Spring

Spring 2015 | To-Do List

Spring semester classes begin January 14, 2015.  Soon, you’ll be packing your belongings and heading to your new home at the University of Idaho. To help you make the most of the time between now and then, we’ve provided this checklist of important things to do before you arrive on campus. Click on the items listed below to learn more about each of your to-dos and check back frequently for new additions to the list.

Your To-Do List

  • 1. Set up your Vandal accounts.

    Setting up your Vandal accounts as soon as possible ensures that you will receive crucial information on important updates about financial aid, billing, housing, registration, deadlines and more.


    Be sure to check your VandalWeb and VandalMail accounts frequently to make sure you don't miss important information.


    VandalWeb is important because it allows you access to your transcripts, student account, add/drop class forms, registration and many other important items that will help with your success at the University of Idaho.


    VandalMail is important because it is the official email used by your professors, academic advisor, and the different university departments to communicate important dates and information with you.


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  • 2. Explore your on-campus housing options.

    All first year students are required to live on campus, as on-campus living is proven to help you succeed. So, if you haven’t already, check out the many great housing options on our beautiful residential campus. Choose from our residence halls, Greek houses, or the women’s co-op, Steel House

    Apartments and Family Housing options are available for students who meet certain criteria.


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  • 3. Note important financial dates.
    Be aware of these important dates and deadlines:

    Early January – You will receive your University bill that includes charges for tuition & fees, residence hall & meal plan charges for on-campus housing and health insurance. Note: health insurance may be waived if you are covered under another policy. Financial aid and scholarship awards that have been accepted on VandalWeb will be included if you are enrolled half-time (6 credits undergraduate/5 credits graduate) for Stafford loans and full-time (12 credits undergraduate/9 credits graduate) for scholarships and grants.

    January 2 – Be sure to authorize direct deposit on VandalWeb by this date so that the earliest disbursement of financial aid residual funds can be deposited into your checking or savings account. Financial aid awards are first applied to university charges. Residual funds are then released to students for books, living expenses, etc.

    January 4 – Residual funds will be deposited into your bank on or near this estimated date. Watch your VandalMail for a notice from Student Accounts to let you know the status of your residual funds.

    January 15 (first day of classes) – All semester tuition, fees, residence hall & meal plan charges for on-campus housing, and health insurance must be paid at the Student Accounts Office, on VandalWeb, or through the mail. Monthly payment plans are available through Student Accounts.

    January 23 – Financial aid will be adjusted at 5PM to reflect the number of credits for which you are enrolled. Loans require half-time enrollment (6 credits). Most scholarships, work study, Perkins, and SEOG require full-time enrollment (12 credits).
  • 3. Plan your travel and family lodging.

    If you’re driving to campus, plan your route to and around campus. Directions and maps are available.

    Spokane International Airport, a 1.5-hour drive from Moscow, is the closest major airport (shuttle service is available).

    Regional airports include the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport and Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport. Greyhound and Northwestern Trailways both provide bus service to Moscow.


    Make hotel reservations for your family for the start of school. Accommodations fill up fast!

  • 4. Send all final, official transcripts to the Office of Admissions.
    First Year Students: Place an early request with your high school to mail us a transcript after graduation. We will need a final transcript showing your graduation date.

    Transfers: If you have finished all of your classes at a college or university, be sure we have an official transcript from that school showing all of your classes and final grades. If you are still enrolled in college classes, place an early request with the Registrar’s Office to have a transcript mailed to us once you have completed all of your classes and final grades have been posted.

    Send transcripts to:
    Office of Admissions
    University of Idaho
    875 Perimeter Dr
    MS 4264
    Moscow, ID 83844-4264
  • 5. Prepare your computer.

    Planning on bringing your own computer to campus? Have a PDA or Smart Phone? Information Technology Services (ITS) has recommendations to help you prepare for technology use on campus. The best part - these items can be accomplished even before you arrive at U-Idaho.


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  • 6. Connect and stay updated with the university thru social media.
    Its tough being in a new place. Get connected with student groups, university organizations and events going on in Moscow and at the university thru social media. 

    Instagram 
    Share your experiences and learn about #UIdaho through pictures on Instagram


    Facebook
    Stay up to date on the experiences you've had at #UIdaho through Facebook

     
    Twitter
    Get the latest information about #UIdaho on Twitter

     
    Youtube
    Experience the action at the University of Idaho, follow the UIdaho YouTube channel.

     

    Interested in following a certain group on campus? Find their Facebook or other social media options on the University of Idaho Social Media Directory.