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Freshmen Schedule

Cowboy Connect Tentative Schedule

Monday, August 28th - Sunday, September 3rd, 2017. 

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*Attendance of freshmen is expected.

Monday,  August 28          
7 a.m. - all day Residence Hall Students Move-in
1  - 3 p.m. 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.
4 - 7 p.m. Welcome to the University of Wyoming Dinner (Washakie Dining Center)
6  - 6:45 p.m. *Residence Hall Floor Meetings - Residence Hall Fishbowls
7 - 8 p.m. *President's Welcome, A&S Auditorium - Join us in the A&S Auditorium for UW President Nichols' welcome to the Class of 2021.
8  - 10 p.m. Cowboy Country Swing Club Dance (Union Ballroom) - Join the Cowboy Country Swing Club for an evening of swing dancing.  If you don't know how, come learn!
Tuesday, August 29   
7  - 9 a.m. Breakfast (Washakie Dining Center)
9:45 - 11 a.m. Spirit Walk Class Photo - Meet your resident assistant in the fishbowl and walk to Prexy's Pasture together for a welcome from UW coaches and a class photo.  Every student receives a UW Tshirt - go pokes!
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. *Cowboy Connect Speaker Zach Mercurio (A&S Auditorium) - Zach Mercurio speaks to students and professionals around the country about developing life goals, pursuing purposeful leadership, and seeking answers to the questions that matter to you.  He is the author of The Invisible Leader and writes regularly for the Huffington Post.  Join your classmates and find direction and inspiration as you begin a new path in your life!
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch (Washakie Dining Center)
2  - 5 p.m. Open time to buy books, settle in, and visit downtown activities.
5  - 6 p.m. Dinner (Washakie Dining Center)
6 - 6:45 p.m. *Residence Hall Floor Meetings - Residence Hall Fishbowls
7 - 8 p.m. *Campus Safety Panel (A&S Auditorium) - 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. 
Wednesday, August 30
First Day of Classes
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Club and Organization Fair (Prexy's Pasture) - The Campus Activities Center welcomes students to come out to Prexy's Pasture and meet with students from over 250 recognized student organizations (RSOs) on campus.  These organizations are great ways to meet students and get involved!  Free food, games, and music will also be provided.
5  - 7 p.m. President's Welcome Back Picnic (Prexy's Pasture | Rain location: Washakie Dining Center) - Join President Nichols and the UW campus community for a free picnic on Prexy's Pasture. Enjoy the start of the fall semester with live music, outdoor games, free giveaways, and great food! Please bring your UW student ID to this event 
Friday, September 1
4:30 p.m. Soccer vs. UTEP
5 - 7 p.m. Sign-up: Outdoor program mini-adventures (Washakie Landing) - Stop by to sign-up for a variety of outdoor activities taking place the next day! See more information below.
6:30 - 8 p.m. Volleyball vs. Eastern Michigan
9  - 11 p.m. Movie at the Stadium (War Memorial Stadium) - Watch Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 on the new screen at War Memorial stadium. Grab your blankets, grab some free popcorn, and get ready for a super time!
Saturday, September 2
9  - 10 a.m. Wellness Walk, begins at West Fraternity Mall Field - Join us for a 5K walk that will orientate you to campus as well as highlight different locations for Wellness Services on campus.  Enjoy a walk around the beautiful campus while learning about resources designed to help you create and maintain a healthy lifestyle while at UW. The first 400 participants will receive a special gift!
9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Outdoor Program mini-adventures - Join the UW Outdoor Program for outdoor adventures exclusively for incoming freshmen in the residence halls.  Choose between introductory rock climbing at Vedauwoo, canoeing, stand up paddle boarding, and hiking in the Snowies.  Sign-up will occur on Friday September 1 from 5-7 p.m. on the Washakie Landing only.  Options are open until filled.  Transportation, equipment, instruction and a sack lunch provided.  $10/person.
12 p.m. Volleyball vs. Jacksonville
1 - 3 p.m. Rec. Fest (West Fraternity Mall Field) - Kick off the school year with some fun and games hosted by Campus Recreation.  Join us for grass volleyball, spikeball, Zumba, bean bag toss and other fun activities!
7 p.m. Volleyball vs. Purdue
9 p.m. Casino Night (Wyoming Union Upper Level) - 7220 Entertainment and Fraternity & Sorority Life 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!
Sunday, September 3
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Snow Cones and Scavenger Hunt (Washakie Green) - Come and cool off with Sno-Kones provided by RHA in Washakie Green and participate in the fun scavenger hunt! Tips and tricks will be shared on the best ways to navigate campus.
9 - 11 p.m. Foam Party (Washakie Green) - Join us for music, dancing, and of course, piles and piles of foam for everyone!  Be sure to check it out and dive on in!


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