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Onboarding for Incoming Students

What to Expect as your Prepare to Attend UW

Onboarding is how we create an overarching experience for new students who are attending the University of Wyoming for the upcoming fall semester. Instead of hosting a single orientation day in the summer, we have created a three-part onboarding opportunity for you to get excited about your journey to UW along with informational and engaging experiences that prepare you for college student life!

The Onboarding Process

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Summer Webinar Series

We'll be hosting a series of short webinars for families and new students to get specific details about resources for new students. You won't want to miss these!

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Saddle Up College Preparation Camp

Required for all incoming first-year students

This required camp allows incoming students to move into the dorms a full week early and will prepare students for the demands of college life.


Upcoming Onboarding Events



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New Student Days

New Student Days are scheduled for April 2024 and will help you get ready for exciting times at UW by giving you a closer look at what we have to offer including;

  • Meet the Advising Center Staff to learn more about fall classes & the registration process. 
  • Connect with other new students.
  • Discover resources and programs available outside the classroom.


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Missed New Student Days? No problem. Students can be sure to check their personal and UW emails for information their advisors. More information is included during the summer onboarding webinar series to help students transition to UW.





Summer Webinar Series for New Students

As part of your journey to the University of Wyoming, we will be hosting virtual onboarding for incoming students throughout the summer. This is an excellent time for you and your family to sit down together for short online sessions that cover all you need to know including parking, student ID, and other services!


Upcoming 2024 Webinar Schedule

Tuesday, July 23, 6pm: Navigating the Transition from High School to College: How students and parents can work together

Monday, August 5, 6pm: Saddle Up Preview


Previous Webinars

Student Financial Services and Scholarships & Financial Aid (June 11)

Transportation Services and Housing (June 25) 

UW Campus Safety and Wellness Panel (July 9)


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Saddle Up - College Preparation Camp

August 16-23, 2024


Saddle Up is a required camp for first-year students that will help you develop skills necessary for success in college. This program is required for all incoming freshmen as we will not be hosting an in-person orientation. You’ll also be able to move into our residence halls early so you can get to know your new classmates! More information will be sent out throughout the summer.


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Visit the UW Campus

Going to college is a major decision and we want to make sure you are feeling confident about your choice. UW offers future students several visit opportunities including in-person visits, a virtual tour and virtual sessions so you can see our beautiful campus.


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UW Office of Admissions

Knight Hall 150
1000 E. University Avenue, Department 3435
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-5160
Toll-Free: (800) 342-5996