1000 E University Ave
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-3175
Toll Free: (866) 653-0212
Fax: (307) 766-3613
Residential living is a valuable experience. Research conducted on a national level indicates that students who live in the residence halls are more likely to stay in school and graduate and are generally more satisfied with their college experience. Data collected by the University of Wyoming shows that first-year students living on campus earn higher grade point averages than off-campus students.
To help you maximize your potential, the UW Trustees have established a policy requiring new freshmen to live in UW residence halls during their first academic year on campus and to contract for a minimum of a 12-accesses-per-week dining plan. There are a few exceptions to this policy as defined by the Board of Trustees.
Possible reasons for exemption include:
Download an Exemption Form here. Exemption forms are also available by emailing, calling, writing, or visiting the Residence Life & Dining Services Offices. You will receive written notice when your exemption has been reviewed. 100% of the deposit will be refunded to a new student's account if an exemption is granted at least one business day before the start of the contract.
If you think you may qualify for an exemption from the New Student Live-In Policy, contact the Residence Life & Dining Services office at 1-866-653-0212 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.