On the Day of Giving, all day long, any gift made at UWSP will be matched, dollar for dollar (up to $250,000), as the D.O.G. Scholarship match. That means that you make a gift to any area on campus that you love and, courtesy of a generous contribution from Bob and Mary Berard BS ’96, MS ‘03, your gift will count twice, with their match going towards scholarships used to help recruit, retain and support UWSP students.
12 a.m. | The D.O.G. Begins!
The fun begins! $1 will be donated for every selfie in Pointer gear ALL DAY LONG on May 1, 2018 and every gift made will be matched towards student scholarships.
6 a.m. | “Mug Shot” Challenge
Join the “Mug Shot” Challenge by taking a photo of (or with) your favorite coffee mug! Three participants will be chosen at random to win prizes, including an awesome new Pointer mug! Share your photo between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m., using #UWSPGivesBack, and you’ll have a chance to win!
Community Support Bonus: Emy J’s Coffee House and Café in Stevens Point has created a UWSP specialty drink for the D.O.G. For every purchase of the UWSP drink on May 1, Emy J’s will donate a dollar towards student scholarships.
Specialty Drinks at Emy J’s:
The Pointer – lemonade with lavender and two shots of espresso
Freshman 15- a malt with heaps of love ice cream, caramel sauce, whipped cream and a cherry.
Finals week-chocolate milk, red eye aula
The after school special-raspberry, blueberry and orange smoothie with blackberry wine! (21+)
No cuts latte- honey vanilla latte, topped with ginger
9 a.m. | Alumni Power Hour
All gifts made during this hour, up to $1,000, will be matched by the Alumni Association board of directors to help fund Alumni activities and scholarships. Join us online this hour for a Facebook LIVE tour of campus, some fun sustainability facts and other surprises! Check out the “media” tab at the top of the hour to see what videos will be released. Don’t forget, this means your gift is TRIPLED this hour (your gift + scholarship match + alumni power hour match)!
10 a.m. | CNR Power Hour
All gifts made during this hour, up to $5,000, will be matched to support first-year scholarships for the College of Natural Resources. You make your gift and matching funds will go toward CNR scholarships – it’s that easy! Don’t forget to follow along on our social media sites and check out the “watch” tab to see what surprises might pop up during this hour! (Your gift + scholarship match + CNR power hour match = triple the impact!)
11 a.m. | COLS Power Hour
All gifts made during this power hour will be matched, up to $5,000, by alumnus Mike Pucci toward the College of Letters and Science. Your gift—no matter how it is made or where you designate it—will be tripled, with the matching funds supporting Letters and Science on top of the all day long scholarship match! Fresh videos and challenges are part of the College of Letters and Science power hour!
12:05 p.m. | Half Time Show
Join us for a Pointer Pride selfie at 12:05 in the DUC, along the concourse. Can’t make it in person? Don’t worry, we will share it so you can watch the campus-wide selfie taking place. There might even be a surprise or two along the way, so don’t miss it!
UWSP Parking Services has teamed up with University Advancement to help stock the shelves of The Cupboard!
As part of the Day of Giving, Parking Services will be accepting non-perishable food items as payment for campus parking tickets from 12-1 p.m. Bring your campus parking ticket and food item(s) to table 6 along the concourse in the DUC from 12-1 p.m. to “pay your ticket” (even better if you pay while wearing Pointer gear!) All food items will be donated to the Cupboard, the student food pantry on campus.
PLEASE NOTE: This is for campus parking tickets only.
1 p.m. | Athletics Power Hour
The afternoon of power hours kicks off with Athletics! All gifts made between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., up to $1,000, will be matched in support of Pointer Athletics. (Don’t forget that this means TRIPLE the impact – your gift + scholarship match + athletics power hour match. Keep an eye out for all the great videos released and fun challenges taking place throughout the hour!
2 p.m. | COFAC Power Hour
Thanks to Bill Schierl and Sarena Melotte, there will be a $1,000 matching-gift challenge to benefit the College of Fine Arts and Communication during this power hour. Any gift made between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. will provide matching funds in support of the COFAC Scholarship Fund up to $1,000 in addition to the scholarship match. You won’t want to miss all the excitement during this creative hour!
3 p.m. | CPS Power Hour
The next power hour of the day comes courtesy of alumna Dianne Pleuss. Matching funds, up to $1,000, will benefit the College of Professional Studies. This match plus the scholarship match means you’re making TRIPLE the impact! Starting at 3 p.m., you can triple your gift to support CPS and scholarships, all in one fell swoop!
4 p.m. | Student Affairs Power Hour
This final Power Hour focuses on Student Affairs! Gifts made this hour will be matched, up to $1,000, to support Student Affairs! Any gift made during this power hour will be MATCHED three ways! Your Gift (to anywhere) + Student Affairs Match (match goes to Student Affairs) + Scholarship match (match goes to student scholarships). So take a minute (or 60) to get to know Student Affairs and how you can support it! There will also be a LIVE tour of the DUC! Get to know the building and all the people inside!
5 p.m. | Pointer Pets
It’s everyone’s favorite challenge – the Pointer Pets Photo Share! Post a pic of your Pointer pets (the more Pointer pride evident in the photo, the better) and you may be one of three randomly chosen winners of a Pointer pet pride pack! (Try saying that three times fast!) Share your photos between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. using #UWSPGivesBack for your chance to win!
7 p.m. | Night of the D.O.G. – Residential Living Party
There will be three different Res Living parties hosted in Baldwin, Burroughs and Smith Halls. In addition to plentiful photo and selfie ops, party attendees also can take part in a LIVE tour of the residence halls—including a sneak peek inside a few student rooms!
11:59 p.m. | The D.O.G. ENDS!
The ULTIMATE challenge: $1 will be donated for every selfie in Pointer gear ALL DAY LONG on May 1, 2018.
It’s the Pointer pride selfie challenge. Are you ready?