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Saddle Up

Fall 2023 College Preparation Camp


What: Saddle Up | Required Student Introduction Course | Fall 2023

When: August 18 - 25, 2023

Where: University of Wyoming Campus

Congratulations on your acceptance to the University of Wyoming! As you begin your college journey, we're excited to introduce our Saddle Up preparation program to incoming students. Saddle Up introduces students to the demands of college coursework and helps them develop critical thinking, planning, and study skills necessary for future success. This program will also offer students a look into the experience of an academic semester, including time management for academic success, student wellness, connection with classmates, participation in a week-long course, and much more.


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What can I expect from this course?

We have designed Saddle Up to be a comprehensive and exciting experience that helps prepare you for the adjustment to college coursework at UW. Students will be guided through a week-long course with plenty of opportunities to connect with faculty, staff, and of course, the students who will be part of your college journey over the next several years.


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Is the Saddle Up camp required?

Yes. Students will earn one credit hour which can also be counted towards a student's full-time status. Saddle Up is an accelerated yet exciting program that will give students the leg up they need to successfully navigate their time at UW as a student and community member.




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Who is required to attend?

All incoming first-time, full-time domestic students entering UW in the fall of 2023 will participate in Saddle Up. This is a required course for students. Students will be enrolled into the Saddle Up course by their academic advisor during New Student Days or online advising appointments completed over the summer. While international students are not required to participate in Saddle Up, they are welcome to do so, and we encourage their participation. For more information, please contact

Our attendance policy covers this requirement in more specific detail.

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When will Saddle Up take place?

Saddle Up will allow our first-year students to arrive early to campus ahead of their first semester. That's right! You'll get to settle into the residence halls before the semester officially begins. Students will begin Saddle Up on August 18 by moving into residence halls before beginning official programming on August 19-25. The weekend of August 26-27, students get extra time to sleep in before participating in optional campus and community activities. This allows for plenty of time to recharge before fall semester classes begin on August 28. You won't want to miss it! Check out the full schedule for more details. 



Getting Ready for Saddle Up

We're certain you're eager to learn more about the details of this program. We're so excited to get started, too! UW will be releasing details in early 2023 to students on schedules, details about move-in, and much more. In the meantime, we welcome you to explore our FAQs.

Remember, this is a required course for all incoming students entering their first year. If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact us and we'll be glad to assist you!


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214 S. 14th Street
Laramie, WY 82070
Phone: 307-766-5765



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