Family Weekend

Come see what our Stout family is all about
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Save the Date | April 8-10, 2022

Every year hundreds of families visit our campus to experience the amazing talent of our students and spend quality time with family. Try our our climbing wall, laugh with our comedian or watch students strut their stuff on the runway at the Fashion Without Fabric fashion show. Whatever you choose, we hope you'll make the visit to Menomonie to see what our Stout family is all about!

Tell Us You're Coming!

Registration opens in October 2021!

Schedule of Events

Our team is busy creating an exciting schedule of events to welcome you to campus. Check the initial schedule below and continue to check back for additional events that we'll be adding throughout January and February!

2022 FRIDAY EVENTS

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm 
Guided Tours of the Mabel Tainter Center For the Arts
Location | 205 Main Street East, Menomonie

Visit the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts for a FREE guided tour of what CNN Travel has called "One of the 15 most spectacular theaters in the WORLD!" Tours will be held at the top and bottom of the hour with the last tour leaving at 2:30 pm.

4:00 - 8:00 pm
Family Photo Booth
Location | Memorial Student Center, lower level

Stop by for some free family photo booth fun!

3:00 – 7:30 pm
Rock Climbing at StoutAdventures
Location | 56 Sports & Fitness Center

Come on down to StoutAdventures and get climbing!  We have two 30ft climbing walls with 12 ropes, a bouldering wall, and over 50 routes to challenge all skill levels.  Whether you’re a new or experienced climber, all are welcome.  Free for students and their families!  *Students must attend with their family and present a current UW-Stout ID.  

7:30 – 9:30 pm
Glow Climb at StoutAdventures
Location | 56 Sports & Fitness Center

Join Stout Adventures at the Climbing Wall for our GLOW Climb. When the sun goes down the lights go off and the glow sticks come out! Free for students and their families!  *Students must attend with their family and present a current UW-Stout ID.  

8:00 pm
Comedy Show
Location | Memorial Student Center, Great Hall

Sponsored by Blue Devil Productions, join us for a night of laughter and fun!  Stay tuned for details about our visiting comedian!

2022 SATURDAY EVENTS

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sip & Paint
Location | The Terrace, Memorial Student Center

Everyone can be an artist! Come enjoy a guided canvas painting class and enjoy coffee, tea and hot chocolate. The class will be facilitated by our art education students in the National Art Education Association. Facilitators will go through step by step as you make your creation. Class is free and only open to the first 70 people to register!  Registration is required to secure your spot and will open on March 7th. Watch for the link!   

10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Family Photo Booth
Location | Memorial Student Center, lower level

Stop by for some free family photo booth fun!

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Stout Secrets Tour
Location | Cedar/Maple Room, Memorial Student Center (lower level)

Have you ever wondered about the meaning behind pieces of public art on campus? Would you like to know more about UW-Stout’s outdoor skating rink and other features lost to time?  Join our campus archivist for a 60-minute presentation to learn interesting facts about campus, its history, and a lot of photos of how campus used to look. Afterwards, participants will be sent with a map to take a self-guided history tour at your leisure! 

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm 
Guided Tours of the Mabel Tainter Center For the Arts
Location | 205 Main Street East, Menomonie

Visit the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts for a FREE guided tour of what CNN Travel has called "One of the 15 most spectacular theaters in the WORLD!" Tours will be held at the top and bottom of the hour with the last tour leaving at 2:30 pm.

12:00 – 4:00 pm
Rock Climbing at StoutAdventures
Location | 56 Sports & Fitness Center

Come on down to StoutAdventures and get climbing!  We have two 30ft climbing walls with 12 ropes, a bouldering wall, and over 50 routes to challenge all skill levels.  Whether you’re a new or experienced climber, all are welcome.  Free for students and their families!  *Students must attend with their family and present a current UW-Stout ID.  

1:00 pm and 2:30 pm (2 rounds)
StoutProud Bingo
Location | Memorial Student Center, Terrace

Join us for a family friendly afternoon of bingo and StoutProud themed prizes!  There will be two rounds, one beginning at 1:00 pm and one at 2:30 pm.  Free for all to play!

2:00 - 5:00 pm
Live Music on the Amphitheatre
Location | Outdoor Amphitheatre, Memorial Student Center
(Rain Site, lower level of the Memorial Student Center)

Enjoy some live music on the amphitheatre!  Stay tuned for details on our visiting musicians!

2:00- 5:00 pm
Yard Games with Urec
Location | Amphitheatre, Memorial Student Center

Come join University Recreation for yard games and fun outside of the Memorial Student Center.

2:00 - 5:00 pm
Free Caricature Artists
Location | Amphitheatre, Memorial Student Center (Rain site: Lower Level, MSC)

Stop by anytime for a free caricature drawing of your family! 
 

2022 SUNDAY EVENTS

3:00 - 10:00 pm
Rock Climbing at StoutAdventures
Location | 56 Sports & Fitness Center

Come on down to StoutAdventures and get climbing!  We have two 30ft climbing walls with 12 ropes, a bouldering wall, and over 50 routes to challenge all skill levels.  Whether you’re a new or experienced climber, all are welcome.  Free for students and their families!  *Students must attend with their family and present a current UW-Stout ID.  

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