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Discovery Days Frequently Asked Questions

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Is Discovery Day my only opportunity to visit campus? - Top

No! You are welcome to visit campus on any weekday, and Pre-College and Student Visit Programs will arrange a campus tour, lunch, and appointments with admissions and departmental faculty. To schedule, go to Individual Visits.

Admissions hosts Campus Pass each September with the chance to go to a home football game!

Showcase Saturday programs highlight specific colleges on campus.

For information about these programs or Discovery Day, call 1 800-DIAL-WYO.


Who should attend? - Top

All prospective/future students and their families are welcome to attend Discovery Day.  


Is a group visit day the same as an individual visit? - Top

No, they vary quite a bit. During a group visit day, such as Discovery Day, you have the opportunity to meet a great number of people and learn a little about many things on campus. During an individual visit (see above for scheduling information), you have one-on-one appointments with fewer people for a greater length of time.


Can I register for classes at Discovery Day? - Top

No, to register for your first semester classes consider attending an orientation session. See Orientation for the next available dates.


What should I bring? - Top

Laramie winters can be chilly, so a coat is usually advisable. We'll be doing some walking, so wear comfortable shoes! You may also want to bring some money to shop at the University Store or buy athletics tickets.


How do I get to campus? - Top

For directions to Laramie, check out Google Maps. For shuttle information to and from Denver International Airport, see the Green Ride Colorado Shuttle. Check-in is held at the Wyoming Union building. If you are arriving from I-80, take the Grand Avenue exit 316. Turn north (right) on 15th street, and turn left into the parking lot near the Union. If you are arriving from Highway 287 (3rd Street), turn east on Grand Avenue. Turn north (left) on 15th street, and turn left into the parking lot near the Union. There is also ample parking behind the Education building, off 14th and Lewis Street, and the Cooper Mansion on 14th Street and Ivinson. See Campus Maps for a more information.


Where can I stay overnight? - Top

Housing on campus is not available. However, there are many hotels and motels in town. To view a list of those who offer discounts for visitors, click here.


Can I meet with athletics while I am on campus? - Top

No, this event is not designed for athletic recruitment. Of course, prospective athletes are welcome, but no meetings with coaches can be arranged in conjunction with this program.


Are game tickets provided? - Top

No, football and basketball tickets are not provided to participants. To purchase them, call 1 800-922-9461.


What is the UW Scholars Program? - Top

This program is for students who are Honors Program-eligible. If you have a 3.7 GPA or 28 ACT or higher, we hope you plan to attend our special event at Discovery Day designed to answer all of your questions about Honors, research, and academic achievement on campus.


Whom should I contact with additional questions? - Top

Please get in touch with Pre-College and Student Visit Programs at 307-766-4075 or 1 800-DIAL-WYO. You may email with questions about Discovery Day, or with general admissions questions.

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