TYPICAL WEEKEND HANGOUTS
A typical weekend varies greatly from person to person, as well as what time of year it is. When the weather is nice, you’ll often see people going to Cheyenne, Fort Collins, Denver, or even back home on the weekends. Once the cold weather and snow comes, it’s a little more difficult to leave town. Snow enthusiasts will usually be found at Snowy Range tearing up the mountain on the weekends. Those that are over 21, can usually be found downtown during the school year. The bar scene drastically dies off during summer, breaks, and crazy cold nights.
*Picture compliments of author*
WHAT DO STUDENTS DO WITH FREE TIME DURING THE WEEK?
There are many activities to partake in throughout the week. Wednesday’s are 18+ night at the Cowboy Bar and Saloon. You can go country swing dance, until midnight when the hip-hop music begins. Keep up with events happening in the Union as well. There are always fun activities going on, as well as movie nights.
BEST LOCAL BARS/CLUBS
The nice part about Laramie being a small town, is the bars are quite close to each other. It’s easy to go to several bars in a night, without worrying about rides in between. No matter what bar you start at, all roads lead to the Buck. The Buckhorn Bar is, well, something everyone has to experience once. Everyone shows up at “Buck-thirty” otherwise known as 12:30. Once you’re there you’ll hear people getting “Buck-nasty” and if you go upstairs to the parlor, make sure on the way down you don’t do the “Buck-roll.” The Buck is a whole nother world of its own. It’s somewhere no of us brag about going to, yet we always end up there.
SOCIAL EVENTS ON CAMPUS FOR STUDENT WHO AREN’T INTERESTED IN GOING OUT:
Check the bulletin boards in the Union (pictured above) to see what’s going on. There’s always something going on to help give students safe alternatives for going out. For freshmen living in the dorms, get a group of friends together and play board games or watch a movie in your floors fishbowl. The front desk of your hall even has games you can borrow for the night.
ADVICE FOR UNDERCLASSMEN LOOKING TO EXPAND THEIR SOCIAL CIRCLES:
“Swing dance club and club sports are a great way to make friends! Also don't be afraid to hang out in the fishbowls!” - Rebekah C. (Senior)
“Talk to people you wouldn't normally talk to, make connections that you'll keep forever and don't always pick one certain crowd to follow. Be yourself.” - Mickayla W. (Sophomore)
“Be yourself. If you aren't yourself you will hang out with people you hate and be miserable. My freshman year I acted a certain way to impress people who I didn't even end up liking. Being yourself helps you find friends who are more like you is so much better than being ‘popular.’” - Anonymous (Junior)
“Go to functions on campus and planned by other students. It's important to support each other.” - Anonymous (Grad student)