Friends and Family Weekend

One weekend each fall, friends and family members are invited to experience life at UW-Superior. They'll connect with their students, interact with faculty and staff, and take part in family-friendly activities throughout campus - in short, they'll experience what makes being a Yellowjacket so special!

UW-Superior faculty and staff are also invited to bring their families, which makes it a truly inclusive event.

Friends and Family Weekend Logo

September 27 - 29, 2019

Helpful Information

When you register for Friends & Family Weekend online, a confirmation will be emailed to you. You'll get an email the week before the event to share pre-arrival information. In the meantime, please check this website for any updates.


Please make your plans and reservations well in advance to ensure lodging for your family. Link: Hotel Accommodations in the Superior/Duluth area.

It's for everyone

Events are open to all UW-Superior students regardless of participation in Friends & Family Weekend, so you don't need your family here to join in the fun!

If you have additional questions, please contact Student Involvement

Special Events to Plan Ahead For

  • Annual Running for Our Heroes 5k: This run/walk organized by UW-Superior’s Veteran and Nontraditional Student Center is a fundraiser to benefit the Douglas County Soldiers and Sailors Relief Fund and the UW-Superior VNSC. Register in advance for discounted entry fees and a shirt.
  • Free Access to the Marcovich Wellness Center: Access includes open swim, weight room, cardio room, racquetball, and open gym during normal weekend hours. Guests must check in at the MWC Information Desk with their UW-Superior host. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Sibling Sleepover: Siblings of UW-Superior students can spend the night in their residence hall room and enjoy family friendly activities.