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UW Students Can Access Wi-Fi in County Extension Office Parking Lots

April 10, 2020

University of Wyoming students facing internet difficulties to access online courses can utilize Wi-Fi in parking lots of UW Extension offices across the state.

Parking lot Wi-Fi is being offered in 12 counties and the Wind River Indian Reservation.

Extension Director Kelly Crane says Wi-Fi access in parking areas often is provided through cooperative agreements with county commissioners. UW closed its Laramie campus facilities to the public in mid-March following spring break and moved all courses online due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Our students with limited connectivity are mostly able to access email, but not videos, both synchronous and asynchronous (recorded),” says Warrie Means, associate dean and director of the Office of Academic and Student Programs in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. “Of course, some have limited or no cellular service.”

The Wi-Fi and contact information is available by going to www.uwyo.edu/uwe and clicking on the “UW Extension Parking Lot Wi-Fi Availability” link under “UW Extension during COVID-19.”

Access to extension facilities is restricted due to COVID-19 mitigation measures, and students will not be able to access extension offices or other facilities.

“If students have questions or require a password for Wi-Fi access, they are encouraged to call the respective county extension office, or e-mail the UW Extension county coordinator listed,” Crane says. “UW Extension is happy to support our students.”

For specific information on how COVID 19 is affecting UW and for resources for students, staff and faculty, see www.uwyo.edu/campus-return.

County, contact information, location, and if a password is required:

Big Horn County -- Gretchen Gasvoda-Kelso, gasvoda@uwyo.edu, 307-568-4160, 208 S. Fifth St., Basin.

Converse County -- Leah Roberts, lrober23@uwyo.edu, 307-358-2417, 1839 Madora Ave., Suite 4, Douglas.

Fremont County/Lander -- Alex Malcolm, amalcolm@uwyo.edu, 307-332-2363, 130 Eugene St., password required.

Fremont County/Riverton -- Alex Malcolm, amalcolm@uwyo.edu, 307-857-3654, 814 S. Federal Blvd., password required.

Goshen County -- Megan Brittingham, mbrittin@uwyo.edu, 307-532-2436, 4516 U.S. Highway 26/85, Torrington.

Hot Springs County -- Barton Stam, brstam@uwyo.edu, 307-864-3421, 328 Arapahoe, Thermopolis.

Lincoln County/Afton -- Shar Perry, hunsaker@uwyo.edu, 307-885-3132, 150 S. Washington St.

Lincoln County/Kemmerer -- hunsaker@uwyo.edu, 307-828-4091, 215 Highway 233.

Niobrara County -- Denise Smith, desmith@uwyo.edu, 307-334-3534, 4080 U.S. Highway 20, Lusk.

Platte County -- Stacy Buchholz, stacy@uwyo.edu, 307-322-3667, 57 Antelope Gap Road, Wheatland.

Sublette County -- Megan Smith, sublette@uwyo.edu, 307-367-4380, 9660 Highway 191, Pinedale.

Teton County -- Mary Martin, mmmartin@uwyo.edu, 307-733-3087, 255 W. Deloney, Jackson.

Uinta County -- Bridger Feuz, bmfeuz@uwyo.edu, 307-783-0570, 228 Ninth St., Evanston, password required.

Washakie County -- Amber Armajo, amwall@uwyo.edu, 307-347-3431, 1200 Culbertson Ave., Worland.

Wind River Indian Reservation -- Amanda Hitshew-Small, ahitshew@uwyo.edu, 307-332-2135, Frank Wise Building, 3 Ethete Road, Fort Washakie.

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