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International Programs

Shawn Greenfield
phone: (208) 885-4599
fax: (208) 885-2859
sgreenfield@uidaho.edu

International Programs
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1250
Moscow, ID 83844-1250
1-88-88-UIDAHO

Asian students on campus with a bike

Orientation Schedule

The International Programs Office (IPO) welcomes you to the University of Idaho!

Spring 2014 International Student Orientation Schedule
January 9, 10, 13 & 14

Please be at all scheduled events on time. Use free time to meet with advisors, take placement tests, register for classes, and pay fees.
  • Thursday, August 22, 2013
    *Bring your I-20 or DS-2019, Passport, Visa, I-94 card and Job Offer or Assistantship Letter if they have not been copied yet*

    Time  Event  Location   
    8:00 am -
    12:00 pm 
    Graduate Teaching Assistants Only:
    All new TA’s are required to be in assistantship training with College of Graduate Studies. Room to be announced. REQUIRED FOR TA's ONLY.
    To Be Announced  Required for TAs Only 
    10:00 am  New International Student Orientation Check-in:  Please arrive on-time! 
    Bring your passport, I-20/Ds-2019, visa, Job Offer, Assistantship Letter.
    SUB Ballroom
    Required
    10:30 am  Round Table Resources Session:
    Learn about resources available to you in small group sessions so that you can ask questions. 
    SUB Ballroom  Required 
    11:00 am

    International Student Lunch:  
    Come enjoy a buffet style meal from the universities best chefs!  You will be met at the door for a Lunch Pass.  Free for new students only. 

    Bob's Diner in Wallace Residence Hall
    Helpful
    12:00 pm  All international Students Check In:
    Please arrive on-time!
     
    Bring your Passport, I-20/Ds-2019, visa, Job Offer, Assistantship Letter.
    SUB Ballroom
    Required
    12:45 pm  International Student Success Info Series Featuring: 
    IPO Director Susie Bender, Importance of Maintaining Status, Immigration Information, and Academics in the U.S.
    SUB Ballroom
    Required
    5:00 pm
    Shopping trip to Wal-Mart:
    Buy everything you need to get set up in your new room or apartment in one place!  Van's will leave from IPO and return to IPO.
     IPO Front Desk
     Helpful
     6:30 pm
    International Welcome Dinner:
    Enjoy a variety of food made for you by members of the community.  If you have requested a Friendship Family, you may be able to meet them at the dinner. 
    Shattuck Arboretum (Behind the Tennis Courts)
     FUN
  • Friday, August 23, 2013
    *Bring your I-20 or DS-2019, Passport, Visa, I-94 card and Job Offer or Assistantship Letter if it was not copied on a previous orientation day.* 

    Time  Event  Location   
    8:30 am
    University Convocation:
    The UI President will officially welcome you to campus. Keynote speaker Rayce Bird will address the UI community. 
    Kibbie Dome  Required 
    1:00 pm Social Security Session (Must attend if you wish to get a job or license): 
    • If you have a job offer (assistantship or other on campus work), you can apply for a Social Security Number (SSN). You must bring a job offer letter (required for SSN) and all of your entry documents (Passport, Visa, I-94 (print from www.cbp.gov/i94), and I-20 or DS-2019).
    SUB Ballroom  Required 
     
    •  If you do not have a job offer and wish to get a driver’s license or cell phone, then you will need to apply for a Letter of Denial from Social Security.  You must bring all of your entry documents (Passport, Visa, I-94 (Print from www.cbp.gov/i94), and I-20 or DS-2019).
     SUB Ballroom
     
    1:00 pm  Human Resources:  
    If you have a job offer (assistantship or other on-campus work that is not with Dining Services), you can fill out your Employment paperwork today. Learn about the next steps in your Employment Authorization and speak with Human Resources representatives if you have any questions.
    SUB Ballroom  Helpful
    1:00 pm  Table Fair:
    Representatives from local banks, community resources and campus representatives will be available to answer your questions and help you with settling in to Moscow.
    SUB Ballroom  Helpful 
  • Saturday, August 24, 2013
    Time  Event  Location   
    9:00 am -
    12:30 pm 
    New Student Service Project:
    Attend your very first service project and participate in tree planting, watershed restoration, park care, elementary school repairs, public library maintenance, and much more! This is an excellent way to get to know other new students and your new city.
    Meet on the Theophilus Tower Lawn  FUN
    12:30 -
    2:00 pm 
    Diversity, Equity, and Community Barbeque:
    Stop by and get acquainted with the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA), Native American Student Center (NASC), College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP), LGBTQA Office, Women’s Center, multicultural student leaders, UI staff and faculty. The BBQ is free and open to all. Students will have the opportunity to win great prizes.
    The Shattuck Amphitheater  FUN
    5:30 pm  Palousafest:
    Campus and community information fair, games, prizes, food, live music. 
    Theophilus Tower Lawn and Sixth Street FUN
  • Thursday, January 9, 2014
    Time  Event  Location   
    Any Time Open Move-In to Residence Halls:  
    Move from the hotels to the Residence on this day. Vandal Student ID card needed.
    Housing Office Helpful 
    9:00 - 11:00 am IPO assisted Move-In:
    Vans are provided only to those moving from hotel to UI Residences. Please be ready at the hotel by 9:00 am.  Remember to check out of your hotel by check-out time so you don't get charged extra fees.  You need Vandal ID card to move into your room.  
    Hotel Lobby  
    2:00 pm Shopping Trip to Wal-Mart:
    Buy everything you need to get set up in your new room or apartment in one place!  Van's will leave from IPO and return to IPO.
    IPO  
  • Friday, January 10, 2014
    Time  Event  Location   
    9:30 am Housing Tour:
    Living on Campus or undecided?  Learn about UI Residence Halls and take a housing tour so you know of your choices for living on campus.  Remember all new freshman must live in the residence halls for the first year.
    Housing Office Wallace 2nd Floor  Helpful 
    11:30 am International Student Lunch:
    Come enjoy a buffet style meal from the universities best chefs! Staff and volunteers will be there to meet you.  Free for new students only.

    Bob's Diner in Wallace Residence (or meet at IPO if you need direction) 
    Helpful
    12:30 pm  All International Students Check In:  
    Please arrive on-time!  Bring your Passport, I-20/Ds-2019, visa, Job Offer, Assistantship Letter. 
    SUB Ballroom Required for Exchange Students 
    1:15 pm
    IPO Programming:  
    Learn what programs/events/activities IPO offers to help you acculturate and enjoy your time here in the U.S.
    SUB Ballroom Helpful
    1:50 pm
    US Culture and Customs: 
    Get firsthand knowledge of some culture difference between your country and the U.S.
    SUB Ballroom Helpful 
    2:40 pm International Student Success Info Series Featuring:
    Driver's Licensing, ASUI, Career Center, Credit Evaluation, Greek life, TAAP, SRC.
    SUB Ballroom Helpful
    4:15 pm
    Library Tour:
    Meet at the Reference Desk at the Library.  Learn how to utilize the many resources of the biggest library in Idaho.
     Library
    Helpful 
    4:15 pm Campus Tour:
    Get a tour of our beautiful campus.  Not only will you learn building locations for classes and resources, you will also learn some interesting facts and history about the U of I.
    Leave from SUB Ballroom (Links)   
    4:30 - 6:30 pm  Campus Recreation Sports and Sandwich Social:
    The Student Rec. Center is hosting a social for you to learn about the different sports leagues and fitness programs on campus as well as socialize with your new friends from orientation, pals some games (basketball, table tennis/ping pong, soccer, etc. SUB sandwiches will be provided).
    Student Recreation Center  
  • Tuesday, August 20, 2013
    *Bring your I-20 or DS-2019, Passport, Visa, I-94 card and Job Offer or Assistantship Letter*

    Time  Event Location   
    8:30 am  New International Student Orientation Check-in:
    Please arrive on time! Bring your Passport, I-20/Ds-2019, Visa, Job Offer, Assistantship Letter.
    SUB Ballroom  Required 
    9:00 am  IPO Welcome:
    We are so excited to have you here. Be sure to let us know if there is anything we can do to make your time here even better.
    SUB Ballroom  Required 
    9:15 pm  International Student Success Series Information:
    Class Registration, Paying fee, Campus Safety, etc.
    SUB Ballroom  Required 
    10:20 pm  Round Table Resources Session: 
    Learn about resources available to you in small group sessions.
    SUB Ballroom  Required 
    12:00 pm  International Student Lunch:  
    Come enjoy a buffet style meal from the universities best chefs! You will be met at the door for a Lunch Pass. Free for new students only. 
    Bob's Diner in Wallace Residence Hall  Helpful 
    1:00 pm  All International Students Check In:
    Please arrive on-time! Bring your Passport, I-20/Ds-2019, visa, Job Offer, Assistantship Letter.
    SUB Ballroom  Required 
    1:45 pm  International Student Success Info Series Featuring:
    Career Center, International Enrichment Programs, Driver’s Licensing, Health Care and More 
    SUB Ballroom  Required 
    3:00 pm  Adjusting to life in the U.S. and the UI:
    Our Staff will share knowledge and experience of U.S. culture and customs. Join this session to get prepared for your life in America! 
    SUB Ballroom  Required 
    5:30 pm  Bowling Night:
    Join the IPO and others for a fun night of bowling, food and drinks! Leave from the IPO Office at LLC.
    IPO Front Desk  Fun