Wisconsin Destination Imagination

Affiliate Tournament


Destination Imagination (DI) is a non-profit, volunteer-led, cause-driven organization whose purpose is to inspire and equip students to become the next generation of innovators and leaders.
Annually, they offer seven new standards-based challenges in STEM, improv, visual arts, service learning, and early learning. Each challenge enables student teams to learn and experience the creative process from imagination to innovation.   

Volunteer at this event!

This event needs a lot of volunteers in the areas of event setup, main operations, parking attendants, break room attendants and with event teardown.  One to eight hour positions are available. If you are looking for community service hours or just want to help out please make an initial contact with Samantha Pech at spech@uwsp.edu. Parking attendants will be coordinated through UW-Stevens Point and all other volunteer positions will be directed to the Volunteer Corodinator at WIDI Inc. 

Information for the 2017 event will be updated regularly, please check back.  

Visitor Information

Get directions to UW-Stevens Point by entering your departure point into our interactive map. Use our UW-Stevens Point campus map to find your way around our facilities. Consult our special needs map if you need information on accessible parking, wheelchair access or elevators.

Get Connected!

The guest wireless network is available in all academic and administrative buildings at UW-Stevens Point! This is an open, unsecured network that provides limited access to UWSP resources.  To gain access to the guest wireless network, connect your device to the network SSID called "UWSP_Unsecure_Guest", 
open your web browser, and register by entering a valid email address.

Pedestrian Mall

Fourth Avenue will be a pedestrian mall blocked off from Isadore Street to just before Berg Gym. Only tournament officials, expo and tournament setup vendors, crews and exhibitors with parking passes and the STEM Shuttle will have driving access on Fourth Avenue. 

To accommodate the limited street access, there are three loading zones for the Health Enhancement Center: Lots F-W, F-E and in front of Berg Gym. 

Parking attendants will be located at all loading zones near the Dreyfus University Center, the Health Enhancement Center and the Noel Fine Arts Center.  

Loading and Unloading Zones per Challenge

All loading vehicles must load/unload within 20 minutes.  FLASHERS MUST REMAIN ON. 

Campus maps will be provided for tournament participants closer to the event. 

Dreyfus University Center: CHALLENGES TBD

  • Reserve St. in front of Dreyfus University Center

Collins Classroom Center: INSTANT CHALLENGE

  • Lot E

Health Enhancement Center: CHALLENGES TBD

  • Parking Lot F-E (in back of Berg Gym) and on Fourth Avenue (in front of Berg Gym) 

  • NO PARKING IN LOT F-E without parking pass

  • Lot F-W, Lot F-E (in back of MAC)

Noel Fine Arts Center: CHALLENGES TBD

  • Lot E and Portage Street along Sundial. 

Parking Information 
No parking on the grass or in handicap stalls. Trailers may not block door or garage door entrances. Loading zones are for 20 minutes only.  Attendants will monitor traffic flow.  
Trailers: park in Lots Q.
No parking in Lot F-E and the College of Professional Studies (CPS) Parking Lots without pass. These two lots are reserved for 40 cars for DI Tournament Officials, setup crews and vendors parking.  Parking passes are required for Lots F-E and CPS.  Fourth Avenue will have no access to CPS lot. 

Facility Reminders from UW-Stevens Point

UW-Stevens Point would like to keep you, your family, spectators, and event staff safe while visiting our university. As visitors, we ask that you protect university equipment, assets, and property, and to not include materials in your challenges deemed hazardous, flammable, or difficult to clean, and to take care of our property while visiting.  
Challenge Masters will run each challenge site, but as visitors, please be aware of the Tournament Expectations prior to visiting campus. The expectations include what can and can occur in each location, information about blocking entrances, hazardous materials, and exterior art pieces and playgrounds.  Thank you for being aware of this information.   

Dining on Campus

Dreyfus University Center Venues*

All second floor food court venues are open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Homegrown Café on the first floor will be open from 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Debot Dining Center*

Debot Dining Center. ​Enjoy buffet-style continental breakfast, brunch or dinner.  Purchase dining tickets in Upper Debot and prices are for Adult (A) is age 13 and up.  Youth (Y) is 12 and under.
Dining ticket prices:  
Continental breakfast:  $6.63 (A) and $5.69 (Y) plus tax (8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.)
Brunch: $7.58 (A) or $6.63 (Y) plus tax (10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
Dinner: $8.53 (A) and $7.58 (Y) plus tax (4 p.m. - 6 p.m.). 

Boy Scout Troop 298*

The troop's fundraiser will be located on Reserve St. in St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish basement.  Follow the signs. 

Sigma Mu Tau*

Heath Enhancement Center, Hallway near Multi-Activity Center (MAC)

*Locations accepting WIDI volunteer lunch vouchers. 

Attractions on Campus 

UW-Stevens Point is excited to offer new attractions to WIDI visitors in addition to the Creativity Expo! ​​

Visit the 2017 Creativity Expo!

Want a fun team break from the tournament or have extra kiddos who need something fun to do? Take a peek in the Quandt Gym and get your kids involved in some creative hands-on activities! The Creativity Expo has a variety of regional organizations and university groups with hands-on exhibits and activities for all ages. Opportunities to learn, have fun, and engage in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), problem-solving, creativity, and performance are all here!  There’s a special place for everyone at the Creativity Expo...even for parents!

UW-Stevens Point is excited to offer some new attractions to tournament visitors in 2016!  Please check back regularly to see what we've added as your event host!​

Where/When: Health Enhancement Center, Quandt Gym from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

The Quandt Gym will be entirely closed to the public from 3-4:45p.m. to flip the room to prepare for the Award Ceremony. 

The 2016 Exhibitors were:

American Chemical Society
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Chinese Calligraphy
Dance Marathon Children’s Miracle Network Fundraiser
Department of Mathematical Sciences, UW-Stevens Point
Dreamflight USA STEM Shuttle 
Health Promotion and Wellness, UW-Stevens Point
Herpetology Society, UW-Stevens Point
KEVA Planks Free Building Zone
Museum of Natural History, UW-Stevens Point
Portage County Public Library
Saint Stanislaus Boy Scout Troop 298
SCULPT, UW-Stevens Point
Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics (SAND), UW-Stevens Point
Wisconsin Center for Academically Talented Youth​

Watch a Show in the Planetarium!

Showing: program is TBD
Approximate show times: 10 AM, Noon, 1 PM, 2:30 PM, and 3:30 

Shop the University Store

The University Store is located in the Dreyfus University Center on Reserve Street.  
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Visit Schmeeckle Reserve

Schmeeckle Reserve is a 280 acre natural area with 5 miles of trails and boardwalks, a 24-acre lake, and a large diversity of habitats that support numerous wildlife species. Schmeeckle (shmee-klee) Reserve is managed to protect and restore natural communities of central Wisconsin, serve as an outdoor classroom for learning, and provide outdoor recreation opportunities. 

Visitor Center hours 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.  The Visitor Center is located at 2419 Northpoint Drive across from Sentry World Golf Course.  Trails are open dawn to dusk. Pick up a trail map​ at the visitor center or at trail entrances.

TBD: Guided Schmeeckle Reserve Tour: Take a guided tour and hear what happens at Schmeeckle each year! The tour is 45 minutes.  Dress for the weather. Program begins at: TBD

Take a Hike...on the Green Circle Trail!

The Green Circle Trail is a natural hiking and biking trail that loops around the Stevens Point area. About 1.4 miles of the Green Circle meanders through the northern part of Schmeeckle Reserve, with easy access to the rest of the trails. Stop by the Schmeeckle Visitor Center for free parking, information and maps, and Green Circle Trail souvenirs. Green Circle Trail Map​

Thinking about college? A visit to campus plays can play an important part in your decision. Come and see what UW-Stevens Point has to offer with a guided tour from our Admissions tour guides! 

Tours are scheduled: 10AM, 1PM and 3PM.  (TBD)
Meet in the Dreyfus University Center by the Information Desk (Floor 1).

Visit the Museums and Art Galleries at UW-Stevens Point
The Natural History Museum
Museum Hours: 9 a.m. -  9 p.m.  Gift Shop store hours: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Faculty premieres and guest choreography. Share in UWSP’s accomplished dancers’ versatility and artistry as they perform inspiring new work by faculty choreographers Michael Estanich, Jeannie Hill, Joan Karlen, and a renowned guest choreographer premiere.

Where: Noel Fine Arts Center Studio Theatre, UW-Stevens Point
When: April 7 - 9, and 13 - 15, performance time TBD
Tickets for Danstage are available at the University Information and Tickets desk in the Dreyfus University Center, or the Noel Fine Arts Center Box Office.  Ticket prices from 2016 were: $21 (Adult), $20 (Senior) and $16 (Youth).   

Fun off campus   

KASH Playground: http://kashplayground.org/index.htm
Stevens Point Area Children's Museum: http://www.cwchildrensmuseum.org/  
YMCA Adventure Alley and Family Prime Time (For members only or for a fee): http://www.spymca.org/  
Rogers Cinema: http://www.rogerscinema.com/   

Contact for UW-Stevens Point  

For questions related to the UW-Stevens Point facilities, dining and parking information, information on how to participate in the Creativity Expo can be sent to:  
Samantha Pech, Outreach Specialist, Continuing Education and Outreach, UW-Stevens Point at spech@uwsp.edu.   

Contacts for Wisconsin Destination Imagination

Questions related specifically to the Affiliate Tournament and it's rules and guidelines should be directed to Jean Fugate: Affiliate Tournament Director at: tournamentinfo@wisconsindi.org
Mary Bykowski: Affiliate Director at:  mary.bykowski@wisconsindi.org 

Upcoming Tournament Dates
April 8, 2017
2018 TBD
2019​ TBD 
The Wisconsin Destination Imagination Affiliate State Tournament is sponsored by Continuing Education and Outreach, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.