Saturday February 21st and Sunday the 22nd brought parents to UWGB for the annual Family Weekend.
Family Weekend is truly a great chance for parents, grandparents, brothers, and sisters to come down and spend some quality, fun time with their college student. Especially if they live far away from Green Bay and don’t get much of a chance to visit.
UWGB is a great campus for family to come and visit. Besides being a beautiful campus, it yields many great opportunities to have fun. Family Weekend includes a nice agenda filled with activities on campus as well as off. It gives students a great chance to show off their school and Green Bay to their families.
On campus events included “Mini Sessions” which gave families the opportunity to learn about a wide variety of topics, such as: stress, spiders, Wisconsin weather, study abroad opportunities, and more. Also families got a chance to cheer on the Women’s Basketball team at the Kress Events Center when they played Loyola on Saturday night. The campus also opened its doors for a great opportunity to watch a cheap movie for a great price in the Christe Theatre, as well as many chances to eat both in the Cloud Commons and the Ecumenical Center.
As far as off campus events go, families got a chance to take a tour of Lambeau Field and the Packer Hall of Fame, which are both 15 minutes from the University. And a little further in De Pere, everyone drove to Comedy City, which is an improv theatre that grantees to put a smile on your face. It’s similar to the popular show on television, “Who’s Line is it Anyways”, and includes a lot of audience participation.
The Family Weekend also let families explore the entire campus, which includes the new Phoenix Bookstore and the Phoenix Club. The special weekend is not all free, though there are some that are. But for the range of events, the prices are not too shabby! So when you are a freshman here at UWGB, you can look forward to “Family Weekend”. You can show your family around town, introduce them to your friends, and have a great time. And who knows, they might not have many opportunities to visit. It’s a long ways away, but time flies…so mark your calendar!