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Cowboy Parents|University of Wyoming's Parents & Family Association

What our parents are saying:

“This is a wonderful parents’ organization—it gives us a chance to meet with UW administrators, volunteer at UW functions, and have a voice at UW. It gives us an opportunity to give back to a university that has given so much to our son and daughter—we think you will feel the same!”

Maryalice Gulino
Cowboy Parents Council member

Contact Us

Cowboy Parents
UW Alumni Association
214 S. 14th Street
Laramie, WY 82070
Phone: (307) 766-4166
Fax: (307) 766-6824
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Programs and Activities

On-going programs and activities hosted and sponsored by Cowboy Parents include:

  • The Wyoming Family e-newsletter, keeping you informed on need-to-know student and university issues
  • A UW Calendar and Handbook for Parents, providing one-stop information on UW parent and student resources
  • The Cowboy Parents Student Emergency Fund, source of immediate financial assistance to students in emergency situations
  • For Parents, an e-newsletter for the parents of incoming freshmen
  • James C. Hurst "Each Student--A Person" Award, honoring faculty and staff who are exceptional in creating a caring community for UW students
  • Welcome Call Program, welcoming parents of incoming freshmen with an informal phone call from a Cowboy Parent member
  • Cowboy Parents fall reception, parents and families can drop-in for refreshments, conversation with Cowboy Parents Council members and UW administrators, and to learn more about campus resources available to them during Summit/Freshman Move-In Weekend in August
  • Family Weekend, an opportunity each fall to share in your student's UW experience

UW services:

  • The DIA Shuttle, co-sponsored with other campus entities, to provide students with low-cost transportation to the Denver International Airport at key campus breaks and holidays. View for a schedule and more information.

Family Weekend Auction

At the 2013 Family Weekend, Cowboy Parents hosted a silent auction offering more than 40 items. The auction brought in $2,625 and was matched by a donation from President Sternberg and the Division of Student Affairs. Cowboy Parents are especially grateful to the following individuals and businesses that donated items for the auction:

Altitude Chophouse & Brewery
Alumni Association
AmericInn Lodge & Suites
Anong's Thai Cuisine
Artisan's Gallery
Atmosphere Mountain Works
Bailey's Restaurant & Patio
Bath & Body Works
Big Hollow Food Coop
Brown & Gold Outlet
Chili's Bar & Grill
Coal Creek Coffee
Colorado Rockies (Mr. Hank Carrera)
Copper Kettle
Division of Administration
Division of Information Technology
First Interstate Bank
Fishbelly Creations
Gallery West & The Frame Plant
Grease Monkey
Great Clips
Green Ride Colorado Shuttle
Greg Wise
Grounds Internet & Coffee Lounge
Holiday Inn of Laramie

Jeffrey's Bistro
Katy Smith
Laramie Lanes
Little Caesar’s Pizza
Martindale's Western Store
McAlisters Deli
Mike and Karrie Tracy
Mizu Sushi
Murdoch's Ranch & Home Supply
Night Heron Books
Pedal House Bike Shop
Pepsi Cola, Wyoming
Perkins Family Restaurant
Quilt Essentials
Regal Fox Theatre
Residence Life & Dining Services
Riki Haukaas
Second Story Book Store
Student Financial Aid
Sweet Melissa's
Treeline Photography
Turtle Rock Coffee
University Store
UW Athletics
Works of Wyoming

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