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Orientation Programming
phone: (208) 885-6757
fax: (208) 885-9494
Teaching and Learning Center
Room 232
875 Perimeter Dr.
MS 2431
Moscow, ID 83844-2431

Students are greeted by Joe Vandal as they arrive for orientation at the University of Idaho

Focus On Success: First Year Transition

Focus on Success: First Year Transition is a program available to first-year students in Fall semester. It is an excellent way to begin your college career. You will make new friends, learn your way around campus, and find out about all of the services available to UI Vandals.

This extended orientation program is designed to help you be a success from the moment you arrive on campus. You will be part of a small group of students, led by your experienced peer facilitator, who will introduce you to the university and guide you through your first eight weeks of the semester.

How does it work?
This one-credit, eight-week, graded course will guide you through a variety of activities to set you up for success as a new student.  By the end of the eight weeks, students will have developed a college success plan with long and short-term goals.    

Who can sign up? 
Focus on Success: First Year Transition is designed for students directly from high school who would like additional support and a leg up on campus resources an opportunities. The program emphasizes a cross section of freshman with class sizes between 15-20 students.

Focus on Success: Freshman Transition is listed as INTR 101, sections 14, 15, and 16. Class size is limited to 20 students. If the first section is full please go to the next section offered.

Section 14
Mondays & Wednesdays,
12:30-1:20 pm

Section 15
Mondays & Wednesdays,
1:30-2:20 pm

Section 16
Tuesdays & Thursdays,
12:30-1:20 pm