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From day trips to week-long excursions, UW-Fond du Lac's Continuing Education tours focus on literature, performing arts, theatre, visual arts, food, theology, geography, history, and more! Our trips offer exceptional and enriching travel experiences with no planning needed from you! We build in plenty of free time for you to enjoy the destination, shopping, restaurants, or pursue your own interests at your leisure!

Please click on the link below for more information and to register for our current opportunities.

hamilton   Hamilton the Musical …. is back!

Two dates: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 -- (SOLD OUT)  

-or- 

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

  • Time:  Matinee (1:30 pm)
  • Where: Chicago
  • Price: $235
  • Price includes: Bus to Chicago, lunch, and show!
  • Departing from: UW-Manitowoc campus

Call (920) 683-4702 or (920) 929-1155 to register.  Due to the demand of this trip, we are not holding tickets. Payment is due at time of registration. Tickets are going fast, so don't delay!

chicago bean

Chicago for a Day! --SOLD OUT!

Spend the day in Chicago enjoying your favorite museum, The Magnificent Mile, or downtown Chicago.  The route will include The Chicago Art Institute, The Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium, and Astronomy Museum.

  • Date: Saturday, November 4, 2017
  • Time: We will depart from UW-FDL North parking lot at 7:15a, returning around 10:30p.
  • Cost: $59 (museums admissions and meals are not included)
  • To register click here: Chicago for a Day! registration

 

Miracle on 34th Street     

Miracle on 34th Street at the Fireside Theater

Join us as we celebrate the holiday season with theater-in-the-round at the Fireside Theater in Fort Atkinson.  Take a little time to browse or shop in the bakery/candy store and four unique, themed shops before enjoying lunch and the show, Miracle on 34th Street. 

Based on the beloved Christmas movie, MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET is a big brassy Broadway musical with a heart.  Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade needs a new Santa.  Enter Kris Kringle - a sweet and jolly old man who claims that he is the real Santa Claus.  Thus begins this funny, warm, tuneful, and inspirational musical as Kris has to prove his claim in court and teach his cynical neighbor and her daughter to believe in the goodness and love that is Christmas.  Written by Meredith Willson, the creator of THE MUSIC MAN, this is an unforgettable musical version of a classic Christmas tale.Join us as we celebrate the holiday season with theater-in-the-round at the Fireside Theater in Fort Atkinson.  Take a little time to browse or shop in the bakery/candy store and four unique, themed shops before enjoying lunch and the show, Miracle on 34th Street.  Based on the beloved Christmas movie, MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET is a big brassy Broadway musical with a heart.  Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade needs a new Santa.  Enter Kris Kringle - a sweet and jolly old man who claims that he is the real Santa Claus.  Thus begins this funny, warm, tuneful, and inspirational musical as Kris has to prove his claim in court and teach his cynical neighbor and her daughter to believe in the goodness and love that is Christmas.  Written by Meredith Willson, the creator of THE MUSIC MAN, this is an unforgettable musical version of a classic Christmas tale.

  • Date: Saturday, December 16th, 2017
  • Time: We will leave the UW-Fond du Lac North Parking Lot at 8:30 am.  Lunch will be served at 11:15 am, and the performance will start at 1:30 pm.  
  • Cost: $100 per person (includes lunch with choice of coffee, tea or milk, performance, bus transportation, and all gratuities.)
  • To register click here: Miracle on 34th Street online registration

BIO 298 Special Topics in Biology: Florida Keys!

Biology of the Florida Keys Marine Environment (3 credit hours NS/LS)

We are offering one trip in 2018: August 8-14, 2018 (open to current college students, and high school juniors and seniors, community members)

This is a snorkel-based course that will introduce students to the life that inhabits the marine ecosystems of the Florida Keys. Course includes online orientation and introduction, snorkeling, field trips, lab activities, fieldwork and discussions, as well as learning about Sea Turtle Biology.

For more information call the Continuing Education Office at (920) 929-1155

View the video from Summer 2012

Boundary Waters Canoe Expedition (departing from UW-Manitowoc Campus)--SOLD OUT!

Join group leaders Bruce Peters (retired UW-Manitowoc) and Jared Dalberg (UW-Manitowoc Associate Professor, Health, Exercise Science,  and Athletics) for an adventure-filled trip to the Boundary Waters in northern Minnesota.  You will spend 6 days paddling this pristine wilderness with 2 guides who combined have completed more than 20 trips in this natural wonderland.  Price includes transportation from Manitowoc, all food in the wilderness, and all necessary equipment.  Personal gear excluded.

Location: Departing UW-Manitowoc

Dates: Late Spring 2018

Fee: $650

To register: Call (920) 683-4702 

Register early! Trip is limited to 6 participants.

Progressive Ethnic Meal Tour (departing from UW-Manitowoc Campus) -- SOLD OUT!

Explore Milwaukee's German, Irish, Polish and Italian History! Join us for a Progressive Ethnic Meal through Milwaukee's Old World 3rd Street, Historic Third Ward, Milwaukee's Lakefront, and Brady Street.

Location: Departing UW-Manitowoc Campus at 8am

Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Fee: $109 (includes bus transportation, guided ethnic meal tour and food)

Group Leader: Suzanne Lawrence, Regional Director of Continuing Education, UW-Colleges

For additional information and to Register: click here

 

NYC

New York City Theatre Tour - 2018 

Please contact Suzanne Lawrence if you would like to be on the waiting list. (920) 683-4702 or suzanne.lawrence@uwc.edu

New Travel Dates Just Added!

June 6 - June 10, 2018 (SOLD OUT) -or- May 30 - June 3, 2018

In five adventure-filled days, you and a group of like-minded travelers will experience three outstanding Broadway performances. You’ll spend four nights in a conveniently located hotel on Times Square. You’ll see many of the city’s most popular attractions guided by our trip leaders or you can explore the city on your own! Be a part of this year’s exciting adventure in one of America’s most vibrant and diverse cities.

The price for the trip includes the following items:

  • Coach and air transportation to Milwaukee and New York
  • Three plays
  • Four nights at the Marriott Marquis Hotel conveniently located on Times Square
  • Group tours of some of New York’s many “must see” attractions with Jane Marx
  • Optional excursions with your trip leaders
  • Plenty of free time to explore
  • Departure dates: Wednesday, June 6 - Sunday, June 10, 2018  -or- Wednesday, May 30 - Sunday, June 6, 2018
    (Departs UW-Manitowoc campus to Mitchell International Airport. Note: Fox Valley residents will depart from UW-Fox Valley.)
  • Fee: To be announced for 2018. The 2017 price is $2,199 (based on double occupancy). This is subject to change based on airfare and other increases to hotel, etc. for 2018.
    • Add $650 for single occupancy.
  • Group leaders:  Susan Rabideau, UW-Fox Valley Professor of Theatre and Communications Arts/Theatre Director; and Bil Stachour (New York City navigator)
  • Register: Please view the online catalog to register.

New York Theater Tour 2019 Dates Coming Soon