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UW Welcomes Incoming Students with Summit Transitions Program

August 1, 2011 —  Incoming University of Wyoming students will have the opportunity to meet new people and gain important knowledge about the transition to college Aug. 18-20 in the Summit Transitions program.

All freshmen, including those living off campus, are expected to participate in Summit. Transfer/non-traditional students and veterans are encouraged to participate in events designed specifically for their needs.

Students will begin moving into residence halls Thursday, Aug. 18, with UW President Tom Buchanan's freshman welcome address and reception that evening. Parents and faculty are encouraged to attend the welcome address, which will serve as part of a symbolic transition to the UW community for the new freshman class.

Throughout Summit, students will participate in a series of events designed to help them develop an understanding of the campus culture, build relationships with faculty members and learn how their personal strengths can help them in academic work and build relationships with fellow students.

Students will also engage in a campus or local community activity designed to highlight the value of service and involvement to higher level learning.

Freshmen are automatically registered for the program. Transfer/non-traditional students and veterans who plan to addend will need to RSVP.

For more information about the Summit Transitions Program, including the daily schedule and RSVP form, visit or email Michelle Schutt at

Fall semester classes begin Monday, Aug. 22.

Students exit the UW's Arts and Sciences Building during a previous Summit Transitions session. Summit helps incoming UW students gain important information about transitioning to college. This year's program is Aug. 18-20.

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