Orientation Information and Important Steps for all New Students

Mauris at tempor urna. Praesent at est at mauris semper congue. Sed eu tincidunt orci. Curabitur ac justo tempus, facilisis nibh ac, maximus orci. Cras facilisis iaculis lacus non blandit. Quisque non sapien et leo efficitur eleifend et sed risus. Praesent et dui enim. Praesent tristique id est et suscipit. Vivamus a mauris orci. Mauris a ultrices ligula. Fusce lobortis, velit vel porttitor suscipit, lacus augue faucibus ipsum, ac laoreet lectus tortor et arcu. Donec pharetra eros a tincidunt tincidunt. Duis ut placerat magna. Aliquam interdum erat libero, vitae molestie urna rhoncus sit amet. Cras luctus vulputate odio id eleifend. Nunc tempor molestie consequat.

pants and maybe boots

Mauris at tempor urna. Praesent at est at mauris semper congue. Sed eu tincidunt orci. Curabitur ac justo tempus, facilisis nibh ac, maximus orci. Cras facilisis iaculis lacus non blandit. Quisque non sapien et leo efficitur eleifend et sed risus. Praesent et dui enim. Praesent tristique id est et suscipit. Vivamus a mauris orci. Mauris a ultrices ligula. Fusce lobortis, velit vel porttitor suscipit, lacus augue faucibus ipsum, ac laoreet lectus tortor et arcu. Donec pharetra eros a tincidunt tincidunt. Duis ut placerat magna. Aliquam interdum erat libero, vitae molestie urna rhoncus sit amet. Cras luctus vulputate odio id eleifend. Nunc tempor molestie consequat.

Wyoming Catholic is committed to fostering a community whose love for the True, the Good, and the Beautiful permeates every aspect of life on campus.  Our campus code of conduct strives to reflect that love in relation to the demands of our unique intellectual program and the formation which we strive to offer our students.  We are proud of attracting the caliber of student who shares this dedication to our community and its customs as a part of his or her own character development.

Specific guidelines that our students follow are covered in greater detail below, and clearly spelled out in our Student Handbook.  They include a zero-tolerance policy for the misuse of drugs and alcohol, a business professional dress code for academic and liturgical events, an evening curfew, and a technology policy emphasizing the value of personal, rather than virtual, interaction.  Further, students are effectively made the stewards of this vision for our community, both by the emphasis placed on personal responsibility and the opportunity for students to serve as residence life staff.

I have received my copy of the 2022-2023 Wyoming Catholic College Student Handbook. I know that I am responsible for adhering to all of the policies and procedures contained in this Student Handbook and I agree to follow all of the policies and procedures contained in the student code of conduct. I also understand that if I violate the policies and procedures contained in the Student Handbook that I will receive the appropriate consequences. To complete this waiver, please follow this link.

 

 

Guns & Weapons

Students are permitted to bring guns to campus with the provision that they are stored with the College according to its policies. All students who wish to bring firearms to school must declare them to the designated college staff member and must receive the permission of the Academic Dean. Students are then able to check their firearm out for hunting or recreational use during the school year. However, students may not conceal carry on campus. Knives are also permitted on campus if the blade is less than six inches in length.

Students who choose to bring a firearm to campus must fill out this waiver

Cellphone Storage

Students may not have either a cell phone or internet-capable device (i.e., an iPod touch) on their person while school year is in session. These devices are stored with the Office of Student Life and may be checked out over academic breaks or times of travel, including outdoor trips when appropriate. For a greater explanation visit our page on the Technology Policy.

Students who choose to bring a cellphone to campus must fill out this waiver

Photo Release for Students

Over the Age of 18 and Under the Age of 18 

 

Wyoming Catholic College requires that students carry health insurance for the duration of their enrollment. It is the responsibility of the student to verify with his/her insurance provider that wilderness and backpacking trips are covered under their plan. Please do not delay in obtaining coverage. A student who does not have health insurance coverage on the date of arrival cannot participate in the freshmen expedition. The College requires a copy of your health insurance card. Please bring it with you to check-in and we will make a copy of it. It is our experience that students do not always have their insurance card with them or know where it is when they need to go to the doctor. By having a copy of your insurance card on file, the Registrar can fax or email this information to your medical provider to expedite treatment. If you are a member of a medical cost sharing organization, we need a copy of a card or other documentation that verifies membership. If you are covered under the military, we need a copy of the ID card for you or the appropriate parent. Supplemental insurance policies such as Adventure Advocates and AFLAC cannot be substituted for medical insurance.

All mail (including packages) should be sent to:

Student Name
c/o Wyoming Catholic College
306 Main Street
Lander, WY 82520

Students may send packages ahead of their arrival date. Students will have a mailbox in the Baldwin Building. Mail is not delivered on weekends or when the administration office is closed. Please do not use Saturday delivery as the office is closed and mail is not delivered to the College. If there is an emergency situation and it is necessary to use Saturday delivery, please notify the business office in advance so arrangements can be made for delivery of your letter or package to the student.

For Horsemanship, we recommend that you find a heeled cowboy boot. The purpose of a heeled cowboy boot is to allow your foot to fit comfortably in a stirrup. A slick sole allows your foot to slide in and out of the stirrup, and the heel prevents your foot from sliding through. A boot with height protects and supports your ankle. Good brands of boots include Ariat, Tony Llama, and Durango. You will also need a pair of boot cut, dark wash jeans. We encourage you to add two inches to the normal length of jeans that you wear because short jeans tend to ride up, especially on longer rides. We also encourage several long sleeved shirts to protect your arms from brush, sun, and other elements. Your clothes for riding should be form-fitting as loose-fitting clothing may spook your horse. For winter, you will want to have wool socks and light gloves that allow your fingers to easily move. You will not be able to ride well with mittens. You may want to have a scarf for the cold days. During your search for boots, jeans and other items you are welcome to contact Lorine Sheehan, horsemanship instructor (lorine.sheehan@wyomingcatholic.edu)

Computer

Students are welcome to bring a personal computer (and if they have one, a printer) for writing papers. The College does have a small computer lab available for students who do not have personal computers. Computers and personal tablets may not be used for social media, video entertainment, or communication (other than email).

Clothing

Lander winters can be relatively mild. Still, be prepared for some chilly (below-freezing) weather in the middle of winter. This is four-season country; clothing for summer heat and winter cold is needed. To assist you with packing and shopping for appropriate clothing, please read the documentation about the dress code which will be sent out by the Student Life Office.

School Supplies

Simply put, you need something to write with and something to write on. If any specialty supplies are needed for a course they will be provided. You should have a sturdy book bag or backpack in order to carry your books and supplies to and from classes. While a laptop is encouraged for writing essays and email correspondence, the use of such devices in the classroom is not permitted. An exception for this policy can be made at the explicit discretion of the professor.

Cars and Bike

Since Lander is a relatively small town, students will be able to walk to various campus locations and local businesses. However, some students prefer a faster mode of transportation. Students are free to bring a car to campus. Wyoming law requires that all drivers carry proof of insurance. The College’s insurance policy does not cover student vehicles. Bike racks are available at residence halls and classroom buildings. Students must provide their own locks and security devices and are encouraged to use them.  Students should also register their bikes with the local police department so as to help them in the event of a theft.

 

Students are expected to dine together in the cafeteria for main meals. Students can make alternate arrangements to obtain food supplies for weekend hiking and camping trips. The Food Service Director makes reasonable efforts to accommodate student food allergies. Our dining service currently offers dairy-free, gluten-free and vegetarian options to students at all meals. In order to better understand the nature and scope of student dietary requirements, a doctor’s note is required for any accommodations. The note should contain a detailed list of the student’s food allergies and intolerances. This note should be submitted to the Director of Student Life who will coordinate such issues with the Food Service Director. The Food Service Director will endeavor to offer alternative choices for students with special dietary needs. The College offers low-gluten hosts at liturgical celebrations for people with wheat allergies or intolerances.

Below are the dates for the airport shuttles during the 2023-2024 Academic Year as well as information regarding deadlines for making reservations.  Please note, this schedule is subject to updates as needed, so, if you are a parent, please ensure that your email on file with the school is one you actively use; students will be updated only via their school email as well as in person announcements. To reserve a seat on a shuttle for all shuttles please go to: https://wyomingcatholic.edu/fee-payment/
For the initial freshman shuttle, please use the travel form that has been sent out via email by our registrar.  Please also note that for any parent who is accompanying their child on the freshmen shuttle to Lander, there is no return shuttle to the airport for parents. For questions regarding the Freshmen Shuttle on July 25th, please email Shuttle@wyomingcatholic.edu
Salt Lake City Airport (SLC) Shuttles
Salt Lake City Airport shuttle requests must be made two months in advance of the shuttle date.
Salt Lake City to Lander (Beginning of Fall Semester)
  • July 25th (Tuesday) (Freshmen and Parents ONLY) (Free)
  • August 6th (Sunday) (Wilderness First Responders Course Participants Shuttle) ($60)
  • August 18th (Friday) (Start of Classes Shuttle) ($60)
The above shuttles will leave Salt Lake City for Lander by 5:00pm, so please make sure your flight lands by 4:00pm.
Lander to Salt Lake City (End of Fall Semester)
  • December 16th (Saturday) ($60)
Please schedule your flights leaving from Salt Lake City for after noon.
Salt Lake City to Lander (Beginning of Spring Semester)
  • January 4th (Thursday) (Freshmen and Winter Trip Leaders ) ($60)
  • January 12th (Friday) (Beginning of Spring Semester) ($60)
As with the fall semester returning shuttles, the above shuttles will leave Salt Lake City for Lander by 5:00pm, so please make sure your flight lands by 4:00pm.
Lander to Salt Lake City (End of Spring Semester)
  • May 14th (Tuesday) ($60)

Please schedule your flights leaving from Salt Lake City for after noon.

There will be a second shuttle for Leader Week participants, but the exact date is still being determined in conjunction with the Outdoor Leadership Program.

Riverton Airport (RIW) Shuttles
We can take a student to or from Riverton anytime (excepting Nov. 1st, Nov. 23rd, Dec. 8th, Dec. 18th through Jan. 3rd, and March 29th through 31st) so long as we have a week’s notice. As much as we would like to offer shuttles to non-students, we do not offer shuttles to non-students.  The Riverton Airport shuttles will only be free for students if they are not missing any class days as a result of their traveling. If one is planning on missing any class days, the student should make arrangements with their professors and the Academic Dean in addition to scheduling a shuttle, which will cost $20.

Freshmen Onboarding Team

Madeleine Trull

Director of Admissions

Jennifer Westman

Registrar

Christina Bolin

Director of Financial Aid

Lucas Preble, Ed.D.

Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

Karl Eby

Leadership Program Development Coordinator

April Pendleton

Director of Business Office

Elizabeth Rensch

Residential Life Coordinator

Joseph Fredriksson

Residential Life Coordinator

Hotels

Holiday Inn Express WCC Recommendation307-332-4005 1002 N 11th Sthttp://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress
Travelodge Inn at Lander 307-332-2847260 Grand View Dr www.theinnatlander.com
Pronghorn Lodge 307-332-3940 150 E Main St www.pronghornlodge.com
Frontier Lodge 307-332-2300 808 Main St www.frontierlodgelander.com
The Mill House 307-349-9254 125 Main St www.millhouselander.com

RV PARKS/CAMPING

Sleeping Bear RV Park & Campground307-332-5159 715 E Main St (near Holy Rosary) www.sleepingbearrvpark.com
Twin Pines RV Park & Campground 307-332-4008 7345 Hwy 789 (approx 8 miles out of town) www.twinpinesrvpark.com
Pioneer RV Park 307-332-0155 186 Sunflower (outskirts of town) www.pioneerrv.com
City Park (three day limit)405 Fremont St. https://windriver.org/venue/lander_city_park_public_campground-10/