Family Day 2014 - Schedule of Events

Join us for Family Day on Saturday, October 5!  Check out the schedule from 2013 to see the types of exciting activities we typically have planned for you!  Additional details for 2014 will be available soon!


7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Check-in to receive your Family Day materials, activity passes, and shirts!

Heritage Hall, University Center

7:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast with the Chancellor and Campus Administration

Riverview Ballroom, University Center

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Family Lounge

Trimbelle River, University Center

8:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m.

Movie: 42

Rated PG:13

Kinni Theater, University Center

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Yoga at the Park

Start your day by bringing your tree pose under the trees and soaking up the morning sun near the south fork of the Kinnickinnic River.  This is an all-levels, complimentary, class with instructor, music, and mats available for use.

Melvin Wall Amphitheater

Rainsite: Falcon's Nest

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Faculty and Staff Spotlight

Enjoy an interactive presentation with one of our celebrated faculty and staff!

  • Debating Education: Politics, Policy, and the Future of our Schools with Dr. Neil Kraus (Political Science Faculty)

  • Graduate and Start A Career... On Time Tips for College Students and Parents Book Review with Dr. Neal Prochnow (Retired Phyics Professor and former Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences)

  • TESOL: A Career Making Money through Travel, International Friendships, and Teaching with Dr. Dough Margolis (English/TESOL Faculty)

  • Global Chronicles: Tales from Abroad with current UWRF Student world travelers and Kelsey McLean & Meg Learman (Study Abroad Advisor)


10:00 - 12:00 p.m.

Family Photos with Freddy the Falcon

Fireplace Lounge, University Center

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Undergraduate Research Display

Falls Room, University Center

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Open Bowling (FREE!)

*Limit three games per family

St. Croix Lanes 

River Falls, WI

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Campus Block Party

  • Photos with Freddy the Falcon (10am-12pm)
  • Photobooth  
  • Text Scavenger Hunt  
  • Face Paint/Body Art/Temporary Tattoos  
  • Family Caricatures  
  • Wacky Hair  
  • Inflatable Castle 
  • Laser Tag
  • Gladiator Joist
  • Undergraduate Research Display
  • Pumpkin Carving
  • Button Making
  • Outdoor Yard Games
  • Glass Blowing Demonstration (163 KFA, open house)
  • Campus Lab Farm Tours (at the top of the hour, 10am - 2pm; transportation not provided)

University Center Mall

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

River Falls Town Trolley Tours

Enjoy a 20-30 minute trolley ride through the River Falls community. If your family is interested in a trolley ride, we encourage you to stop by the Town Trolley Tour check-in table at 10:00 a.m. to sign up for a for a tour; space is limited.

Lower Level, University Center

10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Falcon Feast (Lunch)

Note: Lunch OR dinner is included in your Family Day Registration

Riverside Commons, University Center or On Your Own

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Session 1 - You Pick!

2013 Sessions Included:

  • Interactive Green House Tours  
  • Career Services: What Color Is Your Personality?
  • Campus Tour
  • Physics Rocks!
  • Planetarium Show

Various Locations

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Session 2 - You Pick!

2013 Sessions Included:

  • Interactive Green House Tours 
  • Career Services: What Color Is Your Personality?
  • Campus Tour
  • Physics Rocks!
  • Planetarium Show

Various Locations

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Story Time with Freddy the Falcon

Fireplace Lounge, University Center

12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Open Skate

*Ice skates provided

Hunt Arena

2:00 p.m.

UWRF Women's Soccer Game

Ramer Field

2:00 p.m.

Falcon Football Game

Ramer Field

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Parent Roundtable Discussions

University Center

4:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Falcon Feast (Dinner)

Note: Lunch OR dinner is included in your Family Day Registration

Riverside Commons, University Center
or On Your Own 

7:00 p.m.

"Family Night" Bingo

University Center

Program Overview

You may check-in for Family Day any time between 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. in the University Center (building #20 on the campus mapdocument). 

The Falcon Shop will also be open from 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Saturday for your convenience.


Campus Lots E, K, N, O and W may be used for Family Day parking from 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 18 until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 20; no permit needed.  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.

Overnight Accommodations

If you are traveling a long distance, you may wish to stay in River Falls on Friday or Saturday night.  A list of River Falls' area lodging is available for your consideration.


Registration fees include breakfast, lunch or dinner, events, admission to all events and athletic competitions, and a Family Day long-sleeved shirt.

  • UWRF Students: Free
  • UWRF Staff or Faculty: $12/person
  • Persons age 7 and older: $12 per person
  • Children age 6 and young: Free

Payment will be taken at check-in on Saturday, October 19 at check-in. Cash, check, and credit card are acceptable forms of payment.


If you need to make any changes to your Family Day registration or have any questions, please contact the Department of New Student and Family Programs at 715-425-4444 or nsfp@uwrf.edumail.

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