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Pre-Departure Steps

Incoming Students

NSE Pre-Departure Steps

Once you have been admitted to the University of Wyoming after submitting your exchange application, you will need to complete the following steps:


Step One

Create a ‘WyoWeb” Account

You will use WyoWeb to pick your classes and access your records. Your UWYO Exchange Handbook will cover the registration process in the “Registration” tab.

If you can not access the handbook you will need to:

  1. Go to Wyoweb 
  2. Follow the link “Obtain Username and Initial Password”
  3. Enter your last name, date of birth and your W Number. 
  4. Return to Wyoweb and click on "Students" under the "WyoRecords" tab. You will be taken to a Login page. Enter your UW Username and the password you created.  
  5. After you enter your username and password, you will be directed to a Password Reset Utility Enrollment. This utility was created to assist students in case they ever forget their username or password. Simply follow the steps provided to complete this. You will only be required to do this one time.
  6. You have now set up your WyoWeb account

Step Two

Register for Classes

After you have been admitted as a UW student you will be able to register for classes.

Here is a guide to registering for classes.

It is very important that you register for at least one class before you come to Laramie. Classes do fill up, so it is important to register as soon as possible in order to get your first choice in classes. If you wait to register until you arrive, you will have a difficult time finding classes. 

Step Three

Apply for Housing

It is very important that you apply for housing before you come to Laramie! Incoming NSE students are encouraged to live on campus in either the Residents Halls or Apartments. There is not a service available to help students find off-campus accommodation. Be advised, most housing contracts are 12 month leases. More information can be found at the Residence Life & Dining webpage. 

To learn more about these, as well as costs and dining plans, visit the Residence Life and Dining Services web page. To apply for a Residence Hall or Apartment, click on the housing contract link under your Checklist on WyoWeb. The online application can be found there. You will not be permitted to apply for housing until you have been admitted to the University of Wyoming and are enrolled in at least one class. Housing offer letters are sent only to email addresses. It is important for you to check your email address regularly after you submit your housing application.

Please be aware that UW housing contracts are binding legal documents.  Once you have accepted your housing offer and signed a housing contract, you will not be released from the contract until the rental term is complete.  Please be aware that by accepting a residence hall or apartment offer, you are signing an electronic contract.

On-Campus Housing Options

Residence Halls

Students staying in the Residence Halls must purchase a meal plan. More information can be found at the Dining Plans webpage. 

For students studying at UW for one semester, the lease term for Residence Halls is:

  • Fall semester
  • Spring semester

If you live in a residence hall during the fall semester and decide to extend your studies at UW for the spring semester, you must also live in the hall during the spring.

  • The price for a residence hall and meal plan is for one academic year (two semesters).  To determine the price for one semester, simply divide the listed price in half.

For students studying at UW for an academic year, the lease term for Residence Halls is:

  • Fall and Spring semesters (the contract is for the entire academic year)
  • If you are staying at UW for the academic year and choose to live in a residence hall in the fall, you must also live in the hall during the spring.

Students studying at UW for one semester only will be released from their residence hall contract at the end of that semester

Campus Apartments

There are often waiting lists for on-campus apartments, so if you would like to rent an apartment, you must apply early!

For students studying at UW for one semester, the lease term for the Apartments is:

  • August - December for the fall semester
  • January - June for the spring semester
  • August - July for Bison Run Apartments*

For students studying at UW for an academic year, the lease term for Apartments is:

  • August - June
  • August - July for Bison Run Apartments*

Important information for apartments:

Please be aware that due to its low cost, Bison Run is a very popular option for all students.  Because of this, availability is very limited.  If you choose to apply to Bison Run, you will be required to pay a non-refundable application fee of $75. This does not guarantee that you will be offered a room at Bison Run. 

Unfortunately, it is not possible for our office, or for the Residence Life office, to predict whether space will be available at Bison Run. Students studying at UW for one semester should NOT apply to Bison Run. Please consider this carefully before applying.

In order to receive your full apartment deposit back, you must complete a Vacate Form at least 60 days before you move out of your apartment.  We recommend that you complete this form right after you check in to your apartment.

There is no service available to help you find a roommate for an apartment.  You must do this on your own.

Apartments include furniture (upon request), but no linens or housewares (dishes, etc.).  You will be required to purchase these.  If you request an apartment, please be sure to indicate that you would like it to be furnished.  If you do not, the apartment will be completely empty when you arrive (no beds, tables, etc.).


Step Four

Traveling to Laramie

Once you have completed all the steps on your WyoWeb account, you have registered for classes, submitted all medical documentation in English, and purchased travel to Laramie you are ready to go!

The closest international airport is Denver International Airport (DIA) in Denver, Colorado.

To reach Laramie from Denver, there are two options:

You may fly directly to Brees Field Airport, Laramie (LAR) via Denver International Airport. A member of the Education Abroad team can collect you from the airport.

Or, you can take the Groome Shuttle Service from the Denver International Airport to the UW Washakie Center. Expect a travel time between 2.5 - 3 hours. You may make a reservation online at the Groome Transportation website. 

You must plan your travel so that you arrive in Laramie between the hours of 8:00 am (0800) and 9:00 pm (2100). Laramie is in a remote location. Please be aware that in order to arrive in Laramie during acceptable hours, you may need to plan for two days of travel.

If you cannot arrive in Laramie between these hours, you will need to stay the night at a hotel in Denver.  Laramie is a small town with a very small airport. There are no hotels near the Laramie Airport, and it is not possible to sleep in the airport. There is also no public transportation or taxi service from the Laramie Airport. It is 5.3 miles from the Laramie Airport to the University, so walking is not an option - especially in winter. If you use the Groome Shuttle from Denver, you can be taken to a hotel in Laramie for a small fee.

If you will be living in a UW apartment, it is not possible to check in to your apartment any later than 8:00 pm (20:00). If you plan to arrive in Laramie later than 8:00 pm (19:00), you must plan to stay in a hotel that night.

You will need to notify the Education Abroad Office of your travel itinerary, so that we can arrange to have someone meet you when you arrive in Laramie. Students can find more information about arriving in Laramie in the online UWYO Exchange handbook.

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