The UW student marching band plays on campus

Camp Schedule

Official Dates

Required attendance for all incoming domestic, first-year students 

Move-In Day: August 16, 2024

Weekend Community Building: August 17 - 18, 2024

Saddle Up - Academic Prep: August 19 - 23, 2024

Convocation: August 23, 2024

Post-Saddle Up Weekend Activities: August 24 - 25, 2024

Fall Semester Start Date: August 26, 2024

Saddle Up will allow our first-year, full-time students to arrive early to campus ahead of the fall semester. That's right! You'll get to settle into the residence halls over one week early. Students will arrive on move-in day to check in, move into the halls, and partake in a college preparation camp. Saddle Up consists of required programming and coursework, as well as optional activities and community-building events before fall classes begin on August 26.

First-year, full-time students who have received an exemption from living in the UW residence halls will still be required to participate in programming and meals during the full week of Saddle Up. Meals during the week of Saddle Up for these students can be found on our costs page.



Move-In Day


Two students stand together in front of the Honors House

Check in at a Saddle Up station.

Students living on campus check in at the Saddle Up tent on Washakie Green.

After Saddle Up check-in, you may begin moving into your room and unpacking. 

Parents and family members looking for a place to relax and recharge are welcome to take advantage of our Parent Basecamp! Aside from the many helpful resources available in the basement of Washakie during move-in, parents will have a space to unwind with refreshments in the company of other Cowboy parents. 

Living Off-Campus?

Students living off-campus check in at the Saddle Up tent on Washakie Green between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM on move-in day. After Saddle Up check-in, you'll be ready to get started!

We will be hosting an Off-Campus Mingle on Move-In Day, mimicking the first floor meeting that students in the halls experience. This is a great chance to get to know other students living off-campus! All off-campus students are required to attend this event.  


Camp and Programming

Schedule Preview

Please Note: actual student schedules may differ.


A general schedule preview will be available in the spring of 2024!

Saturday and Sunday


Students watching movie at War Memorial Stadium



Optional Weekend Programming


Looking to relax and recharge with the UW community before the fall semester begins? Join us for a weekend of fun on campus! Further details will be included as they are solidified in the Spring of 2024.










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Old Main Suite 101
Dept. 3066
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307-766-5765