and families and alumni/alumae and families, faculty, staff and families.  Really, we are all just one big happy family under the UW Green Bay banner!  Go Phoenix!!

6:30 pm and 9:05 pm
CheapSeats Movie Series: Planes: Fire & Rescue
Christie Theatre-University Union

Get your FREE tickets in advance by filling out the brochure or by printing the PDF Family Weekend registration form and mailing it in with payment. Tickets will be in your check-in packet.
The 9:05 movie will have captions if they are available. Don't forget your refreshments!

7:30 pm
UW Green Bay Theatre Performance:  Uncommon Women and Others
Jean Weidner Theater in the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts

$10
This production is intended for mature audiences.  May not be suitable for those under 18.
Purchase tickets in advance by filling out the brochure or by printing the PDF Family Weekend registration form and mailing it in with payment. Tickets will be in your check-in packet, not at the Weidner Center.

Saturday, October 25

10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Check in at the Welcome Table
Your packet of information will be located adjacent to the University Ticketing and Information Center, University Union.

9:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Phoenix Bookstore
Free face painting and balloons! Also, you can get a 20% discount (except for textbooks). The Phoenix Bookstore will remain open until 5:00 pm.

10:15 am, 10:30 am, 11:00 am, 11:30 am, 3:45 pm, 4:00 pm, or 4:30 pm
Lambeau Field Tour.
Costs $11 adults, children under 12, $8. It's the only true retro-looking stadium in the entire league. The Lambeau Field Atrium is home to the Packers Pro Shop, the Hall of Fame (closed for construction at the moment), Curly's Pub, and more. Transportation to Lambeau is on your own.
Purchase tickets in advance by filling out the brochure or by printing the PDF Family Weekend registration form and mailing it in with payment. Tickets will be in your check-in packet and NOT at the stadium. For Lambeau tours, you will be assigned a specific one-hour time slot. We will try to accommodate your first choice. Space is limited.

1:00 - 5:00 pm
Phoenix Fan Fest at the Kress Events Center!
Kress Events Center

The Green Bay Athletics Department will be hosting Phoenix Fan Fest, which is free to all. Fan Fest will include numerous activities, including inflatables, face painting, balloons, games, an appearance by Phlash the Phoenix, and the opportunity to get autographs from your favorite Green Bay student-athletes.

1:00 pm
Green Bay Women's Soccer versus Youngstown State University
Aldo Santaga Stadium

$3 Adults, $1 for 17 + under, Free for UWGB students.
The Green Bay Athletics Department welcomes family members to the game.
Purchase tickets in advance by filling out the brochure or by printing the PDF Family Weekend registration form and mailing it in with payment. Tickets will be in your check-in packet.

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (on the half hour)
Hayride Through Campus
Get your FREE tickets in advance by filling out the brochure or by printing the PDF Family Weekend registration form and mailing it in with payment. Tickets will be in your check-in packet.

1:30pm, 4:05pm, 6:30pm, 9:05 pm
CheapSeats Movie Series: Planes: Fire & Rescue
Christie Theatre-University Union

Get your FREE tickets in advance by filling out the brochure or by printing the PDF Family Weekend registration form and mailing it in with payment. Tickets will be in your check-in packet.
The 9:05 movie will have captions if they are available. Don't forget your refreshments!

3:00 - 5:00 pm
Men's Basketball Green and White Scrimmage *
Kress Events Center

The Green Bay Athletics Department welcomes family members to the scrimmage. The Phoenix Menís basketball team will play, hold a 3 point shot challenge, and a Dunk Contest!  Plus, youíll get special appearances by Phlash the Phoenix, the Green Bandana Brigade, and the Phoenix Pep Band!

 7:00 pm
Comedy City *
Phoenix Rooms-University Union

Comedy City is celebrating over 20 years of entertaining Northeast Wisconsin with their unique brand of family-friendly improvisational comedy. Tonight's show is free.
Get your FREE tickets in advance by filling out the brochure or by printing the PDF Family Weekend registration form and mailing it in with payment. Tickets will be in your check-in packet.

7:30 pm
UW Green Bay Theatre Performance:  Uncommon Women and Others
Jean Weidner Theater in the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts

$10
This production is intended for mature audiences.  May not be suitable for those under 18.
Purchase tickets in advance by filling out the brochure or by printing the PDF Family Weekend registration form and mailing it in with payment. Tickets will be in your check-in packet, not at the Weidner Center.

7:30 pm
360 All Stars
Weidner Center for the Performing Arts

$15
Purchase tickets in advance by filling out the brochure or by printing the PDF Family Weekend registration form and mailing it in with payment. Tickets will be in your check-in packet, not at the Weidner Center.

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ice Cream and Bingo *
Phoenix Rooms-University Union

Take part in a midwest staple, Bingo with a chance to win fabulous prizes, while enjoying a sweet ice cream treat.

Saturday afternoon activities overlap, so make sure to check times.

Sunday, November 3

10:00 am - Noon
Pancake and Porky Breakfast
Shorewood Clubhouse

$7 for adults and $4 for children (11 + under). A popular event in which one can sit down read the paper and enjoy the morning. Brought to you by Circle K.
Purchase tickets in advance by filling out the brochure order form or by printing the PDF Family Weekend registration form and mailing it in with payment. Tickets will be in your check in packet and NOT at the Shorewood Clubhouse. Space is limited.

1:30 pm
CheapSeats Movie Series: Planes: Fire & Rescue
Christie Theatre-University Union

Get your FREE tickets in advance by filling out the brochure or by printing the PDF Family Weekend registration form and mailing it in with payment. Tickets will be in your check-in packet. Don't forget your refreshments!

Weekend
Friday - Sunday

Phoenix Club Family Pack
Phoenix Club-University Union

$10 for two hours of game time (pool, ping pong, air hockey, foosball, shuffleboard), an Orv's pizza, and four cans of soda.  May be purchased day of in the Phoenix Club.

Friday - Sunday
Kress Events Center Open*
Use the pass in your check-in packet to visit the facility for free! (A second pair of shoes is required)
Friday 6:30 am - 10 pm, Saturday 8 am - 6 pm, Sunday 1 pm - 8 pm

*All Family Weekend participants are welcome to attend at no charge however spaces and supplies are limited

Frequently Asked Questions

When is Family Weekend?
October 24-26, 2014

Is Family Weekend the same as Parents Weekend?
Yes, at UW-Green Bay we encourage all members of the family to attend, not just parents.

Where do I park?
Parking on campus is free for Family Weekend. Follow the Family Weekend signs to the parking lots.

What is the proper attire for Family Weekend?
Family Weekend events are casual attire.

I am a non-traditional student, will there be activities for my family too?
Yes, UW-Green Bay's Family Weekend is designed with all types of families in mind.

The schedule looks very full, do I need to attend everything?
No, the Family Weekend schedule gives you the option to pick and choose what you want to attend. In addition to campus events, you may also want to explore the Green Bay community. At Registration you will be provided with information about restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and more.

How do I register for Family Weekend?
Registration forms are mailed out in September -- you may complete and return it with your payment check to: University Ticketing Services-Family Weekend, 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay, WI 54311-7001.

Do I need to pay in advance?
It is strongly recommended that you reserve your space in advance to attend the events of your choice. For some events, tickets are limited. Many of the events are free.

I am traveling from out of the area. Can you recommend a hotel?
See the Hotel Information below.

If I have questions who can I contact?
If you have a question or would like to request special accommodations, please contact the University Ticketing and Information Center at 1.800.328.TKTS or 920.465.2217

Hotel Information

The University has reserved rooms for Family Weekend in the hotels listed below. When you make your reservation, please state that you are taking part in UW-Green Bay's Family Weekend in order to obtain these discounted prices. A credit card is required to hold your reservation. Be sure to make a note of your confirmation number and the hotel's cancellation policy when making your reservation.

Country Inn and Suites
850 Kepler Drive
Green Bay, WI 54311
920-288-0101
$99 suite or $89 room
Deadline: Oct. 1, 2014

Hyatt on Main Green Bay
333 Main Street
Green Bay, WI 54301
https://resweb.passkey.com/go/gwwgr
888-421-1442
$89 single or double
Deadline: October 3, 2014

Super 8 Motel
2868 S. Oneida Street
Green Bay, WI 54304
920-494-2042
$62.10 single or double
Deadline: Oct. 3, 2014

 

Special Accommodations
If you have a question or would like to request special accommodation at events, please contact the University Ticketing and Information Center at 920.465.2400