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September 9-11, 2022

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 Student Success and Graduation Hub. The hub exists to maximize student support and programming, personalized to their needs. All UW students have access to a support system that includes academic advising, therapeutic counseling, engagement, leadership development, mentoring, tutoring, developmental workshops and most of all – a sense of belonging.

We have reached capacity for Family Weekend 2022. We look forward to seeing you next year. 


Parent of the Year Award


As part of Family Weekend, the Student Success and Graduation Hub is proud to recognize the Parent of the Year awards on Sept. 10. Nominees for this award are submitted by UW students, who want to share how great their parent(s) or guardian(s) are. Students are required to write and submit an essay to by Aug. 25 explaining why their parent(s) or guardian(s) are deserving. The Student Success Hub will review all nominees and notify the winner by Aug. 26 so travel arrangements can be made -- we’d love to see the big winners at Family Weekend! Find all the details you need to know here!


Parents sitting with their child


Family Weekend Raffle and Prizes

If seeing your student wasn’t already enough, then winning free tuition for their spring semester might be an added incentive to join us during Family Weekend. The Student Success and Graduation Hub will be raffling off the following big-ticket items over the weekend. Winners must be present at the event in order to receive prizes.


  • Spring Semester Undergraduate Tuition Waiver (1) – Sunday President’s Brunch

  • UW Football Family Sideline Passes – Saturday Family Weekend Tailgate

  • Wyoming Gift Baskets (4) – Friday Social & President’s Brunch


While not everyone gets a prize, remember that everyone is a winner during Family Weekend. Family support and involvement is a key contributor to college success. Familiarizing yourself with the people and resources available to your student will be a valuable part of your weekend on campus!




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.



Social & Check-In

1:30-5 p.m.

Student Success and Graduation Hub (SS&G Hub)

Come register or check-in for Family weekend. Parking available for free in the Cooper Lot (across street from the SS&G Hub (AKA the Alumni House) 214 S 14th Street. Call the Student Success and Graduation Hub office directly if you are unable to make it to one of our registration times. (307) 766-4858.



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.




8-9 a.m. 

Student Success and Graduation Hub, 214 S. 14th Street

Come register or check-in for Family weekend. Parking available for free in the Cooper Lot (across street from the SS&G Hub (AKA the Alumni House). Call the SS&G office directly if you are unable to make it to one of our registration times. (307) 766-4858.




Family Fun Run/Walk/Roll

8:30-11 a.m.

University of Wyoming Recreation Fields

Join us for a free 5K to start off your Saturday. Check in from 8:30 a.m. until start of race at 9 a.m. Parking available at Recreation Fields across from Indoor Tennis Complex. See the route map for more details.




11:30 a.m.-1:30 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.



University of Northern Colorado vs. Wyoming

2 p.m.

War Memorial Stadium

The Cowboys take on the University of Northern Colorado at 2 p.m. on Saturday. 



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.)



President's Brunch

9-11 a.m.

University of Wyoming Union Ballroom

Head on over to the Wyoming Union and enjoy a delicious brunch to wrap up Family Weekend. Free parking is available in the Union Parking lot.


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: $100 per person, $35 per child under 11.


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. Please see our event schedule for more information.

How to Register

We have reached capacity for Family Weekend 2022. We look forward to seeing you next year.


Canceling your registration

Family Weekend is September 9-11, 2022.  All cancellations will be assessed a $20 handling fee per person registered and must be received no later than August 31, 2022. NO refunds will be made following September 1, 2021.  Family Weekend Registrations are non-transferable. If you are unable to attend Family Weekend, please email to cancel your registration.



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Student Success & Graduation Hub (Alumni House)
214 S. 14th Street
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307-766-5765

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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