Western is on a 342-acre campus in the small town setting of Rock Springs, Wyoming.
There are many activities and organizations for Western students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Western does not have fraternities or sororities.
Western has the Association of Non-Traditional Students (ANTS). In fact, more students participate in the Association of Non-Traditional Students (ANTS) than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Western include Spanish Club, Residence Hall Association, International Club and Veteran's Club.
Western students' favorite campus events are ASG Awards Event, Kick-off Day and International Night.
This table offers information on housing at Western.
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||No special consideration for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||No|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||17.3%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||558|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||324|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––|
Western offers on-campus housing. Students are not required to live on campus. First year students are given no special consideration for on-campus housing.
Most Western students live off campus. In 2022, 17.3% of undergrads at Western lived in some kind of on-campus housing. There are 558 spots available in on-campus housing for all 2,473 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 324 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 10% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Western offers coed housing.
At Western there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Western:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Basketball||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Western Wyoming Community College is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Western campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.
Western offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Western, take Interstate 80 to Rock Springs, WY. If you need to fly, book your flight to Rock Springs-Sweetwater County airport.
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