Free, fun events for Winter Welcome

Winter Welcome

Welcome to spring semester 2013! It’s back to class, and whether you are a returning student or spring semester is your first at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, get ready for some Winter Welcome fun.

UWM has planned three weeks of awesome activities with something for everyone’s interest. You will have the opportunity to participate in social activities, attend athletic events and explore the City of Milwaukee. All events are free and open to all UWM students.

Check out the featured events below, and find all the Winter Welcome events at winterwelcome.uwm.edu. Follow along on Twitter with #uwmwinterwelcome.

Tuesday, Jan. 22
Game Night in the Student Success Center
Bolton 120, 6 p.m.
It’s cold outside, but it’s warm in the Student Success Center. Play your favorite childhood games for a chance to win Panther gear.

Social Justice & Civil Rights in Milwaukee
Union Ballroom East, 7:30 p.m.
Learn about the history of the civil rights movement in Milwaukee and discuss social justice issues with a local ACLU member. There will also be an opportunity for students to pledge to a semester of service.

Thursday, Jan. 24
Hot Chocolate Social
Union Concourse, 4 p.m.
2 needs. 1 place. Meet your classmates and enjoy some hot chocolate in a fun, social environment.

Rec Center Rush
Union Rec Center, 7 p.m.
Everything is free in the Rec Center, including the food.

Women’s Basketball vs. Valparaiso
Klotsche Center, 7 p.m.
Free pizza for UWM students courtesy of Pizza Hut.

Music Performance by 
King Solomon
Union Gasthaus, 9 p.m.
Join King Solomon as he performs an infectious blend of roots reggae and dancehall music.

Friday, Jan. 25
Men’s Basketball vs. Green Bay
Klotsche Center, 8 p.m.
Free student T-shirt giveaway sponsored by Gruber Law Office.

Saturday, Jan. 26
Bucket List Blitz
Union Concourse, 1 p.m.
Check off your UWM Bucket List all in one day.

Tuesday, Jan. 29
Back to School Bash
Union Rec Center, 9 p.m.
Celebrate the beginning of the new semester at the Rec Center. Enter to win school supplies, and eat FREE food!

Wednesday, Jan. 30
Welcome Back Reception for LGBT+ & Allied Students
Union Alumni Fireside Lounge, 5:30 p.m.
Meet folks, enjoy refreshments and get to know many things LGBT+ at UWM.

“The Clean Bin Project” / Recyclemania
Union Theatre, 7 p.m.
This film will get our competitive recycling juices flowing as UWM enters into its fifth year participating in Recyclemania, an international campus recycling and waste competition.

Thursday, Jan. 31
Gasthaus Trivia Night: Super Bowl Shuffle
Union Gasthaus, 8 p.m.
You don’t need to be a sports fan to win big at Super Bowl trivia. Bring friends and compete for great prizes.