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Cowboy Parents|University of Wyoming's Parents & Family Association

Cowboy Parents is a free organization for UW families! Cowboy Parents offers many ways for families of UW students to get involved and stay connected and informed about what is going on at UW. As a Cowboy Parents member, you can register your email address to receive access to informative e-newsletters, email updates, an online parent handbook, and much more! Active Cowboy Parents members serve as volunteers and on the Cowboy Parents Council, which is a great way to partner with UW administrators and departments to promote student success.


Save The Date for Family Weekend 2014!
September 19-21, 2014  
Details to Follow!

The following hotels are located in Laramie to accommodate your family. Between now and June 1, 2014, we will be working with the hotels to negotiate a special rate for UW students' families. We will have any specific arrangements on
June 1, 2014.

*Albany Lodge – 307-745-5782                                                                    
 1148 Highway 11, Albany, Wyoming                                                          

AmericInn Lodge & Suites – 307-745-0777
4712 East Grand Avenue, Laramie, Wyoming

Best Value Inn – 307-721-8860
523 South Adams Street, Laramie, Wyoming

Best Western Inn & Suites – 1-800-568-8520
1767 North Banner Road, Laramie, WY

Comfort Inn – 307-721-8856
3420 East Grand Avenue, Laramie, Wyoming

Days Inn – 307-745-5678
1368 McCue Street, Laramie, Wyoming

Econo Lodge – 1-855-849-1513
1370 McCue Street, Laramie, Wyoming

Fairfield Inn and Suites – 307-460-2100
1673 Centennial Drive, Laramie, Wyoming

Gas Lite Motel – 307-742-6616
960 North 3rd Street, Laramie, Wyoming

Hampton Inn – 307-742-0125
3715 East Grand Avenue, Laramie, Wyoming

Hilton Garden Inn – 307-745-5500
2229 East Grand Avenue, Laramie, Wyoming
$159.00/Night for a Standard Room
Block Name: UW Family Weekend 2014

Holiday Inn Express – 307-721-9000
204 South 30th Street, Laramie, Wyoming
$139.00/Night for King or Double Queen
Block Name: UW Family Weekend 

The Mad Carpenter Inn – 307-742-0870
353 North 8th Street, Laramie, Wyoming

Motel 6 – 307-742-2307
621 Plaza Lane, Laramie, Wyoming

Motel 8 – 307-745-4856
501 Boswell Drive, Laramie, Wyoming

Quality Inn & Suites – 307-742-6665
1655 Centennial, Laramie, Wyoming

Ramada Center Hotel – 307-742-6611
1-80 and US 287, Laramie, Wyoming

Ranger Motel – 307-742-6677
453 North 3rd Street, Laramie, Wyoming

Royal Super 8 Motel – 307-745-8901
1987 North Banner Road, Laramie, Wyoming

Sunset Inn – 307-742-3741
1104 South 3rd Street, Laramie, Wyoming

Downtown Xenion Motel – 307-742-6671
165 North 3rd Street, Laramie, Wyoming

*Vee Bar Guest Ranch - 307-745-7036 or 800-483-3277
2091 Highway 130, Laramie, Wyoming

*Outside Laramie Area 

Summer Orientation Dates Are Now Available for Freshman, Transfer, and Non-Traditional Students!
Click Here for Dates 


Spring 2013 Wyoming Family Newsletter

Wyoming Family Newsletter

For Online Version (Click Here)
For PDF Version (Click Here)




Homecoming 2012

(Photo credit: Suzanne Lewis)
2012 Homecoming Parade
: Cowboy Parents Float!
It was a cool wet day, but there were lots of people
out and about having a great time! That's a Poke for ya!


Family Weekend 2012

(photo credit: Kim Shannon)
2012 Family Weekend BBQ 
It was a beautiful day and we enjoyed entertainment by Alison Rickard,
Western Thunder Marching Band, the UW Cheerleaders, and Pistol Pete.
Great food was provided by the Food Science Club on campus.

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2013-14 Calendar/Handbook!

This calendar/handbook for families serves as a one-stop guide and contains important dates, deadlines, numbers and information. To request a calendar, email Make a donation to support the Student Emergency Fund and Cowboy Parents' programs and efforts to enhance student success and promote parental involvement!

Parent News

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Cowboy Parents Council

Sign up for UW's parent council. Be a voice on campus. Make a difference in your student's education. You're never too far away!

Support Cowboy Parents

Support Cowboy Parents! Help efforts to enhance student success and promote parental involvement. Giving supports programs, the Student and Family Emergency Fund, and other vital projects.


Want to help? Help other families through the transition of sending their students to college. Reach out within your own communities, help out at campus events, or whatever works best for you. Be the voice that so many parents wish to hear from.


Recorded presentations on various topics regarding important issues, concerns, programs, and other useful information that parents may want to know.

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