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UW Fall Semester Classes Begin Aug. 31

August 17, 2015
womman holding out water bottle with water bottles on the table in front of her
Rygell Hubert, an accounting senior from Longmont, Colo., handed out free water bottles at the 2014 President’s Welcome Barbecue. This year’s event is set for Wednesday, Sept. 2, on Prexy’s Pasture. (UW Photo)

University of Wyoming fall semester classes will begin Monday, Aug. 31.

Students will be able to move into UW residence halls starting at 7 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 27. Students are invited to a Cowboy Parents reception from 2-4 p.m. Thursday in the Washakie Center Fireplace Lounge. Freshmen living in the residence halls and their parents are invited to the Washakie Center's Welcome to Wyoming dinner Thursday from 4-6:30 p.m.

The annual President’s Welcome Barbecue will be offered Wednesday, Sept. 2, from 5-7 p.m. on Prexy’s Pasture. A Cowboy Kickoff concert and pep rally, featuring country singer Josh Turner, is set for Friday, Sept. 4, at 6 p.m. at the Madrid Sports Complex.

Many activities are scheduled during “Cowboy Connect,” designed to help freshmen gain important knowledge about their transition to UW and have fun while interacting with their peers. A schedule of activities can be found at

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