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Campus Locations

Physical Address:
Bruce M. Pitman Center
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4264
Moscow, ID 83844-4264
info@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu

Phone: 208-885-6111

Fax: 208-885-9119

Directions

Physical Address:
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702
boise@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu/boise

Phone: 208-334-2999

Fax: 208-364-4035

Directions

Physical Address:
1031 N. Academic Way, 
Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
cdactr@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu/cda

Phone: 208-667-2588

Fax: 208-664-1272

Directions

Physical Address:
1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
ui-if@uidaho.edu
uidaho.edu/idaho-falls

Phone: 208-757-5450

Fax: 208-757-5494

Directions

Vandal Welcome Events

Vandal Welcome Logo

 

Vandal Welcome begins Thursday, Aug. 22. This is the chance to move in, settle in after Greek recruitment and attend events with other incoming students and families. All Vandal Welcome events have been crafted to deliver important information and help students arrive on campus. The Orientation Programming office and Department of Student Involvement are both available to help. Enjoy these next few days and weeks, this is the beginning of a new adventure!

It is an expectation that all first-year students attend programming Aug. 22-25. Any events after Aug. 25 are open to all and dependent on class schedules. Attend as you’re able, we’d love to see you there.

International Student Orientation, 8:30 a.m.- 5:15 p.m.

Orientation activities for new international students.

  • Bruce M. Pitman Center International Ballroom

Vandal Welcome Check-In, 8:30 a.m. through 3:00 p.m.

Check-in for Vandal Welcome and receive event materials and giveaways. Fraternity & Sorority Life and off campus students can check in at the Theophilus Tower Lawn, and Residence Hall students will be able to check in when they receive their room keys.

  • Check-in at the Tower Lawn, and assigned Residence Halls.

Move-In Day, 8:30 a.m. through 3:30 p.m.

  • Check-in between the Tower and Tower unloading lot.

Convocation, 4-5 p.m.

  • ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center

Vandal Welcome Meet Up, 8:30 p.m.

All new first year students come meet your Orientation Leader and learn more about upcoming programs.

  • Theophilus Tower Lawn

Late Night at the Rec., 9-11 p.m.

Games, food, and fun! Meet other students, explore the Rec Center, and choose from dozens of activities including climbing, Zumba, dodgeball, volleyball, and basketball. Be sure to wear athletic shoes! Hosted by Campus Recreation.

Orientation Group Meetup, 9 a.m.

Meet up with your Vandal Welcome Group and discuss the day.

  • Administration Lawn

Session 1, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

  • Group A - Vandals in the Know, Bruce M. Pitman Center
  • Group B - Diversity & Inclusion: The Vandal Way, Memorial Gym

Session 2, 11 a.m.-noon

  • Group A - Diversity & Inclusion: The Vandal Way, Memorial Gym
  • Group B - Vandals in the Know, Bruce M. Pitman Center

University Lunch, Noon-1:15 p.m.

Enjoy lunch with your Orientation group, family and new friends!

  • Idaho Commons Plaza

College Meetings, 1:30-4 p.m.

Your Orientation Leader will walk you to your academic college meetings. Get any last-minute questions answered before classes start on Monday.

  • Various locations

Ice Cream Social with Advising Services, 4 p.m.

Meet up with your family after a long day, get ice cream, and hang out with Joe Vandal. Advising staff and Orientation Leaders will be there to help you find your family!

  • Commons Plaza

Meetup for the Soccer Game, 6:45 p.m.

Not sure how to get into the game? Your Orientation Leader will walk you over and show you the ropes!

  • Commons Plaza

Women's Soccer vs. Boise State, 7 p.m.

  • ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center

SYNC, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Serving Your New Community (SYNC) is the first and largest volunteer event of the year. SYNC provides an opportunity for incoming students to connect to their new community through a variety of service opportunities. Hosted by the Center for Volunteerism & Social Action and the Department of Student Involvement. Free and open to all.

  • Session 1 participants check-in at 8 a.m. on the Theophilus Tower Lawn
  • Session 2 participants check-in at noon on the Tower Lawn

Palousafest, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Palousafest is the premier welcome back event on campus. Each year 3,000-5,000 new students, returning students and community members attend this street fair to browse hundreds of student organizations, campus departments and local businesses and non-profits and find out how to get involved with the Palouse community. Hosted by the Department of Student Involvement. Free and open to all.

  • Tower Lawn and 6th Street between Line and Rayburn streets

Screen on the Green, 8:45-11 p.m.

Free, family-friendly summer film series showing Captain Marvel. Hosted by the Department of Student Involvement and Vandal Welcome. Free and open to all.

  • Tower Lawn

Classroom Finder, 1-3 p.m.

Wondering where some of your classes are for Monday? Let a campus expert show you. Orientation Leaders will be available to show you to your classrooms across campus! Groups will leave every 20-30 minutes.

  • Idaho Commons Plaza

Vandal Walk and President's Welcome Barbecue, 4-6 p.m.

Learn the Fight Song and be in the incoming class “I” formation photo. The first 1000 new students receive a Vandal Game Day T-shirt; students who have completed 15 traditions from the Tradition Keepers book will receive their pins. The university president will then lead you through campus to the Administration Lawn where faculty and staff will be waiting to serve you dinner. This is your official Vandal Walk into campus.

  • Start in the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center and end at the Administration Lawn

LGBTQA Ice Cream Social, 6:30 p.m.

Join the LGBTQA Office for the LGBTQA Ice Cream Social. Come out and meet new students, make friends, and learn more about the LGBTQA Office. All are welcome!

  • Idaho Commons Food Court

First Day of School Pictures, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Whether it’s your first day of college or the last first day of your academic career, come strike a pose and take a picture to send to your family! Hosted by the Interfraternity Council and the Department of Student Involvement. Free and open to all.

  • Idaho Commons Plaza

GlowRage Paint U Paint Party, 8-10 p.m.

Dance and get blasted with gallons of colorful, neon glow paint during this high-energy party hosted by Vandal Entertainment, the Residence Hall Association, and Fraternity & Sorority Life. Free to University of Idaho students.

  • Theophilus Tower Lawn

Student Spotlight with Two Point Oh, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

High energy rock n’ roll with powerhouse vocals. Hosted by Vandal Entertainment. Free and open to all.

  • Idaho Commons Plaza

Moscow Food Tour, 3:30-5 p.m.

This walking tour will introduce you to all the places to eat on campus, and some of the highlights on Main Street. Come ready to get your steps in and talk about food! Hosted by the Global Student Success Program.

  • Memorial Gym 111

Trivia Night, 8-9 p.m.

Test your knowledge of Moscow and the University of Idaho and win prizes! Hosted by Vandal Entertainment, the Homecoming Committee, and Moscow Chamber of Commerce. Free and open to all.

  • ASUI Vandal Student Lounge

Therapy Dogs, 9-11:30 a.m.

Come relax, unwind and de-stress with therapy dogs from Palouse Paws. Drop-in any time during the session as your schedule allows. Hosted by Vandal Health Education.

  • ASUI Vandal Student Lounge

Student Spotlight with Hayden Newland, Noon-1 p.m.

Mellow instrumentals and beats through acoustic covers and original songs. Hosted by Vandal Entertainment. Free and open to all.

  • Idaho Commons Plaza

Moscow Mountain Hike, 4:30 p.m.

Cost is $5, limited space is available. Sign-up at the Outdoor Program Office located in the Student Recreation Center.  Vandal Welcome Hours Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday 11a.m. - 6 p.m., and Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Hosted by the Outdoor Program.

Cereal & Board Games, 8:30-10:30 p.m.

Play games, eat cereal, and meet your new student body representatives. Hosted by Vandal Entertainment, the Residence Hall Association, and ASUI. Free to University of Idaho students.

  • The Hub (Wallace Residence Center)

Student Spotlight with Geno, 11:30 a.m. through 12:30 p.m.

Original songs and covers on ukulele. Hosted by Vandal Entertainment. Free and open to all.

  • Idaho Commons Plaza

Smoothie Demo, 12-1 p.m.

Meet the Campus Dietitian and learn how to make simple and healthy smoothies on your own. Free samples and recipes provided. Hosted by Vandal Health Education.

  • ASUI Vandal Student Lounge

Cornhole Tournament, 5-8 p.m.

Sign up at the Student Recreation Center by Wednesday for the Vandal Welcome/Intramural Sport Cornhole Tournament. Hosted by Recreation and Wellbeing. Free and open to all.


FEMFest, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

This annual tabling fair celebrates Women's Equality Day. Hosted by the Women's Center. Free and open to all.

  • Idaho Commons Plaza

Women’s Soccer vs. Oregon Tech, 5 p.m.

  • ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center

Women’s Volleyball vs. California Baptist University, 7 p.m.

  • Memorial Gym

Screen on the Green, 8:45 p.m.

Free, family-friendly summer film series showing The Hustle. Hosted by the Department of Student Involvement and Residence Hall Association. Free and open to all.

  • Theophilus Tower Lawn

Intramural Sand Volleyball, starting 10 a.m.

Looking for something for the Labor Day Weekend and you are on campus? Sign up for the Intramural Sand Volleyball tournament. There are Men’s, Women’s and Co-Rec 4-on-4 Sand Volleyball divisions. Drop by the Student Recreation Center and fill out an entry by Thursday, Aug. 29. Hosted by Recreation and Wellbeing.

  • Student Rec Center

Women's Volleyball vs. Cal State Fullerton, 12:30 p.m.

  • Memorial Gym

Women's Volleyball vs. University of Illinois at Chicago, 7 p.m.

  • Mem Gym

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Campus Locations

Physical Address:
Bruce M. Pitman Center
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4264
Moscow, ID 83844-4264
info@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu

Phone: 208-885-6111

Fax: 208-885-9119

Directions

Physical Address:
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702
boise@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu/boise

Phone: 208-334-2999

Fax: 208-364-4035

Directions

Physical Address:
1031 N. Academic Way, 
Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
cdactr@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu/cda

Phone: 208-667-2588

Fax: 208-664-1272

Directions

Physical Address:
1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
ui-if@uidaho.edu
uidaho.edu/idaho-falls

Phone: 208-757-5450

Fax: 208-757-5494

Directions

Campus Locations

Physical Address:
Bruce M. Pitman Center
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4264
Moscow, ID 83844-4264
info@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu

Phone: 208-885-6111

Fax: 208-885-9119

Directions

Physical Address:
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702
boise@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu/boise

Phone: 208-334-2999

Fax: 208-364-4035

Directions

Physical Address:
1031 N. Academic Way, 
Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
cdactr@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu/cda

Phone: 208-667-2588

Fax: 208-664-1272

Directions

Physical Address:
1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
ui-if@uidaho.edu
uidaho.edu/idaho-falls

Phone: 208-757-5450

Fax: 208-757-5494

Directions