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Once you have received your Form I-20 or DS-2019 and other materials from UW, you must apply for a student visa at the US consulate.
It is recommended that you allow plenty of time to obtain the student visa foil from the U.S. embassy or consulate. The U.S. Department of State has indicated that the process of issuing visas to some individuals might be considerably delayed due to security clearances. Please note: Receipt of the Form I-20 or DS-2019 from UW does not guarantee that you will receive a visa foil from a U.S. consulate.
Do not make travel reservations until you have obtained your visa. Individual consulate/embassy visa processing times may be found on the State Department Web at: https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/general/wait-times.html.
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!
New international students must complete parts A and B of the New International Student Welcome. These sessions are in addition to any orientation programs required by the University of Wyoming or your individual departments.
You will receive an email containing the link to complete the online introduction. You must complete this before you arrive in the U.S. If you have been admitted and have not recieved the link for the online international student introduction, please email email@example.com.
There will be two in-person Welcome sessions offered for the fall 2023 semester; one session two weeks before classes start and one session the week before classes start. Gradaute students are strongly encouraged to attend the first Welcome session to avoid conflicts with departmental orientation sessions the week before classes, to get settled into Laramie, and complete required tasks before the start of classes.
The University of Wyoming has a mandatory advising policy for all students. Contact your department of study or review the college information on the UW Academic Departments page for your department to learn more about getting advised so you can register for classes.
New students can contact their departments to discuss class registration prior to traveling to the United States.
The closest international airport to Laramie, Wyoming, is Denver International Airport (Airport Code: DEN) in Denver, Colorado. You should fly first to Denver and then make your way to Laramie via flight or shuttle. You can find more information about transportaion at UW Transportation & Parking.
Regardless of how you get to Laramie, please let ISS know your travel arrangements as soon as possible if you haven't already done so. We must know when our new students are expected to arrive. You can email this information to International Students and Scholars at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Within 48 hours of your arrival, email ISS at UWGlobal@uwyo.edu with the following information:
This information must be to us 48 hours after you have arrived in Laramie. After you check in with ISS, you will receive an email with a "campus check-in" list. These are things that you must do during your first days in Laramie to be checked in with all necessary offices and programs on campus.