Family Weekend


Friday, Sept. 6

Wellness/Recreation Center hours: open to families 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. (Lap and leisure pools are open 5-7:30 p.m. Climbing wall open 5-8 p.m.)*

Soccer vs. Nebraska-Omaha, 7 p.m., Cedar Valley Youth Soccer Complex, W. Ridgeway Avenue, Waterloo. No charge to attend.

View the night sky through computer-controlled telescopes (weather permitting), 9 - 11 p.m., Hillside Observatory, Jennings Drive.  

Saturday, Sept. 7

College Events

Chemistry magic show

College of Business Administration, Curris Business Building (CBB)

International Opportunities Information Session, 10:30 to 11 a.m., CBB 126

Picnic lunch & UNIBusiness Student organization fair for UNIBusiness students and their families, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

College of Education, Schindler Education Center (SEC)

Open house 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and Picnic Lunch 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. for UNI COE undergraduate student majors and their families in SEC 2nd Floor Lobby

Welcome from Dwight C. Watson, dean and Mary Herring, associate dean, 11 - 11:20 a.m., 244-246 SEC

Camp Adventure Program, 11:30 a.m. - noon, 244-246 SEC

College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

Biology -- Live animals, skeletons, plants, McCollum Science Hall 025 

Chemistry and Biochemistry -- magic show at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Lantz Auditorium

Earth Science -- Planetarium shows, rocks, minerals and fossil displays, Latham Hall

Mathematics ---Wright Hall 338

Physics -- Mini-sumo robotics and "super cold physics" demonstrations alternating from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Begeman 114

Technology -- Wear UNI apparel and have a family photo taken  with Panther Mascot, TC in Graphic Technologies lab, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Complimentary photo provided. To reserve your setting, call 319-273-2562 or email:

Center for Energy and Environmental Education -- Energy Explorations featuring the Energy Bike and model solar cars and turbines for families with children ages 5 and up, ongoing 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the CEEE Lobby.

College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Sabin Hall Atrium

Follow the evidence as you investigate a crime and/or work as an archaeologist. Hands-on activities and fun for all ages, testing your skills at detection and analysis, anytime from 11 a.m. - noon.


Other Saturday Events

Breakfast with TC/TK, 9 - 10 a.m., Piazza Dining Center. Click here for details. Sign up by Sept. 3.

University Honors Program: open house, 10 a.m. - noon, Honors Cottage

Family Feast Tailgate: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Rialto Dining Center. Get pumped up by members of the UNI Spirit Squad!

UNI Gallery of Art, open noon - 5 p.m. Two Exhibits on display 

The Dean of Juggling will delight all ages in a performance at 1:30 p.m., inside Maucker Union.Dean of Juggling

Football: Panthers vs. Drake, 4 p.m., UNI-Dome. For tickets, call 319-273-4849.

Wellness/Recreation Center hours: gyms, fitness areas, racquetball courts open 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.; lap and leisure pools and climbing wall available, 9 a.m.  - 12:30 p.m.*


Sunday, Sept. 8

Soccer vs. Western Illinois, 1 p.m., Cedar Valley Youth Soccer Complex, W. Ridgeway Avenue, Waterloo. No charge to attend.

Wellness Recreation Center: Open to students and families, 1 - 8 p.m. (Lap and leisure pools 3-8 p.m. Climbing wall opens at 7 p.m.)*


* Family members must be accompanied by their students to use the WRC.

If you have general questions about Family Weekend, contact

Ticketing questions should be directed to 319-273-4849.