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Freshmen Student Guidebook

Welcome to the First-Semester College Success Guide! This month-by-month guide will give you insider’s advice from students and faculty to help you excel at the University of Wyoming.

We encourage you to explore this guide with your instructors, peer leaders, advisor, and other friends or mentors who are beginning this college journey with you.

We are also happy to email or touch base with you about the guide or your questions. Feel free to contact us!

 Making College Count: A Month-by-Month Guide to First Year Success


•Navigating the roommate relationship
•Creating a budget as you start college
•Setting short and long-term goals

•Email etiquette
•Time management & owning your schedule
•You will have homework - student voice
•Navigating difficult classes
•Citation Skills

•Early Alert
•Prepare for Midterms
•Get to know Coe
•Explore the Counseling Center
•Learning Styles
•Note taking skills
•Mid-semester challenges
•Preparing for advising

•Facing the cold
•Withdrawing from classes
•Creating a budget continued
•Credit card management
•Financial Aid FAQs
•Navigating Thanksgiving at home

•Preparing for finals week
•Course options over the break
•Tips for the holiday
•Final reflection

Resources & Student Support Programs

Tips & Resources for First-Generation College Students

More Student Involvement Opportunities

Contact Us


Dept. 3334 | 1000 E. University Ave | Coe Library 219

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-4430


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