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Cowboy Connect Discoveries

Intellectual Events for First-Year Students

2019 Cowboy Connect Discoveries included activities to explore campus throughout the day on Saturday, August 31. Each student was required to attend at least one of these Discoveries. 






Personality, Type, and Campus Life


Participate in  ctivities that help you understand what personality type you might be and how to use this information for aspects of college life. Whether you’re new to the Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator or have taken it before, all are welcome.



Business 208 20 each

Let's Meat

clipart of sausage

Learn how sausage is really made! Develop your own sausage recipe and sample the product before you leave. 10:00am-12pm Animal Sciences Bldg: UW Meat Lab 20

Learn How to Make Anything

EERB Engineering
(sign up for one of four sessions)
Are you creative? Resourceful? Inventive? Learn how you can use fun technology like 3D printers at UW's newest makerspace to make your dreams a reality





EERB 127


Time to get $erious

money and piggy bank

Can I graduate with less debt or no debt? Come learn about financial literacy and student debt anagement. 10:00-11:00am Tobin Room Knight Hall

30 each

Not All Who Wonder Are Lost

Artwork in fromt of UW College of Education Building

Interact with College of Education faculty and staff in four interactive sessions: Do You Have True Grit? -- A hands on grit assessment; Cowboys Don't Get Lost, They Explore -- use GPS to explore campus; Print Your Own Keys to Success -- the latest STEM technology; Meet the Avatars -- engage with virtual children in a classroom setting. 10:00am-12:00pm Sulivan Plaza (outside the College of Education Building)


Art for All

UW Art Museum Logo 
(sign up for one of foursessions)

Come visit the UW Art Museum, explore printmaking, and make your own pennant to celebrate embarking on your new adventure at UW! The UW Art Museum is in the Centennial Complex at 2111 E. Willett Dr, a short ride away on the on the East Campus Express Bus Ride.





Centennial Complex Building, 2111 E. Willett Dr

25 each

Music from Bali


Listen and join in as we play instruments from the Island of Bali, Indonesia. This interactive experience is sponsored by UW's own Gamelan Candra Wyoga. 2:00-1:00pm Simpson

MakerSpace Open House

csic_entryway.jpg (sign up for one of four sessions)
Open house showing MakerSpace tech available for students.





Coe 233 30 each

Grown-up Games


Bring a few friends and play some "life size"
games, like giant Connect Four, or tabletop games,
and get snacks and swag.
1:00-2:00pm Coe Library 30

The Myths,
the Madness and the Macabre


Once again, climbers have died on Everest. It happens every year. This spring eleven climbers died on the world’s tallest mountain. Why? National Geographic Writer and Wyoming native Mark Jenkins has climbed Mt. Everest and has the answers. Using photography, Jenkins reveals the risks and realities of climbing Everest today—why and how people die; why it costs so much; why there a long lines to reach the summit; why the problems on Everest are more about cash and cachet than commitment, compassion or candor. 1:00-2:00pm A&S Auditorium 1800

Knock, Knock -- Social Workers Rock

backside of Health Sciences Building

Come try your hand in the world of social work. In life, there are ups and downs - isn't it nice to know that there is always a social worker available to help you through? In this fun-filled activity, you'll be able to experience some of the ups and downs firsthand and call upon social workers to help you through. 1:00-3:00pm Health Sciences 105 20

Start Here, Go Anywhere! UWyoAbroad Program


Learn about UW education abroad programs from study abroad, research, internships, service-learning to teaching in this interactive information session. 2:00-3:00pm Cheney International Center, First Floor, International Resource Center 30



Ever wanted to use a green screen? Come learn about Studio Coe and UW’s very own one button studio! Make a fun short film with friends and enjoy refreshments and a mini film festival to show off your work. 2:00-3:30pm Coe Library 15

International Trivia Night

Play trivia and win international themed prizes by showing off your knowledge of peoples, places and cultures with food and fun! 7:00-8:30pm Cheney International Center, First Floor, International Resource Center 30

Come See
the Stars


A night at the planetarium with an exclusive tour of the UW telescope. 8:00-9:00pm Basement between
Physical and Biological Sciences Bldgs

Know what you want to sign up for?

Two ways to register:

  1. Find the registration link in the First Year Experience Badge on SOAR:soar-logo.jpg
  2. Reigster directly through this Cowboy Connect Discoveries RSVP link:


Be sure to have your W number ready.

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Contact Us

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Dept. 3334 | First Floor Coe Library

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-2325


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