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Knowing that your child is being taken care of can make it a little easier to send them off to college. UW is here to assist your student with the support, opportunities, and resources they need to develop as creative and critical thinkers.

If you're the parent of a prospective student, you can visit our student pages for more information or find frequently asked questions and family events below.

Family Weekend

Come experience UW and its rich traditions. More than anything, we want you to connect with your UW student, and see what they’ve been up to.

  • Discover how your student decorated their room after you left on Move-In Day.

  • Visit with faculty.

  • Get fired up at the Cowboy Kickoff.

  • Attend a UW athletic event.

UW Family Weekend

UW Orientation for Students and their Families


Accepted students will have the opportunity to attend orientation to learn more about the University of Wyoming, as well as be advised and registered for classes. The first year of college is an exciting time for both students and parents. For most parents, the adjustment of no longer having their child at home can be tough. UW is here to provide you with whatever help we can!

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