Session FAQ

What do I bring to Boys' State?

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When and where is Boys' State? 

Boys' State begins on Sunday, June 9, 2024, and concludes on Saturday, June 15, 2024. The program is held at the University of Wyoming in Laramie. Transportation may be arranged by your local American Legion Post.

What if I need to leave early?

Only delegates who are prepared to remain for the entire program should apply. In order to receive the full benefits of the Boys' State program, you must participate in all scheduled events and exercises. Diplomas are awarded on Saturday morning and the program usually ends by 10:00 a.m. Delegates are then released for their return home.

Are there accommodations made for those with special needs?

The University of Wyoming is handicap accessible and Boys' State welcomes delegates with special needs. You will be responsible for your own medications, but you should make the Boys' State Staff aware of any special dietary requirements and conditions that may require preparation or exempt you from certain activities.

How much does it cost? 

Your local American Legion Post or local sponsor provides your registration fees, meals and transportation. The delegates are responsible for a $50 registration fee assessed at the time you register. Your Boys' State T-shirt is provided at registration. You may wish to bring spending money.

Is there a dress code? 

Casual attire is acceptable for most Boys' State activities. Jeans, t-shirts and sneakers are suitable for most events. Shorts and tank tops may be worn during free periods and during athletic events and morning stretch exercises. Business attire (suit and tie) is appropriate for Cheyenne Day.

What do I need for Cheyenne Day?

On Friday, Boys' State Delegates will be the honored guests at the State Capitol in Cheyenne. You will need to wear dress pants, a dress shirt, a tie, and dress shoes for this event. Dress coats may be worn, but are not required.

Are visitors allowed at Boys’ State? 

Your family may visit campus at any time during Boys' State, however, delegates are not allowed to leave the campus or interrupt their schedule when visitors are present. Family and friends are invited to inauguration.

How many delegates attend Boys' State and how are they selected? 

Boys' State Delegate numbers range from 100 to 200 young men of good character from nearly every high school in Wyoming, who have successfully completed their junior year. Delegates are selected by the local American Legion Posts, based on academic achievement, community and school involvement, and an interest in government. Application information may be obtained from the student guidance office at school or from the Wyoming Boys' State website.

Are home-school students eligible? 

Home-school students are eligible, as long as they have completed their junior year of high school and have at least one semester remaining in high school. Even though the student is schooled at home, he must have a transcript or equal to validate his education.

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