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Living/Learning Communities|Residence Life & Dining Services

Specialty living options are designed to support your interests and academic pursuits. If you are interested in a specialty living option, the following descriptions will help you complete your Residence Life & Dining Services Contract.

Freshman Interest Groups (FIGs)

Add spark to your university experience by joining a Freshman Interest Group (FIG). FIGs offer a "no hassle" way to begin life at the University of Wyoming. Instead of making your way through those first research papers, exams, and study sessions alone, you'll be a part of a team of learners.

A FIG is a group of no more than 20 students with similar educational goals who take selected classes together and share a common living arrangement. FIGs are available in many different colleges and departments.

FIGs are organized to cover specific interests ranging from agriculture to zoology. Whether you have decided on a major or are looking around before making up your mind, there is probably a FIG for you. If you are interested in engineering, contact the College of Engineering about their Power Groups, a program similar to FIGs.

Becoming involved in campus life is a proven key to success in college. If you join a FIG, you'll make the most of your education through both organized and informal meetings with UW faculty members and other students. You'll find your place and identity within a large university.

For more information about FIGs, visit the FIG website.


Substance-Free Living Community

Students who live on these floors value a substance-free lifestyle. You and your guests will agree not to possess, consume, distribute, or store alcoholic beverages, tobacco, and/or other controlled substances on this floor, regardless of age. Numerous special events, community service activities, and the substance-free living environment are enjoyable benefits to selecting these floors.


Co-ed Community

Most of our residence hall floors are set up as co-ed floors. Men and women reside on the same floor but are assigned to opposite wings, sharing a common lounge area. Gender-appropriate bathrooms are designated on each wing.


Engineering Community

Engineering floor residents are provided with programs to supplement their classes. Faculty, tutors and peer advisers provide academic support. A convenient computer lab that is connected to the College of Engineering computer network is available.


Honors Community

Students who are selected for the Honors Program are housed together in a residential community that offers interaction with other honor students and for a deeper knowledge of academic subjects. You should be enrolled in the Honors Program to live on these floors or in the Honors House.

For more information,contact:
UW Honors Program, Dept. 3413
1000 E. University Avenue, Laramie, WY 82071 (102 Merica Hall)
(307) 766-4110.


Same Gender, Female-only Community

Female students may choose to live on this floor.


Same Gender, Male-only Community

Male students may choose to live on this floor.


21 Years and Older Community

Only students who are at least 21 years old may reside in this community.


Upper Division Students Crane Hall

Students with sophomore standing or who are at least 20 years old may live in Crane Hall. Crane Hall rooms are single occupancy with queen-size beds and a provided micro-fridge.


Army ROTC Community

Students participating in the U.S. Army ROTC program are encouraged to choose this community centered on the ROTC experience.

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