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Services and Support|Residence Life & Dining Services

In Residence Life & Dining Services, we work to ensure residents have a living environment that is healthy, clean, safe and conducive to learning. We have professional and student live-in staff, as well as offices on site.

Desk Service

Each residence hall is staffed 24-hours a day to provide you with daily mail delivery and information. A telephone for local calls is located at the desk. WyoOne debit card automatic teller and vending machines are located in the lobby. TVs, VCRs, tools, vacuums, irons, brooms, mops, and board games are also available for check out at the desk.

Internet Connection and Computer Support Provided by ResNet

Residence hall students get free high-speed Internet access through direct connection to the RESidential computer NETwork (ResNet). Ethernet cables are provided to connect your computer. Most computers do not require any setup beyond connecting the cable and logging in to the campus network. For information, or support, call the ResNet at 307-766-2989, visit www.uwyo.edu/resnet or email resnet@uwyo.edu.

WyoOne Cards

The WyoOne card is a very important accessory for UW students. The card is your key for accessing your residence hall, your entry card into the dining room, your library card, and the way to access your PLU$$ and debit accounts. To report a missing or stolen card, please contact the WyoOne Office at 766-5268 during normal business hours or the University Police at 766-5179 at all other times.

Computer Labs

The Washakie Center Computer Lab, located in the lower level of the Washakie Center, features 27 computer work stations available to students during Washakie Center hours. This computer lab is staffed by a trained lab assistant to help with any problems that might occur.

Student Learning Center

The Student Learning Center (SLC), located in the lower level of the Washakie Center, offers free academic support services to students on a drop-in basis Sunday through Thursday.  Resident Assistants are available to provide assistance on a variety of subjects, including math, engineering and writing.  The SLC schedule is listed on the University of Wyoming website and is subject to change.  Please direct any questions to Melissa Nelson at mnelso35@uwyo.edu.

Study Rooms

There are study rooms available in most of the residence halls and in Washakie Center. They are great places for you to study by yourself or with a group.

Custodial & Maintenance Services

Our custodial staff takes great pride in keeping the public areas - bathrooms, hallways, lounges, and lobbies - in our residence halls clean. If you have concerns regarding additional cleaning needs, please report them to your hall reception desk or building supervisor. In-house maintenance staff is also available to take care of your maintenance needs.

Laundry Facilities

Washers and dryers are located in the lower level of each hall. These are operated by using the WyoOne debit card program. Money can be placed on your card in the main lobby on the first floor of your residence hall by using the WyoOne automatic teller. Irons may be checked out from the hall office. Several dry cleaner businesses are available in Laramie.

Bike Lockers

Metal bike lockers are located outside the halls and have limited availability. Call UW Vending Services at 307-766-4104.

Safety

Safety is of concern to all of us. The residence halls maintain 24-hour reception desk service. Doors are restricted to card access only when locked. More information about using your WyoOne in this manner will be provided at check-in.

You play a very important role in contributing to your own safety. Here are some recommendations:

  • Keep your room door closed and locked.
  • Do not give your room combination or WyoOne ID to anyone!!
  • Do not allow any person claiming to be a UW official or maintenance employee into your room unless the person provides proper identification or is wearing a UW uniform.
  • Notify hall staff if you are concerned about someone you do not recognize in the hall.
  • Avoid overloading electrical outlets. Extension cords are not allowed. The surge protector we recommend has a number of safety features including: a design to prevent cord fires, ground faults, surges, and overloads. Please purchase surge protectors that are designated to detect cord damage, disconnect powering 25/1000 of a second, and that prevent cord fires and shock hazards. One such product is made by Technology Research Corporation and can be found at many Home Depots and Walmart stores and will be available through the University Bookstore located in the Union. The recommended models are: Model 90502, Model 90514, Model 90585, and Model 90513. We require all students living in the residence halls to use surge protectors with these safety features designed into the product.
  • Large-amp appliances (over 800 watts), such as window air conditioners or large refrigerators (over 4.5 cubic feet), are not allowed. We may disconnect some appliances if they trip the breaker.
  • The plug-in that is over the vanity mirror is not a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) outlet. For your safety and to avoid possible damage, please unplug all appliances near the sink when not in use. Do not use a power strip with that outlet.
  • Report any safety concerns in or around the halls to the service desk of your hall.

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