University of Wyoming
Located in the adventerous town of Laramie in southeast Wyoming, the University of Wyoming is the state’s one and only four year university. That means that everywhere you go, you will see the well known Steamboat logo as well as the iconic brown and gold color palette adorning fans statewide. The University of Wyoming (UW) is home to the aptly named Cowboys and Cowgirls and is a world-class educational institution known for breakthrougs in engineering, agriculture, business as well as environment and natural resource studies.
UW is home to 17 highly competitive Division I men’s and women’s sports teams. Fans and visitors can take in the game in UW’s state-of-the-art and iconic venues including War Memorial Stadium and the Arena-Auditorium. On a fall game day in Laramie, War Memorial Stadium can quickly become the 4th most populated place in the state with a capacity of 29,181.
The best way to experience the University of Wyoming is to visit in the fall when the town comes alive with the colors of autumn, excited students, events downtown and crisp afternoon football games. Tour the sprawling and beautiful campus with a visit to the Marian H Rochelle Gateway center that feautres a robust and interactive history display of the university and Wyoming. Then you can attend a Friday night farmers market downtown (July-September) and stroll through local shops, visit the Brown and Gold outlet to gear up for a game a get ready to cheer “Go WYO” for the cowboys and cowgirls.
In addition to the University of Wyoming, the state boasts eight top-notch community colleges statewide including: Laramie County Community College (Cheyenne), Northwest College (Powell), Northern Wyoming Community College (Sheridan), Western Wyoming Community College (Rock Springs & Green River), Casper College (Casper), Eastern Wyoming Community College (Torrington), Central Wyoming Comminity College (Riverton) and Gillette College (Gillette).