UIW Alumni are invited to come back to the Nest to celebrate Light the Way 2018! This year we are offering exclusive activities for UIW alumni inside the new Student Engagement Center (SEC).

Check out the list of FREE events and make sure to GET TICKETS below!

3-5 p.m. – Selfies with Santa and Red the Cardinal

Join us for photos with Santa and our favorite mascot, Red! Gather around the beautiful UIW Christmas Tree, enjoy music, treats and fun activities for the kids.


7-9 p.m. – Alumni Reception

After the switch is flipped illuminating the campus in Christmas lights, make your way over to the Alumni Reception in the SEC to meet up with friends and enjoy holiday refreshments.


3-9 p.m. Visit the UIW Cardinal Shoppe and UIW Dining Facilities

Get your UIW gear at the Cardinal Shoppe – or as we will always know it – “the bookstore.”

Remember eating in Marian Hall? Take the family on a trip down memory lane and dine in the new campus dining facilities located inside the Student Engagement Center. Campus Dining (“The Caf”) will be serving a special, buffet-style Holiday Feast sure to put you in the Christmas spirit. Luciano’s located in the Pub will have all the pizza, pasta, and drinks you need to have a fun meal with friends. (We know what you’re thinking, yes, there’s a Luciano’s now – yes, it is in a pub and yes, they serve beer and wine!)

And of course, because we will always live the Mission, we encourage you to bring canned goods to donate to the Golden Harvest Canned Food Drive (awe memories) and/or a new unwrapped toy for the Elf Louise Project.


We can’t wait to see you back at the Nest!