Friends and Family Weekend Information, Registration

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 30, 2017 – October 1, 2017

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

Schedule of Events

Friday, September 29

Time Event Location
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Check in Available Yellowjacket Union Front Desk
6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Marcovich Wellness Center Open, free access with UW-Superior student Marcovich Wellness Center

Saturday, September 30

Time Event Location
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Check In Yellowjacket Union - Shippar Family Atrium
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 'Jacket Book and Supply Open Yellowjacket Union
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 4th Annual Running for Our Heroes 5k
Register in advance online - entry fees range from $15 - $30.
Marcovich Wellness Center
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Welcome and Kick-Off Brunch
$10 adults, $6.50 for children 8 and under. Must pay in advance with a credit/debit card by calling the Yellowjacket Union Information Desk at 715-394-8244 .
Multicultural Center in Old Main
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Marcovich Wellness Center Open
Free access with UW-Superior student.
Marcovich Wellness Center
11:00 a.m. Fall Walk Around with First Nations Center
Free admission - just tell the ranger you're with the Walk Around.
Pattison State Park Pavilion
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Campus Carnival
Activities include inflatable games, yard games, t-shirt tie dying, photo booth, cotton candy, and more!
Yellowjacket Union - Plaza (Outdoors), Rainsite is Marcovich Wellness Center
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Canoe Trip with Superior Adventures
$5/person includes all necessary equipment, transportation, and a student guide. Register Online.
Meet at the Marcovich Wellness Center Parking Lot 13. View Map.
  Dinner on Your Own Campus Dining Options are available at discounted rates.
8:00 p.m. Mind Reader: Eric Dittelman
Dittelmen combines amazing mind reading with stand up and improvisational comedy. he was a semi-finalist on season 7 of 'America's Got Talent"
Thorpe Langley Auditorium
9:15 p.m. Ice Cream Social Old Main
  Sibling Sleepover*
*register at check-in
Residence Halls

Sunday, October 1

Time Event Location
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast for Sleepover Participants Residence Halls Lounges
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Marcovich Wellness Center Open
Free access with UW-Superior student.
Marcovich Wellness Center
  Explore the Twin Ports – on your own
Travel Wisconsin - Superior
Visit Duluth

Special Events to Plan in Advance for

  • 4th Annual Running for Our Heroes 5k: This run/walk organized by UW-Superior’s Veterans 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.
  • Canoe Trip with Superior Adventures: Paddle a canoe and enjoy fall colors! Only $5/person includes all necessary equipment, transportation, and an experience student guide. Register in advance – this trip always fills up! Register Online.
  • 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 a free continental breakfast.