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Move-In 2017

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Move-In starts on

Monday, August 28th 2017 at 7am!

Before You Arrive

Moving into the Residence Halls is an exciting experience. To get ready, you can download our 2017 Move-In Guide, or you can request a copy to be mailed to you by emailing - please include your name and mailing address. Visit our room information page for a list of items to consider bringing, details about your room, and other tips for living on campus and move-in.

Arrival & Check-In

When you arrive, you should check-in at the desk of your assigned hall to verify that you have arrived at UW, get access to your room and mailbox key.

After physically checking-in, a resident assistant (RA) will walk you to your room, ensure that the door access works, and then complete a room condition sheet with you. It is important for you to complete this process to ensure you are not charged for an improper checkout when you leave. A copy of the completed form is filed at the hall office for staff use.

Once you've visited your room with an RA, move your belongings from your vehicle to your room. Carts are available at the cart stations in front of the Residence Halls. When you've moved your belongings into your room, please move your car to a remote lot (or "R" Permit lot if you have a permit) before unpacking and setting up your room.

Arriving Early to Campus

Students looking to move into their residence hall room before Monday, August 28, may do so beginning at 12pm on Saturday, August 26. Services such as Residence Hall Contracts, Parking and Transit, and the ID office will be opened limited hours on Saturday and Sunday. Student meal plans begin at 10am on Sunday, August 27. To register for early arrival, please email, with your name, residence hall name and room number, and the date and time you will be arriving to campus. Students moving in early should check into the front desk of their assigned residence hall.

Cowboy Connect

Cowboy Connect, the University of Wyoming's New Student Transition Program, is designed especially for incoming students to make connections on campus. Each activity offers important information and experiences that will give you a leg up as you begin college. Visit the Cowboy Connect page for a schedule and more information.

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Washakie Dining Hours (Move-In Weekend)

Opening Day Monday, August 28th:

  • 7:00am - 9:00am      Breakfast
  • 11:00am - 1:30pm    Lunch
  • 4:00pm - 7:00pm      Welcome to the University of Wyoming Dinner

Tuesday, August 29th (regular hours of operation):

  • 7:00am - 9:30am      Breakfast
  • 9:30am - 11:00am    Continental Breakfast
  • 11:00am - 1:30pm    Lunch
  • 1:30pm - 4:00pm      Sandwiches, Soup, Salad, Pizza
  • 4:00pm - 7:00pm      Dinner

For more information on Washakie Dining Center and their operating hours please click here.

If your plans change after you have submitted your Residence Life & Dining Services Contract, it is very important that you communicate the changes with the staff in the Residence Life & Dining Services office. Please refer to your Contract Terms and Conditions for more information about contract cancellation, release, and termination.

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Laramie, WY 82071-2000

Phone: (307) 766-3175

Toll Free: (866) 653-0212


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