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Student Involvement

Department of Student Involvement
University of Idaho
Commons 302
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 2535
Moscow, ID 83844-2535 
Phone: (208) 885-6331 
Fax: (208) 885-6944

Soph Slump FAQ Items

  • I hate my major, what do I do now?
  • I don't know what to do with my life.
    • Answer these questions:  What brings you the most joy? What makes you feel the most alive? Why do you wake up in the morning?
    • Get direction by identifying your values
    • Career Center advising.
  • I don't feel like doing anything and I'm always tired.
    • Eating and activity is the KEY, really, it's really important. Our campus dietitian  has some great tactics to share.
    • Have a Vandal Card? Get over to the  Student Recreation Center and shake, move, sweat, spin, sauna, zumba...whatever just move. 
    • Intramurals is a more competitive way to get active. 
  • I want different friends.
    • Find a student organization from more than 200 on our campus, or start your own. 
    • Volunteering brings lots of different people together for the common good.  
    • Say "hi" to someone new in a class. 
  • I never know what's going on.
    • University of Idaho's calendar is rad.  
    • Check your student planner. 
    • Look at a bulletin board there is one in each building, but you actually have to read them. 
    • Read the Argonaut
    • Come to the Idaho Commons 302. 

  • I'm homesick.
    It's okay, we know adjusting to a new place is tough. Maybe this whole college thing was a lot different than you expected. Here are a couple things to try.
    • Get out of your room: go to a Vandal Entertainment event, scope your living group for others who have an xbox, study in the Commons or downtown Moscow.  
    • Limit Facebook or Skype, or phone calls with folks from home. It might sound weird but if all you do is spend time with people somewhere else it's likely you'll continue to feel homesick. 
    •  As you make an effort to get out and talk with others allow yourself a couple bad days, then focus on challenging yourself to build connections with others. 
    • If you can't kick the feeling, you can set up a meet to chat with folks from our Counseling and Testing Center
  • I need money.
    Where's the money at?!

    • Some leadership positions are paid, check out options here
    • Check out the listing of on or off campus jobs with Student Financial Aid
    • Go visit Student Financial Aid in the Student Union Building to make sure your FAFSA is up to date.