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Freshmen Schedule

Cowboy Connect Tentative Schedule

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Thursday, August 27th- Sunday, 31st, 2015. 

Events noted “*” below will include ASL interpreter services; if you require additional disability accommodations for access to any of the scheduled events, please call University Disability Support Services (UDSS) at (307)-766-6189 or email

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Thursday, August 27th

Residence Hall Move-In Begins 7:00am–3:00pm

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

Cowboy Parents Reception 2:00-4:00pm Washakie Dining Center Lower Level

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 4:00pm–6:30pm Washakie Dining Center

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. $10 per parent and other guests including tax.

*Presidential Convocation 7:00pm Rochelle Gateway Center, Meet at 6:30pm with your RA/floor and walk together. 

Join us in the beautiful Marion H. Rochelle Gateway Center to hear UW President McGinity  and Provost Jones welcome and address the Class of 2019. 

Family Reception 8:00pm UW Art Museum 

Following the President’s Convocation please join us in the UW Art Museum for light refreshments. This is your opportunity to visit this nationally recognized museum and see the amazing exhibits.

IFC and RHA “Welcome Foam Dance Party and Night Games! Fraternity Mall 8:30-11:00pm

Just like soap and water, RHA and Cowboy Connect week are coming together to present the first ever welcome week foam party! Visit Fraternity Mall to celebrate the start of the school year and say "welcome foam!"

Friday, August 28th

*New Student Welcome 1:00-3:00pm A&S Auditorium,  Meet at 12:45pm with your RA/floor and walk together. 

All students meet in the Arts & Sciences Auditorium for an unforgettable talk by nationally-recognized author and speaker Kent Noble, tips and tales by members of UW faculty, and welcome speeches from Vice President Sara Axelson, ASUW representatives, and UW Gold. Kent Noble's Keynote speech "What do you stand for?" will give students insights on college and personal success. 

Class Photo 3:00pm Prexy's Pasture

Following this year’s keynote speaker, students will come together for a “W” class photo! Every student will receive a UW t-shirt during this event. Go Pokes! 

Friday Night Fever Presents: Casino Night 9:00pm  Wyoming Union

Held in the Wyoming Union. FNF brings in card games like poker and black jack as well as other casino games like slot machines and roulette. Student volunteers run the games all night, rooting for the students to win big! Students each start out with the same amount of chips and play throughout the night. Chips are exchanged for raffle tickets and at the end of the night prizes are drawn including a large screen HDTV, a bike, and much more! 

Saturday, August 29th

Rec Sports 10:00am-12:00pm

Come have an awesome time playing grass volleyball at West Fraternity Row! Meet new people and learn about Intramural and Club Sports! All skill levels included.

Cowboy Country Swing Dance & Lessons 5:30pm-7:00pm Washakie Green

Join the Cowboy Country Swing Club and the Interfraternity Council at Washakie Green for a evening of swing dancing.  If you don't know how, come learn!  FREE lessons will be provided from 5:30-6:00pm!

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.

Sunday, August 30th

Residence Hall Activities Noon-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!

Schedules and Sundaes 4:30pm Washakie Green

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

Community Meeting 7:00pm

This is an opportunity to hear from the experts in our community about how to stay safe during your time at the University of Wyoming. The safety panel will be composed of members of the University of Wyoming Police Department, Laramie Police Department, Residence Life, Dean of Students, and STOP Violence.

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