Contact Us

Veterans Assistance

Veterans Assistance Office 
Email: veterans@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 2431
Moscow, ID 83844-2431
Phone: (208) 885-7989
Fax: (208) 885-9494

Dan Button
Veterans Advisor
Phone: (208) 885-7979
TLC, Room 232E
Email Dan Button

Scott Oplinger

Assistant Veterans Advisor
(at the Veterans Center)
Idaho Commons, Room 305
Phone: (208) 885-7989
Email Scott Oplinger


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Non-Traditional Student Orientation

Preparing to come to the University of Idaho for the First time? 

New Student Orientation for Non-Traditional Students is free, and it is a great way to learn more about U-Idaho and start the semester off right. 

  • Non-Traditional New Student Orientation will take place on August 22 and 24, 2013. 
  • You are also encouraged to attend any and all other New Student Orientation events in addition to the Non-Traditional Orientation events created just for you.
  • For students with children: child care will be available for the session on Saturday, August 23 at 2:00-5:00 pm in a room adjacent to the orientation presentation room. To sign up for the child care, please email orientation@uidaho.edu by August 8 and indicate your children’s ages, names and any disability accommodations needed.
  • Sign up for New Student Orientation Online.

  • Non-Traditional Student Orientation (August 21 and 23, 2014)
    (For students who are 24 or older, have dependents, are parents, have veteran’s status, and/or are married)
    Thursday, August 21, 2014

    9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    New Student Orientation Check In:

    Residence Hall Students:
    Check in at assigned residence hall.

    Steel House, On-Campus Apartment and Off-Campus students:
    Check in at Theophilus Tower Lawn

    Location is determined by living group

    6:45 p.m. Non-Traditional Student Orientation Group Meeting
    Meet your Orientation group and discuss upcoming NSO events                                                                                                                                                                                            

    TBA
    Saturday, August 23, 2014
    2-5 p.m. Non-Traditional Student Orientation
    This session is designed for students who are 24 or older, have dependents, are parents, have veteran’s status, and/or are married. We will discuss resources and strategies for being a successful student. Light refreshments will be served.

    For students with children: Staff from the UI Children's Center will provide child care for the session on Saturday, August 23 at 2:00-5:00 pm in a room adjacent to the orientation presentation room. To sign up for the child care, please email orientation@uidaho.edu by August 15 and indicate your children’s ages, names and any disability accommodations needed.
    Idaho Commons 1st floor, Whitewater Room
     Tuesday, August 26, 2014
    See below  Veterans and Dependents Orientation
    Meet with the Veterans Advisors and receive information and materials about veterans' services and support on campus and in the surrounding community. These sessions are in addition to the Non-Traditional Student Orientation held Saturday, August 23 from 2-5 p.m. Choose one of the sessions below; each of which is being offered at two different times. 

    Veterans Orientation
    Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTP) for GI Bill benefits and academic success.

    Dependents Orientation
    Information and keys to success for Post 9/11 GI Bill dependents receiving VA benefits and Chapter 35 DEA recipients.
    4th Floor, Commons Crest Room
     3-4 p.m. Veterans Orientation  4th Floor, Commons Crest Room
     4-5 p.m. Dependents Orientation
    4th Floor, Commons Crest Room
     5-6 p.m. Veterans Orientation
    4th Floor, Commons Crest Room
     6-7 p.m. Dependents Orientation 4th Floor, Commons Crest Room

    Please note that this schedule is subject to change. Students and parents will receive the final schedule when they arrive on campus and check in.

  • Veterans and Dependents Orientation
    Tuesday, August 26, 2014
    Time Event Place
     3-4 pm Veterans and Dependents Orientation
    Meet with the Veterans Advisors and receive information and materials about veterans' services and support on campus and in the surrounding community. These sessions are in addition to the Non-Traditional Student Orientation held Saturday, August 23 from 2-5 p.m.Choose one of the sessions below; each of which is being offered at two different times.
    4th Floor, Commons Crest Room
    4-5 pm Veterans Orientation:
    Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTP) for GI Bill benefits and academic success.
    4th Floor, Commons Crest Room
    5-6 pm Dependents Orientation
    Information and keys to success for Post 9/11 GI Bill dependents receiving VA benefits and Chapter 35 DEA recipients.
    4th Floor, Commons Crest Room
    6-7 pm Veterans Orientation:
    Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTP) for GI Bill benefits and academic success.
    4th Floor, Commons Crest Room

    Please note that this schedule is subject to change. Students and parents will receive the final schedule when they arrive on campus and check in.

             

What Does Non-Traditional Student Mean?

All Veterans are Non-Traditional Students.

There are a lot of new terms to get used to in transitioning from military life to college life. You will probably hear the term Non-Traditional Student from time to time. 

A Non-Traditional Student is an undergraduate student who answers yes to one or more of the following:
  • A veteran of the US armed forces
  • Older than 23
  • A Parent
  • Married
  • Attending the University after taking a break between high school and college
  • The primary caregiver of elderly parents
An estimated 20-40 percent of our undergraduate students at the University of Idaho are non-traditional students. The University of Idaho provides services and programs to help non-traditional students, keeping in mind that almost all non-traditional students are pursuing their education in addition to demands outside the classroom including families and work.