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Published September 08, 2023
By Audrey M.
The 2023 fall semester has officially started, and Laradise is at its very best! Gorgeous weather, a campus full of students and all kinds of engaging activities await you. We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 must-do activities this fall, so grab your friends and start exploring everything the University of Wyoming has to offer!
One of the best things about the University of Wyoming is how much Poke Pride our student body has! You can’t miss out on the electric energy of a Cowgirls volleyball match or the sheer volume (both loudness and amount of students) of the student section at a Cowboy home football game. The best part? Students get in to as many games as they want – completely free! Check the game schedule, grab your best brown and gold and get ready to cheer your heart out!
Another University of Wyoming staple is swing dancing. Cowboy Country Swing Club is our student-led organization on campus who hosts group lessons and dances all throughout the semester. Take advantage of these warm summer nights to meet new people, learn some impressive moves and dance the night away.
Downtown Laramie has something for everyone. The restaurants are unmatched, with friendly service and incredible eats. It also boasts an array of local businesses ranging from bookstores to leatherworkers to salons and spas. You’d be amazed how quickly you lose track of time exploring everything that downtown Laramie has to offer!
If you’re looking for an exciting Friday night, look no further than Union After Dark! Put on by 7220 Entertainment, Union After Dark is where UW student body lets loose after a week of classes. Games, trivia, art projects, laser tag, karaoke and free giveaways are just a few of the items on your average Union After Dark schedule. Keep an eye out for other 7220 Entertainment events throughout the year as well, such as movie nights, concerts, comedians and more!
The Laramie Farmer’s Market never fails to showcase the talent and skill of our local business owners. Each Friday from 3 – 7 pm, you’ll find an abundance of fresh produce, hand-crafted goods, live music, baked pastries and authentic cuisine. Not to mention the amount of adorable dogs you’re sure to run into there! The farmer’s market runs through the end of September, so don’t miss out!
Homecoming at University of Wyoming is a week full of tradition and school spirit! The entire UW community joins together to celebrate our school’s history with a parade, a home football game and a host of other fun events. Our alumni often note Homecoming as one of their favorite memories at UW, so come ready to make some great memories of your own!
There’s no better time to go outdoors than the crisp, sunny months of fall. With Medicine Bow Peak to the west and Vedauwoo and Curt Gowdy State Park to the east, there’s no end to the natural wonders surrounding Laramie. Grab your hammock, mountain bike or your trusty hiking boots and head into the great outdoors!
For our students living in the dorms, a schedule of unique events is waiting for you! Never underestimate the power of your RAs to put together a calendar full of events for you and others on your floor. Use your front desk and hallway boards as a source of information to stay caught up with the games, movies, food and other events planned for your hall this fall!
Is it ever too soon to start thinking about Halloween? The University of Wyoming never misses out on a chance to celebrate, and Halloween is no exception! You’re sure to see a host of free events offered to students this spooky season, including scary movie nights, costume contests and more! Just make sure to bring a friend in case you get too scared…
Beautiful fall weather is a great excuse to get outside and get active! Campus Recreation offers a wide variety of club and intramural sports, which can be a great way to meet new people. If team sports aren’t your thing, Half Acre Recreation Center also has incredible facilities including a pool, a climbing wall, our wellness center, fitness classes, an outdoor program and more! Make sure to take advantage of all the great resources available to you this fall.