Phone: 208-885-6111
Toll-free: 88-88-UIDAHO
Fax: 208-885-9119
Student Union Building
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4264
Moscow, ID 83844-4264


Phone: 208-334-2999
Fax: 208-364-4035
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702


Coeur d'Alene

Phone: 208-667-2588
Toll-free: 888-208-2268
Fax: 208-664-1272
1031 N. Academic Way,
Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814


Idaho Falls

Phone: 208-282-7900
Fax: 208-282-7929
1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, ID 83402



As the Semester Begins

The following items were compiled by the Office of the Faculty Secretary, University of Idaho, for the information of the academic community and covered in more detail in the Faculty-Staff Handbook and/or General Catalog.

  • Only those students who are registered (names appear on the class roster) can be admitted to class. This does not include students who are on the wait-list. Wait-listed students can be admitted on a space-available basis only. Instructors must either sign a change of registration form or use the override function on VandalWeb to allow students to add their classes, see Faculty-Staff Handbook 4700 F-2 for occasional visitors. 
  • Instructors may drop students for non-attendance through the sixth business day following the start of the class (Catalog Regulation M-4). Students are responsible for notifying their instructors through the Registrar when extenuating circumstances not covered as an officially approved absence as defined in M-1 prevent their attendance during the first week of the semester. Instructors may drop students who have not attended class or laboratory meetings nor notified the instructor through the Registrar by the end of the sixth business day following the start of the class. Valid reasons for missing classes do not relieve the student of making up the work missed.
  • Students have the right to know the names of the instructors who will teach course sections. Departments must make information about adjustments in teaching assignments available to students, advisers, and deans whenever they occur (Catalog Regulation 0-7).
  • Students may electronically record lectures only with the consent of the instructor (Faculty-Staff Handbook 4700 F-7).
  • The scheduling of required class meetings at times other than those specified in the “Class Schedule” or authorized in the course description requires approval by the Provost’s Office (Faculty-Staff Handbook 4610). For additional provisions applicable to such irregular class meetings see Catalog Regulation O‑9-c.
  • At the first or second class session, instructors are to discuss course objectives, explain the grading system, including the extent to which grades are affected by attendance, and inform students of any authorized class meetings to be held at times other than those shown in the “Class Schedule” (Faculty-Staff Handbook 4700 B).
  • Instructors are available to students by appointment and at an appropriate number of office hours each week. A schedule of office hours is to be posted on or near each instructor's office door (Faculty-Staff Handbook 4310 C-2).
  • Requests for changes in classroom assignment must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office. Space assignment is based primarily upon the enrollment in the course (Faculty-Staff Handbook 4610 A-2).
  • In courses in which P (pass) grades are to be used, instructors must make the method of grading known at the beginning of the semester. Unless the course description carries the statement, “Graded P/F,” the instructor must make prior arrangements with the Registrar’s Office for such grading. For more information on P/F grading see Catalog Regulation E‑1-b. (Catalog Regulation B‑11 covers the “pass-fail option.”)
  • The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (“FERPA”), as amended, also known as the Buckley Amendment, is a Federal law that governs the confidentiality of student records. FERPA applies to the education records of persons who are or have been in attendance at the University of Idaho. With certain exceptions, education records are those records maintained by the University which are directly related to a student (Faculty-Staff Handbook 2600). Additional information about student records and FERPA can be found on the Registrar’s Office website.
  • The public posting of individual students' grades without the student's prior written consent (final, mid-semester, or on examinations, quizzes, projects, term papers, daily assignments, or any other academic work) violates the FERPA rights guaranteed to students. The same is true of leaving graded papers (for students to search through and find their own) in hallways, offices, etc. Instructors and other officers may post, or otherwise release, statistical summaries of, or individual student, grades when the individual students are neither identified nor identifiable without a non-obvious code or password.
  • Graduate students engaged in any activity requiring faculty or staff time and consultation, or the use of any university facilities, must register (e.g., in a directed study or in an appropriately numbered research course, 500, 599, or 600) for the number of credits appropriate to the effort expected of the student as well as the effort required of the faculty member.
  • A senior with a 3.00 GPA can register for 500 level courses in the regular manner. Courses will be placed on the undergraduate transcript.
  • Students who wish to have course(s) for a particular semester recorded on a transcript other than the primary transcript have until the end of the second week of the semester to file a Credit Reservation Request to have courses placed on the appropriate transcript (i.e., undergraduates wanting to have courses placed on graduate transcripts.)
  • Instructors should proctor examinations diligently and should investigate all cases of suspected or alleged academic dishonesty, including plagiarism, in their classes (Catalog Regulation O‑2).
  • Under the University of Idaho's charter, “no instruction either sectarian in religion or partisan in politics shall ever be allowed in any department of the university” (Faculty-Staff Handbook 4700 C).
  • Bicycling, Skateboarding, and Rollerblading is permitted on campus under the conditions outlined in University policy (Administrative Procedures Manual 35.35 G).
  • Emergencies:
    • Critical or Life-Threatening Emergencies (Call 911): Get to a place of safety and call 911 for immediate assistance. Follow the instructions of the emergency dispatcher.
    • After you have reported an emergency to the police, please report the incident to Moscow Campus UI Security at (208) 885-7054.
    • In case of an emergency affecting any campus facility: DAY - call the main Facilities Management telephone, (208) 885‑6246; NIGHT – call Moscow Campus UI Security dispatch at (208) 885-7054.
    • Additional information about emergency planning can be found on the Emergency Management website.
    • Obligation to report violent or threatening behavior: All members of the University community benefit by helping to maintain a safe working, living, and learning environment. In accordance with University policy, anyone having knowledge about threatening or violent behavior should report it to the appropriate university official immediately (911 for emergency or life threatening incidents) (Administrative Procedures Manual 95.33).
  • The University of Idaho does not purchase insurance to protect the property of employees or students and will not compensate the owners for loss of or damage to such items. The only exception is in a situation where the property is used in the normal course of an employee's job performance and the loss is clearly due to negligence on the part of the University of Idaho. Standard homeowner's insurance policies do not necessarily cover losses incurred at the owner's place of work. Employees who have their own property on campus should consult their insurance representatives about coverage for it (Administrative Procedures Manual 05.01 D-6).

Faculty-Staff Handbook 3205: In order to foster healthy professional relationships at all levels of the institution, it is the policy of the University of Idaho that no employee shall enter into or continue a romantic or sexual relationship with a student or employee over whom she or he exercises academic, administrative, supervisory, evaluative, counseling or other authority.

STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT - Faculty-Staff Handbook 2300: Students are expected to comply with all University policies and will be held accountable for their behavior from the time the University grants admission through the actual awarding of a degree (Faculty-Staff Handbook 2100 A). Students are strongly encouraged to read the below policies in the Faculty-Staff Handbook in their entirety (see below links). Any questions can be directed to the Dean of Students Office by calling (208) 885-6757 or emailing askjoe@uidaho.edu.

  • The Student and the University - Faculty-Staff Handbook 2100: The expansion of the jurisdiction of the Student Code of Conduct (see C) provides that disciplinary action may be taken for (1) violations of local ordinances, state or federal law; (2) on campus conduct that violates the Student Code of Conduct; and (3) off campus conduct that violates the Student Code of Conduct.
  • Statement of Student Rights - Faculty-Staff Handbook 2200
  • Student Code of Conduct - Faculty-Staff Handbook 2300
  • Amnesty Policy - Faculty-Staff Handbook 2310: The purpose of this policy is to remove any perceived barriers that may prevent a student from seeking medical attention during crisis situations for fear of disciplinary action by the University related to drug- or alcohol-related consumption. 
  • University Disciplinary Process for Alleged Violations of Student Code of Conduct - Faculty-Staff Handbook 2400.