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For Parents Newsletter|Division of Student Affairs

Welcome from the President

Dear UW Parents and Families,

On behalf of the faculty and staff of the University of Wyoming, I am delighted to welcome you to the UW family. We take a great deal of pride offering our students all the advantages of a major research university with the atmosphere and individual attention of a small college. Attention to the undergraduate experience and the quality of learning and student life are priorities for all of us here at the University of Wyoming.

A successful college career is like a three-legged stool it requires a strong partnership between the student, the university, and the student's family. Many studies have found that parental and family support is vital to student achievement, particularly during the first year of college. I think you will find the information provided in this newsletter helpful in addressing some of the questions and concerns you may have as you send your student to college.

To stay connected to campus and your student, I invite you to attend Family Weekend this fall.  Cowboy Parents hosts Family Weekend and offers a number of special services to parents.  I hope that you will participate in this organization and take advantage of all that is has to offer. Please see or call (307) 766-5123 for further information.

It is always a pleasure to interact with parents as we all work together to ensure your student's success. You have my commitment that we will always do our best at UW to make this the best educational experience possible for your student.


Thomas Buchanan


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