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First Year Institute|Service, Leadership & Community Engagement

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About First Year Institute (FYI):

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FYI is a student led leadership retreat that helps first-year students find their place on campus and make their initial year as successful as possible! The FYI program is run by student faculty who are highly successful student leaders in their junior and senior years at UW. The FYI student faculty plan numerous aspects of the institute and facilitate the majority of the leadership development activities.  Participants in the program can expect to learn more about themselves as leaders, the vast involvement opportunities at UW, and meet other first-year students at UW. 

The annual retreat is a three-day, two-night intense leadership development experience in Centennial, Wyoming this year!

This year's FYI retreat will be: September 26-28! Participants will depart Laramie on Friday evening and then return Sunday afternoon.


What to expect from FYI:

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Here are a few things you can expect at the retreat:

  • Games, team builders, and campfires
  • Interact with a bunch of new people
  • Student-led topics on involvement, time-management, finances, school spirit, academics, and more!
  • The retreat is 100% FREE to students! This includes transportation, food, and cabin use.

Want to join?

If you're interested in attending FYI, simply fill out this form or call Sagan Hunsaker in the SLCE Office at: 307-766-3117.

If you are interested in becoming and FYI team leader fill out this form or call Sagan Hunsaker in the SLCE Office at: 307-766-3117. Applications are due April 11th by 5 p.m.

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