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New Student FAQs

We are glad that you have chosen to join us as a new undergraduate student! Part of our job here at the Academic Advising is to connect students with the appropriate campus resources.

Once a new student has been admitted to the University the next step is to be advised by an academic advisor. You will need to prepare for advising. Academic advisors are assigned by major. (Note: if you have changed your mind about what you plan to major in, you can contact Undergraduate Admissions up until the first day of classes to request a change.) Each department has a contact person to help students reach their advisors. Check out the Find Your Advisor.

Once a new student has met or spoken with his or her advisor, the advisor will remove the advisor hold/registration block and the student will be able to login to VandalWeb and register for classes. There are instructions for using VandalWeb registration available if you need some help.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions are available on our website, but if you need more help, just contact the Academic Advising Center. You may also visit the websites for:

Each office has specific information and answers to frequently asked questions in their areas. You may also visit for scholarship information; this is not a University of Idaho site but it can assist with answering some scholarship questions.

Important time-sensitive information about financial aid, orientation, and other student issues will be sent to your VandalMail account. It is important that you activate your VandalMail account right away. For more information about activating your VandalMail account, download this instruction sheet.

There are a number of things that new student will need to do to ensure a smooth transition to campus. We have a checklist to help you keep track of some of these important steps in planning your enrollment.

If you have other questions please contact the Academic Advising Office.

Again, welcome to the University of Idaho! We are glad you chose to be a Vandal!

Contact Us

Physical Address:
Idaho Student Union Building 306

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 2436
Moscow, ID 83844-2436

Phone: 208-885-6300

Fax: 208-885-9494