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Residence Life & Dining

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I have to live on campus as a freshman?

A: To help them maximize their potential, the UW Trustees have established a policy requiring new students to live in UW residence halls during their first academic year on campus and to contract for a minimum of a 12-accesses-per-week dining plan. 

Q: What options do I have for housing on campus?

A: The University of Wyoming offers many learning communities that provide students an opportunity to reside in close proximity with others who share similar interests. A Freshman Interest Group (FIG) is one such option. Students live on the same floor of a designated residence hall and attend various events with their FIG Residence Assistant (RA). Other floors or half-floors have special designations. For example, there are floors for engineering majors, honors students, first-generation students, Native Americans, Army ROTC, Airforce ROTC, all gender, female-only, or male-only. In addition, the Honors House is available to select students who turn in their housing contracts by a designated deadline.

Q: When is move-in day?

A: Move-In 2019 is August 30, 2019.

Q: Is there any way to move in before the rush?

A: Residence Life and Dining, ACES Advisors, and the LeaRN Programs sponsor early move-in programing.  STEP-IN program allows students who are majoring in exploratory studies (formerly undeclared) or in the Fall Bridge Program to move into the Residence Halls one day early. In addition to early move in, activities are planned to acquaint students with Laramie, the UW campus, and the university systems. These students also have an opportunity to view a mock class in order to get a real taste of college life one day early.

Q: What are the Washakie dining hours and prices?

A: The current hours and prices can be accessed here.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Residence Life and Dining


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Dept 3334, 1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-2325

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