University of Idaho Parents and students moving into the residence halls

Parent To-Do List

Congratulations on your student’s acceptance to the University of Idaho! This is an exciting time for your family. The below information and resources for Vandal parents will help make the transition to college life a positive experience for both you and your son or daughter.

  • 1. Explore the Vandal Parents' website.

    Find helpful information on visiting campus, financial aid, important dates during the academic year, networking with other parents and much more.

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  • 2. Familiarize yourself with our student support services.

    If at any point you see your son or daughter struggling, you'll be able to quickly help them and direct them to the appropriate resource.

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  • 3. Sign up for the Vandal parent newsletter.

    Keep informed and join over 3,000 families who subscribe to the Vandal Parent Newsletter and take advantage of a newsletter from the Dean of Students to parents keeping you informed about campus life, events and important deadlines.

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  • 4. Watch the Dean of Students message of advice for you.
  • 5. Mark your calendars for Dads' or Moms' Weekend.
  • 6. Empower your student.

    It's very important that your student complete his/her to-do list as well. Please encourage them to do so. Remember, now is an opportune time to begin empowering them to navigate the university for themselves. Pretty soon they will be here without you and will need to know how to use resources. Please encourage them to complete the list; please don't do it for them.

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