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Student Affairs

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82070

Phone: 307-766-5123

Email: studentaffairs@uwyo.edu

Family Weekend

September 17-19, 2021

What is Family Weekend?

Each year Family Weekend offers families an opportunity to share in the UW experience and spend time with their own special student.  Parents, grandparents, siblings, and other family members of currently enrolled UW students are invited to visit the UW-Laramie campus for an event-packed, memory-making weekend! Family Weekend is hosted by the UW Division of Student Affairs.

 

UPDATE: As of Sept. 14, 2021, we are at full capacity! Thanks for your interest.

 


FAMILY WEEKEND EVENTS 2021

This schedule only contains confirmed events. Expect additional events to be added as they are confirmed throughout the summer. Parents may dine with students at Washakie Center Friday and Saturday at a discounted rate.

17th

FRI


Social Sign-in

1:30-5 p.m.

University of Wyoming Art Museum

Join us for a social hour with snacks and beverages and as we welcome you to UW. Enjoy guided tours through the art exhibits while here. Parking available for free in Art Museum lot. 

17th

FRI


Laramie Farmer’s Market

3–7 p.m. Farmers Market

Parking lot north of Depot Park on S. 1st Street

Come check out downtown Laramie and enjoy some local music. The Farmers Market has fresh produce, handmade goods, seasonal cocktails, live music, and local art.


17th

FRI

 Friday Night Movie Series

7-9 p.m. Family Room, Wyoming Union

Get your popcorn ready and check out a showing of the movie "Cruella" with all family attendees.

18th

SAT


Registration/Check-in

8-9 a.m.

University of Wyoming Alumni House

Come register or check-in for Family weekend. Parking available for free in the Cooper Lot (across street from Alumni House). Call the student affairs office directly if you are unable to make it to one of our registration times. (307) 766-5123 

18th

SAT

 


Family Fun Run/Walk/Roll

9:30-11 a.m.

University of Wyoming Recreation Fields

Join us for a free 5K to start off your Saturday. Check in from 9 a.m. until start of race. Parking available at Recreation Fields across from Indoor Tennis Complex. Route map available soon.  

18th

SAT


Tailgate

11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Come enjoy some lunch and games! Entry will be granted to those registered for Family Weekend only. Tailgate activities take place on the grass area north of the Ivinson Home For Ladies and south of War Memorial Gate 3. Parking will be available in the Brown Lot. See our map for more details.

18th

SAT


Ball State vs. Wyoming

2 p.m.

War Memorial Stadium

The Cowboys take on the Ball State Cardinals at 2 p.m. on Saturday. 

18th

SAT
 


Vedauwoo Hike - Turtle Rock Trail

2 p.m.

Forest Rd 720, Buford, WY 82052

Requires pre-registration, limited to first 20 participants. An alternative for families that may not want to attend our football game, you will meet the UW staff up at the trailhead and join us on a fantastic hike. You are responsible for your own transportation to the Turtle Rock Trailhead, and we will meet families at the Turtle Rock Entrance Station (corner of US Forest Service Rd 700K and Vedauwoo Glen Road.)

19th

SUN


Family Weekend Brunch

9-11 a.m.

Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center directions

Head on over to the Gateway Center and enjoy a delicious brunch to wrap up Family Weekend. Parking available for free in War Memorial Stadium Ford lot. 

19th

SUN


Vedauwoo Hike - Turtle Rock Trail

11:30 AM

Forest Rd 720, Buford, WY 82052

Requires pre-registration, limited to first 20 participants. One last chance for fun before the weekend ends! You will meet the UW staff up at the trailhead and join us on a fantastic hike. You are responsible for your own transportation to the Turtle Rock Trailhead, and we will meet families at the Turtle Rock Entrance Station (corner of US Forest Service Rd 700K and Vedauwoo Glen Road). 


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weekend

 
Half Acre Gym Pass

Check out our fantastic recreation center. You will receive passes at registration allowing you access to Half Acre Gym
 



What's Included in the Cost of Registration?

Cost to register is $70 for adults and $35 for children 12 and under. UW students get in free. 

 

Family Weekend is a self-funded event so your registration fee includes: the Family Weekend Tailgate Lunch on Saturday, President Brunch on Saturday, and Half acre gym access all weekend .  It also covers the cost of overhead expenses including publications, registration materials, staff, building and room rentals, equipment rentals, and non-ticketed events and activities offered throughout the weekend.  Event fees are kept to a minimum; the weekend is designed to break even by just covering its expenses. Please see our event schedule for more information

 

How to Register

Registration will be available by mid-July. If you have any questions about registration please contact us at studentaffairs@uwyo.edu.

 

Canceling your registration

Family Weekend is September 17 - 19, 2021.  All cancellations will be assessed a $20 handling fee per person registered and must be received no later than September 6, 2021. NO refunds will be made following September 6, 2021.  Family Weekend Registrations are non-transferable. If you are unable to attend Family Weekend, please email studentaffairs@uwyo.edu to cancel your registration.

Contact Us

Student Affairs

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82070

Phone: 307-766-5123

Email: studentaffairs@uwyo.edu

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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