Parents are important partners in their student's success. The Dean of Students Office can help provide you with information and tools to mentor and guide your student through transitioning from high school to college, through learning to balance study and college activities, to learning interviewing and resume skills at the career center when it is time to prepare for the next step after university. There are many services and opportunities available to students.
Are you a new Vandal Parent helping your student prepare to come to the University of Idaho for the first time? Sign up for Parent orientation
and sign your student up for New Student Orientation
Want to keep up on all that is happening on campus? Sign up for the Vandal Parent Newsletter, written by Bruce Pitman, Dean of Students.
Take a look at the University of Idaho Parent's Guide website with information about special weekends like homecoming, Dads' Weekend and Moms Weekend.
Holiday Break Bus
The Dean of Students Office offers a Holiday Break Bus for Thanksgiving break, winter break and spring break that takes students to destinations in southern Idaho and a bus that travels to the Portland, Oregon area and makes stops in between. Find out how to sign up your student for the Holiday Break Bus.
Counseling and Testing Center
Learn about services available to your student. The Counseling and Testing Center offers students access to a wide range of counseling services, resources, and referrals. Many students experience a variety of difficulties including stress, depression, anxiety, and relationship problems during their college years, and find that it is helpful to discuss their personal, educational, or career concerns with a professional. The CTC provides a supportive and confidential environment for students to explore their concerns and learn new skills to deal more effectively with problems that may be interfering with their personal well-being and academic goals.
2013: April 19-21
2013 is Nov 1-3
2013 Sept 22-29 (football game on Sept. 28)
Moms' Weekend 2014: April 4-6, 2014
Help your student keep track of the deadlines for adding and dropping courses by keeping up on the Registrar's
list of dates and deadlines
If there is a service you are looking for that you can't find, or if you have questions, don't hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (208) 885-6757.