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Veteran Information

If you are a military or veteran student, attending the University of Wyoming for the first time, you are invited to attend The Student Veteran Cowboy Connect Transition Program.  This is not just another Orientation program, but a resource and information based introduction to everything “Veteran” on our UW campus.  This program was designed by student veterans to meet the needs, challenges, and interests of the student veteran.  We hope you will attend this most important introduction to the UW Veteran Program and meet the many people providing services and programming for our UW student veterans and their families. 

COWBOY CONNECT TRANSITION PROGRAM

STUDENT VETERAN AGENDA

28 August 2015

To RSVP, email mmarti77@uwyo.edu.

 

7:30 – 8:15           Registration:  Register, park your vehicle, breakfast is served!

                                Union Family Room

 

8:15 – 8:50           Welcome, Introductions, Agenda, Peer Mentor Introductions

                                Union Family Room

 

8:50                        Break into three student groups and move to the various break-out sessions.  Groups will rotate through all three sessions.  Peer mentors will serve as group leaders.

 

9:00 – 9:40 / 9:45 – 10:25 / 10:30 – 11:10   ROTATE THROUGH BREAK-OUT SESSIONS

 

                BREAK-OUT # 1:  LOCAL AND REGIONAL VETERANS ASSISTANCE – Union Family Room

This session will introduce students to various groups, agencies, and programs, within the Laramie community and southeast WY region providing services and programs for veterans.

               

Participants:  WY Veterans Commission, Cheyenne VA Medical Center, VA Women’s Health/Clinic Representative, VA Benefits Representatives, VITAL (VA Cohort Program), Cheyenne VetCenter, SW-WRAP, Better Business Bureau, American Legion/VFW, WY ARNG Armory, Veterans Outreach Program,

 

BREAK-OUT # 2:  CAMPUS SERVICES AND PROGRAMS FOR STUDENT VETERANS – Knight Hall

Session 2 will introduce the students to the many on-campus services and programs available to our student veterans.

               

Participants:  VA Certifying Officials, Center for Advising and Career Services, University Counseling Center, UW Disability Support Services, SEO, Student Veterans Organization, Project Healing Waters,  UW IT, UW Student Health Services, Veterans Services Center

 

BREAK-OUT # 3:  CAMPUS TOUR – UW Campus

The campus tour will familiarize the students with different buildings on campus that house specific programs or services particular to veterans.

 

11:10 – 12:00      Reconvene in Union Family Room

Veteran Student Panel, Student Veterans Emergency Assistance Fund, Social Programming and Events, VA Workstudy Program, Closing

 

12:00 – 1:00        Lunch with Non-Traditional and Transfer Students

                                Union Ballroom

 

1:00                        End of Program

 

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