Saturday, April 16


8:00 am – 3:00 pm: Shop at The Niche

Location: 2nd Floor Heritage Hall
Sponsored by: Retail Merchandising and Management program

Come stop in for coffee and browse the racks of UW-Stout’s very own boutique! Run by students of the Retail Merchandising and Management program, this store offers a unique collection of apparel and goods for everyone. Come support our amazing retail program and see what they have to offer!

8:30 am - 11:30 am:  Tours of the Louis Smith Tainter House and Legacy Family Photos

Location: Louis Smith Tainter House
Sponsored by: Alumni Association, 320 S. Broadway

Come enjoy morning refreshments at the historic Louis Smith Tainter House. If you have a member of your family with you who is an alumnus, have you Legacy Family photo taken and the Alumni Association will be sure to send you a copy of your family photo!

8:30 am: Family Fun Walk/Run

Location: Start from MPR, Sports & Fitness Center
Sponsored by: University Recreation

Come enjoy this Fun 5K run/walk with your family and friends. The 5K route will take participants on a tour around Stout’s beautiful campus. This fun course offers a variety of elevation to provide an excellent start to anyone’s family weekend Saturday. Coveted Intramural championship shirts will be given out for the following categories: Best Male Student Time, Best Female Student Time, Best Male Family Member Time, and Best Female Family Member Time.

Registration is $3 per participant until April 9th or $5 per participant the day of the race. To pre-register please visit the Urec Office located at 41 Sports and Fitness Center. For more information please contact the Urec Office at 715-232-1392 or visit the U-Rec Website.

  • Registration: 8:30-9:00 a.m.
  • Walkers Start: 9:00 a.m.
  • Runners Start: 9:15 a.m.

10:00 am - 3:00 pm: Guided Tours of the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts

Location: Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts, 205 Main Street East

Visit the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts for a FREE guided tour of what CNN has called "One of the top 15 most spectacular theaters in the WORLD!" Built in honor of a beloved daughter who passed away at the age of 19, the Mabel Tainter recently celebrated it's 125th Anniversary. Constructed in 1889, the Richardsonian Romanesque building reflects the grand Victorian era in which it was built. Featuring curved surfaces and arches in the Moorish style, it also contains hand-stenciled walls and ceilings, a marble staircase and floors, leaded stained-glass windows, walnut, oak, cherry, and mahogany woodwork, brass fixtures, and four fireplaces.

Tours will be held a the top and bottom of the hour, 10am-3pm, with the last tour leaving at 2:30pm. Visit us online at or call 715-235-0001 for more information.

10:00 am - 3:00 pm: Tours of Historic Wilson Place Mansion

Location: 101 Wilson CT. Menomonie
Sponsored by: Wilson Place Mansion

Come visit Historic Wilson Place Mansion, home of U.W.- Stout Founder, James Huff Stout! We are open for Family Weekend, Saturday, April 16th with guided tours running from 10am to 3pm. Wilson Place Mansion, originally built in 1859, was home to Menomonie Founder and state senator Captain William Wilson. It was later lavishly remodeled in the 1890’s by his son-in-law, and Founder of the Stout Manual School, James Huff Stout. It underwent a third renovation in the 1920’s, this time by Stout’s nephew, George LaPointe Jr. The home boasts a large collection of original artifacts, textiles, artwork and photographs from all three families, and paints a lavish picture of the lives of the lumber barons of Menomonie.

Cost: $5 adults $3 Children 12 and under
Contact us: or like us on Facebook: Wilson Place Mansion

10am – 8pm: An-Bu Anime Streaming

Location: Badger, Memorial Student Center
Sponsored by: An-Bu

Come join An-Bu, the anime and Japanese culture club, to watch anime from all different genres. The club will also be available to answer any questions families have on anime.

10:30 am - 11:30 am: Coffee & Conversation with the Chancellor

Location: Ballrooms, Memorial Student Center
Sponsored by: Chancellor’s Office

Join Chancellor Bob Meyer for a cup of coffee and continental breakfast. This will be a great opportunity to talk with the Chancellor and other UW-Stout students and families.

11:00 am - 3:30 pm: 125 Years in Action: Students Historical Display Tour

Location: Main Street Menomonie

Parents, family members, students and friends are encouraged to walk the town and visit the displays and store layouts that 40 students have created to celebrate Stout’s 125th Anniversary – The students will be present during family weekend to explain their design strategies.

The teams whose store sells the most merchandise will be selected as winners! Students are working with Iris Boutique, Triangle Art and Antiques, La dee Dah, Fleet Feet, Town and Country Antiques, and Artysta Boutique (formerly a’cute bead).

11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Band Concert

Location: Great Hall, Upper Level of the MSC
Sponsored by: UW-Stout Bands

The University of Wisconsin-Stout Symphonic Band will present their annual spring concert on Saturday, April 16th at 11:00 am in the Great Hall of the Memorial Student Center. The theme for the concert will be “Music Then and Now”, a program contrasting the music that could be heard the year Stout was founded in 1891 with music of recent times. In celebration of UW-Stout’s 125 years, a work composed by Erika Svanoe in honor of the milestone will be premiered.

The $5.00 tickets are available at the UW-Stout Service Center in the Memorial Student Center (715-232-1122), online at, and at the door.

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Blue Devil Amazing Race

Location: Start in Northwoods Room, Memorial Student Center
Sponsored by: Stout Events Society

Students and their families will explore South campus through a series of clues and activities. Receive your first clue at our table anytime between 12pm and 3pm in the Northwoods Room of the MSC to start the race against other families. The first few families with the fastest time and most points in the end will receive a prize.

12:00 pm & 3:00 pm: Baseball Double-Header

Location: Nelson Field
Sponsored by: UW-Stout Athletics

The UW-Stout Blue Devil baseball team will be hosting UW-Steven’s Point in a doubleheader at noon and 3 pm on Nelson Field. Attend for your chance to win pizzas and gift cards!

1:00 pm & 3:00 pm: Softball Double-Header

Location: Alumni Field
Sponsored by: UW-Stout Athletics

The UW-Stout Blue Devil softball team will be hosting UW-Platteville in a doubleheader at 1 and 3 pm on Alumni Field. Attend for your chance to win pizzas and gift cards!

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Sensory Experience of Taste Testing Foods

Location: Heritage Hall 252
Sponsored by: Department of Food and Nutrition

It is a Taste Testing Experience to demonstrate a typical sensory taste test used in the food industry for new products, research and development or product development. This taste test also highlights an example of what students can experience in the Basic Sensory Course within the Food and Nutrition department. 

1:00 pm: AH&LA Auction

Location: Huff’s Lounge, Memorial Student Center
Sponsored by: AH&LA

UW-Stout's American Hotel and Lodging Association invites you to join us for our annual auction. We will have a variety of 1 to 2 night stays and restaurant packages in various hotels and resorts across the midwest. So come and bid on some room nights stays and some great packages we have put together!

2:00 & 3:00 pm: Education Abroad Experience (2 Sessions)

Location: Cedar/Maple Room, Lower level of the MSC
Sponsored by: Office of International Education

If you've ever thought about studying abroad, learn more with the entire family at one of our presentations! Learn about all your options, how to apply, costs, and important deadlines. Start thinking about studying abroad during Family Weekend!

3:00 – 4:30 pm: Pow Wow Demonstration

Location: Terrace, Upper Level of the MSC
Sponsored by: Native American Student Organization

Please join the Native American Student Organization for a Pow Wow demonstration. This is a social gathering to honor Indigenous cultures, history and people while enjoying stories, music and dance. This is a special opportunity to learn from local tribal members with fun for people of all ages.

4:00 pm: Choir Concert

Location: Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 910 9th St. E
Sponsored by: University Choirs

The program, titled “Americana: Our Stories in Songs”, features music by Billings, Copland, Dawson, Hogan, Krenek, Szymko, and more.

The music selection presents the history of America from the angle of immigration, and how newcomers shape our culture. A Navajo prayer set to music in English contrasts a Christian hymn set in Quechuan (a Native American language spoken in Peru). Music of the early pilgrims serves as the influence to African American work songs and spirituals. Composers from Israel and China resettle in the US, bringing in yet more diverse influence in music.

To support music students embarking on the tour to China this summer, proceeds of this concert will go toward helping these students with their travel cost. The Stout music program is also selling raffle tickets, with the grand prize of a football autographed by the Green Bay Packers; the raffle drawing will take place toward the end the choir concert on April 16th.

Tickets are available for $5.00 at the UW-Stout Service Center in the Memorial Student Center (715) 232-1122, on the web at and at the door.

7:00 pm: Forever in Stride, 125 Years of Apparel Design at Stout

Location: Concourse Lounge, Outside of the Great Hall
Sponsored by: UW-Stout Library Archives

Join the UW-Stout Archives for an exhibit featuring Stout student apparel design and clothing construction from the 1890s to today. The exhibit will be in place just outside the entrance to the “Fashion Without Fabric” show on the 2nd floor of the Memorial Student Union. The general public is welcome.

7:30 pm: University Theatre's "Little Shop of Horrors"

Location: Harvey Hall Theatre
Sponsored by: University Theatre

The cult smash hit musical comedy about Audrey Two, the man eating plant. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased online here, at the Service Center in the MSC or at the door.

8:00 pm: Fashion without Fabric Show

Location: Great Hall, Memorial Student Center
Sponsored by: School of Art + Design

Stout's own design students employ creativity and innovation to produce unique fashions using anything and everything but fabric. From vinyl record gowns, bottle cap suits, to coffee filter casual wear, they are sure to be one of a kind!

Tickets on sale March 28th. Tickets sell out quickly so act quickly!

9:30 pm: Fashion Without Fabric Reception

Location: The Terrace, Memorial Student Center
Sponsored by: School of Art + Design

If you didn’t get enough of the show, stop by the post party. Get an up close look at some of your favorite outfits while listening to Stout’s very own jazz ensemble, and enjoying some light refreshments!