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Cowboy Connect Tentative Schedule

Friday, August 29th

Residence Hall Move-In Begins

Welcome to campus! We will help you get settled in at your residence hall when you check in.

Cowboy Parents Reception

Join Cowboy parents for a drop-in reception in the Fireplace Lounge in the Washakie Center. Here parents and students can meet staff members from across campus, meet other parents and students, and pick up some tips to help during this new phase in your life.

Welcome to Wyoming Dinner

Freshman students living in the residence halls and their parents are invited to the Washakie Center’s Welcome to Wyoming Dinner. Feast on some of our region’s delicacies while learning about the many food options available on campus.

Walk to the Cowboy Kickoff Concert and Pep Rally

Meet your RA and other residents on your floor to walk to the Cowboy Kickoff Concert and Pep Rally.


Cowboy Kickoff Concert and Pep Rally       7:30pm (Gates open at 6pm) 

at Tailgate Park on UW Campus

We're kicking off the new academic year and UW football season with a community event you don't want to miss!   The event to be held at Tailgate Park will feature a concert headlined by one of country music's rising stars, new UW Head Football Coach Craig Bohl, the UW Spirit Squad and so much more!  Admission is free for incoming first year students.  Tickets for family and friends will be available for advanced purchase.  

 Cowboy Kickoff is being brought to you by 95.1 Y95 Country, UW Athletics, Residence Life and Dining Services, Campus Activities Center, and the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.  


Saturday August 30th

Football game! Wyoming Cowboys vs. Montana (time posted soon)
Be sure to cheer on the Cowboys with your new classmates!


Neighborhood Night Games

Participate in a wide variety of fun & games on fraternity mall, such as inflatable slides, obstacle course, yard games, music, swing dancing, volleyball, popcorn and cotton candy.


Sunday August 30th

Residence Hall Activities       Noon to 4:00pm

Residence Life activities will take place on the grass area outside of Downey Hall and White Hall. We will feature a variety of carnival games, and we will also be providing corn dogs, snow cones and popcorn. The Residence Life games are the perfect way to kick off the school year!

Outdoor Program
The Outdoor Program will be offering free hikes, rock climbing and canoeing events. Limited space, first-come first served basis. Sign-up on the landing of Washakie on Friday night from 3:30-6:30.

Movie on the Lawn               8:00pm

Come and enjoy a movie under the stars on the grass area outside Downey Hall and White Hall. Sponsored by the Residence Hall Association.


Monday, September 1st

“The Big RHA Dance Party!”
Details coming

Outdoor Program
The Outdoor Program will be offering free hikes, rock climbing and canoeing events. Limited space, first-come first served basis. Sign-up on the landing of Washakie on Sunday night from 3:30-6:30.

Tuesday, September 2nd

Faculty Sneak Peek & Featured Speakers   1:00-4:00pm

All students will meet in the Arts & Sciences Auditorium for an unforgettable presentation by nationally-recognized author and speaker Delatorro McNeal, tips and tales by members of UW faculty, and a hilarious performance by UW’s theatre department.

Delatorro McNeal is a Student Success Expert, Educational Consultant & Best Selling Author. He is the President and CEO of CRUSH University. He is the bestselling author of 5 books in cludin his collegiate best-seller entitled, "The Rules of the Game: How to Write Your Own Ticket in College and Beyond". 

Class Photo                            4:00pm 

Following this year’s keynote speaker, students will join together on Prexy’s Pasture to take a class photo! 


Schedules and Sundaes        4:30pm

Do you still have questions about where some of your classes are located? Come join us on Prexy’s Pasture after the Class Photo for an ice cream treat and have a student leader walk you around in small groups to find your classes. They may even be able to share some helpful hints and shortcuts to make sure you get to class on time!

Wednesday, September 3

President’s Welcome BBQ    5:00-7:00pm

President McGinity invites you to join the UW campus community for a free barbecue on Prexy’s Pasture. Enjoy music, great food, and celebrate the start of the fall semester!

Friday, September 5

Casino Night  9:00pm

Casino Night is an annual event held in the Wyoming Union. At the beginning of each year Friday Night Fever brings in casino games including card games like poker and black jack as well as other casino games like slot machines and roulette. Greek Life deals all night, rooting for the students to win big. Students each start out with the same amount of chips and play throughout the night in hopes of earning more! Chips are exchanged for raffle tickets and at the end of the night prizes are drawn. Typical prizes include a 32” television and a mountain bike. With several great prizes this is an annual event you won’t want to miss out on!

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