Family Weekend

Come see what our Stout family is all about
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Save the Date | April 8-10, 2022

Every year hundreds of families visit our campus to experience the amazing talent of our students and spend quality time with family. Try our our climbing wall, laugh with our comedian or watch students strut their stuff on the runway at the Fashion Without Fabric fashion show. Whatever you choose, we hope you'll make the visit to Menomonie to see what our Stout family is all about!

Tell Us You're Coming!

Registration opens in October 2021!

Schedule of Events

We look forward to welcoming you to campus with an exciting schedule of events throughout the weekend!

2022 FRIDAY EVENTS

6:00 am – 9:00 pm
Workout at the Health & Fitness Center
Location | 53 Sports & Fitness Center

Students and their 18+ family members are invited to enjoy a workout with their family for free!  *Students must attend with their family and present a current UW-Stout ID.  

8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Shop at Stoutfitters
Location | Memorial Student Center, lower level

Stop by Stoutfitters to grab all of your Blue Devil apparel and gifts!

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm 
Guided Tours of the Mabel Tainter Center For the Arts
Location | 205 Main Street East, Menomonie

Visit the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts for a FREE guided tour of what CNN Travel has called "One of the 15 most spectacular theaters in the WORLD!" Tours will be held at the top and bottom of the hour with the last tour leaving at 2:30 pm.

3:00 – 7:30 pm
Rock Climbing at StoutAdventures
Location | 56 Sports & Fitness Center

Come on down to StoutAdventures and get climbing!  We have two 30ft climbing walls with 12 ropes, a bouldering wall, and over 50 routes to challenge all skill levels.  Whether you’re a new or experienced climber, all are welcome.  Free for students and their families!  *Students must attend with their family and present a current UW-Stout ID.  

3:00 – 5:00 pm
Amazing Race
Location | Meeting Spot: Lower Level MSC, Outside Involvement

Join the Student Leadership Assistants of University Housing for the Amazing Race! Families will receive clues relating to various locations across campus with their own sets of challenges to see who can complete them the fastest.

4:00 - 8:00 pm
Family Photo Booth
Location | Memorial Student Center, lower level

Stop by for some free family photo booth fun!

7:30 – 9:30 pm
Glow Climb at StoutAdventures
Location | 56 Sports & Fitness Center

Join Stout Adventures at the Climbing Wall for our GLOW Climb. When the sun goes down the lights go off and the glow sticks come out! Free for students and their families!  *Students must attend with their family and present a current UW-Stout ID.  

8:00 pm
Comedy Show | Joe & Nick's VCR Party
Location | Memorial Student Center, Great Hall

Sponsored by Blue Devil Productions, join us for a night of laughter and fun!  Join comedians Joe Pickett (The Onion) and Nick Prueher (Late Show) in a hilarious guided tour through their unbelievable VHS collection. Watch as Joe and Nick resurrect their forgotten video treasures and serve them up in the funniest, most jaw-dropping show on the college circuit.

Show is first come, first served so arrive early to secure your spot.

2022 SATURDAY EVENTS

10:00 am – 1:30 pm 
Brunch with University Dining Service 
Location | Commons Cafeteria, 2nd floor Merle Price Commons or North Point Cafeteria, 2nd floor North Point Dining & Fitness Center 

 
Enjoy brunch on campus in one of our two cafeteria locations, Commons and North Point.  Guests can enjoy a delicious meal by our nationally recognized University Dining Service.  Cost is $7.75 cash price and guests can pay day of, or the student can treat their guests if they have a baseline plan for $6.60.

10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Shop at Stoutfitters
Location | Memorial Student Center, lower level

Stop by Stoutfitters to grab all of your Blue Devil apparel and gifts!

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sip & Paint
Location | The Terrace, Memorial Student Center

Everyone can be an artist! Come enjoy a guided canvas painting class and enjoy coffee, tea and hot chocolate. The class will be facilitated by our art education students in the National Art Education Association. Facilitators will go through step by step as you make your creation. Class is free and only open to the first 70 people to register.  

Registration is required to secure your spot and will open on March 7th. Register on CONNECT at https://cglink.me/2db/r1535908.  Please ensure you register the correct number of individuals in your party.   

10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Family Photo Booth
Location | Memorial Student Center, lower level

Stop by for some free family photo booth fun!

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Stout Secrets Tour
Location | Cedar/Maple Room, Memorial Student Center (lower level)

Have you ever wondered about the meaning behind pieces of public art on campus? Would you like to know more about UW-Stout’s outdoor skating rink and other features lost to time?  Join our campus archivist for a 60-minute presentation to learn interesting facts about campus, its history, and a lot of photos of how campus used to look. Afterwards, participants will be sent with a map to take a self-guided history tour at your leisure!  Presentation is first come, first served and is open to the first 90 to attend.

11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Workout at the Health & Fitness Center
Location | 53 Sports & Fitness Center

Students and their 18+ family members are invited to enjoy a workout with their family for free!  *Students must attend with their family and present a current UW-Stout ID.  

11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Open Recreation at Urec
Location | 41 Sports and Fitness Center

Come check out the Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) and feel free to use our 1/8 mile indoor track, golf room, or any of our courts.  Free for students and their families!  *Students must attend with their family and present a current UW-Stout ID.  

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm 
Guided Tours of the Mabel Tainter Center For the Arts
Location | 205 Main Street East, Menomonie

Visit the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts for a FREE guided tour of what CNN Travel has called "One of the 15 most spectacular theaters in the WORLD!" Tours will be held at the top and bottom of the hour with the last tour leaving at 2:30 pm.

12:00 – 4:00 pm
Rock Climbing at StoutAdventures
Location | 56 Sports & Fitness Center

Come on down to StoutAdventures and get climbing!  We have two 30ft climbing walls with 12 ropes, a bouldering wall, and over 50 routes to challenge all skill levels.  Whether you’re a new or experienced climber, all are welcome.  Free for students and their families!  *Students must attend with their family and present a current UW-Stout ID.  

1:00 – 2:00 pm 
Psychology in Action 
Location | 479 Harvey Hall 

Join us in the Psychology Laboratory where you can watch your brain in action! 

1:00 pm and 2:30 pm (2 rounds)
StoutProud Bingo
Location | Memorial Student Center, Terrace

Join us for a family friendly afternoon of bingo and StoutProud themed prizes!  There will be two rounds, one beginning at 1:00 pm and one at 2:30 pm.  Free for all to play and participation is first come, first served!  Arrive early to secure your spot!

2:00 pm & 3:00 pm (Two Sessions) 
Education Abroad Experience
Location | Cedar/Maple Room, Memorial Student Center (lower level)

If you've ever thought about studying abroad or going on National Student Exchange, learn more with the entire family at one of our presentations! Learn about all your options, how to apply, costs, and important deadlines. Start thinking about studying abroad/away during Family Weekend.

2:00 - 5:00 pm
Live Music on the Amphitheatre
Location | Outdoor Amphitheatre, Memorial Student Center
(Rain Site, lower level of the Memorial Student Centeer)

Enjoy some live music on the amphitheatre.  Musical guest, Sad House Guest, will provide acoustic, fun-fueled tunes through the afternoon.

2:00 - 5:00 pm
Yard Games with Urec
Location | Outdoor Amphitheatre, Memorial Student Center

Come join University Recreation for yard games and fun outside of the Memorial Student Center.

2:00 - 5:00 pm
Free Caricature Artists
Location | Outdoor Amphitheatre, Memorial Student Center (Rain site: Lower Level, MSC)

Stop by anytime for a free caricature drawing of your family! 

6:00 - 8:00 pm
Fashion Without Fabric
Location | Memorial Student Center, Upper Level

Tickets | $13/public, $10/faculty & staff, $7/students

Fashion Without Fabric has become a yearly sensation and this year's theme is Reimagining the Matrix, Fashion Responses to Systems and Structures.  Stout’s own art and design students will employ creativity to produce unique fashions using anything and everything but fabric. 

This year's event will be a showcase allowing you to get up close and personal to the creations.  Prepare to be amazed as you walk through the showcase to visit with the student models and creators!

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, March 23d and can be purchased online or at the Service Center.  Hurry, as they sell out quickly!   

2022 SUNDAY EVENTS

10:00 am – 1:30 pm 
Brunch with University Dining Service 
Location | Commons Cafeteria, 2nd floor Merle Price Commons or North Point Cafeteria, 2nd floor North Point Dining & Fitness Center 

 
Enjoy brunch on campus in one of our two cafeteria locations, Commons and North Point.  Guests can enjoy a delicious meal by our nationally recognized University Dining Service.  Cost is $7.75 cash price and guests can pay day of, or the student can treat their guests if they have a baseline plan for $6.60.

10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Shop at Stoutfitters
Location | Memorial Student Center, lower level

Stop by Stoutfitters once last time before heading out of town to grab all of your Blue Devil apparel and gifts!

11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Workout at the Health + Fitness Center
Location | 53 Sports & Fitness Center

Students and their 18+ family members are invited to enjoy a workout with their family for free!  *Students must attend with their family and present a current UW-Stout ID.  

11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Open Recreation at Urec
Location | 41 Sports and Fitness Center

Come check out the Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) and feel free to use our 1/8 mile indoor track, golf room, or any of our courts for basketball, bean bags, badminton, volleyball, futsal, or tennis! Free for students and their families!  *Students must attend with their family and present a current UW-Stout ID.  

3:00 - 10:00 pm
Rock Climbing at StoutAdventures
Location | 56 Sports & Fitness Center

Come on down to StoutAdventures and get climbing!  We have two 30ft climbing walls with 12 ropes, a bouldering wall, and over 50 routes to challenge all skill levels.  Whether you’re a new or experienced climber, all are welcome.  Free for students and their families!  *Students must attend with their family and present a current UW-Stout ID.  

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