Family Day Attendee Confirmation and Instructions

Greetings Family Day 2012 Attendees!
Family Day is only a few days away and we are very excited to welcome more than 1,700 students and their families to campus!  If we haven’t told you yet, there are many fun activities and entertaining events planned for the day!

Check – In
Where:                 University Center
When:                  Saturday, September 22 from 7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Materials your family will receive at check-in:         

  • Family Day Program
  • Shirt Voucher (you will redeem shirts at another location nearby between 7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)
  • Athletic tickets
  • Meal tickets
  • Campus map

Payment will be accepted during check-in.  We are able to accept cash, check, and credit card (VISA, Master Card, and Discover).  Unfortunately, American Express is not accepted.  The registration fee is $12 for ages 6 and older and includes breakfast, lunch or dinner, athletic events, activities, and a Family Day shirt.  UWRF students and children ages 5 and under are free.

Traveling to Campus and Parking
Cascade Avenue (the street adjacent to campus) is under construction.  Please plan ahead and drive carefully.  Construction updates and the latest travel information are available online at:

Campus Lots E, K, L, N, O and W may be used for Family Day parking from 4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 21 until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 23.  Families may park in these lots overnight.  Meters do NOT need to be paid after 4:30 p.m. on Friday through Sunday.  However, Parking is prohibited in metered spaces from 1:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. ANYTIME.  For help finding a parking lot, please visit Please note that you will NOT be able to cross Cascade Avenue on 6th Street this weekend, as indicated on the map.

Overnight Accommodations
If you are traveling a long distance, you may wish to stay in River Falls on Friday or Saturday night.  View a list of River Falls’ area lodging at

To view a complete, detailed schedule, please visit  

Friday Night
There are two activities taking place on Friday night for those that plan to arrive early.

  • The Avengers movie showings at 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. in the Kinni Theater, University Center (third floor)
  • Women’s Volleyball vs. UW-Platteville at 7:00 p.m. in Karges Gym (stop by the Information Desk in the University Center before the game to pick up your tickets. Students attend for free with their student ID card.)

As a way to support our troops, please join our campus in participating in a Veteran's Day Care Package Drive.  All items will be collected, packaged, and sent overseas by the UWRF Veteran's Club. Our troops overseas have requested the following items.  Please drop your items off to the Veterans Club during the Campus Block Party from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on the UC Mall.

  • Beef jerky
  • Protein bars
  • Cereal bars
  • Gum
  • Pop tarts
  • Nuts and trail mix
  • Hygiene products (soap, razors, etc.)
  • Footballs
  • Gatorade and other drink powder
  • DVDs
  • Coffee
  • Limit the candy (we're candy-ed out here and most everywhere)
  • Cash donations are also being accepted to help with the cost for mailing the packages.  Please make checks to UWRF Veterans Club.

Be sure to keep an eye out for our Family Day volunteers. They’ll be wearing white “VOLUNTEER” buttons and can answer any questions that you may have.  And of course, don’t forget your camera so you can capture all of your Family Day memories!

University of Wisconsin-River Falls
410 S. 3rd Street, River Falls WI 54022 USA
Campus Information 715-425-3911