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Online Campus Tour

Welcome to the online tour of the University of Wyoming!

UW is home to over 13,000 students, 200+ academic programs and it is the only four year public university in the state.This page is to serve as a guide for exploring the different buildings on campus and their history and current uses.

Humble Beginnings

The University of Wyoming was established 1886 as a land grant university for the Wyoming Territory.The new campus was located on ten acres of land that had served as Laramie's City Park, deeded to the town by the Union Pacific Railroad when "Laramie City" was first laid out. The Park was then the terminus of "Center St.", designed to be the town's main avenue, but later changed to University Ave. The University's first building, now called Old Main, was erected in the center of the former park. There were five faculty members and 42 students. The initial budget, which included construction costs was $50,000, paid for by raising bonds.

Historic Campus West      



Campus Resources

A History of the University of Wyoming

Campus Sustainability

UW Building Accessibility Guide

Transit and Parking Information

Campus Maps



Historical Information provided by the Albany County Tourism Board, the American Heritage Center and the UW Historic Preservation Plan. For corrections or additions, please email

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