Family Weekend | University of Wisconsin - Stout

Family Weekend

Come see what our Stout family is all about
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April 6-8th, 2018

Every year hundreds of families visit our campus to experience the amazing talent of our students and to spend quality time with family. Take part in our family fun run/walk, 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!

Friday Events

Check back for continued updates for more great events that will be added to our Family Weekend line-up. A downloadable schedule will be available come February.

11:00 am - 3:00 pm | Mabel Tainter Tours

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.

Location | 205 Main Street East

12:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Art Fair

Check back soon for more details.

4:51 pm - 6:00 pm | Film Festival

The 4:51 Short Film Festival encourages aspiring student filmmakers to create a short cinematic adaptation of any published piece of literature by a foreign author. The published piece could be a portion of a short story, a scene from a play, a poem) into an original short film not to exceed 4 minutes, 51 seconds in length.

A red-carpet premiere for the top 3 films (1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place) will be held during Family Weekend.

Location | Huffs Lounge, Memorial Student Center

7:30 pm | University Theatre Presents "Big Fish"

Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, BIG FISH tells the story of Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest… and then some! Edward’s incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him.

Overflowing with heart and humor, BIG FISH is an extraordinary musical that reminds us why we love going to the theatre – for an experience that’s richer, funnier and BIGGER than life itself.

Tickets go on sale in March

Location | Harvey Hall Theatre

8:00 pm | Comedy Show

Sponsored by Blue Devil Productions, bring your entire family for a night of laughs and fun.

Location | Great Hall, Memorial Student Center

Saturday Events

9:00 am | Family Fun Run/Walk

Come enjoy this for FUN 5K run/walk with your family and friends. The 5K route will take participants on a tour around Stout’s beautiful campus. This fun course offers a variety of elevation to provide an excellent start to anyone’s family weekend Saturday.

Coveted Intramural championship shirts will be given out for the following categories: Best Male Student Time, Best Female Student Time, Best Male Family Member Time, and Best Female Family Member Time.

Registration is $3 per participant until April 1st or $5 per participant the day of the race. To pre-register please visit the Urec Office located at 41 Sports and Fitness Center. For more information please contact the Urec Office at 715-232-1392.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Sensory Taste Test Experience

It is a Taste Testing Experience to demonstrate a typical sensory taste test used in the food industry for new products, research and development or product development.  This taste test also highlights an example of what students can experience in the Basic Sensory Course within the Food and Nutrition department.

Location | Heritage Hall, Room 252

11:00 am - 3:00 pm | Mabel Tainter Tours

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.

Location | 205 Main Street East

12:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Art Fair

Check back soon for more details.

1:00 - 3:00 pm| Family Trivia

Test your Family Sitcom knowledge with a family game of Trivia. Join Team Trivia for a fun, action filled game of questions about your favorite shows from Full House, Leave It to Beaver, and Modern Family!

Location | Terrace, Memorial Student Center

2:00 pm & 3:00 pm | Education Abroad Info Session

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.

Location | Northwoods, Memorial Student Center

3:30 - 6:30 pm | Monster Drawing Rally

Join us for the fifth annual Monster Drawing Rally! Watch as a variety of artists create mixed media artwork throughout two rounds. The Monster Drawing Rally is not necessarily about drawing monsters, although it could be. Each artist has complete freedom to create what they like with the materials of their choice.

The unique pieces will be sold for $15 each. It is a great opportunity to gather an artistic community and indulge in the entertainment. Admission is free.

Location | Huffs Lounge, Memorial Student Center

7:30 pm | University Theatre Presents "The Big Fish"

Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, BIG FISH tells the story of Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest… and then some! Edward’s incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him.

Overflowing with heart and humor, BIG FISH is an extraordinary musical that reminds us why we love going to the theatre – for an experience that’s richer, funnier and BIGGER than life itself.

Tickets go on sale in March.

Location | Harvey Hall Theatre

8:00 pm | Fashion Without Fabric

Fashion Without Fabric has become a yearly sensation.  At the show, the audience can take pleasure in the atmosphere and entertainment of a fashion show unlike any other.  Stout’s own art and design students will employ creativity to produce unique fashions using anything and everything but fabric. Tickets go on sale in March. Hurry, as they sell out quickly!

Location | Great Hall, Memorial Student Center

Get your tickets in advance!

Tickets are required Fashion Without Fabric and University Theatre. Tickets go on sale in March 2018.