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Living/Learning Communities

Specialty living options are designed to support your interests and academic pursuits. If you are interested in a specialty living option, the following descriptions will help you complete your Residence Life & Dining Services Contract. To see which speciality floors are in each hall click here!

Freshman Interest Groups (FIGs)

Add spark to your university experience by joining a Freshman Interest Group (FIG). FIGs offer a "no hassle" way to begin life at the University of Wyoming. Instead of making your way through those first research papers, exams, and study sessions alone, you'll be a part of a team of learners.

A FIG is a group of no more than 20 students with similar educational goals who take selected classes together and share a common living arrangement. FIGs are available in many different colleges and departments.

FIGs are organized to cover specific interests ranging from agriculture to zoology. Whether you have decided on a major or are looking around before making up your mind, there is probably a FIG for you. If you are interested in engineering, contact the College of Engineering about their Power Groups, a program similar to FIGs.

Becoming involved in campus life is a proven key to success in college. If you join a FIG, you'll make the most of your education through both organized and informal meetings with UW faculty members and other students. You'll find your place and identity within a large university.

For more information about FIGs, visit the FIG website.

Engineering Community

Engineering floor residents are provided with programs to supplement their classes. Faculty, tutors and peer advisers provide academic support. A convenient computer lab that is connected to the College of Engineering computer network is available.

Honors Community

Students who are selected for the Honors Program are housed together in a residential community that offers interaction with other honor students and for a deeper knowledge of academic subjects. You should be enrolled in the Honors Program to live on these floors or in the Honors House.

For more information contact:

UW Honors Program, Dept. 3413

1000 E. University Avenue, Laramie, WY 82071 (102 Merica Hall)

(307) 766-4110

Female-Only/Male-Only Floors

Residents on single-gender floors establish an environment they support using a community-standard approach to develop policies, such as visitation and quiet hours.

Army ROTC Floor

Army ROTC Cadets get an unparalleled experience that provides them with opportunities to build lasting friendships. Students have the ability to live, work, and interact with peers in various functions whether recreational, ROTC, or university related.  This environment has allowed Cadets to thrive as students, athletes, and future leaders. Through this unique environment the UW Cowboy Battalion has become one of the premier Army ROTC programs in the nation.

For more information contact:

Nicholas W. Bosanko

Scholarship and Enrollment Officer

Army ROTC - Cowboy Battalion

Office:  307-766-3394

Cell:  910-580-8210


Contact Us

Residence Life & Dining Services

Dept. 3394 1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071-2000

Phone: (307) 766-3175

Toll Free: (866) 653-0212


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