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Alternative Service Break

Travel to Ecuador, Nicaragua or the Philippines during winter break Dec. 27, 2016 to Jan. 9, 2017. Application deadline Sunday, Sept. 18. Apply for ASB

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Parent Orientation

Students and parents can learn their way around campus and discover the many opportunities at UI. Orientation events are Aug. 18-21. Register

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UI Retirees Association

UIRA has a membership of nearly 500 from every part of the University. Learn More

Courses & Labs

General Laboratory Information

Lectures and labs are separate courses. Students will get 3 credits and a grade for the lecture. If enrolled in a lab, students will get 1 credit and a separate grade for the lab. Labs are not necessarily required (check with your major advisor).

Lab Start Dates

The first lab of the semester is the second Tuesday of the semester.

  • Fall semester: When the semester begins on a Monday, the first Tuesday lab is 8 days later.
  • Spring semester: When the semester begins on a Wednesday, the first Tuesday lab is 13 days later. For Thursday Labs this is 15 days later.
  • Summer semester: Ask your instructor about the lab schedule; 14 total lab days are required (counting makeup).

Contact Information

For labs information contact the lab instructor (not the lecture instructor).

For general questions on lab policy, grading or attendance contact the department laboratory supervisor Jacob Turner (

Tutoring assistance information can be found at Academic Support & Access Programs.


Department of Physics

Physical Address:
Engineering-Physics Rm 311

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 0903
Moscow, ID 83844-0903

Phone: (208) 885-6380

Fax: (208) 885-4055

Web: Department of Physics