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Phone: (307) 766-3448

Email: AprilH@uwyo.edu

Cowboy Connect

 


Congratulations on joining the University of Wyoming family! We look forward to welcoming you to campus this semester and getting to know you during Cowboy Connect!

Cowboy Connect is designed to help you learn about campus life and leave you feeling prepared for the start of the academic year. During the week of Cowboy Connect, there will be various events that students will be required to attend to help prepare them for the fall semester and their overall collegiate career. Cowboy Connect will kick off the afternoon of Thursday, August 19, 2021, and will conclude Sunday, August 22, 2021.

Please note that all event times are Mountain Standard Time.

 

Masks are recommended for individuals not fully vaccinated. To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine and to find a vaccination site near you, visit https://www.vaccines.gov/ 

 

COWBOY CONNECT 2021 SCHEDULE

(*) Required Events for Students

For accessibility needs, please contact Disability Support Services: (307) 766-3073, or udss@uwyo.edu

Per UW’s mandate, all indoor activities for Cowboy Connect require face coverings.

Download the Cowboy Connect 2021 Schedule

August 17th & 18th

8 AM 

Move-In (Early Arrivals)

Residence Halls 

August 19th

7 AM

Move-In

Residence Halls

8 - 3:00 PM

One-Stop-Shop


Your one-stop shop for parking information, jobs on campus, students IDs, advising, paying for college, bike registration, and more! 

Shoshone Room

11 AM

Lunch (Meal plans begin, $8 for non-meal plan holders)

Washakie Dining Center

2:45 PM

Parent and Family Reception

Meet other parents and family members and hear from the President, Provost, and other campus leadership!

Gateway Center

3 PM

Residence Hall Meet Up*

Meet your Resident Assistants and community members to walk to New Student Convocation

Various Hall Floors

4 PM

New Student Convocation* - Interpreters provided at this event

At Convocation, you will meet your incoming class of 2021, hear from the President and UW leaders, and officially join the UW community.

Arena-Auditorium

4:45 - 6:30 PM

Welcome to Wyoming Dinner ($8 for non-meal plan holders)

Enjoy a delicious dinner featuring lamb lollipops, buffalo chili, bbq pork, and portabello mushroom sliders, rainbow trout, and more including our homemade specialty desserts.

Washakie Dining Center

7 - 8 PM

Community Meetings*

Join your Resident Assistants and fellow community members for information about Cowboy Connect and living on campus.

Various Hall Floors

7-8 PM

Community Welcome for Off-Campus/Transfer Students*

Connect with friendly faces and learn the best tips to make your UW journey a success while enjoying food, prizes, and fun!

Wyoming Union

8 PM

RHA's Rockin' Rendezvous

Join us for a night full of fun! Enjoy a live DJ, karaoke, glow-in-the-dark games, and more!

Washakie Center

August 20

7:30 - 9: 30 AM

Breakfast

Washakie Dining Center

9:30 AM - 10 AM

Residence Hall Meet Up*

Meet your Resident Assistants and community members to walk to our featured speaker, Darryl Bellamy!

Various Hall Floors

10 - 11:15 AM

Speaker: Darryl Bellamy* - Interpreters provided at this event

How would your life, relationships, and campus be better if you were more fearless? During this session, gain the knowledge and techniques you need to identify and overcome some of your biggest fears.
 

A&S Auditorium

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Multicultural Affairs Celebration and Tour

Food, prizes, giveaways! Join this welcome celebration, meet new people, and tour our resource centers. We have cultural and identity-focused student organizations & great campus resources.

Wyoming Union | Multicultural Affairs Resource Centers

12 - 1:30 PM

Lunch

Washakie Dining Center

1:30 - 2 PM

Residence Hall Meet Up*

Meet your Resident Assistants and community members to walk to your college welcome.

Various Hall Floors

2 - 3:30 PM

College Welcomes*

Meet classmates, professors, and leaders from your college while learning valuable information for your first year.

Various Locations

3:30 - 4:30 PM

Academic Program Meetings

Staff and faculty will reach out to students that are required to participate.

Various Locations

4 PM

Women's Soccer v. Colorado School of Mines

Madrid Sports Complex

4:30 - 6 PM

Dinner

Washakie Dining Center

6 - 6:30 PM

Residence Hall Meet Up*

Meet your Resident Assistants and community members to walk to the pep rally!

Various Hall Floors

 7 - 8 PM

Class Photo & Pep Rally*

Cheer along to Ragtime Cowboy Joe, hear from some of our NCAA coaches, receive your class shirt and participate in the 2021 class photo!

War Memorial Stadium

8:30 PM

Late Night in the Union

Join us for over a dozen events and activities happening throughout the Union!

Wyoming Union

August 21st

Various Times 

Experiences & Excursions

Expand your UW horizons (and have fun) by signing up for one or more of our experiences and excursions. 

Various Locations

10 AM - 12:30 PM

Brunch

Washakie Dining Center

12:30 - 1:30 PM

Residence Hall Meet Up*

Meet your Resident Assistants and community members to debrief about Step Up and walk to Party in Prexy's. Students will need to complete the Step Up WyoLearn Course prior to this meet-up. Enroll in the course here.

Various Hall Floors

1:30 - 3:30 PM

Party in Prexy's

Join Campus Recreation for yard games and various activities!

Prexy's Pasture

3:30 - 4:30 PM

Schedules & Snowcones 

Enjoy a snowcone while walking around campus locating your classrooms to prepare for the first day of class!

Around Campus

4:30 - 6:30 PM

Dinner

Washakie Dining Center

7:30 PM

Cowboy Carnival

Nothing commemorates summer like a good carnival! Come join us for prizes, food, music, and games!

Fraternity & Sorority Mall

August 22nd

Various Times 

Experiences & Excursions

Expand your UW horizons (and have fun) by signing up for one or more of our experiences and excursions. 

Various Locations

10 AM - 12:30 PM

Brunch

Washakie Dining Center

12:30 - 1 PM

Residence Hall Meet Up*

Meet your Resident Assistants and community members to walk to Sex Discussed Here! an interactive program about consent.

Various Hall Floors

2 - 3:30 PM

Sex Discussed Here!* - Interpreters provided at this event

Sex Discussed Here! presents smart, funny sex education on a variety of topics including sexual health, safer sex, and more!

A&S Auditorium

4 - 5 PM

We Are UW* - Interpreters provided at this event

We are community, integrity, social consciousness, respect, and responsibility.

A&S Auditorium

4:30 - 7:30 PM

Dinner

Washakie Dining Center

8 PM

Movie in the Stadium

Residential Housing Association (RHA) presents a movie in the stadium. Don't forget to bring your blanket, popcorn provided!

War Memorial Stadium

August 23rd & 24th

8:00 AM

Classes Begin!

Around Campus

7:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Information Booths

Have questions about UW? Can't find the Classroom Building? We are here to help! Stop by one of the information booths scattered around campus!

Around Campus

Contact Us

Cowboy Connect

Phone: (307) 766-3448

Email: AprilH@uwyo.edu

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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