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Over the years, our very own students have created some wonderful articles, tips and information about what it's like to be a student at the University of Wyoming. Follow along with our student's stories and if you're interested in becoming a student yourself, visit our admissions page to get started!


Marching band conductor leads the band on the football field with back to camera Half-Time Is My Time: A Love Letter To Western Thunder

There’s not a day that goes by where marching band doesn’t make me happy in some way, and it has only made me a better version of myself. From personal growth to my homework technique, here are just some of the ways that marching band has helped me through the ups and downs of my eventful college career.

Student smiling at camera with shovel ready to work! The BIG Event: Making a BIG Impact

This year marked the 10-year anniversary of The Big Event here at UW and over that time there have been more than 4,808 student volunteers who have participated in over 14,308 hours of community service as a way of saying “thank you” to the Laramie community.

Student with a saxophone and giving day 2023 logo Why You Should Care About Giving Day

In the past few years, Giving Day has opened up campaigns to student organizations and student clubs on campus. In 2022, there were over 40 RSOs registered to create Giving Day campaigns. Through these campaigns, these 40+ RSOs were able to raise over $300,000.

Top 10 Fall Activities to do in Laramie

Discover the Top 10 Must-Do Activities for the Fall Semester at the University of Wyoming! From thrilling sporting events to swing dancing and exploring downtown Laramie, we've got your ultimate guide to maximizing your Laradise experience.

Student with VR headset on Decoding Opportunities: The Power of a Computing Minor

A computing minor at the University of Wyoming enhances your studies by giving you tech skills that boost your job prospects, problem-solving abilities and idea implementation.

Sophia smiles with her diploma at UW graduation What I Learned From College

If you were to ask me to sum up my college experience and what I’ve learned at UW in a sentence, I would likely tell you that it’s impossible and no one could do that, but for the sake of this blog I’ll try my best. College and growing up is scary, but if you’re in the right place and you can turn anything into something you can learn and develop from it.

Three students in UW clothing sit together smiling against a green landscape. Online & On-Campus Summer Classes: The Boost You Need

Looking to get ahead or graduate early? Maybe falling behind and needing to catch up? Summer session is a terrific way to knock out some of your toughest college courses. As a student athlete, with a busy golf schedule I have taken advantage of my summer and winter breaks to get ahead in my classes and am on track to graduate a year early!

UW Students with Study Abroad Banners Summer Study Abroad

Hundreds of UW students study abroad each year, traveling to every corner of the world. UW is home to one of the largest education-abroad endowments of any public land-grand university, making education abroad affordable. And Summer Session can be the perfect time for students to fit an international experience into their degree plan.

Two people shake hands at a UW commencement ceremony. How Does a Bachelors Degree Differ From a Masters Degree?

A master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree look different in many ways. Here are a couple of things you may want to know as you navigate becoming a graduate student.

Student skateboarding on campus What if I dont know what I want to be when I grow up?

The University of Wyoming has several resources available to you to help you find an answer to this age-old question and will set you on the right path to success – even if you still want to be a rockstar, astronaut, or doctor!

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