• Freddy Photo Booth
  • Alumni Intern
  • GJ
  • registration
  • Cheers Pablo
  • UWRF Homecoming Parade Final
  • UWRF Homecoming Final
  • Pine Tree Apple Orchard
  • Ring Ceremony
  • GJ Comm


Alumni Events


2019 Upcoming Events

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New Student Move-In Day

Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019

Join with other alumni and friends of UWRF at the alumni tents during New Student Move-In Day by welcoming the newest Falcons to River Falls!
No heavy lifting required - just a friendly face to distribute lemonade and cookies to new students, families, and volunteers during New Student Move-In Day! Or if you prefer, you can help students and their families move their belongings into their residence hall rooms. 

Volunteer shifts available:
Shift 1 - 8-9:45 a.m.
Shift 2 - 9:45-11:30 a.m.
Shift 3 - 11:30-1:15 p.m.
Shift 4 - 1:15-3 p.m.
Volunteers can sign up for more than one shift. Sign up the entire family!
If you plan to participate, please email Pedro from the Alumni Relations Office at to sign up for a shift. Please confirm your reservation by Monday, Aug. 26.


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Kerfoot Canopy Zipline Tour

Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019

Kerfoot Canopy Tour
30200 Scenic Byway
Henderson, MN

Henderson Road Haus Social
514 Main Street
Henderson, MN

Join us as you embark on an alumni adventure of a lifetime! Kerfoot Canopy Tour, a short getaway from Minneapolis, is the number two aerial adventure in the U.S. with over a mile of ziplining across 14 lines.

Click here for more information and to register for this event!


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Pine Tree Orchard Family Day

Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Pine Tree Apple Orchard
450 Apple Orchard Road
White Bear Lake, MN

Bring the family and join us for a fun fall tradition at Pine Tree Orchard. The orchard has 300 acres that include apple trees, strawberries, pumpkins and corn for the corn maze.

Click here for more information and to register for this event!


Reflections of Italy Trip

October 21-30, 2019

Revel in the magic of Italy on this tour that explores the cities of Rome, Florence, Siena, Venice, Assisi, Perugia and Milan. Travel Italy and discover the rolling hills of the scenic Tuscan and Umbrian countryside, explore medieval hill towns and visit the birthplace of St. Francis, Assisi. Visit a historic winery in the heart of the Chianti region and enjoy a chef-led cooking class with lunch. Discover the masterpieces of the Renaissance in Florence and see hot glass transformed into exquisite art on Murano Island. Linger in romantic Venice for two nights discovering its treasures. Your journey comes to a close in Milan and includes a visit to the magnificent Gothic Cathedral - the Duomo.

Click here for rates and information on the trip!



St. Croix River Boat Cruise

Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019
4:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Dock Cafe Reception
425 Nelson St. E.
Stillwater, MN

St. Croix Boat & Packet Cruise
525 South Main St.
Stillwater, MN

The annual St. Croix Boat Cruise will kick off Homecoming weekend festivities! 

Click here for more information and to register for this event!


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Homecoming 2019

Connecting Community, Students and Alumni

October 18-20
UWRF Campus

Parade. Activities. Football Game. Those are the staples of Homecoming at UWRF! There are numerous events and reunions taking place throughout the weekend. 

Keep checking for updates on Homecoming activities. 



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Alumni and Friends Coffee Tent

Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019
9:30-11 a.m.

Veterans Park
Downtown River Falls

Stop by and enjoy a cup of coffee on us! Take this opportunity to socialize and network with fellow UWRF alumni and friends. Stick around to enjoy the annual Homecoming parade. 


Vets Club Homecoming Reunion

Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019
11 a.m.- 1 p.m. 

Falls Room (lower level), University Center
UWRF campus

All UWRF veteran alumni are invited to attend this reunion!

11 a.m.- Vets Club Reception with appetizers and cash bar - Falls Room, University Center

1 p.m.- Kick off: Falcons vs. UW La Crosse, David Smith Stadium at Ramer Field.

Post-Game Reception - Johnnie's Bar, Main Street, River Falls.

To RSVP, contact Bob Buhr at or call 715-220-6988 or email David Nyberg at or call 715-386-5889. 


Athletic Hall of Fame

Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019
6 p.m. Social
6:30 p.m. Dinner and Ceremony

Riverview Ballroom, University Center
UW-River Falls campus

Click here for more information and to register online!


Wisconsin Dells UWRF Alumni Weekend

January 2-5, 2020
Thursday-Saturday nights

Kalahari Resort & Convention Center
1305 Kalahari Dr.
Wisconsin Dells, WI

Join us and UW System campuses for waterpark fun at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells! For $169/night plus tax, the room rate includes:

  • Guest room, up to 4 people (suites available at a discounted rate)
  • Friday evening pizza social, 6:30-8 p.m. in the Indoor Theme Park
  • Discounted Theme Park passes, $14.99 per person, gets you all-weekend access to the Indoor Theme Park
  • All-weekend access to the Indoor Waterpark
  • Saturday morning access to the UWRF indoor waterpark cabana with flat screen TV, chaise lounges, and refreshments. 
  • Two- Room Suite $299/night plus tax
  • Royal African Queen Suite $309/night plus tax

Reserve your room by Dec. 3 to guarantee this room rate. Call 877-525-2427 and ask for block of rooms "UW-River Falls" to book a room. 

Click here to Download PDF of the Flyer


Sunny Portugal

May 12-21, 2020

From the coastal capital of Lisbon to the sunny cliffs of the Algarve, venture along Portugal's stunning shoreline. Discover the charms of Lisbon. In Evora, step inside a medieval city with Roman ruins. Enjoy a leisurely three-night stay in the Algarve region. Explore the soft sandy beaches and classic fishing villages. Take advantage of a free day to soak in the Portuguese sunshine and savor local flavors. See the dramatic cliffs at the Cape of St. Vincente plummeting into the crashing waves below. Encounter picturesque resort towns, winding cobblestone streets, oceanfront promenades, and quaint villages of perfection.

Click here for rates and information on the trip!


Iceland: Land of Fire and Ice

Sept. 9-17, 2020

An island of dramatic contrasts, Iceland is a landscape forged by ice and fire. Its volcanic nature is reflected by steaming lava fields and hot pools, while massive glaciers continue to sculpt the mountains and valleys, leaving behind thundering waterfalls and plunging fjords. Travel the "Golden Circle," an epicenter of natural scenic wonders. Stay overnight in a local fishing community and enjoy a picturesque cruise of the bay. Amazing experiences let you create your own adventure, whether it's a soak in the Blue Lagoon, exploring the exhibits of the Perlan Center, embarking on a lava cave hike, or simply admiring the natural wildlife on a stroll along the coastal lava fields. Discover the spectacular landscapes and incredible culture on this small island nation during this fascinating Icelandic journey.

Click here for rates and information on the trip!


Alumni Travel Tours


Reflections of Italy Trip

October 21-30, 2019
Click here for rates and information!

Sunny Portugal

May 12-21, 2020
Click here for rates and information!

Iceland: Land of Fire and Ice

September 9-17, 2020
Click here for rates and information!

UWRF Fall Events



October 18-20
For more information:

UWRF Summit on International Education and Engagement

November 18-22
For more information: 

Fall Commencement

Saturday, December 14

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