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New Employee Orientation


Congratulations on your new position at the University of Wyoming!  Founded in 1886, UW is the only 4-year institution of higher education in the great state of Wyoming.  For more information on UW’s unique history and inspiring mission, visit About UW.  Here, you will find information about our University, the Laramie community and the state of Wyoming. 

As a new employee, you likely have many questions about the benefits offered by UW.  On this and the following pages, you will find information regarding your many benefits.  These pages for Retirement, Health Benefits, Other Benefits and Deadlines are intended to supplement the benefits packet provided to you during New Employee Orientation.  The orientation sessions are held bi-weekly on Tuesdays.  Please contact Cherise Laud, the Benefits and Retirement Specialist, if you have questions about your benefits or the benefits packet.

Note:  Please keep in mind that while this page contains a great deal of information, it may not answer every question you have.  You are always welcome to contact Human Resources with any questions, concerns or need for clarification.  We are here to help!



  • About UW and Laramie: An introduction to the history of UW and the Laramie Community. 
  • UW Mission Statement: How UW supports each employee's growth both personally and professionally.
  • Getting Involved on Campus: There are many perks to working on a college campus - like having our very own museums and sporting events!
  • Important Campus Contacts: Learn who's who on campus and how your position is an important part of UW.
  • Important Tasks as a New Employee: 
    • Activating your UW email address.
    • Reviewing The Employee Handbook
    • Parking on Campus  
    • Getting paid
    • Get your WyoOne card 
    • Signing up for UW Alerts
    • And other important information!

Learning and Development

  • System Trainings: Basic Trainings to grant access to UW's Human Capital Management and Financial Systems
  • Compliance Training: Annual Trainings for Harassment and Discrimination Prevention and Data Security and Privacy
  • Professional Development: LinkedIn Learning and Weekly Development Opportunities

Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion/Office of Equal Opportunity Report and Response

  • UW Diversity Initiatives
  • Affirmative Action Planning
  • Training for Civil Rights Discrimination and Violence in the Workplace
  • Voluntary Self-Identification
  • Employee Networks (ENETS)

Employee Benefits

Benefits presentation will discuss required and optional benefit elections and how to enroll in the following: 

  • Tuition Waiver
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Retirement
  • Life Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Dental Insurance
  • Flexible Benefits Plan
  • Vision Plan
  • Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance

For more information regarding benefits option, follow the links below.



If you are an employee with a disability and need to request an accommodation, please reach out to Human Resources or call 766-2437. 

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Health Benefits

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Life Insurance

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Short & Long Term Disability

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Flexible Spending

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Employee Assistance Program

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Deadline Information

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Contact Us

Cherise Laud, Benefits and Retirement Specialist

Campus: 339 Hill Hall

Dept. 3422, 1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-2437

Fax: 307-766-5636


1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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