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Dean's Corner

A Welcome Letter from Dean Courtney


Dear Students,

Welcome to Cowboy Nation! I cannot tell you how excited I am that you have chosen to become a student at the University of Wyoming.  We know you have an amazing year ahead of you and are glad you are joining our campus community.

The Dean of Students Office is here for you as you work to reach your academic and personal goals.  We offer many involvement programs and support services.  Check out the Student Resources tab on our webpage to learn more about how we can support you.

As we begin the year, I want to highlight some important reminders:

Student success is our first priority! We want each student to have a clear path to student success. We encourage all students to SUCCEED, GROW, BUILD, CHOOSE, and NURTURE.

We want students to SUCCEED academically by setting strong study habits, attending class, communicating with your professors and diligently completing assignments.

We want students to GROW personally and encourage you to try something new: push yourself to join a student organization or find new ways to meet people, serve the campus and the community by volunteering and explore new programs on campus.

We want students to help us BUILD a sense of community, foster a welcoming and inclusive culture and improve the experience for everyone on our campus. 

We want students to CHOOSE healthy options and exhibit strong decision-making that reflects honesty, honor and respect.

We want to NURTURE and provide a place where students can come and seek encouragement, support, advocacy, assistance or a satisfactory resolution to problems.

Each new academic year offers the opportunity for a fresh start and a new experience.  I have enjoyed meeting many of you at events over this past academic year and, for those students new to campus, at the New Student Orientations.  I hope to have more opportunities to get to know you throughout the academic year.

Best wishes for the year ahead!  Go Pokes!

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