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Pre-Arrival and Orientation
Academics
Health & Immunization Requirements
Immigration
Job & Career Support
Scholarships & Finances
Housing & Dining
Student Clubs and Organizations & Fitness and Campus Recreation
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Pre-Arrival & Orientation

Fall 2024 Pre-Arrival Notification and Communication
Fall 2024 Orientation

Frequently Asked Questions

What If I Miss Orientation?

Orientation is an important and mandatory part of your preparation to attend the University of Wyoming. Missing Orientation will result in you missing very important information about your classes, required tasks, immigration regulations, and other helpful resources which may result in a delay in your registration, immigration violations that may impact your visa status, and other situations that might be hinder you to start the semester worry-free and prepared for your academic and personal success. If you have an urgent situation that requires you to miss orientation, please contact studentservices@uwyointernational.org
Otherwise, the Wyoming International Team will welcome you at the Orientation event!

How Does the Pick-Up Service Work?

We suggest that you fly to LAR-Laramie Regional Airport as we provide free pick-up service from the local regional airport and transport you to your residence hall, on-campus apartment, or off-campus housing arrangements during arrival week from August 12-16, 2024, provided that you submit your arrival form at least a week before the arrival week.

Students that make DIA-Denver International Airport their final flight destination, are only a few hours away from the University of Wyoming. Flying into Denver International Airport, you will be responsible to arrange for your own shuttle transportation from Denver to Laramie. Here is the shuttle information and link for making transportation arrangements. Select Washakie Hall for your drop-off location in Laramie when you fill out the shuttle reservation form online: Groome Airport Shuttle Transportation

In either case, you must enter your travel and arrival details in our Arrival Form to be welcomed by our on-campus team, and we are so excited about your arrival.

Make sure to fill out the Family Arrival Form if you have family traveling with you to Laramie.

Is It Possible to Arrive Early?

Students who are arriving on an F-1 Visa are permitted to arrive in the United States up to 30 days prior to the start of their program as listed on their form I-20. Please make sure you visit the Arrival Form to submit your arrival details.

If I Arrive Early, May I Move into My Housing Early?

For students that arrive in Laramie early during arrival week from August 12-16, 2024, we will make sure that their housing arrangements are set up so they can move and get settled in their new home. Students that arrive before August 12, 2024, will have to make hotel arrangements before they can move into campus housing on August 12, 2024. Here are hotel recommendations located near campus:

Mention that you are associated with the University of Wyoming when you check out and pay and you should receive a discount!

Will I need to Take an English Proficiency and/or Math Placement Exam?

Yes, every student coming to the University of Wyoming is required to complete both an English Proficiency Assessment and Math Placement Exam.

ENGLISH PROFICIENCY

All students must submit their required minimum scores with their application materials!

Accepted undergraduate minimum English Language Scores:

  • TOEFL 71
  • IELTS 6.0
  • Duolingo 100
  • iTEP 4.0

Accepted graduate minimum English Language Scores:

English Proficiency Scores for graduate students depend on the degree program, but most programs require a score of IELTS 6.5. Please consult with your advisor for definite score requirements.

MATH PLACEMENT EXAM

Undergraduate Freshmen Students have to take the Math Placement Exam and can take it prior to arrival or upon arrival on campus. They can also prepare themselves by visiting the Math Placement Exam Preparation page for information on preparing for the exam or just refreshing their math skills before the first day of class. Take your math placement exam prior to arrival on campus by accessing the online exam here: UWY Math Placement Exam.

When Will I Get My Class Schedule?

There are two options to register for classes:

1. We can connect you with your advisor before your arrival on campus:

If you have enough time before your scheduled travel, we can connect you with your advisor to arrange for a remote advising session either via e-mail or Zoom. You should then be able to register for classes. Please reach out to your Student Success Coordinator at studentservices@uwyointernational.org to learn more about your advisor and how to connect with them.

2. Class registration upon arrival on campus:

If you are not able to connect with your advisor before you arrive on campus, advising appointments and class schedules will be arranged upon arrival on campus. We will connect you with your advisor in person to go over your course scheduling details and you will receive all tools to register for your classes once you are here.

What Should I do if I am Having Trouble Logging Into my WyoWeb Account?
Depending on your location and whether you have virtually met with your advisor or not, you might not be able to login to your WyoWeb account before arrival on campus.
No worries though, once you are on campus, the Wyoming International Team will connect you with your advisor and once you have successfully registered for classes you should have full access to you WyoWeb account, including University of Wyoming e-mail box.

Welcome to Wyoming International at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming! We are very excited that you have decided to join us starting in Fall 2024!

Our Pre-Arrival Orientation is mandatory and will provide you with the opportunity to prepare yourself for an organized and smooth arrival and what to expect then you arrive in the United States and on campus. Please assure to register here for your International Student Pre-Arrival Orientation.

After being admitted to the University of Wyoming, you will receive pre-arrival emails from your Student Success Coordinator at Wyoming International to learn about how to prepare for your arrival and what else to expect when you arrive on the University of Wyoming campus. Make sure to check these e-mails since they contain important information about your arrival on campus and the mandatory in person International Student Orientation on campus here in Laramie.

Please complete the Arrival Form so you can understand the next steps you need to take prior to arriving in Laramie and your classes beginning this Fall semester.

If you have any questions, contact your Student Success Coordinator, Lena Sun, at studentservices@uwyointernational.org

You will be joining the mandatory UWY Orientation either on August 15 or August 22, 2024, depending on your arrival on campus. Both sessions start at 8am. More information regarding the Orientation Schedule will be shared with you after you arrival on campus.

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Academics

Fall 2024/ Spring 2025 Academic Calendar
Academic Advising
Find more information here:

As a University of Wyoming student, it is strongly recommended that you become familiar with the excellent academic advising support services. Please know that you have to connect with your advisor to register for classes.

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Health & Immunization Requirements

Immunization Requirements
UWY Student Health Center
UWY Counseling Services

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if I take the doses of a vaccine not approved in the USA?

If the vaccine is currently authorized for emergency use by either the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the World Health Organization (WHO), you will be considered fully vaccinated at UIC as long as you can provide documentation of vaccine receipt.
If the vaccine you take is not currently authorized for emergency use by either the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the World Health Organization, the CDC recommends you receive the full series of an FDA-approved vaccine. You can do so once you arrive in Laramie, as long as 28 have passed since your last dose of a non-WHO/non-FDA approved vaccine.

What if I am only able to get only a dose of vaccine in my home country? Can I come to the USA and take the second dose? Or will I be required to vaccinate again? Also, are there any health concerns regarding mixing vaccine types?

If you do choose to get one dose of a vaccine not available in the USA prior to departure and have to get another type of vaccine here, please know that there is good evidence that mixing vaccine types is safe. Some evidence regarding mixing the Pfizer/BioNTech and AstraZeneca vaccines were more likely to report side effects than those who received two doses of either vaccine, but all reported adverse reactions were short-lived, and there were no serious safety concerns or hospitalizations.
If the first dose you get in your home country is not currently authorized for emergency use by either the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the World Health Organization (WHO), the CDC recommends you receive the full series of an FDA-approved vaccine. You can do so once you arrive in Laramie, as long as 28 days have passed since your last dose of a non-WHO/non-FDA approved vaccine.

Will my insurance cover my vaccine if I get it in the USA?

It depends on the vaccine, but most common vaccines are covered, including MMR, flu, Tdap, pneumonia, hepatitis, and meningitis, if the student has student health insurance. The student must submit the costs to the insurance for reimbursement.
Students should not get an MMR in their home country 30 days or less before they arrive in the US, meaning that they should get the MMR vaccine upon arrival on campus.

Please refer to the UWY Site to review requirements for international students:
Health Information for International Students

Find more information here: https://www.uwyo.edu/shser/

Find more information here: https://www.uwyo.edu/shser/

Find more information here: https://www.uwyo.edu/ucc/

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Immigration

Immigration
Post Arrival Check-in with ISSS

During your stay in the United States in F-1 status, you are subject to many complex immigration law and regulations that relate to your legal status here.

The Office of International Students and Scholars (ISS) is available to assist you and answer your questions about your immigration status, but it is your responsibility to know and abide by the law in order to maintain valid legal status.

It is to your responsibility to make sure to maintain legal status throughout the duration of your stay in the United States.

Within 48 hours of your arrival, you will receive a Campus Check-In List via e-mail e-mail from ISS at UWGlobal@uwyo.edu. You must do all the items indicated on that list during your first days in Laramie to be checked in with all necessary offices and programs on campus. You will need these documents to fill out the list:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Form I-20 or DS-2019
  • Form I-94
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Job & Career Support

Career Support and Professional Certificates
Professional Certificates
UWY Career Support

Check out Shorelight Career Services and information, build a strong foundation of core skills that kick start your career. Explore ore here: https://shorelight.com/services/career/

Designed for computer science, engineering, and business students – earn the skills, certifications, and real-world experience to get hired after graduation. Find more information here: https://shorelight.com/landing/career-premium/

The University of Wyoming Career Center connects students and alumni with employers and faculty, building career readiness and preparation. Events and Job Fairs, plus In-person and Virtual help are available. Learn more here: https://www.uwyo.edu/aces/index.html

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Scholarships & Finances

Finances
UWY Scholarships

Pay your tuition and fees. This action is required, otherwise, there will be a hold on your student account and you will not be able to register for classes.

International Money Transfers:
Flywire by Peer Transfer for transfers from your home country, please visit Wyoming International’s Flywire Portal to complete the transfer process.

Transfers from an US Account:
Please note that you have to use PaySimple if your payment comes from an US account by visiting Wyoming International PaySimple.

Housing & Dining

Housing Options
Dining Options

Choosing where to live while studying for your degree is important – and indicating your accommodations preferences early is a required step in the enrollment process. Complete this Housing Preference Form and UWY International Housing Questionnaire if you have not done so already.

If you are living off-campus, please contact your Student Success Coordinator with your address information.

Even if plan to live off-campus, you can still get a dining card for meals on campus. Learn more about this here: On-Campus Meal Plans

Student Clubs and Organizations & Fitness and Campus Recreation

Student Clubs and Organizations
Fitness and Campus Recreation

The University of Wyoming has over 300 Student Clubs and Organizations, see more here: https://www.uwyo.edu/csil/student-orgs/index.html

Your student ID and membership with Half Acre Rec and Wellness Center gives you full access to the Half Acre Fitness Center, their indoor pool, a Basketball Court, and all drop-in fitness classes, amongst other fitness and wellness offers. Learn more here: https://www.uwyo.edu/rec/

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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.

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