There's much to see here. So, take your time, look around, and learn all there is to know about us. This section will help you find your way around and locate important areas of campus.
This is our 29,181 capacity College Football Stadium! Watch the Wyoming Cowboys compete in the NCAA Mountain West during Fall semester. Games usually take place on a weekend. The pre-game atmosphere is really exciting; events like tailgating will be unique to your student experience in the United States. Attending sporting events is free for UW students!
Do you want to work out while at the University of Wyoming? The Half-Acre Gym is free for students and features three floors of exercise equipment. There is also a swimming pool, gymnasium, dance studios, yoga and a three-story rock-climbing wall.
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This is the focal point of our community on campus. The Wyoming Union offers: televisions, computers with internet access, several restaurants, a convenience store, a game room, and the University Store with books, clothing, supplies, Apple products and a Clinique counter.
Grab a coffee or some lunch with your friends. Or perhaps play games like American Pool in the Gardens.
Discover what students are promoting at the tables or simply relax and study. The Union is a central point for all UW students.
The Cheney International Center is hosts three distinct services on campus.
The International Student Services are located in the basement. This is where you will need to take your immigration documentation upon your arrival.
The Student Health Service is located on the first floor. Should you need to see a doctor this is the place to go.
The Global Engagement Office is also on the first floor. They support students who want to study abroad during their time at UW.
The Recreation Fields are for your enjoyment. If you want to meet up with friends and play sports this a great place to do so. The Recreation Fields also host the Outdoor Intramural Sports activities. There are many teams that you can sign up for free here.
Remember that you are at 7,200 feet (2200m) above sea level. You should give yourself time to adjust to the altitude before you begin strenuous exercise (in other words, there is a relative lack of oxygen!).
The air is Wyoming is quite dry. This dryness combined with the altitude may cause some discomfort – usually in the form of dry skin and/or nosebleeds. The intensity of the sun at 7,200 feet burns the skin quickly. It is a good idea to bring a hat for the sun and a hat for the cold!
Please remember that the legal drinking age in the United States is 21.
Students who wish to open a bank account may do so using the UniWyo Credit Union, located in McWhinnie Hall, located next to the College of Education.
Payment of UW charges can be made online check for more information here.
The campus organizes hundreds of events every week and the majority is provided at no cost to students.
Students can join the campus International Student’s Club, Anime (Japanese animation) club, a Native American interest group, Ceramic Guild, or Swing Club (just to name a few!), watch new release, foreign, and cult films for free, take part in casino nights or join a number of intramural sports teams.
International Coffee Hour takes place every Friday in the Wyoming Union from 4-6pm free coffee and donuts are available. It is a wonderful way to network with other international students on campus.
Furthermore, our Swing Dancing Club teaches and meets every Thursday in the Union.
Since our air is very clean the night skies are great for stargazing! We experience very few cloudy days: spring, summer, fall or winter.
Public transportation in Laramie is limited. In addition to the free shuttle bus around campus and Laramie, the University does offer the Safe Ride service Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, 9:00 pm-2:00 am. This service is free to all university students.
Many students choose to either rent or purchase bicycles after their arrival. Laramie is small and bikes are an efficient, healthy, and inexpensive way to get around town. It is also possible to rent a bicycle very cheaply from the UW Outdoor Program.
If you choose to buy a car when you arrive, you will need to take a driving test for a license, purchase insurance, and a parking permit in order to keep the car in any university parking lot.
Uber is also available in Laramie.
Many places are within walking distance. Make sure you bring some warm and comfortable shoes to keep your feet warm during the colder months.