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Pointers Week


POINTERS WEEK 2024 SCHEDULE IN PROGRESS!

The Pointers Week 2024 schedule has started to be posted! Keep checking back for additional dates, events and details.

Pointers Week is your chance to make connections with fellow Pointers and gain tools needed for a purposeful college experience! Activities include:

For details on the Pointers Week schedule of events, visit UW-Stevens Point’s SPIN (Stevens Point Involvement Network) website. Search the Pointers Week category within SPIN for updated events listed in real-time. (You can also use SPIN to learn more about our 200+ student organizations!)

ARE YOU READY? JOIN THE FUN!

Mandatory attendance programs listed in PURPLE.

Explore the colleges, food, fitness centers and more prior to kicking off the school year! Whether you love recreational sports or just like relaxing with a cup of coffee, you are guaranteed to find an activity you will enjoy.

Check out our campus maps to help guide you to Pointers Week activities.

*This schedule is subject to change. Search the Pointers Week category in SPIN for updated events in real-time.

7 a.m.-9 p.m. Fitness Centers Open, Allen Fitness Center* and Marshfield Clinic Champions Hall – *UWSP Student Membership available at no additional cost! Sign up at fitness center desk. UWSP PointCard required for access.

8 a.m.-4 p.m. New Student Move In, Residence Halls – Welcome, Pointers! Check your UWSP student email for your check-in appointment details.

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Campus Booths for Move-In Family Send Off

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Basement Brewhaus Open, Dreyfus University Center

1 p.m.-9 p.m. Lower DeBot Retail & Food Stations Open

3:30 p.m.-8:15 p.m. Floor Meetings + Dinner + Can I Kiss You? – groups will rotate to these 3 activities. Connect with your Resident Assistant (RA) for further instructions. Remember to bring your PointCard to eat at Upper DeBot!

4 p.m.-7 p.m. Fall meal plan begins at Upper DeBot

8 p.m.-9 p.m. Ice Cream Social, DeBot Field

7 a.m. – 9 p.m. Fitness Centers Open, Allen Fitness Center* and Marshfield Clinic Champions Hall – UWSP Student Membership available at no additional cost! Sign up at fitness center desk. UWSP PointCard required for access.

7:30 a.m.-10 a.m. Upper DeBot Open for Breakfast – Don’t forget your PointCard to utilize your meal plan.

8:30 a.m.-10 a.m. Trivia: How To Student, Upper DeBot

TBD Basement Brewhaus Open, Dreyfus University Center

10:30-11:30 a.m. Convocation, Skyward Fieldhouse

11:30 a.m.-noon Class Picture, Kotal Field

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Campus Picnic, outside DeBot Dining Center

1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Campus Connections, hosted by each College

Students are only required to attend the Campus Connection session that corresponds with their major. *Undeclared students can join college activities in a major they are interested in or can come to University College Discover Your Library session to explore.

COLS Block Party

Join us outside between the Chemistry Biology Building (CBB) and Science Building (SCI). Grab a treat while you enjoy fun activities and get to know students and professors in the College of Letters and Science. *Rain location: CBB Lobby.

School of Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry
    • Chemistry Escape Room – Chemistry and Biochemistry interested students, Chemistry Biology Building (CBB) Room 476, Group of 16-20 students, 2-3 p.m.
    • Chemistry Bingo – Chemistry and Biochemistry interested students, CBB Room 105, stop in any time, 1:30-3 p.m.
    • Amphibians and Reptiles – Biology interested students, CBB Foyer between Rooms 101 and 105, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Connect – Collaborate – Create with COFAC

Join us in Michelson Hall (NFAC Room 270) for the afternoon. Meet the Dean and faculty of the College of Fine Arts and Communication and get an introduction to our programs and opportunities within the College. Plus, participate in fun activities, take a tour through the Noel Fine Arts Center (NFAC) and the Communication Arts Center (CAC) and wrap things up with an ice cream social in the NFAC courtyard at 4 p.m.!
Location: Noel Fine Arts Center – Michelsen Hall

CNR Event

Don’t miss out on the chance to learn about our programs, tour the paper machine, plant a seed to take back to your residence hall, and grab a refreshing root beer or Dreamsicle float. Meet fellow students, faculty, and staff within the College of Natural Resources, and have a blast!
Location: Start your adventure in the Trainer Natural Resource building, Room 122, our CNR Student Success Center.

CPS Sentry School of Business and Economics

Join us outside Skyward Fieldhouse (by the volleyball courts) to meet faculty, staff, and students from the Sentry School of Business and Economics. You can grab a root beer float or other refreshments, join in some fun games, and meet a few fellow students within your major.
Location: Volleyball courts outside of Skyward Fieldhouse

CPS School of Education and School of Health Sciences and Wellness

Join us in the circle parking lot outside of the College of Professional Studies for some ice cream from King Cone. We’ll have fun yard games set up and you can check out the student organizations in our schools. All are welcome!
Location: Parking lot outside of the College of Professional Studies

Discover Your Library

Stop by the Library (Collins Classroom Center, Room 130) to meet helpful staff and have some fun! We have board games, fun swag, a craft table, lemonade, a READ poster activity, and you can have your name written in Chinese Calligraphy on a bookmark for you to keep! In addition to some fun, we will tell you about our library collections and what services we provide to help you throughout the year with your research needs. We look forward to meeting you!
Location: CCC Room 130
*Undeclared students can join college activities in a major they are interested in or can come to University College to explore.

Disability Resource Center Open House

Connect with other students and staff at the Disability Resource Center and learn what the DRC has to offer.
Location: CCC Room 108

4 p.m-7 p.m. Upper DeBot Open for Dinner – Don’t forget your PointCard to utilize your meal plan.

4 p.m-9 p.m. Lower DeBot Retail & Food Stations are open

7 p.m-11 p.m. Glow Party – Come out and play glow-in-the-dark volleyball and 9 square, DeBot Field

7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. DUC Open House – The DUC is the place to be on campus! Come check out all the amenities, activities and spaces they have to offer with free food & fun, Dreyfus University Center

6:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Stevens Point Farmers Market, Downtown Stevens Point – Explore downtown Stevens Point at the Farmer’s Market which is home to the longest-running market in the State of Wisconsin.

7 a.m.-9 p.m. Fitness Centers Open, Allen Fitness Center* and Marshfield Clinic Champions Hall – UWSP Student Membership available at no additional cost! Sign up at fitness center desk. UWSP PointCard required for access.

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Upper DeBot Open for Brunch – Don’t forget your PointCard to utilize your meal plan.

10 a.m.-10 p.m. Basement Brewhaus Open, Dreyfus University Center

Noon-5 p.m. Labor of Love Begin at Skyward Fieldhouse to connect with other students. You will venture out to the Stevens Point campus and community by volunteering. Register on SPIN to receive a free t-shirt, Skyward Fieldhouse

 1 p.m.-9 p.m. Lower DeBot Retail Open

TBD Recreation Games, Skyward Fieldhouse

5-7 p.m. Upper DeBot Open for Dinner – Don’t forget your PointCard to utilize your meal plan.

TBD Magician, Dreyfus University Centers Laird Room – This unique brand of entertainment seamlessly blends dry humor, quick wit, and incredible skill. Nick’s performance will bring perfect comedic timing and a deadpan delivery that will has audiences engaged from beginning to end.

7 a.m.-9 p.m. Fitness Centers Open, Allen Fitness Center* and Marshfield Clinic Champions Hall – UWSP Student Membership available at no additional cost! Sign up at fitness center desk. UWSP PointCard required for access.

8 a.m.-4 p.m. Returning Student Move In – Welcome back, Pointers!

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Upper DeBot Open for Brunch – Don’t forget your PointCard to utilize your meal plan.

10 a.m.-2 p.m. TLC Tech Tips – Drop in any time to learn about the university technology you’ll need to be successful! You’ll be able to ask the Tutoring-Learning Center staff questions and get a brief tour of the apps you’ll be expected to use at UWSP, Dreyfus University Center Computer Lab (201)

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Campus Bookstore Open, Dreyfus University Center

10 a.m.-4 p.m. IT Service Desk Open, 601 Division Street Room 101

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Basement Brewhaus Open, Dreyfus University Center

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Meet the Greeks, Lower DeBot

Noon-5 p.m. TLC Tech Tips (stop in any time!), DUC 201 Computer Lab – Learn about the university technology you’ll need to be successful. You’ll be able to ask the Tutoring-Learning Center staff questions and get a brief tour of the apps you’ll be expected to use at UWSP.

1-4 p.m. Free Kayaking & Canoeing at Schmeekle, Lake Joanis – Explore the waters of Lake Joanis in Schmeekle Reserve!

1-9 p.m. Lower DeBot Retail Open

5-7 p.m. Upper DeBot Open for Dinner – Don’t forget your PointCard to utilize your meal plan.

7-8 p.m. Glow Cycle – Check-in at the Allen Fitness Center front desk prior to class beginning, Allen Fitness Center Cycling Studio

7 a.m.-9 p.m. Fitness Centers Open at Allen Fitness Center and Strength Center – UWSP Student Membership available at no additional cost! Sign up at fitness center desk. UWSP PointCard required for access.

7:30 a.m.-10 a.m. Upper DeBot Open for Breakfast – Don’t forget your PointCard to utilize your meal plan.

9 a.m.-9 p.m. Lower DeBot Retail open

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Campus Bookstore Open, Dreyfus University Center

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Basement Brewhaus Open, Dreyfus University Center

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Upper DeBot Open for Lunch – Don’t forget your PointCard to utilize your meal plan.

11 a.m.-9 p.m. Lower DeBot Food Stations Open

11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. RecFest – Engage with our Club Sports and FitRec to see how you can get involved, DeBot Field

Noon-2 p.m. Allen Fitness Center Orientation – See what the Allen Fitness Center has to offer, Allen Fitness Center

Noon Volleyball Tournament with CRU – bring a team of 6 or join a team at the event to play. Registration begins at noon, with games starting at 1 p.m., Outdoor Sand Courts near Allen Fitness Center

3 p.m.-5 p.m. Allen Fitness Center Orientation – See what the Allen Fitness Center has to offer, Allen Fitness Center

4-7 p.m. Upper DeBot Open for Dinner – Don’t forget your PointCard to utilize your meal plan.

6:30-8:30 p.m. Community Engagement Fair – Explore organizations and clubs to get involved in this semester and find your people. There’s something for every Pointer!, Skyward Fieldhouse

Classes start!

7:30-10 a.m. Upper DeBot Open for Breakfast – Don’t forget your PointCard to utilize your meal plan.

7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Homegrown Cafe and Common Ground Cafe Open

7:45 a.m.-6 p.m. IT Service Desk Open, 601 Division Street Room 101

7:45 a.m.-10 p.m. Basement Brewhaus Open, Dreyfus University Center

8 a.m.-1 p.m. Open Gym, Skyward Fieldhouse

8 a.m.-4 p.m. Campus Bookstore Open, Dreyfus University Center

9 a.m-9 p.m. Lower DeBot Retail Open

10 a.m.-2 p.m. First Day of Class Photobooth, outside Dreyfus University Center – Happy first day of class, Pointers! Stop by to kick-off the semester right with a “First Day of School” photo. Cheese!

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Upper DeBot Open for Lunch – Don’t forget your PointCard to utilize your meal plan.

11 a.m.-9 p.m. Lower DeBot Food Stations Open

4-7 p.m. Upper DeBot Open for Dinner – Don’t forget your PointCard to utilize your meal plan.

6-7 p.m. Try It! Night with Group Ex – There are so many fun workout options – we’ll demo a few for you to try. We’ll even have some free stuff for participants, Allen Fitness Center Studio A

7-8 p.m. Fly Fishing Casting Clinic – Come meet members of the club and try using some fly rods, Intramural Fields, north of Lot Q 

7:30-10 a.m. Upper DeBot Open for Breakfast – Don’t forget your PointCard to utilize your meal plan.

7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Homegrown Cafe Open

7:45 a.m.-6 p.m. IT Service Desk Open, 601 Division Street Room 101

8 a.m.-1 p.m. Open Gym, Skyward Fieldhouse

8 a.m.-4 p.m. Campus Bookstore Open, Dreyfus University Center

9 a.m.-3 p.m. DUC Food Court Open

9 a.m.-9 p.m. Lower DeBot Retail Open

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Upper DeBot Open for Lunch – Don’t forget your PointCard to utilize your meal plan.

11 a.m.-9 p.m. Lower DeBot Food Stations Open

4-7 p.m. Upper DeBot Open for Dinner – Don’t forget your PointCard to utilize your meal plan.

6-7 p.m. Try It! Night with Group Ex – There are so many fun workout options – we’ll demo a few for you to try. We’ll even have some free stuff for participants, Allen Fitness Center Studio A

7:30-10 a.m. Upper DeBot Open for Breakfast – Don’t forget your PointCard to utilize your meal plan.

7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Homegrown Cafe and Common Ground Cafe Open

7:45 a.m.-6 p.m. IT Service Desk Open, 601 Division Street Room 101

8 a.m.-1 p.m. Open Gym, Skyward Fieldhouse

8 a.m.-4 p.m. Campus Bookstore Open, Dreyfus University Center

9 a.m.-9 p.m. Lower DeBot Retail Open

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Upper DeBot Open for Lunch – Don’t forget your PointCard to utilize your meal plan.

11 a.m.-9 p.m. Lower DeBot Food Stations Open

1-5 p.m. First Aid Kit Making Event – Join us in Delzell to make a first-aid kit…for free!, Delzell First Floor Lobby

4-7 p.m. Upper DeBot Open for Dinner – Don’t forget your PointCard to utilize your meal plan.

8 p.m. First Cru Meeting, Dreyfus University Center Alumni Room

7:30-10 a.m. Upper DeBot Open for Breakfast – Don’t forget your PointCard to utilize your meal plan.

7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Homegrown Cafe and Common Ground Cafe Open

7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. IT Service Desk Open, 601 Division Street Room 101

7:45 a.m.-10 p.m. Basement Brewhaus Open, Dreyfus University Center

8 a.m.-1 p.m. Open Gym, Skyward Fieldhouse

8 a.m.-4 p.m. Campus Bookstore Open, Dreyfus University Center

9 a.m.-9 p.m. Lower DeBot Retail Open

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Upper DeBot Open for Lunch – Don’t forget your PointCard to utilize your meal plan.

11 a.m.-7 p.m. Lower DeBot Food Stations Open

Noon-3 p.m. Free Stores Open House – Meet at DUC Main Entrance (by the covered bike rack) at noon to walk over to Nelson Hall for the Free Stores Open House! Free school supplies, clothes and home goods!, Nelson Hall 2nd floor

4-7 p.m. Upper DeBot Open for Dinner – Don’t forget your PointCard to utilize your meal plan.

6-9 p.m. Cru Corn Roast, Allen Fitness Center sand volleyball courts

9-11 p.m. RHA Welcome Back Bash – Join us for the first Pointers After Dark event of the year. You won’t want to miss this!, DeBot Field

6:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Stevens Point Farmers Market, Downtown Stevens Point – Explore downtown Stevens Point at the Farmer’s Market which is home to the longest-running market in the State of Wisconsin!

10 a.m. -2 p.m. Upper DeBot Open for Brunch – Don’t forget your PointCard to utilize your meal plan.

1-9 p.m. Lower DeBot Retail Open

5-7 p.m. Upper DeBot Open for Dinner – Don’t forget your PointCard to utilize your meal plan.

8-9 p.m. BINGO, Dreyfus University Center Encore Room

Additional things to do during Pointers Week:

STUDENTS CAN USE SPIN FOR POINTERS WEEK UPDATES