Before You Start

Soon you will be on the vibrant University of Wyoming campus in Laramie, Wyoming. Before you arrive, complete the steps below to avoid common issues or delays for international students.

Our advisors are always available to answer your questions and ensure you have a smooth transition to campus.

Before you start the steps below, contact your local personal advisor. Simply select your region of the world below, and send your advisor an email, Skype, WhatsApp, or WeChat message. We look forward to meeting you very soon!

Africa

Africa

China

China

Latin America

Latin America

Middle East

Middle East

North America

North America

North Asia

North Asia

Russia/Central Asia/Eastern Europe

Russia/Central Asia/Eastern Europe

South Asia

South Asia

Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia

UK and Western Europe

UK and Western Europe

Abbie

Abbie (North Asia excluding Korea)

+852 8481 0532

Whatsapp: +852 8481 0532

Email Abbie
Ainara Gainedenova

Ainara Gainedenova

+7 (778) 887 17 53

Whatsapp: +7 (778) 887 17 53

Email Ainara Gainedenova
Ajith

Ajith (India)

+91-971-722-2408

Whatsapp: +91-971-722-2408

Skype: ajitks10

Email Ajith
Alexis

Alexis (North America)

+1 239-744-9468

Whatsapp: +1 239-744-9468

Wechat: alexis0426

Email Alexis
Alice

Alice (Northwest)

+1-857-315-8730

Whatsapp: +1-857-315-8730

Wechat: aliceqinus

Email Alice
Alsu Samatova

Alsu Samatova

+7 939 346 09 59

Whatsapp: +7 939 346 09 59

Email Alsu Samatova
Bibiane

Bibiane (Korea)

+82-10-7711-6538

Whatsapp: +82-10-7711-6538

Email Bibiane
Carol

Carol (North Asia excluding Korea)

+852 6745 3906

Whatsapp: +852 6745 3906

Email Carol
Chau

Chau (Vietnam)

+84-908-792-892

Whatsapp: +84-908-792-892

Skype: diemchau.dt

Email Chau
Chris

Chris (Southwest)

+1-508-948-7542

Whatsapp: +1-508-948-7542

Wechat: chris040594

Email Chris
Daniyal

Daniyal (Pakistan)

+92 310 588 8648

Whatsapp: +92 310 588 8648

Email Daniyal
Doris

Doris (South China)

+86-150-1870-6751

QQ: 2282183545

Email Doris
Isha

Isha (India)

+91 9953550789

Whatsapp: +91 9953550789

Email Isha
Jane

Jane (West China)

+86.159.2876.6884

QQ: 713070180

Email Jane
Laxmi

Laxmi (India)

+91 98183 96406

Whatsapp: +91 98183 96406

Email Laxmi
Lisha

Lisha (North China)

+86-183-1016-8200

QQ: 18310168200

Email Lisha
Ngoc Hoang

Ngoc Hoang (Vietnam)

+84 382 027 922

Whatsapp: +84 382 027 922

Skype: live:bichngoc.ufm

Email Ngoc Hoang
Nikita

Nikita (India)

+91 9310587075

Whatsapp: +91 9310587075

Email Nikita
Rakesh

Rakesh (India)

+91 9096507300

Whatsapp: +91 9096507300

Email Rakesh
Sahil

Sahil (India)

+91- 9811718710

Whatsapp: +91- 9811718710

Email Sahil
Sakshi

Sakshi (India)

+91-995-351-0160

Whatsapp: +91-995-351-0160

Skype: arorasakshi187

Email Sakshi
Samah

Samah (Middle East)

+971 58 831 8521

Whatsapp: +971 58 831 8521

Email Samah
Sanjukta

Sanjukta (North America)

+91-9820162776

Whatsapp: +91-9820162776

Email Sanjukta
Saranya

Saranya

+66-96-982-0007

Whatsapp: +66-96-982-0007

Skype: awesome.saranya

Email Saranya
Sofya

Sofya (North America)

+1 347 399 35 72

Whatsapp: +1 347 399 35 72

Email Sofya
Solayide Adenuga

Solayide Adenuga (Africa)

+234.806.662.9088

Whatsapp: +234.806.662.9088

Email Solayide Adenuga
Taha

Taha (Pakistan)

+92-307-333-6878

Whatsapp: +92-307-333-6878

Skype: tshahid29

Email Taha
Valeria

Valeria (Latin America)

+57 310 7880364

Whatsapp: +57 310 7880364

Email Valeria
Vicky

Vicky (North China)

+86-135-2182-7910

Wechat: vickychen7910

Email Vicky
Viraja

Viraja (South & West India)

+91 7028090894

Whatsapp: +91 7028090894

Skype: +91 7028090894

Email Viraja
After you receive the electronic copy of your I-20, complete the following steps before booking your visa appointment:
  1. Schedule a free visa information and preparation session with your personal Enrollment Advisor.
  2. Check that the details on your I-20 are correct (including your date of birth) and make sure your name is the same as it appears on your passport.
  3. Prepare the documents you will need to take to the embassy when attending your visa interview.
After you complete the above steps, you should apply for your visa as soon as possible. It requires an interview with the US Embassy and can sometimes take several weeks to schedule.
    1. Complete your Visa Application.
    2. Pay your I-901 (SEVIS) fee.
    3. Visit usembassy.gov to learn more about scheduling your visa appointment, what to expect when you arrive, and the documentation you need to take with you.
    4. Notify your enrollment advisor of the date and embassy location of your visa appointment.
    5. Watch these videos to help you apply for your visa and prepare for your interview:

How to Apply for Your F-1 Student Visa

Other links that international students find useful:

You will need to complete and submit the following form(s) before your arrival:

  • Immunization Requirement: Complete the mandatory health and immunization requirements. Learn more here. Documentation submitted through patient portal. TB testing required upon arrival:
  • FERPA Disclosure Form: Complete this form prior to your arrival.
Pay in full two weeks before you arrive to avoid enrollment delays.
  • Flywire by Peer Transfer: Please visit Wyoming International’s Flywire portal to complete the transfer process. Please note that you cannot use a US credit card or US bank account to make your payment.

We are so excited for you to join us on the University of Wyoming campus!

Once you book your flights, you must fill out the student arrival form. If your family is joining you, you must also complete the family arrival form. Please make sure to enter detailed travel and arrival information so that the on-campus team can trace your travel progress.

To ensure a smooth transition to your new home, plan to arrive on or before the official move-in day for spring 2024, which is January 11, 2024. Airport pickup is available at the Laramie Regional Airport (LAR) to campus, and will be provided to students that arrive on business days during the week of January 8 through 12, 2024.

If you choose to make Denver International Airport (DIA) your final flight destination, you will have to arrange for an airport shuttle that will take you from DIA to Laramie UW Washakie at the University of Wyoming. Denver International Airport is about two and a half hours from Laramie, Wyoming via shuttle service. Here is a link to the Groome shuttle transportation service. One-way shuttle fee is approx. $85.00: groometransportation.com
Share your shuttle transportation information with your Student Success Coordinator.

Students arriving in Laramie before Monday, January 8, 2024, will not be able to move into the residence halls until Monday, January 8, 2024 and will have to arrange a hotel at their own expense or must have off- campus housing accommodations prepared. Transportation will not be provided to bring students from the hotel to campus to move in, thus it is the students’ responsibility to arrange transportation to come to campus for move-in. All additional days in the residence halls before move-in day will be charged to the student at a per night rate.

However, early arrivals are optional and require that the student has submitted their arrival details, at least, three weeks prior to move-in date (mhoferm1@uwyo.edu) in order to secure accommodation in the dorms during the week of move-in date. Early arrivals are encouraged to communicate with the Managing Director of Wyoming International in advance (mhoferm1@uwyo.edu).

Late arrivals after the start of class must be approved by the Managing Director before departure to the United States. An unapproved arrival after the start of class can result in a denial of entry to the United States at initial port of entry (airport).

HOTEL
ADDRESS/CONTACT
AMENITIES
2229 Grand Avenue
Laramie, WY 82070

(307) 745-5500

  • 15% off rate (Friends and Family of UofW rate)
  • A 4 minute drive, 15 minute walk from campus
  • Free airport pick up (Laramie airport) and area shuttle
  • Grocery/convenience store on site
  • Hot breakfast (additional cost- $11.95)
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Complimentary High Speed Wireless Internet
  • Laundry service available
  • Swimming pool
  • Fitness facility
  • Must be 18 or older to check-in.
    1673 Centennial Drive
    Laramie, WY 82070

    (307) 460-2100

    • 15% off rate (Friends and Family of UofW rate)
    • Less than a 8 minute drive, 30 minute walk from central campus
    • Breakfast included
    • Complimentary Parking
    • Complimentary High Speed Wireless Internet
    • Laundry service available
    • Swimming pool and hot tub
    • Fitness facility
    • Must be 18 or older to check-in.

      Move-in dates

      For all application and payment deadlines as well as move-in and program start dates, please visit the Important Dates page.

      We are looking forward to meeting you in person!

      Official Transcripts

      All incoming Wyoming International students are required to submit official transcripts in-person, electronically, or by physical mail prior to or upon arrival to campus. If your transcript is not issued in English, you will need to bring an official English translation.

      In-Person:

      Bring transcripts to on-campus orientation. Make sure they are sealed in an envelope with a school stamp

      By Mail:

      Hard copy transcripts can be sent directly to the university by mail in a sealed envelope with adhesive to:

      UW Admissions
      1000 E. University Avenue, Dept. 3435
      Laramie, WY 82071

      Electronically:

      If your school uses the following electronic transcript services they will be considered official:

      • Credentials Solutions
      • National Student Clearing House
      • eScrip-Safe
      • Scoir

      Note: If your transcript does not list the date of graduation, please also bring proof of graduation from your secondary or post-secondary institution, such as a graduation certificate

      Check your email regularly, including your spam folder, and respond to your advisor to schedule an appointment for class registration.

      You’ve been admitted to the University of Wyoming, now comes the time for our Online International Pre-Arrival Orientation. In our Online orientation you will be given a brief overview of some important parts of campus, of immigration regulations, and more. The information in the Online orientation will help you as you prepare for your journey to the University!

      This online orientation is REQUIRED.
      Students who do not complete this online orientation prior to the start of classes will have a hold placed on their UW account which will prevent them from changing their spring classes or registering for summer or fall classes.

      There are many things to consider when preparing for university, let alone moving to a new country! To make your transition to the US easier, we’ve put together a list of everyday necessities.

      *LIST OF EVERYDAY NECESSITIES FOR SPRING STUDENT ARRIVALS*

      If you are arriving for the spring semester, you will be arriving in Laramie during winter season, which means that temperatures will be colder than you might be used to, and we want to make sure that you have what you need in order to stay comfortable and warm. Consider bringing the following items with you if you are arriving in January:

      Warm winter coat with a hood
      Warm winter boots with good traction
      Long-sleeve shirts and pullovers
      Wool hat
      Gloves
      Scarf
      Long underwear or stockings (I know this sounds funny, but you will love them!)
      Warm socks

      There are also plenty of shopping opportunities once you get here. However, you want to be in somewhat warm clothes when you arrive here in the Rocky Mountain region.

      Mandatory International Student Orientation is on Friday, January 12 from 8am-3pm. You will receive an orientation schedule once you arrive on campus. Orientation will help you successfully kick start your academic career and you will receive a full campus tour, get help to setup your student account, and hear important information about Laramie and its wonderful community.

      Our campus team will help you get connected with mobile phone services in the United States. Upon your arrival on campus, log onto the free university WIFI to use apps (e.g. WhatsApp) that allows you to connect you with your family at home and the campus team, if needed. Once you have settled in, the campus team will discuss best options for a mobile plan, SIM card, and other communication options that might be the best fit for you and your communication needs.

      Get Student Loans

      Mpower Financing and Prodigy Finance, in collaboration with Shorelight, provide flexible student loan plans for international students pursuing degrees at eligible US colleges and universities without the requirements of a cosigner, collateral, or US credit history. They also offer fixed-rate loans up to $100,000 with 1.5% in interest rate discounts.

      Easy Flight Bookings and Travel Discounts

      StudentUniverse in collaboration with Shorelight, provides exclusive student-only discounts on flights around the world. StudentUniverse has exclusive deals with airlines to get the lowest-possible airfare for international students. If your travel plans change, don’t worry – all purchases have 24-hour risk-free cancellation.

      StudentUniverse can be used to book not only your flight to campus, but also provides the best deals for Spring break and other travel. Use it to explore new cities like San Francisco or NYC, or book through them to go hiking in Yosemite National Park, or even when you fly home to visit family.

      Center for Academic Success

      A website with access to virtual tutors, career advisors, and online resources to help you throughout your university studies

      Do you need to improve your academic skills or study habits? Do you need help preparing for an exam or presentation? Are you confused about CPT/OPT or don’t even know what career field is best for you? Shorelight’s Center for Academic Success has friendly online academic skills and subject area tutors along with expert career advisors to help you with these questions and many more!

      Maybe you would also enjoy completing a short eLearning workshop at your own pace? Those are available, too, on topics ranging from Academic Integrity to How to Make American Friends—and everything in between! If you’re short on time, try one of the live or recorded webinars.

      Give your learning journey the support you need by signing up for a free account today! Here’s how:

      1. Click here or scan the QR code to find our Home page.

      2. Click the orange “Sign up now” button to request access.

      3. On the sign up form, type your given name and family name as you are registered at your university.

      4. Type any email address (personal or university, etc.). You will need to access your email to verify your address.

      5. Create a password with at least one special character and 6-50 characters total.

      6. Type your password again. Write it down or save it in your browser.

      7. Type the full name of your university, not just the abbreviation. Your status must be checked.

      8. Check the box to accept the Terms & Conditions (feel free to read those first).

      9. Optional: Sign up for our newsletter by checking the last box.

      10. Click the large orange button that says, “Start your learning journey.”

      11. You’ll be asked to verify your email address next. In your inbox, you’ll see two emails from us. Open them and click the link to verify your email address. Check your spam folder if you don’t see the two emails.

      12. You’ll receive an email within two business days to let you know that your account is approved (or if not, how to fix the problem).

      13. Return to the Home page linked above (or in the email) to log in when your account access has been approved.

      If you encounter any technical trouble, just use the Live Chat button at the bottom of our Home page.

      Career Premium

      Career Premium helps international students apply for remote internships and gain real-life work experience to boost their resumes.

      • Certificates and training: Attend online professional bootcamps before your virtual internship starts. Gain hands-on experience once you officially begin by contributing to projects alongside industry experts. If you are interested in certifications, Career Premium now offers unlimited access to training courses that lead to certification in Amazon Web Services, Java, Microsoft Azure, and Python, among many other in-demand skills.
      • Coaching and mentorship: Receive direct guidance from career coaches and industry experts on career exploration, skill training, and professional development.
      • Applying: Work on real-life projects for leading employers and build your portfolio. We work with more than 12,000 multinational companies that have unique projects for you to leverage your new skills, experience, and professional network to land your dream job.

      “The tutors are resourceful, and they really helped me while I was applying for internships. I certainly believe I will find a job after graduation.”—Shelley, hired at Tesla

      Important Dates

      Application Deadline:

      July 14, 2024

      I-20 Transfer Deadline:

      July 14, 2024

      Payment Deadline:

      August 1, 2024

      Move-in Date:

      August 15, 2024