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First-Year Students

Congratulations! Welcome to the University of Wyoming!

Below are a few simple steps to complete as you prepare for your future at UW. You can also view your account on WyoWeb to track your progress.

WyoWeb username creation becomes available after you have been accepted to the University of Wyoming. 

Here is a printable version of the following steps for your convenience: Next Steps (Print Version)

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Your Next Steps:

1. Login to WyoWeb

The WyoWeb portal will contain all of your main information, including enrollment, financial aid, and scholarships. First, you will need your username and password. To view your checklist, there will be a link in the WyoRecords section; it will prompt you to log in with your username and password to view your information. Need help creating a username and password? Check out this video!

2. Confirm your Enrollment

For First-Year Students entering in the fall semester, there is a $300 enrollment deposit that is due by May 1st at 11:59 pm MDT. If your plans change, the $300 enrollment deposit is refundable by May 1st at 11:59 pm MDT. There are no refunds after May 1st. Students admitted after May 1st, the enrollment deposit is due within three weeks of your acceptance and is non-refundable. This deposit holds your place in the incoming class and notifies the University of your intention to attend. Confirm your Enrollment today!  *Please note that this must be done before signing up for housing and/or orientation and may take 24 hours to load to your account.

3. Financial Aid and Scholarships

Students who would like to be considered for need-based financial assistance must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). FAFSA opens on October 1st and you are encouraged to submit it prior to January 1st (for fall semester) or November 1st (for spring semester) to be considered for need-based aid and many of Wyoming’s scholarship programs. Financial Aid packaging will not begin until mid-January and information will be placed onto your WyoWeb account and mailed home in late spring. Visit the Financial Aid office for more information or phone (307) 766-2116. Students are encouraged to apply for UW scholarships at Deadlines and additional applications exist for many scholarship opportunities.

4. Apply for Housing

First-year students are required to live in UW residence halls during their initial two semesters. Complete your housing contract through WyoWeb. Here you may choose a desired Freshman Interest Group (FIG), provide your preference for a specific building or floor, and be matched with a compatible roommate. The Housing Application is available starting late December-early January. For further information about housing, please contact Residence Life and Dining Services.

5. Register for Orientation

Orientation is available for all new first-time freshmen. This is your chance to meet with your academic advisor, register for classes, explore UW services and connect with other students.

6. Submit the MMR Form

All students must turn in their proof of the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella vaccinations prior to course registration. Please visit the Student Health Immunization page for instructions. You will not be able to register for semester classes if you have not met this requirement. For further information about the MMR vaccination requirement, please contact Student Health Service.

7. Check your UW Email

Once you attend orientation and register for classes, your UW email will activate. Please check your WyoWeb account often to access your e-mail account. This e-mail address will have important updates, student event, deadlines, and financial aid information.

8. Final Transcripts and Test Scores

Upon high school graduation or the last semester at your current institution, please have your final official transcripts sent to the UW Admissions Office. Any new test scores, AP/IB test results, and dual enrollment should also be sent to:

University of Wyoming Admissions
Dept. 3435 | 1000 E. University Avenue | Laramie, WY 82071

9. Be a Cowboy!

Enhance your Cowboy experience through student connections on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube; Get involved with Recognized Student Organizations (RSO), UW Athletics, Fraternity & Sorority Life, and the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership. Connect with your new community through the Service, Leadership, and Community Engagement (SLCE) Office.

Check out these resources offered in your first year through First Year Experience!


Signing Days Celebration

Join us in celebrating your commitment to the University of Wyoming! Wyoming 4H and the UW Admissions Office will be traveling to the majority of the Wyoming communities to celebrate your decision to attend UW. At these events, we will have a Signing Day certificate and a #UWyoBound banner that we encourage you to take a picture with to mark the occasion. Share your photos on social media and tag our Facebook and Instagram accounts with the hashtag #UWyoBound so we can celebrate with you. We will also be hosting a virtual signing day celebration on May 1st for all students, in-state and out-of-state to participate in! Keep an eye on your email and mailbox in the spring semester for details on these events!


Please contact us at (800) 342-5996 or e-mail us at Our goal is to help you make a smooth transition. We are looking forward to seeing you on campus next semester!

Contact Us

Admissions | Knight Hall 150

Department 3435

1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-5160

Toll Free: (800) 342-5996

Fax: (307) 766-4042


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