Wisconsin Destination Imagination Affiliate Tournament 

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Wisconsin Destination Imagination Website


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.   

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 for fun, visit the links below. 

This website contains information from the 2017 event. Information for the 2018 event will be updated as it become available.  

Loading Zone Attendant Volunteer Opportunity Information
Click here to sign up as a Loading Zone Attendant

Volunteer as an appraiser or general event volunteer at the Affiliate Tournament
From the link, go to Volunteer Roles, then Volunteer Registration.  Scroll down to locate a list of opportunities available. Register at the website. 

Parking attendants will be coordinated through UW-Stevens Point.  
All other volunteer positions are coordinated through Wisconsin Destination Imagination Inc. 

 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. This is an open, unsecure network that provides limited access to UWSP resources. To access to the guest wireless network, connect your device to the wireless network connection identified as "UWSP_Unsecure_Guest". Next, open your web browser and register by entering a valid email address.

Pedestrian Mall

Fourth Avenue will be a pedestrian mall barricaded off from Isadore Street to in front of Berg Gym. To drive on the pedestrian mall, you must have a parking pass to do so. Only tournament officials, Creativity Expo exhibitors and tournament setup vendors with parking pass will have driving access on Fourth Avenue. 

Loading Zones

Loading Zone Attendants

Loading Zone Attendants will be stationed at all loading zones to ensure traffic is flowing through the loading zones throughout the day.  Attendants will have bright yellow vests and will be clearly identifyable.  

Campus Map for the event: Challenge Performance Sites and Dining Locations (2017 Event)

Loading Zones per Challenge and per Building (2017 Event)

Technical and Engineering Challenge
Loading and Unloading Zones (Health Enhancement Center (HEC))

Scientific, Improvisational, Rising Stars Challenges (Noel Fine Arts Center (NFAC)) and Fine Arts and Project Outreach Challenges (Dreyfus University Center (DUC))
Loading and Unloading Zones (Noel Fine Arts Center and Dreyfus University Center)


Building Maps per challenge (2017 Event)

Technical Challenge (A)
Health Enhancement Center (HEC))

Scientific Challenge (B)
Noel Fine Arts Center (NFAC) Maps of Floor 1 and 2

Fine Arts Challenge (C)
Dreyfus University Center (DUC) Maps of Floor 1, 2 and 3, Theater, Encore and Legacy

Improvisational Challenge (D)
Noel Fine Arts Center (NFAC) Maps of Floor 1 and 2

Engineering Challenges (E)
Health Enhancement Center (HEC))

Project Outreach Challenge (PO)
Dreyfus University Center (DUC) Maps of Floor 1, 2 and 3, Theater, Encore and Legacy

Rising Stars Challenge (RS) 
Noel Fine Arts Center (NFAC) Maps, Floor 1 and 2

Instant Challenge (IC) (Only teams and one team manager are allowed in the instant challenge)
Collins Classroom Center (CCC) Maps, Floors 1, 2 and 3

Parking Information 

Any vehicle found in violation of the "no parking areas" below will risk team point deductions at the tournament

No Parking Areas:

  • Any Loading Zone (Loading zones are 20 minutes with flashers on ONLY)
  • On the grass
  • Handicap stalls without a state issued handicapped tag
  • In front of any garage door
  • In front of any handicap accessible entrance
  • CPS Parking Lot on Fourth Avenue
  • Pedestrian Mall on Fourth Avenue (Fourth Avenue from Isadore to Berg Gym) 
  • Lot F-E (Reserved for Tournament Officials needing access to the Heath Enhancement Center)
Lot F-E behind the Health Enhancement Center and the parking lot of the College of Professional Studies are reserved for Tournament Officials. Parking pass must be shown to the Loading Zone attendant in order to park in these parking Lots.   

Facilities Uses and Tournament Day Expectations for Visitors to UW-Stevens Point Campus

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

Menus per Location (2017 Event)

The following venues will accept the lunch vouchers provided to tournament volunteers by WIDI Inc. 

Dreyfus University Center Food Court

The food court is located on the second floor.  Venues are open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Homegrown Café on the first floor will be open from 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
Located on Reserve St. 

Debot Dining Center

Debot Dining Center:  Located behind the Health Enhancement Center on Isadore St. 

Lower Debot: American cuisine including an open grill, deli and pizza in Lower Debot. (11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Grill opens at noon) 

Upper Debot:  Enjoy buffet-style continental breakfast, brunch or dinner.

Purchase dining tickets for Upper Debot.  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 Fundraiser  

  • Open 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish Basement on High and Reserve Streets.

Delta Phi Epsilon Fundraiser 

  • Open 6:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the Noel Fine Arts Center Courtyard

Sigma Mu Tau, Allied Health Care Professions Student Organization Fundraiser 

  • Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Health Enhancement Center, MAC Hallway 

Tournament Day Schedule and Award Ceremony

(2017 Event)
Campus Buildings Open: 6:30 a.m.
Competition: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Creativity Expo: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Quandt Gym in Health Enhancement Center (HEC)
Merchandise Sales: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Quandt Gym; 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in MAC (both in HEC)
Award Dance & Video Party: 3:15 p.m. – end of Ceremony #2 – MAC in HEC

Award Ceremony #1 for Technical, Engineering & Project Outreach: Entry at 4:45 p.m. with ceremony from 5:00 p.m. – 5:40 p.m. – Quandt Gym in HEC

Award Ceremony #2 for Scientific, Fine Arts & Improv: Entry at 6:00 p.m. with ceremony from 6:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. – Quandt Gym in HEC

Note, times may be adjusted to allow for flow of people in and out of the gym.

Following each award ceremony, teams advancing to global finals are asked to have 1 coordinator or 1 team manager attend a brief Global Finals informational meeting in HEC Room 146. At this time you will also receive your Global Final souvenirs.

Attractions on Campus 

Visit the 2017 Creativity Expo!

(2017 Event)

Take a fun team break from the tournament and give your kiddos something interesting to do! Explore the Creativity Expo 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!

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

The Quandt Gym will closed to the public promptly at 3 to prepare the room for the Award Ceremony.  Quandt Gym will be closed to the public from 3-4:45 pm. 

The 2017 List of Exhibitors   

  • American Chemical Society - Student Affiliate UW-Stevens Point
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Boy Scout Troop 298 - Saint Stanislaus
  • Central Wisconsin Area Community Theater (CWACT): Host of Friday Night Improv: Practice Improv on the stage and on the hour at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Chinese Calligraphy (Yan Liao and Weidong Dou, artists)
  • Civil Air Patrol
  • COFAC PointEd - A Summer Experience Like No Other
  • Dreamflight U.S.A. STEM Shuttle
  • Health Promotion and Wellness, UW-Stevens Point
  • Instant Challenge Area
  • Make Your Own Greeting Card and Envelope (Greg Luedtke, artist)
  • Miranda Gaming Area
  • Portage County Public Library
  • Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics (SAND)
  • Wisconsin Center for Academically Talented Youth (WCATY), UW-Madison
  • YMCA Camp Glacier Hollow

Watch a Show in the Planetarium!
Showing: Gods of the Solar System
Description: Each significant planetary body has been named after a god or goddess from mythology and this program not only mentions the history of the name, but looks at what we know about each of these bodies today. This program gives you a unique tour of the solar system. 
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. - 3 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.

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 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: 10 a.m. and at 1 p.m.  
Meet in the Dreyfus University Center by the Information Desk (Floor 1).

Visit the Museums and Art Galleries at UW-Stevens Point

2017 Natural History Museum Collection Crawl! 

This year’s featured collection is Geology, curated by Dr. Kevin Hefferan.

The UW-Stevens Point Museum of Natural History invites you to the 2017 Museum Collection Crawl on Saturday, April 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  This year’s featured collection is Geology, curated by Dr. Kevin Hefferan.

Visit our beloved exhibits and museum gift shop and be guided through our featured Museum Collections!  UW-Stevens Point students will be on hand to introduce you to our vast research collections, which have remained largely the domain of our scientists and student researchers. This is the really, really cool stuff!

Begin the crawl by picking up a passport in the Albertson Learning Resources Center (the university library) on the first floor.  Your passport will indicate the locations of all the collections featured.  Faculty and student researchers will show you the collections of the museum and stamp your passport along the way!

The museum is located on the first floor of Albertson Hall (the library) at 900 Reserve Street. Admission is free, as is parking in Lot R. For more information call 715-346-2858, email museum@uwsp.edu or follow UWSP Museum Collection Crawl on Facebook.

Museum Hours: 9 a.m. -  9 p.m.  Gift Shop store hours: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Join us to see exciting new work by faculty choreographers Michael Estanich, Jeannie Hill, Joan Karlen and renowned guest choreographer Eddy Ocampo.

Where: Noel Fine Arts Center Jenkins Theatre, UW-Stevens Point
When: April 7 - 9, 13 - 15, 2017
Time: 7:30 p.m.
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 are: $22 (Adult), $21 (Senior) and $17 (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 please contact:  
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
March 24, 2018
2019​ (3rd or 4th weekend in March)
The Wisconsin Destination Imagination Affiliate State Tournament is sponsored by Continuing Education and Outreach, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.