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Student Success & Graduation Hub

214 South 14th Street

Laramie, WY 82070

Phone: 307-766-4858

Email: ssgraduation@uwyo.edu

Family Weekend

September 9-11, 2022

What is Family Weekend?

Each year Family Weekend offers families an opportunity to share in the UW experience and spend time with their own special student. Parents, grandparents, siblings, and other family members of currently enrolled UW students are invited to visit the UW-Laramie campus for an event-packed, memory-making weekend! Family Weekend is hosted by the Student Success and Graduation Hub. The hub exists to maximize student support and programming, personalized to their needs. All UW students have access to a support system that includes academic advising, therapeutic counseling, engagement, leadership development, mentoring, tutoring, developmental workshops and most of all – a sense of belonging.

REGISTER TODAY!

 


 

Parent of the Year Award

As part of Family Weekend, the Student Success and Graduation Hub is proud to recognize the Parent of the Year awards on Sept. 10. Nominees for this award are submitted by UW students, who want to share how great their parent(s) or guardian(s) are. Students are required to write and submit an essay to ssgraduation@uwyo.edu by Aug. 25 explaining why their parent(s) or guardian(s) are deserving. The Student Success Hub will review all nominees and notify the winner by Aug. 26 so travel arrangements can be made -- we’d love to see the big winners at Family Weekend! Find all the details you need to know here!

 


 

FAMILY WEEKEND EVENTS 2022

This schedule only contains confirmed events. Expect additional events to be added as they are confirmed throughout the summer. Parents may dine with students at Washakie Center Friday and Saturday at a discounted rate.

9th

FRI


Social & Check-In

1:30-5 p.m.

Student Success and Graduation Hub (SS&G Hub)

Come register or check-in for Family weekend. Parking available for free in the Cooper Lot (across street from the SS&G Hub (AKA the Alumni House) 214 S 14th Street. Call the Student Success and Graduation Hub office directly if you are unable to make it to one of our registration times. (307) 766-4858.


9th

FRI


Laramie Farmer’s Market

3–7 p.m. Farmers Market

Parking lot north of Depot Park on S. 1st Street

Come check out downtown Laramie and enjoy some local music. The Farmers Market has fresh produce, handmade goods, seasonal cocktails, live music, and local art.


10th

SAT

Registration/Check-in

8-9 a.m. 

Student Success and Graduation Hub, 214 S. 14th Street

Come register or check-in for Family weekend. Parking available for free in the Cooper Lot (across street from the SS&G Hub (AKA the Alumni House). Call the SS&G office directly if you are unable to make it to one of our registration times. (307) 766-4858.

10th

SAT

 


Family Fun Run/Walk/Roll

8:45-11 a.m.

University of Wyoming Recreation Fields

Join us for a free 5K to start off your Saturday. Check in from 9 a.m. until start of race. Parking available at Recreation Fields across from Indoor Tennis Complex. See the route map for more details.

10th

SAT


Tailgate

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Come enjoy some lunch and games! Entry will be granted to those registered for Family Weekend only. Tailgate activities take place on the grass area north of the Ivinson Home For Ladies and south of War Memorial Gate 3. Parking will be available in the Brown Lot. See our map for more details.

10th

SAT


University of Northern Colorado vs. Wyoming

2 p.m.

War Memorial Stadium

The Cowboys take on the University of Northern Colorado at 2 p.m. on Saturday. 

10th

SAT
 


Vedauwoo Hike - Turtle Rock Trail

2 p.m.

Forest Rd 720, Buford, WY 82052

Requires pre-registration, limited to first 20 participants. An alternative for families that may not want to attend our football game, you will meet the UW staff up at the trailhead and join us on a fantastic hike. You are responsible for your own transportation to the Turtle Rock Trailhead, and we will meet families at the Turtle Rock Entrance Station (corner of US Forest Service Rd 700K and Vedauwoo Glen Road.)

11th

SUN


President's Brunch

9-11 a.m.

University of Wyoming Union Ballroom

Head on over to the Wyoming Union and enjoy a delicious brunch to wrap up Family Weekend. Free parking is available in the Union Parking lot.


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weekend

 
Half Acre Gym Pass

Check out our fantastic recreation center. You will receive passes at registration allowing you access to Half Acre Gym
 



 

What's Included in the Cost of Registration?

Cost to register: $100 per person, $35 per child under 11.

 

Family Weekend is a self-funded event so your registration fee includes: the Family Weekend Tailgate Lunch on Saturday, President Brunch on Saturday, and Half acre gym access all weekend. It also covers the cost of overhead expenses including publications, registration materials, staff, building and room rentals, equipment rentals, and non-ticketed events and activities offered throughout the weekend. Please see our event schedule for more information.
 


How to Register

Registration is now open – register today! If you have any questions about registration please contact us at ssgraduation@uwyo.edu.

 

Canceling your registration

Family Weekend is September 9-11, 2022.  All cancellations will be assessed a $20 handling fee per person registered and must be received no later than August 31, 2022. NO refunds will be made following September 1, 2021.  Family Weekend Registrations are non-transferable. If you are unable to attend Family Weekend, please email ssgraduation@uwyo.edu to cancel your registration.

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Student Success & Graduation Hub

214 South 14th Street

Laramie, WY 82070

Phone: 307-766-4858

Email: ssgraduation@uwyo.edu

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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