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Residence Life & Dining

Frequently Asked Questions

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

A: To help you maximize your 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 live with students 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 RA. Other floors or half-floors are designated as for Engineers, honors students, first generation, 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 in time.

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 offers a STEP-IN program that allows students to move into the Residence Halls one day early. In addition to early move in, activities are planned to acquaint students with Laramie, campus, and the university systems. A mock class is also available to give students a real taste of college life one day early.

Q: What are the Washakie dining hours and prices?

A: The following information includes cost before taxes.







continental breakfast






late lunch




specialty dinner




late night snack


8:30-10:30pm (Sun-Thurs)

weekend continental breakfast


7:00-10:00am (Sat & Sun)



10:00am-1:00pm (Sat & Sun)




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Frequently Asked Questions: Residence Life and Dining

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Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-2325


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