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Veterans Assistance

Veterans Assistance Office 
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 232B
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.

  • Non-Traditional Student Orientation (August 22 and 24, 2013)
    (For students who are 24 or older, have dependents, are parents, have veteran’s status, and/or are married)
    Thursday, August 22, 2013

    9 a.m. - 6 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 the Living Learning Communities Information Desk Area.

    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                                                                                                                                                                                            

    Idaho Commons 1st Floor, Food Court
    Saturday, August 24, 2013
    2-4 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.

    Idaho Commons 1st floor, Whitewater Room
    4-5 p.m. Veteran Student Orientation
    Meet with Dan Button, the Veterans Advisor, and learn about how veterans’ services and support on campus and in the surrounding community.

    Idaho Commons 1st floor, Whitewater 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.