WinterFest Events

WinterFest 2018 Events

Week Long Event

Clue

Be the first group to find the WinterFest Medallion hidden somewhere on campus! Clues will be posted via the NMU Special Events Committee Facebook page throughout the week of WinterFest.

Women for Women Hair Drive

Join us for a week-long hair drive. Keep a look out for the list of salons that will be cutting hair for donations. Make sure to write your name, hall/student organization and how much hair you donated after you get your hair cut. Eight inches is the minimum amount of hair that you can donate. 

Participate in the NMU Cat Packs program!

Donate the following items to the Cat Packs or volunteer at Cat Packs on Thursdays at 3 p.m. at the Salvation Army, and you will earn your team 5 points for every 10 items with a max of 100 points for WinterFest. These items will be donated to school children in the area whose families have expressed a need for food during the weekend when their children are not receiving free or reduced meals.

  • Raisin boxes (6 count /1 oz. boxes)
  • Applesauce cups (6 count)
  • Easy Mac cups (4 count)
  • Granola bars (12 count)
  • Plastic Jars of Peanut Butter & Jelly
  • Individual Packets of Oatmeal

**Food must be dropped off in the Center for Student Enrichment (1205 UC) by 5 p.m. on Friday, February 24.

 

Friday, February 16

UP 200 Sled Dog Races Start
7:00 p.m., Downtown Marquette

A Marquette favorite, the UP 200 Sled Dog Race is a 240 mile race coordinated by the Upper Peninsula Sled Dog Association. Thousands of spectators line Washington Street to watch teams race off at the start at 7 p.m. on Friday, February 16. The race concludes Sunday, February 18 in Mattson Lower Harbor Park. More information can be found at www.up200.org.

Saturday, February 17

 

WinterFest Formal Dinner
6:30 p.m., Great Lakes Rooms

Join us dressed up in your semi-formal attire for a buffet style dinner. You can use your Meal Plan or pay $10.25 for a gourmet dinner and dessert. Following dinner will be the Mr. & Ms. WinterFest Competition, and the WinterFest Formal. We encourage you to informally RSVP through our Facebook event to let us know if you are coming to Dinner https://www.facebook.com/events/870868756394180/

Mr. & Ms. WinterFest Competition
8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Rooms

Join us for a night of Wildcats competing for Mr. & Ms. WinterFest. There will be a talent/theme wear and formal wear portions that competitors will participate the night of! Entry forms for the competition are due by 5 p.m. Friday, February 5. Interviews will be held between Monday, February 5, and Friday, February 9. 

WinterFest Formal 
9:30 p.m., Great Lakes Rooms

A night of dancing, photo booths and much more. Join us from 9:30 p.m - 11:30 p.m. in the Great Lakes Rooms. Pull out those fancy dresses and dust off those tuxedoes. We also ask that you bring in food items for Cat Packs (the list is on the home page for WinterFest) and we will give you 5 points for every 10 items (with a max of 100 points) per team.

Sunday, February 18

Winter Obstacle Course
1 p.m., Vandament Arena

Returning for the third year is the Winter Obstacle Course. Teams of eight will make their way through a series of winter-themed tasks and the team that completes the course the fastest will win.

 

Human Sled Dog Races & Tug of War
Follows immediately after Winter Obstacle Course, Rotating groups at each event, Outside Vandament Arena

WinterFest tradition that was revived in 2008, the Human Sled-Dog Races challenge a team's speed and creativity. Teams of four pullers pull one rider along a course using a homemade sled. Past sleds have incorporated skis, a grocery cart and even a love seat. The location of the event will be outside on the backside of Vandament Arena.

Bringing together a childhood favorite and the snow/ice behind Vandament Arena, teams of 10 will compete in a single elimination tournament.

UP 200 Sled Dog Race Finish
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
Mattson Lower Harbor Park

 

Campus Cinema Movie
6 p.m., Jamrich 1100

Watch a movie on the big screen and win some WinterFest prizes. For every person that comes from your hall/student organization, you will receive 1 point with a maximum of 100 points for WinterFest. 

 

Monday, February 19

NMU Ski and Snowboard Discount Day
11 a.m. - 8:30 p.m., Marquette Mountain

NMU students can hit the slopes with deep discounts during the NMU Ski & Snowboard Discount Day. Hosted by Marquette Mountain, students with an NMU ID can purchase lift tickets for only $21. The discounts will be valid from 11 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Airband Competition
7 p.m., Jamrich 1100

Come perform or watch this exciting event! Groups will lip sync to a song of their choice with props and costumes. You don't want to miss this fun event filled with singing, dancing, music, and laughter! The event will also be emceed by Double Trouble DJ's. Be one of the first 150 people in line to receive a FREE WinterFest cup and sticker!

Tuesday, February 20

NMU Ski and Snowboard Discount Day
11 a.m. - 8:30 p.m., Marquette Mountain

NMU students can hit the slopes with deep discounts during the NMU Ski & Snowboard Discount Day. Hosted by Marquette Mountain, students with an NMU ID can purchase lift tickets for only $21. The discounts will be valid from 11 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 21

Open Skate Night
7 - 10 p.m., Lakeview Arena

Come to Lakeview Arena for a night of ice skating! Skate with Wildcat Willy and NMU athletes and Olympic training athletes, and your friends and family. Double Trouble DJ's will play music to skate to, and provide a free photo booth. Skate rentals are $3, but if you have your own skates it's free and highly recommended. This event is open to NMU students, faculty, staff, and the Marquette community. Grab a friend and make your way down to the ice rink for a night of fun!

 

Play: Building Madness
Forest Roberts Theater, 7:30 p.m.

NMU students will get discounted tickets for $3. 

Thursday, February 22

Play: Building Madness
Forest Roberts Theater, 7:30 p.m.

NMU students will get discounted tickets for $3. 

Friday, February 23

WinterFest Tailgate
Area between the Berry and PEIF, (in front of parking lot 60, next to the Student Entrance for hockey games), 5-7 p.m

Set up your own party in the parking lot or join us under the big white tent in between the PEIF and the Berry - we will have heaters,and hot chocolate to keep you warm, & Double Trouble DJs. Queen of Hearts cards will be hidden around the area for you to find and win prizes. Make a sign where you and a group of friends will incorporate hockey & Alice in Wonderland to bring to the hockey game. Supplies will be provided and winners will take home a prize. We will also have a Mad Hatter Hat Competition. Get creative and make your own Mad Hatter Hat at home. Wear it to the tailgate for an opportunity to win a prize and then wear it to the game! Be a winner in our "Minute to Win It' games, Mad Hatter Hat Competition, and our hidden Queen of Hearts competition, and you will get a chance to hit a hockey puck with a lawn flamingo at the NMU vs. MTU hockey game and win a basket of goodies!

Hockey vs. Michigan Tech 
7:07 p.m., Berry Events Center

 

Play: Building Madness
Forest Roberts Theater, 7:30 p.m.

NMU students will get discounted tickets for $3. 

Saturday, February 24

NMU Bus to MTU 
Leaving at 3:30 p.m. from Magers/Meyland Parking Lot #11

We will be providing a free bus ride for NMU students from NMU to Michigan Tech for Saturday's hockey game. The first 120 students to put their name on the list will have a seat. Sign-up starts Monday, February 6, at 8 a.m. in the Center for Student Enrichment (1205 UC) and will go till Friday, February 17 at 5 p.m. You will only be allowed to sign yourself up (ID is required). Student tickets for the game are $10 each and you must pay when you sign up. If you sign up to ride the bus, you must buy your tickets with the Special Events Committee. The bus will leave at 3:30 p.m. from the Magers/Meyland, parking lot (Lot #11), and return to Lot #11 around 1 a.m. If you drive to the bus pick-up location, you can leave your car in Lot #11 until we get back, and you won't get a ticket!

Hockey vs. Michigan Tech
7:07 p.m. at Michigan Tech

Play: Building Madness
Forest Roberts Theater, 1 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

NMU students will get discounted tickets for $3. 

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