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UW to Host Prospective Students, Families at Picnic in the Pasture July 26

July 22, 2013 — Close to 400 people from throughout Wyoming and 17 other states are expected to visit the University of Wyoming Friday, July 26, for the inaugural Picnic in the Pasture.

The event, hosted in Prexy’s Pasture by the UW Office of Admissions, is intended to expose prospective students and their families to the UW campus in an informal setting.

“It’s an ideal time to showcase the campus on a beautiful July day,” says Vice President for Student Affairs Sara Axelson, who will welcome the visitors at 11:50 a.m.

The centerpiece of the event is a noon barbecue on Prexy’s, at which the Doug Balmain Band will play. New UW President Bob Sternberg is expected to mingle with the visitors, and campus representatives will be on hand to answer questions about UW.

After the barbecue, Office of Admissions staff members and students will provide tours of campus, and in-depth tours will be offered of UW’s facilities for engineering, business, agriculture, theatre and dance, music, visual arts and health sciences. Tours of UW fraternities and sororities also will be available.

The visitors also will be encouraged to explore surrounding attractions, including Cheyenne Frontier Days, the Laramie Downtown Farmers’ Market, Vedauwoo and the Medicine Bow National Forest.

Anyone considering attending college starting in the fall of 2014 or after is invited to Picnic in the Pasture. Others from the local community and beyond are invited as well, Axelson says. For more information and to register for the event, go online to or call (307) 766-4075.

Prexy’s Pasture is the site of Picnic in the Pasture Friday, July 26, at the University of Wyoming. (UW Photo)

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