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Student Leader Kickoff Dinner

Sat, Aug 29     5:30pm Phoenix Rooms

Each year UWGB kicks off the academic year with the Student Leader Kickoff Dinner. Almost 200 student leaders, advisors, supervisors, and administrators are invited to gather to celebrate these leaders’ accomplishments, to introduce them to one another, and to motivate them to reach out to aspiring student leaders over the next year. Sponsored by Student Life, Residence Life, the University Union, and FOCUS. For more information, contact Student Life at 465-2720 or

Drive-in/Outdoor Movie

Tue, Sep 1     8:30pm Phoenix Park

Come see either Minions or Pitch Perfect 2 at dusk on our GIANT inflatable screen.  You can watch from the grass on a blanket or camp chair or sit in your car and tune in to the radio feed like a real drive in.  We will also be serving free corn on the cob!


K-Von comedian

Wed, Sep 2     8:00 pm Phoenix Rooms

K-Von’s brand of hip-hop humor has made college crowds laugh all over the world. He has also shared the stage with comedians like Daniel Tosh, Kevin Hart, and Dane Cook. Busses will wait to leave for Shopko night until after the show.


Shopko Night

Wed, Sep 2     9:30 pm Shopko East Towne Mall

Our 12th annual Shopko Night! It’s one big party, and you get 10% off almost everything in the store.

Buses load at 9 in the MACH Circle, right after the comedian is done

Shopko night

Bubble Soccer

Thu, Sep 3     2:00 pm-6:00 pm Phoenix Park

Come out and play a type of soccer with your friends that’s just a little bit different–and by a little bit different we mean zany, unpredictable, whacky, hilarious, farcical, and a thesaurus full of words that mean fun and adventurous.

Bubble Soccer

Landon Austin

Fri, Sep 4     8:00 pm Coffeehouse

Landon is a talented musician based out of Nashville who travels around the country performing for many audiences. Audiences love him for his voice, compelling personality, and charm. He has been acknowledged by many artists, such as Taylor Swift and Coldplay.

Landon Austin

Bay Beach Trip

Sun, Sep 6     11:00 am-3:00 pm Bay Beach

Ride some rides at Bay Beach Amusement Park! Tickets are only 25 cents each and most rides are 3 tickets or less! Transportation provided.

First bus leaves at 10:45am from the Community Center. Last bus leaves from Bay Beach at 2:45pm.

Zippin Pippen


Cosmic Bowling

Mon, Sep 7     6:00 pm-9:00 pm Ashwaubenon Lanes

Free bowling and the latest tunes for 3 hours, what could be more fun?

Buses load at 5:30pm at the Community Center

Ash Lanes

Community Fair

Thu, Sep 10     11:00am-2:00pm Phoenix BC


Non-profit agencies will join local restaurants, banks and other businesses in the area to showcase services at the annual Community Fair. Stop in for great deals!

Sponsored by Student Life – call 465-2720 with questions.

Almost Classy

Thu, Sep 10     8:00 pm Phoenix Club

This Indie pop-rock band has been touring the US with their tight melodic harmonies and a feel-good vibe.

Almost Classy

Bash in the Stacks

Thu, Sep 10     8:00 pm-11:00 pm Cofrin Library

UWGB’s award-winning library challenges the old stereotype of libraries being quiet, serious places. Bash is an evening of free food, music, games, and assorted fun.

Fall OrgSmorg

Wed, Sep 16     11:oo am-2:00 pm Phoenix Rooms

OrgSmorg is a student organizations fair and a great way to learn about all the options for getting involved on campus. There will be give-aways and food. It is fun, free, and open to all. This semester’s theme is the 1960’s!

VW Bus

UWGB Nites

Fri, Sep 18     10:00pm-1:00am University Union

Life is a Beach! Come and partake in our summer fun while we fill the Union with crafts, games, and more!

Let’s go Thriftin’

Sat, Sep 19     10:00 am-3:00 pm Local Thrift Stores

How much can you buy with only $20 in your pocket? Take a FREE tour of all the thrift shops in Green Bay! Transportation provided.

Meet at the MACH Circle Lot at 10am


Bingo – Kitchen and Essentials

Mon, Sep 21     7:00 pm Leona Cloud Commons

It’s UWGB’s rendition of a Bingo Hall. Come and play for free and win prizes.

Kayak and Camping Trip

Sat, Sep 26     All Day

Camp overnight in a state park, kayak the waters of Lake Michigan, and explore the sea caves of Door County. Transportation, meals, and equipment are included. $30 per participant. Must register by September 17 at the University Ticketing and Information Center.

September 26 & 27


The Color Run

Sun, Sep 27     10:00 am-1:00 pm Studio Arts Parking Lot

The Color Run returns to UWGB for a third year with a sparkly surprise! Register at Use discount code TCRPHOENIX  for a few bucks off!




An Untamed State – Book Discussion

Tue, Sep 29     6:00 pm-8:00 pm 1965 Room

An Untamed State is a powerful novel about a woman kidnapped and held for ransom while her wealthy father refuses to pay and her husband fights to get her back. Register to receive a free copy of the book and join our discussion.

Nelly’s Echo

Fri, Oct 2     8:00 pm Coffeehouse

Nelly’s Echo is singer-songwriter and guitarist from Nigeria, Africa. His beautiful voice awes audiences as he integrates his multicultural background and tells stories through his music. His perfect blend of soul, reggae, and blues, coupled with his charming personality, makes for an unforgettable show!


Six Flags Fright Fest

Sun, Oct 4     Six Flags Great America

$35 for students, $70 for non-students

Adrenaline junkies will be thrilled for an adventure of terror trails, rides, and zombies hunting their next meal. Register at University Ticketing and Information Center. Transportation provided.

Fright Fest

Bryan Morris

Mon, Oct 5     8:00 pm Phoenix Club

Bryan delights audiences by balancing sharp, observational humor with energetic absurdum and storytelling.

Bryan M

Common Theme Speaker – Brian Bordainik

Thu, Oct 8     7:00 pm Phoenix Rooms

At age 29 he is a bona fide serial entrepreneur, founder and CEO of Dinner Lab, a membership-based social dining experiment that unites undiscovered chefs with adventurous diners in unique spaces.

The Dinner Detective – Interactive Murder Mystery Dinner Show

Fri, Oct 9     6:30 pm-9:00 pm Phoenix Room B

$5 tickets for students available at University Ticketing and Information Center.

Solve a hilarious murder case while you feast on a dinner buffet. Just beware! The killer is hiding somewhere in the room, and you could find yourself being a prime suspect!

Dinner Detective

Devil’s Lake Climbing, Camping and Kayaking Weekend

Fri, Oct 9     All Day Devil's Lake

Trip leaves at 3pm on Friday

Two overnights in Devil’s Lake State Park, includes transportation, equipment, meals, and professional instruction. $40 per person. Must register at the University Ticketing and Information Center by September 28.

October 9-11

Rock Climbing

Intergenerational series: Bridging the gap between young and old (panel presentation)

Thu, Oct 15     2:00-3:20pm 1965 Room, University Union

Do you think you understand how the “older generation” ticks? Think again. A panel of retirees will share their perspectives on family, money, lifelong learning, and whatever you care to ask them. You’ll definitely laugh, you’ll probably be surprised, and you may even be inspired to rethink your own life. Sponsored by Student Life, Human Development, and Learning in Retirement.

Bingo – Phoenix

Mon, Oct 19     7:00 pm Leona Cloud Commons

Show your school spirit by winning UWGB stuff at this Bingo event.

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle – Book Discussion

Tue, Oct 20     6:00 pm-8:00 pm Heritage Room

Author Barbara Kingsolver’s family abandoned the industrial-food pipeline to live a rural life vowing that for a year, they’d only buy food raised in their own neighborhood, grow it themselves, or learn to live without it. Register to receive a free copy of the book and join our discussion.

Psychic Fair

Wed, Oct 21     4:00 pm-8:00pm Phoenix Room A

Find out your future or those answers to questions you’ve been asking yourself from some local psychics in a 10-minute private session.


Intergenerational series: Bridging the gap between young and old (small-group discussions)

Thu, Oct 22     2:00-3:20pm Alumni A/B, University Union

Join us for this very special annual tradition: an open conversation between students and retirees. Discuss life, love, learning, and whatever is on your mind. We move past age-based myths and stereotypes to discover what young and old adults can learn from each other. Sponsored by Student Life, Human Development, and Learning in Retirement.

UWGB Make a Difference Day

Fri, Oct 23     1:00 pm-4:00 pm Off-Campus Sites

Volunteer on one of the biggest days of service. Sign up at by October 9 to help clean up Baird Creek or paint local schools.

Busses to off-campus sites

The ALLY Conference

Sat, Oct 24     12:00 pm-8:00 pm MAC Hall 2nd Floor and TBD

The ALLY Conference is an event geared to educate the attendees on issues related to tokenism, oppression, racism, etc. This interactive learning conference is geared to help build the foundation so individuals can start their journey to developing their own cultural identity.

Grave Dancers Ball

Wed, Oct 28     8:00 pm-11:00 pm Phoenix Rooms AB

The annual Halloween dance is back! Dress up in your favorite costume for a chance to win prizes! Free food, dancing, and prizes, OH MY!


I’m Not A Pilot

Thu, Oct 29     8:00 pm Phoenix Club

Known as Milwaukee’s guitar-less, classically infused rock band, I’m Not A Pilot bridges the gap between musical genres through their unique instrumentation and classical influence.


Family Weekend

Fri, Oct 30     Various Times Various Places

All families affiliated with the University community are invited to come to campus for Family Weekend. Most events are free or low cost. Possible events include Packer tours, Comedy City, ice cream social.

October 30 – November 1

David Coleman – The Dating Doctor

Tue, Nov 3     8:00 pm Phoenix Rooms

Are you romantically challenged? Find out all the tips and tricks to relationships and how to find the “one” (without using those cheesy pick-up lines). If you need even more direction, you can sign up for a 1-1 session for those specific questions before the show.

Dave Coleman

Grad Fair

Wed, Nov 4     3:00 pm-5:30 pm Phoenix Rooms

If you are graduating in December, come to the one-stop shop to get all the information you need before you walk. Pick up graduation tickets and purchase your cap and gown.

Brian O’Sullivan

Wed, Nov 4     8:00 pm Phoenix Club

Brian is armed with an acoustic guitar and unwavering comedic wit. His show combines comedy with popular music that will be sure to get stuck in your head for days.

Brian O


Thu, Nov 5     8:00 pm Phoenix Club

This a capella duo combines pop, hip-hop, opera, jazz, and musical theater into an exciting show! Ben has made appearances on General Hospital and NBC’s The Sing Off. Pail has worked with Chester See and Lana McKissack, and was the original piano player on Fox’s Glee!


Xoe Wise

Fri, Nov 6     8:00 pm Coffeehouse

Chicago singer-songwriter Xoe Wise accelerates from her folk pop starting line to her electro rock fantasies. She does a mixture of original music to covers of songs from various genres.

Xoe Wise

Redeployment – Book Discussion

Mon, Nov 9     6:00 pm-8:00 pm Heritage Room

Readers are taken to the frontlines of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, asking us to understand what happened there and what happened to the soldiers who returned. Register to receive a free copy of the book and join our discussion.

Jim Wand

Tue, Nov 10     8:00 pm Phoenix Rooms

Come celebrate the 50th day of classes with returning hypnotist Jim Wand. His show will draw you in from the audience and even on stage. Be sure to come and get a good laugh in from your fellow students!


UWGB Nites – Outdoor Theme

Fri, Nov 13     10:00 pm-1:00 am University Union

Come to the Union for a photo “shoot” with hunters and buck, a log-0rolling competition, life-sized Angry Birds, Giant Kerplunk, Hoverball Archery, Bug Eating, Snow Shoe Racing, crafts, food, and much more!

Angry Birds hoverballlog-roll-2

Bingo – Hunting, Fishing, Camping

Mon, Nov 16     7:00 pm Leona Cloud Commons

Come for a chance to win outdoor prizes while you play for free.


Thu, Nov 19     8:00 pm Phoenix Club

This alternative rock group has only one mission: to reach those who are facing valleys to climb out of and hills to descend from.


Chicago Trip

Sat, Nov 21     Chicago, Illinois

Join us for an overnight trip to the city of Chicago with plenty of shopping and remarkable sightseeing! Register at the University Ticketing and Information Center. Transportation and hotel provided.

$45 for Students, $90 for non-students

November 21-22



Mon, Nov 23     8:00 pm Coffeehouse

Lakin is a young singer/songwriter whose beautiful voice and warmth led her to give an amazing performance. She has opened for many major acts, such as Sheryl Crow and Colbie Caillat. She has a variety of music ranging from modern pop to country.


Photo Credit – Claire Ellingson

Baby It’s Cold Outside

Tue, Dec 1     8:00 pm Coffeehouse and Phoenix Room B

Coffeehouse and Phoenix Room B

Join us for holiday crafts, a delicious hot chocolate bar, and festive games. Don’t forget to wear your ugliest sweater for a prize in the Ugly Sweater Contest!


Packers Tailgate

Thu, Dec 3     5:00 pm-7:00 pm Leona Cloud Commons

Join us for a FREE tailgate party before the last Thursday Night Football game of the year! Free food will be provided! Packers wear is encouraged.

Matt Hires

Fri, Dec 4     8:00 pm Coffeehouse

The singer/songwriter is based in Nashville, and he has been on tours with Parachute, Tony Lucca, Matchbox 20, and the Goo Goo Dolls in the past. He’ll warm up your December with his infectious personality and voice.

Matt Hires

Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis

Sat, Dec 5     9:00 am Kress Events Center

Sign up to run or walk the 5K and support the Arthritis Foundation.

Bingo – Packers

Mon, Dec 7     7:00 pm Leona Cloud Commons

It’s the last Bingo of the semester! Win Packer gear for those cold winter games and to cheer them on in the playoffs.


Thu, Dec 10     8:00 pm TBD

The high-energy, unique pop duo Lux can be described as the love child of the Eurhythmics and Matt and Kim, mixing synth with alternative pop.



University Leadership Awards ceremony and reception

Fri, Dec 18     6:00pm Phoenix Rooms, University Union

UWGB recognizes students who have been involved, achieved academic success, and contributed to the campus community and beyond. Contact the Office of Student Life at for additional information.

Emerging Leadership Experience (ELE)

Sat, Mar 5     Bus leaves at about 8:00am Sturgeon Bay, WI

Beginning its 7th year, this annual first-year student overnight retreat is designed to help students develop confidence and increase their involvement on campus. Students are nominated and submit an application. The trip is led by ELE alums and a UWGB staff member and takes place at the Team Leadership Center and Sand Bay Lodge in Sturgeon Bay. Participants take the StrengthsQuest assessment. Transportation, meals, and lodging is provided. ” A former participant said, “I learned how to work as a strong, dynamic group–how to work as a team. I also learned that it is easy to make new friends.” The group returns to campus at noon on Sunday, March 6. Sponsored by Student Life.

University Leadership Awards ceremony and reception

Fri, May 13     6:00pm University Theatre, Theatre Hall

UWGB recognizes students who have been involved, achieved academic success, and contributed to the campus community and beyond. Following the ceremony, there will be a reception in the Phoenix Rooms, University Union. Contact the Office of Student Life at for additional information.