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On this page, you will find support services related to keeping families and parents involved in their student's college experience. The University of Wyoming offers a variety of resources to its students and wants families to be aware of these options as well.
Be sure to check out and register for UW Family Weekend (Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2023) for an opportunity to share in the UW experience with your student. Come join us for a great weekend, filled with great activities and great prizes -- including a chance for students to win free tuition for a semester! We would love to see as many families on campus as possible -- See you soon!
Parents and legal guardians serve as one of the most important parts of a student’s success in college. And while we are dedicated to providing as much support as possible to our students’ families, there are certain limitations, including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) that grants a college student over the age of 18 ownership of their educational records. This can be a difficult transition for some families, especially if their student is struggling academically.
In a nutshell, it means that a university official (advisor, instructor, residence life staff member, or student services provider) can only discuss your student’s academic record with you if your student has authorized us to do so. Your child can grant you access by filing a One-Time Authorization to Release Educational Record Information.
In the absence of a waiver, we are free to discuss policies and procedures, but we cannot share any information specific to your student. Your student will be the best provider of information about his or her academic performance which is why we highly encourage self-advocacy and open discussion between students and families.
Below are some helpful resources where you can direct your student if they need assistance in addressing academic support: