University of Wyoming students facing internet difficulties to access online courses can utilize Wi-Fi in parking lots of UW Extension offices across the state.
Parking lot Wi-Fi is being offered in 14 counties and the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Extension director Kelly Crane said Wi-Fi access in parking areas is often provided through cooperative agreements with county commissioners. UW closed its Laramie campus to the public in mid-March following spring break and required all courses be offered online due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“Our students with limited connectivity are mostly able to access email, but not videos, both synchronous and asynchronous (recorded),” said Warrie Means, associate dean and director of the Office of Academic and Student Programs in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. “Of course, some have limited or no cellular service.”
The Wi-Fi and contact information is available by going to http://www.uwyo.edu/uwe and clicking on the “UW Extension Parking Lot Wi-Fi Availability” link under “UW Extension during COVID-19.”
Access to extension facilities is restricted due to COVID-19 mitigation measures, and students will not be able to access extension offices or other facilities.
“If students have questions or require a password for Wi-Fi access, they are encouraged to call the respective county extension office, or e-mail the UW Extension county coordinator listed,” said Crane. “UW Extension is happy to support our students.”
For specific information on how COVID 19 is affecting UW and for resources for students, staff and faculty, see http://www.uwyo.edu/shser/corona-virus.html.
County, contact information, location, and if a password is required:
Big Horn County – Gretchen Gasvoda-Kelso, [email protected], 307-568-4160, 208 S. 5th
Converse County – Leah Roberts, [email protected], 307-358-2417, 1839 Madora Ave., Suite
Fremont County /Lander – Alex Malcolm, [email protected], 307-332-2363, 130 Eugene
St., password required
Fremont County/Riverton – Alex Malcolm, [email protected], 307-857-3654, 814 S.
Federal Blvd., password required
Goshen County – Megan Brittingham, [email protected], 307-532-2436, 4516 U.S. Highway
Hot Springs County – Barton Stam, [email protected], 307-864-3421, 328 Arapahoe,
Laramie County – Julie Daniels, [email protected], 307-633-4383, available via LCCC, 1400
E. College Dr., Pathfinder Building, Cheyenne
Lincoln County/Afton – Shar Perry, [email protected], 307-885-3132, 150 S.
Lincoln County/Kemmerer – [email protected], 307-828-4091, 215 Hwy. 233
Niobrara County – Denise Smith, [email protected], 307-334-3534, 4080 U.S. Highway 20,
Platte County – Stacy Buchholz, [email protected], 307-322-3667, 57 Antelope Gap Rd.,
Sublette County – Megan Smith, [email protected], 307-367-4380, 9660 Hwy. 191, Pinedale
Sweetwater County – Marty Henry, [email protected], 307-352-6775, 2500 College Dr., via
WWCC, Rock Springs
Teton County – Mary Martin, [email protected], 307-733-3087, 255 West Deloney,
Uinta County – Bridger Feuz, [email protected], 307-783-0570, 228 9th St., Evanston,
Washakie County – Amber Armajo, [email protected], 307-347-3431, 1200 Culbertson Ave.,
Wind River Reservation – Amanda Hitshew-Small, [email protected], 307-332-2135, Frank
Wise Building 3 Ethete Rd., Fort Washakie