The spirit of being a Cowboy is more than brown and gold—it’s a bold attitude that
draws on a rich heritage of education, exploration and enterprise, and symbolizes
the spirit of the West. UW celebrates the achievements of the individuals who represent
our institution including students, faculty, staff, alumni and donors, as well as
its unique bond with the people of Wyoming.
UW is committed to excellence in facilities and programs supported by public and private
contributions, ranging from the Michael B. Enzi STEM facility and the Buchanan Center
for Performing Arts to the Top-Tier Science Initiative and Trustees Education Initiative.
Ragtime Cowboy Joe is the official fight song of the University of Wyoming and serves
as a game day tradition for the whole state of Wyoming and fans across the globe.
Full-time UW students gain free admission to every home sporting event and sing it
loud while cheering on our Cowboys and Cowgirls! While you're there, you might even
spot Cowboy Joe himself - UW's favorite pony!
Learn more UW traditions by exploring UW student blogs and become a Cowboy!
The University of Wyoming is known for bucking the system. When it first opened its
doors to 42 students and five faculty members in September 1887, Wyoming was still
a territory. Befitting to the University of “The Equality State” both the student
and faculty populations included women from day one. The campus consisted of one building
built on the outskirts of town in Laramie's city park, where it still stands today.
Old Main held classes, the library and administrative offices during the first years
of the university's existence. Expansion and unwavering progress were soon to follow.
Over the last century, UW has grown into a nationally recognized land-grant research
and teaching institution with over 700 expert faculty, top-ranked academics, world-class
facilities and a beautiful campus sprawling more than 1,000 acres. We still remember
where we started though and strive to keep the traditions of the west alive. The University Archives at the American Heritage Center is a great resource to access historical materials about important events and thousands
of photographs - just another way we continue to buck the system.
Not only is the UW campus beautiful, but it's also full of events and activities and
boasting with ways for students to get involved! From concert series to service opportunities,
UW can support your interests and offer you a community of people passionate about
the same things you are. Be part of something bigger - be a part of UW!
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