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Congratulations! You are well on your way to your first class at University of Idaho. There are just a few things to do before you can start. To help make your time here more productive and successful we've set up a to-do list to help you with those few things. Check back often to stay on track.

Start Here — Admitted 101

Setting up your Vandal accounts as soon as possible ensures that you will receive crucial information on important updates about financial aid, billing, housing, registration, deadlines and more.

Check your VandalWeb and VandalMail accounts frequently to make sure you don't miss important information.

VandalWeb allows you access to your transcripts, student account, add/drop class forms, registration and many other important items that are vital to your success at the University of Idaho.

VandalMail is the official email used by your professors, academic advisor and the different university departments to communicate important dates and information with you.

Duo Multifactor Authentication (MFA) provides extra protection for your account. You will be directed to enroll in Duo MFA when you set up your account.

If you have any questions or trouble along the way, you can contact OIT at 208-885-HELP (4357) or

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If you haven't already, make sure to file your FAFSA. It's the key to getting all the scholarships, grants and low-interest government loans you deserve.

It's free to apply! Enter U of I school code 001626 when filling out the application.

There are no income limits for FAFSA. Any eligible student can file.

Need help? Email for one-on-one, personalized help from a U of I Financial Aid Counselor.

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UIdaho Bound is our signature event for newly admitted students like you. Event dates are available in spring and summer on-campus in Moscow.

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All full-time, first-year students under 21 years of age are required to live on campus during their first year. When you confirm your living plan, you'll also confirm your dining plan option. Information about on-campus housing and how to reserve your room can be found here.

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New Student Orientation for fall is August 14-18, 2024. Get acquainted with campus, meet new friends and learn vital information about campus life and student activities.

NOTE: All new, full-time U of I undergraduates on the Moscow campus are automatically charged the $100 New Student Orientation fee.

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At University of Idaho, we all play a role in creating a safer and healthier campus community and supporting our Vandal family. The Voices for Change safety program for undergraduates will help you navigate challenging situations. Students will receive an email invitation in their VandalMail account detailing how to access Voices for Change.

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The English placement test is accessible here.

Freshman registration for Fall 2024 begins in spring. Keep an eye on your email, the Vandal Ready website and this page for more information and next steps.

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If you’ve decided to change your major or are unsure what major you indicated on your application for admission, please call the Admissions Office at 208-885-6326.

Next Steps — Steps for Success

Your VandalCard is your student ID for U of I. Request your card and have it mailed to you in three to five business days after the card is printed by selecting the “mail the card” option and entering your mailing address into the description field. You can also choose to pick it up in the Student Technology Center (TLC 128) if you are in Moscow, or if you are in Boise, at the Idaho Water Center 190 or College of Law Boise building.

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Skip the lines! Pre-order your books online from the VandalStore and have them waiting for you when you arrive in Moscow. You will receive an email when your order is ready to pick up. If you're attending classes in Boise, Coeur d'Alene or Idaho Falls you can order books from the VandalStore and have them shipped to your home address.

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The University of Idaho requires all full-time, fee-paying, degree-seeking undergraduate students enrolled in 12 or more credits and graduate/Law students enrolled in 9 or more credits to submit proof of health insurance as a condition of enrollment. Students subject to the requirement may choose to rely on personal health insurance or enroll in U of I's Student Health Insurance Program (SHIP). Personal health insurance must meet the minimum requirements or substantial compliance standards to qualify.

To submit information through VandalWeb:

  • Log in to VandalWeb using your NetID and password
  • Click on “Students Menu”
  • Click on "Student Health Insurance Menu"
  • Click on “Health Insurance Information Form”
  • Select term from the drop-down list
  • Complete form
  • Submit

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If you're bringing a vehicle to the Moscow campus, you'll need to buy a parking pass. Parking permits will be available for purchase for 2024-25 ONLINE ONLY starting at noon on Tuesday, July 9, 2024.

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Parking rules vary for our centers. Please check their websites to see if permits are available and what kind of parking pass you may need.

Go Beyond! Prepare and Explore

It's tough being in a new place. Get connected with student groups, university organizations and events going on in Moscow and at the university through social media.


 Share your experiences and learn about #UIdaho through pictures on Instagram.


 Stay up to date on the experiences you've had at #UIdaho through Facebook.


 Get the latest information about #UIdaho on X.


 Experience the action at University of Idaho, follow the UIdaho YouTube channel.

Tik Tok

 Follow @uidahovandals on TikTok.


 For more stories, connect with University of Idaho on LinkedIn.


 Connect with future Vandals by searching University of Idaho on ZeeMee.

Interested in following a certain group on campus? Find their Facebook or other social media options on the University of Idaho Social Media Directory.

U of I campus and Moscow are both easy to navigate and welcoming to students. Figure out where you need to go for classes and for fun.

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Not on the Moscow campus? Learn more about the center facilities and their communities

The beautiful campus is located in Moscow, Idaho, near the Idaho/Washington border. Getting here is easy:

Make hotel reservations for your family for the start of school. Accommodations fill up fast.

In addition to your personal and room items, be sure to bring your own office and school supplies. If you don’t have a computer, remember all students have free access to the 15+ computer labs on campus.

Pets (except fish) are not allowed in the residence halls. Halogen lamps and cooking equipment, other than microwaves (limited to 800 watts), also are not allowed in the residence halls. Microwave/refrigerator combination units are provided in all residence hall rooms.

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Join other future Vandals on Vandal Venture over the summer before your first year at University of Idaho. Meet your classmates while you explore Idaho on a rafting or hiking trip!

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Financial Aid Abounds

From scholarships to student work study, learn what's available.

Learn more about aid

International To-Do List

If you're an international student, you must review your to-do list with immigration check-in and other steps.

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Office of Admissions

Physical Address:
University of Idaho
Bruce M. Pitman Center
709 Deakin Avenue
Rm 135 
Moscow, ID 83844

Mailing Address:
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 4253 
Moscow, ID 83844-4253

Phone: 208-885-6326


Web: Office of Admissions

Physical Address:
University of Idaho Boise
322 E. Front St
Boise, ID 83702

Physical Address:
University of Idaho Coeur d'Alene
1031 N Academic Way
Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Physical Address:
University of Idaho, Idaho Falls
1776 Science Center Dr.
Suite 306
Idaho Falls, ID 83840