UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Events and Programs

Daytime & Weekend Programs

September

EVENT

Falcon 5

DATE

TIME

PLACE

DESCRIPTION

Involvement Fair

Yes

Tuesday, Sept. 3

3-5 p.m.

University Center mall

Take your first step in involvement. Explore various student organization offerings all in one space!

Student Organization Training

No

Tuesday, Sept. 3

6-9 p.m.

University Center

All student organizations are required to attend this event. Student organizations must send their president, vice president, and treasurer to this event. Additional attendees are welcome. The event will give you all of the tools to succeed as a student org this upcoming year.

Late Night Great Night

Yes

Friday, Sept. 6

7:00-10:30 p.m.

University Center

Kick off the year with events happening throughout the University Center and see the services the building provides. Events include headphone disco, bingo, karaoke, Snap Yourself, free food and more! Free and open to all.

Falcon Questival

No

Saturday, Sept. 6

9 a.m.- 9 p.m.

All Around Town

Enjoy an epic town and campus treasure hunt! Teams compete to complete as many tasks around campus and town. The team with the most points wins a Falcon Prize Pack. Teams also get a free Cotopaxi item for participating. Must be a River Falls student to participate.

Lunchtime Bingo

Yes

Wednesday, Sept. 25

1-2 p.m.

Pete’s Creek, UC

Enjoy an engaging game of bingo over the lunch hour!

Radd Jazz Concert Featuring:  Laura Caviani/David Milne Duo 

Yes

Thursday, Sept. 26

7:30 p.m.

Abbott Concert Hall

Come enjoy the first Radd Jazz concert of the season featuring the Laura Caviani/David Milne Duo. Event is free and open to the public.

Late Night Movie

Yes

Friday, Sept. 27

11 p.m.

Falls Theatre

Check out the historic Falls Theatre in downtown River Falls featuring first-run films and classic movie treats at a low cost. Free with your student ID and includes free concessions. First come, first served, so get in line early!

Trivia Night

Yes

Saturday, Sept. 28

8 p.m.

Involvement Center, UC

Join us for an amazing night of Trivia and a chance to win fabulous prizes! Give your brain a workout and learn some things in the process. Event is free and open to all.

 

October

EVENT

Falcon 5

DATE

TIME

PLACE

DESCRIPTION

Sustainability Day

Yes

Tuesday, October 1

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

 University Center

Come learn about sustainability efforts and learn some tricks and tips to reduce your own carbon footprint. Event is free and open to all.

We Are Falcons Values Series: Innovation

Yes

Tuesday, October 1

7 p.m.

Falcon’s Nest

Let’s talk about climate action. Come join in the conversation as we talk about climate action from multiple angles. Featured speakers include Askov Finlayson and many more.

Radd Jazz: UWRF Jazz Ensemble

Yes

Saturday, October 12

7:30 p.m.

 Abbott Concert Hall

Centennial of Tribute to Art Blakey, legendary jazz drummer, bandleader, recording artist. Event is free and open to the public.

Homecoming Week

 

Oct. 14-20

 

 

Connects with students, families, and alumni through fun and engaging activities including athletic events, the Homecoming and Shriner’s Parade, evening entertainment, and much more!

Home Cooked Homecoming Meal

Yes

Monday, Oct. 14

5:30 p.m.

University Center Mall

Come enjoy a late homecoming tradition of Professor Jake’s Bean Soup and kick-off homecoming with a home cooked meal. Event is free and open to the public. Community is encouraged to attend.

Homecoming
Border Battle

Tug-o-war

Yes

Tuesday, Oct. 15 

5:30 p.m.

Hathorn Hall Mall

Rain site: Falcon’s Nest

Come represent your state with the tug-o-war battle of a lifetime. Wisconsinites vs. Minnesotans take to the rope and see which state will win the title! Cheer on your fellow Falcons and kick-off homecoming! Free and open to all.

DIY Homecoming T-shirt Design

No

Wednesday, Oct. 16

11 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Involvement Center

Come and design your free homecoming t-shirt. Event is free and open to all students. First come-first served.

Homecoming Pre-Party

Bring your Family to Campus Day

No

Friday, October 18

6:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.

University Center and Falcon Center

Come enjoy campus through a variety of activities. See a movie in the Kinni theater, play bingo and enjoy some snacks, create art in the creation station, try our rock wall or open skating! Enjoy campus just as your student does. Event is free* and open to all.

Stuff-A-Pig

No

Saturday, October 19

8:00 a.m.

University Center

Come and enjoy a “build-a-bear” style event in which you will get a custom homecoming stuffed animal. Limit one per person. Event is first come-first served.

Homecoming Parade

No

Saturday, Oct. 19

10:30 a.m.

Downtown River Falls

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to see UWRF’s Falcon Spirit come alive in downtown River Falls! The Shriners kick off the annual parade with UWRF students and community members following close behind. Bring a bucket for candy!

Falcon’s Got Talent

Yes

Saturday, Oct. 19

8 p.m.

Falcon’s Nest, UC

This event showcases student talent on campus. Registration is open to all UWRF students. Sign up as an individual, team, or student organization to enjoy this homecoming tradition! Free and open to all.

Karaoke Night

Yes

Friday, October 25

8:00 p.m.

Falcon’s Nest

Come and enjoy karaoke. Perform or listen! Event is free and open to the public.

Get on the Bus: Valley Scare

Yes

Saturday, October 26

5:00 p.m.- midnight

Meet by the Cup of Knowledge, UC

Get on the bus to Shakopee and enjoy spooky Valley Scare, local amusement park. Event does cost a small fee for students but is substantially discounted with a valid student id. Get a free ride to and from Valley Scare and pay your own way into the park. Event is limited to UWRF students.

Lunchtime Bingo

Yes

Wednesday, October 30

1-2 p.m.

Pete’s Creek, UC

Enjoy an engaging game of bingo over the lunch hour!

November

EVENT

Falcon 5

DATE

TIME

PLACE

DESCRIPTION

48-Hour Film Fest

Yes

Nov. 1-3

TBD

Kinnickinnic Theater, UC

Do you enjoy any part of the film process? What about under a time crunch? Get 48 hours to create, shoot, edit, and premier a short film. The pressure is on! Not a film student? Come watch the finished product on Sunday evening. Event is free and open to all.

Lunchtime Bingo

Yes

Wednesday, November 20  

1-2 p.m.

Pete’s Creek, UC

Enjoy an engaging game of bingo over the lunch hour!

We Are Falcons Values Series: Global Engagement

Yes

Wednesday, November 20

7:00 p.m.

Kinni Theater

Come hear Amer Ahmed share his story about bridging culture. This event is a part of the UWRF Summit on International Education and Engagement.

Get on the Bus: Midtown Global Market

Yes

Friday, November 22

4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Meet by the Cup of Knowledge, UC

Come and eat, learn, shop, and enjoy the many global food stalls and shops at the Midtown Global Market. Event is free and open to all.

Black Light Bingo

Yes

Saturday, November 23

8:00 p.m.

Falcon’s Nest

Come play bingo under the black light! Win fabulous prizes and enjoy a bingo like no other!

December

EVENT

Falcon 5

DATE

TIME

PLACE

DESCRIPTION

We Are Falcons Values Series:  Academic Excellence

Yes

December 3

4:30-7:00

Ballroom

Come and support your fellow Falcons by learning about their research at the URSCA Gala! Event is free and open to all.

Freeze Fest

Yes

Friday, December 6

9:00 p.m.

Falcon’s Nest

Celebrate the end of the semester by enjoying fun in the Falcon Center. Open skate, crate stacking, rock climbing, food and more!

Holiday Swing Dance

Yes

Saturday, Dec. 7

7:00pm

Falcon’s Nest, UC

The UWRF Jazz Ensemble performs classic big band and holiday season favorites from the Swing Era for your listening and dancing pleasure. Refreshments and dance instruction provided! Free and open to all.

Lunchtime Bingo

Yes

Wednesday, Dec 11

1-2 p.m.

Pete’s Creek, UC

Enjoy an engaging game of bingo over the lunch hour!

Looking for something to do on Friday and Saturday nights in River Falls? Student Involvement plans events in a relaxed/casual atmosphere for many Friday and Saturday nights!
Daytime & Weekend Program events are a way for you to be socially, physically, and educationally involved in programs on campus. Student Involvement offers a variety of activities that are almost always free!