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Fall Outdoor Experience

What is the Fall Outdoor Experience?

The Fall Outdoor Experience (FOE) is a wilderness-type orientation program exclusively for incoming first year students. By participating in exciting outdoor adventures with us, you will meet new friends in a healthy, fun environment. Since 2000, we have provided hundreds of students with the opportunity to settle into college life by meeting new people and having a great time while exploring the many mountains, rivers, and rocks of southeast Wyoming.

How does this work?

You don’t need prior experience to participate in any of the adventure options! Participants get to move into the residence halls on Monday, August 26. On Monday night, you will meet your FOE leaders and group members, ask questions, and learn more about what we will be doing. On Tuesday, August 27 you’ll head out and camp outside and participate in backpacking, canoeing, rock climbing, or mountain biking. Each group has a different focus, so be sure to pick the program that interests you. Our knowledgeable instructors teach you the necessary skills to perform these types of activities, and will facilitate your group’s entire experience. You return to campus Friday, August 30 with a new group of friends and adventures under your belt. We will return in time for you to participate in all parts of the Cowboy Connect program.

The options…

Choose from any of the following adventure options:

  • Backpacking in the Snowy Range Mountains

  • Rock-climbing at Vedauwoo

  • Canoeing on the North Platte River

  • Mountain biking at Curt Gowdy and the Snowies


Tuesday, August 27 through Friday, August 30, 2019

(Move-in to the residence halls on Monday, August 26)

Registration Details

Cost: $200

Outdoor Experience fees are non-refundable, so please make sure you can attend. Upon successful registration, an information packet will be e-mailed.

Online registration will open on Monday, March 11th 2019. 


"Not only was the outdoor program a great way to get settled in early, it was also a wonderful way of meeting people with my common interests... It really broke the ice as an incoming freshmen." -FOE participant
Contact Us

Fall Outdoor Experience c/o Outdoor Program

Dept. 3604

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-6488

Fax: (307) 766-6720


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