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Transfer Student Schedule

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Congratulations on joining the University of Wyoming family! We know you already have some great experiences under your belt, but this fast-paced program is designed to help you familiarize yourself with the University of Wyoming and help ensure a successful transition.

For a printable schedule click here!


Events Sponsored by:

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Friday, August 24


8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Transfer Orientation - Union Ballroom

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Parenting 101 (optional) Business Building Auditorium, Room 57 

Parents of transfer students are invited to attend a workshop with Vice President of Student Affairs Sean Blackburn.

5 p.m.

Farmer's Market & Laramie Downtown Event



Saturday, August 25         


10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

One Stop Shop services available in the Lower Level of Washakie Dining Center (Advising, Financial Aid, Transpark, WyoOne ID)

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Tours of downtown Laramie (and other optional programming)

6 - 7 p.m.

Parenting 101 (optional) Business Building Auditorium, Room 57 

Parents of transfer students are invited to attend a workshop with Vice President of Student Affairs Sean Blackburn.

7 p.m.

University of Wyoming Volleyball vs. University of Colorado (Arena Auditorium)



Sunday, August 26   

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Open time to settle in.

1 - 2 p.m.

Campus Safety Panel (A&S Auditorium) 

Learn from community and campus experts about safety 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. The content of this program is majorily for freshman living in the residence halls, however all students are welcome to attend.

2 - 4 p.m.

Party in Prexy's with Half Acre (Prexy's Pasture)

Join your classmates for a celebration in the heart of campus, Prexy's Pasture. Enjoy fun inflatables, lawn games, music, and ice cream. Club Sport representatives and the Wellness Center staff will be on hand with sport demonstrations and other activities. Join us for an afternoon of fun!

8:30 p.m. 

Movie at the Stadium (War Memorial Stadium)

The Residential Housing Association and 7220 Entertainment are teaming up to bring you Avengers: Infinity War on the big screen. Bring a blanket, your new found friends, and your WyoOne card for an evening you won't soon forget!


Monday, August 27

10 a.m.

Speaker: Justin Jones-Fosu (A&S Auditorium)

"Hug an Elephant, Kiss a Giraffe: Redefining Diversity in Everyday Life" 

Justin Jones-Fosu is a nationally recognized speaker, young-award winning entrepreneur, and author. Justin will be focusing on the topic of diversity, including authentic listening, being open, and respecting others even when we don’t agree. Through Justin's unique blend of high-energy, humor, and practical content, students will begin to understand their role in helping to create an environment where everyone matters and feel empowered to shape their landscape.

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Transfer & Nontraditional Kickoff Luncheon (College of Business Atrium)

Sponsored by Tau Sigma National Honor Society

This free luncheon is open to all transfer and nontraditional students. Come meet the Transfer Success Center staff and hear from current Transfer Peer Mentors. Win prizes and giveaways, including tickets to Brothers Osborne, tickets to comedian Ken Jeong, and gift cards to the bookstore!

Click here to RSVP!

Priority given to first 110 students who RSVP in advance!

2 p.m.

Real Pokes Step-Up Session 

The Step Up! Bystander Intervention Training Program teaches students, faculty, and staff the necessary skills to deescalate potentially dangerous situations before they turn worse. The training aims to empower participants to take a stand in situations involving:

  • Alcohol abuse/misuse
  • Discrimination
  • Potential Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence
  • Hazing
  • Potential Mental Health Emergencies

Participants will learn valuable strategies and resources to safely and effectively intervene in situations where help is needed. Real Pokes Step Up!

This program will have various locations. If you are a transfer student who is interested in attending, please contact Monica Keele at

6 - 8 p.m.

Cowboy Carnival with Fraternity & Sorority Life (Fraternity & Sorority Mall)

Start the year right with UW’s Cowboy Carnival! Organizations from the FSL Community will be hosting various activities, events, and contests to welcome everyone to UW. Don’t miss your chance to meet new people, win prizes, and get your favorite carnival foods!

8 p.m.

Color Dance with the Residential Housing Association (Washakie Green)

Groove to music with a live DJ, meet new friends, and play with color powder on the Washakie Green!



Tuesday, August 28

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

College New Student Welcome

Colleges will email their students with details and instructions for this event.

3:30 p.m.

New Student Convocation (Arena Auditorium)

All students will meet in the Arean Auditorium for the New Student Convocation led by UW President Nichols. UW men's a cappella group the Happy Jacks will lead students in UW’s fight song and alma mater. 

ASL interpreting will be provided for this event, if additional needs are required, please contact Disability Support Services at least 48 hours in advance at (307) 766-3073 or by email at 

Campus transportation information can be found at: For individuals with specific transportation needs, please contact ParaTransit at (307) 766-6686 or by email at: Disability Support Services may also be able to facilitate transportation requests with advanced notice.

6 - 8 p.m.

Schedules & Sno-Kones with the Residential Housing Association (Washakie Green)

Grab your class schedule, cool off with Sno-Kones, and meet new friends! Tips and tricks will be shared on the best ways to navigate campus.



Wednesday, August 29

First Day of Classes

7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Student Information Booths Across Campus

Looking for a specific classroom, office, or the best place to get a cup of coffee? Stop by an information booth and ask your question! The booths will be staffed by college faculty & staff, and will include a surprise guest or two!  

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Club & 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.

Welcome BBQ (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 from Trout Steak Revival and special guest Chain Station, outdoor games, free giveaways, and great food! Please bring your UW student ID to this event. Note that Washakie Dining Center will be closed during this time (unless it is needed as the rain location).

Friday, August 31

Cowboy Kickoff Concert (Arena-Auditorium)

The Cowboy Kickoff Concert is back this fall and will be featuring Brothers Osborne with special guests The Cadillac Three. Find more information and purchase tickets online!


Saturday, September 1


1:30 p.m.

Cowboys Football vs. Washington State (War Memorial Stadium)

8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Outdoor Adventure Day Trips

Sign-ups in Washakie Dining Hall from 4-6pm on Friday, August 31st
First come, first served. All activities are $10.
  • Medicine Bow Peak Hike  
    Meet at the Outdoor Program in Half Acre at 8am
    Return to campus by 3pm
    Transportation provided
    You’ve seen it from town, now hike to the top of it! This out and back hike is 3.2 miles roundtrip while gaining 1200 feet to the summit. Don’t worry though, all of your hard work will be worth it with spectacular views abound!  
  • Schoolyard Mountain Bike Ride
    Meet at the Outdoor Program in Half Acre at 9am
    Return to campus by 12pm
    Bikes and helmets provide
    Amazing mountain bike trails adjacent to campus? That’s right! Join us for this beginner-friendly ride that will leave right from the Outdoor Program. Our instructors will give you tips and tricks as you navigate the Schoolyard Trails.
  • Turtle Rock Loop Hike
    Meet at the Outdoor Program in Half Acre at 1pm
    Return to campus by 4pm
    Transportation provided
    Enjoy a 3 mile loop over a gentle grade that will take you around the extraordinary rock formations of Vedauwoo. We might see moose, pronghorn, elk, and more!
  • Curt Gowdy SUP and Canoe Fun
    Meet at the Outdoor Program in Half Acre at 1pm
    Return to campus by 5pm
    Transportation and all equipment provided
    Have some fun in the sun at Curt Gowdy State Park! We will bring our fleet of stand-up paddleboards and canoes out for a relaxing afternoon on the water

Students with meal plans may refer to the freshman schedule for Washakie Dining Center's operation hours. Students without meal plans are welcome to dine at Washakie, however they must pay an entry fee per meal. 

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