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Saturday, October 21, 2023 Family Day



UW-Stevens Point is excited to welcome back family members to campus! We have prepared a series of activities for students and families to enjoy during their visit.

Family Day + Homecoming is Saturday, October 21, 2023. We can’t wait to see you here!


10 a.m.


DeBot Dining Center

Enjoy brunch with your Pointer at the DeBot Dining Center.

UWSP Residence Hall building on campus - May Roach
10 a.m.

Residence Hall Programs

Residence Hall Quads

Each of UW-Stevens Point’s residence hall quads will be presenting unique programming. Experience YOUR student’s community! Check at your residence hall front desk for specific event locations.

10 a.m. until supplies run out

Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream

Outside first-floor entrance to CBB (southwest side), weather permitting

Enjoy some ice cream made with liquid nitrogen, which cools things to -320.4o F! While supplies last. You won’t want to miss this!

10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Family Day + Homecoming – Top Dawg Homecoming Hotspot

Goerke Park, Community Stadium

Join the UWSP Alumni Association at the Homecoming Hotspot party for a chance to win scholarships and prizes! A special Native American Invocation and Drum will take place prior to the event. Other features include Section 715 Axe Throwing, musician Brad Emanual, UWSP’s STEM Shuttle, several local food trucks including Stevie’s (UWSP’s new food truck!), the UWSP Pep Band, alumni reunions and more!

Meet fellow Pointers to reconnect before the Homecoming football game!

Student artist holding a paintbrush and paint while working on a project.
10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

College of Fine Arts and Communication

Goerke Park, Community Stadium

Find the College of Fine Arts and Communication at the Homecoming Tent during the Football game. Go, Pointers!

UWSP Pointer Football team during a game
1 p.m.

Pointer Football Game vs. UW-River Falls

Goerke Park, Community Stadium

Cheer on your Pointer football team as they battle UW-River Falls for a Homecoming win! Stop by and take a picture with Stevie Pointer!

1:30 p.m.

Pointer Volleyball Game vs. Cornell College

Berg Gym

Watch the Pointers volleyball team take on Cornell College during Homecoming weekend. Remember to wear your purple and gold in support of our Pointers!

6 p.m.

Pointer Soccer Game vs. Platteville

Point Soccer Bowl (Kotal Field)

Watch the women’s soccer team take on UW-Platteville during Homecoming. Wear your purple and gold in support of the Pointers!

6:30 p.m.

Pointer Volleyball Game vs. North Park University

Berg Gym

Watch the Pointers volleyball team take on North Park University during Homecoming weekend. Wear purple and gold in support of the Pointers!

8 p.m.

Eric Dittelman – Mindreader, Mentalist, Comedian

The Encore, Dreyfus University Center

This is a show you won’t want to miss! Catch mindreader, mentalist, stand-up improv comedian Eric Dittelman perform at The Encore in the Dreyfus University Center. Dittelman was a Semi-Finalist of Season 7 of “America’s Got Talent.”

Attendance is free for all UW-Stevens Point students with a valid PointCard student ID. Please note, there is an admission fee for non-UWSP students.


10 a.m. Planetarium Show “From Earth to the Universe”
11 a.m. Planetarium Show “IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System”
1 p.m. Planetarium Show “Out There – The Quest for Extrasolar Worlds”
2 p.m. Planetarium Show “Phantom of the Universe – The Hunt for Dark Matter”
3 p.m. Planetarium Show “Back to the Moon For Good”
4 p.m. Planetarium Show “Sunstruck”
5 p.m. Planetarium Show “The Hot and Energetic Universe”

All shows located in the Blocher Planetarium, second floor, Science Building

8:30 p.m. Stargazing with portable telescopes, DeBot Field (please note: this event is weather permitting and cannot happen if there are clouds/rain – the event will be cancelled)

Overview of campus leaves changing colors in fall with Lake Joanis.


10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Canoe and kayak Lake Joanis-Schmeeckle Reserve. South shore of Lake Joanis, park along Maria Drive. Paddle Lake Joanis for free with a canoe or kayak from Schmeeckle’s Outdoor Rentals. Paddles and life jackets will be supplied until 2 p.m.
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center open, 2419 North Point Dr.
Free coffee, hot chocolate, and snacks. Family Day SALE: 20% off one clothing item of your choice (shirts, hoodies, hats, beanies, socks). For discount, tell staff you are with Family Day at the register. This offer is good until 4 p.m. on Saturday!


7 a.m. – 2 p.m. Stevens Point Farmers Market, Mathias Mitchell Public Square, 913 Main Street
Enjoy walking through the Farmers Market in downtown Stevens Point. Located on Main Street, visitors can stop by to pick up fresh fruits and vegetables, homemade bake goods, flowers and wonderful food!

2023 Family Day event schedule is subject to change.