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Virtual Orientation

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Welcome to the Cowboy Family!

We are excited for your student to join us at the University of Wyoming this fall. We understand it is important to provide you information about the many programs and services offered at UW.

Your Schedule

Each week, new modules will be available on the online platform to provide you and your student information about the week's awareness topic. We recommend going through the information posted weekly to help you and your student prepare for the start of the fall semester.

Your Student's Schedule

Students will also have weekly modules through the student Orientation platform.  This is a way for them to get information to help them transition to becoming a UW student.  We also know it is important for them to get to know other incoming students.  Each week over the summer, small Student Connect groups will gather virtually to meet fellow, future classmates and interact with Orientation Leaders (current UW students).

How to access Orientation modules

Virtual Orientation will take place through the WyoLearn platform. Student and parent have different modules.  Go to bit.ly/uwyo-family-orientation to gain access to the Parent/Family Orientation. Click on Enroll; include your full name and personal email address then click Enroll in Course; follow the email verification process to complete your WyoLearn registration.

We want to hear from you!

When Orientation first started, we asked your student to complete a survey to tell us a little bit about themselves and ways they may be interested in getting involved. Now, we would like to hear from you...what you are excited about for your student starting at UW in August, concerned about, and what do you want to learn more about.  We will use this information to learn more about this incoming class. Please complete the survey below as soon as possible:  Parent/Family Member Orientation Survey.

Advising

The University of Wyoming requires all students to meet with their academic advisor prior to registering for courses for the upcoming semester. Academic advisors will contact your student via email during the month of June to set-up an advising appointment for Fall class registration.  Please remind your student to continue to check their email (including the Spam folder) over the upcoming weeks.

Contact Us

We know questions may come up throughout the summer and we want to provide you the opportunity to ask those questions. Contact us at:

  • admissions@uwyo.edu
  • (307) 766-5160
  • Zoom-Admissions Representatives will be available 3:30-4:30pm Mountain time Monday through Friday to answer your questions. 
    • https://uwyo.zoom.us/j/92611680917
    • Meeting ID: 926 1168 0917
    • If you are not connecting your audio through the Zoom app, please connect by calling one of the phone numbers listed below:

      +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
      +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
      +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
      +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
      +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)



2020 Orientation Awareness Topics

  • May 26: General Information on advising and class registration, University Studies Program, degree evaluation, Math Placement Exam
  • June 1: Information from Colleges, Fall Bridge Program, Student Success Services, Disability Support Services
  • June 15: Residence Life and Dining
  • June 22: Getting Involved at UW
  • June 29: Financial Wellness
  • July 6: Faculty Connections
  • July 13: How To’s of Campus...University Bookstore (how to buy books and course materials), Transit and Parking Services, WyoOne ID, IT
  • July 20: Student Wellness
  • July 27: Academic Resources
  • August 3: Physical and Mental Wellness
  • August 10: Getting Ready to Move-in

Don't Forget...

  • Submit your immunization records for verification
UW requires students to submit proof of two Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccinations. To be in compliance with the MMR immunization requirement, the immunization record must show the student's name, date of birth, and be signed on or after the date of the second MMR immunization by your medical provider or a representative of a health care agency.  The immunization hold is not cleared until there is a green checkmark on your student's WyoWeb account.  Please contact Student Health Service if you have any questions at (307) 766-2132 or StudentHealth@uwyo.edu.
  • Math Placement
Most incoming students to the University of Wyoming are required to take the math placement exam (MPE) prior to registering for a math course. It is recommended that they take this test at least 7 days prior to their advising session and any retakes at least 24 hours prior. (This allows time to prepare, participate in online tutoring, and retest if desired.) 

Complete information about the Math Placement Exam, preparation materials and possible exceptions to the math placement testing policy can be found on the math department web page, https://www.uwyo.edu/mathstats/math-placement/. The site also includes a link to the testing site, “Get Started” button, and your student may also follow the link from your WyoWeb check list when you are ready to take the test. 

The test is available online via the WyoWeb account. The cost is $15 plus tax for the ALEKS package and $10 for Honorlock Proctoring (per attempt).  The fees can be paid via a credit/debit card just prior to taking the exam.


Questions? Feel free to contact us at (307) 766-5160 or Admissions@uwyo.edu

Contact Us

Admissions | Knight Hall 150

Department 3435

1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-5160

Toll Free: (800) 342-5996

Fax: (307) 766-4042

Email: admissions@uwyo.edu

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