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New Student Orientation Schedule

Are you an international student? View the International Student Orientation Schedule.

Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023

2 p.m. — Vandal Men's Basketball Game
ICCU Arena
On campus early? Join us to cheer on the Vandal Men’s Basketball Team as they take on Portland State University. Admission is Free to University of Idaho students.

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Monday, Jan. 9, 2023

9:30 a.m. – New Student Orientation Check-In
Pitman Center International Ballroom Lobby, 2nd Floor
Get your orientation schedule and Vandal swag bag.

10:30 a.m. – Welcome
Pitman Center International Ballroom
Let us officially welcome you to campus and the start of the semester.

10:45 p.m. – Vandals in the Know
Pitman Center International Ballroom
The U of I cares about your health and well-being. Vandals in the Know is an opportunity for students to learn about the various health and wellness resources across campus and find out about the academic and non-academic resources available to support you during your academic journey. Let’s make the most out of your college experience! Join us and learn about the safe, comfortable, and non-judgmental spaces where we can talk about the good times, the challenges, and the unique experiences you’ll have at the University of Idaho.

Noon to 1 p.m. – Lunch & Resource Panel Q & A
Pitman Center International Ballroom
Enjoy lunch while listening to a panel of U of I staff, faculty and current students answer all your questions.

1:30 p.m. – Diversity & Inclusion
Pitman Center International Ballroom
Hear from representatives from the Office of Equity and Diversity on access and inclusion on the U of I campus.

2:45 p.m. - Meet your Academic College
Various Campus Locations
Meet up with staff and faculty from your academic colleges to learn more about the resources available to you.

4 p.m. – Department of Student Involvement Hot Chocolate Bar & Tumbler Decorating
Pitman Center Vandal Ballroom
Decorate a beverage tumbler and learn more about how you can get involved on campus and make the most of your Idaho experience! Hot Chocolate & snacks will be provided.

Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023

8:30 a.m. – Check-in
Pitman Center Tribal Lounge
Get your orientation schedule and Vandal swag bag if you didn't check in on Monday.

8:30 a.m. Breakfast with Vandal Success
Pitman Center Vandal Ballroom
Join representatives from Vandal Success for conversation and breakfast. Staff will be available to help answer your questions and provide information on resources available to you.

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

  • Transfer & Non-Traditional Student Resources
    Pitman Center Vandal Ballroom
  • Navigating Canvas
    Pitman Center Borah Theater

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Time for Business
Use this time if you need to finalize any business (financial aid, student accounts, Vandal card, and etc.) before classes start.

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Classroom Finder Assistance
Departing from the Pitman Center
Need help locating your classroom? Let one of our Orientation Leaders walk you around campus to point them out!

11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Semester Refresh Check-in & Lunch
Idaho Student Union Building, , Clearwater Whitewater Room, 1st Floor
Kickstart your semester by attending Semester Refresh to access resources; learn tricks to time management and balancing school, life and work; and connect with campus and likeminded students. Session topics include time management, financial literacy, mindfulness, and successful studying just to name a few. Lunch is on us!

12:30 – 4:30 p.m. – International Student Orientation
Pitman Center Vandal Ballroom
All international students are required to attend the mandatory immigration check-in and international student orientation sessions. 

7 p.m. – Movie Night!
Kenworthy Performing Arts Center Downtown Moscow
Bring family & friends to enjoy a showing of Monsters University. Popcorn and sodas are on us! The Vandal Trolley will pick up and drop off at the Kenworthy between 6:30-7 p.m. and offer return rides. Pick up/drop off locations are at the LLC and Pitman Center.

Friday, Jan. 20, 2023

8 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Late Night at Rec
Student Recreation Center
Join us at the Rec Center for Late Night at the Rec for a fun-filled evening with friends to kick back, enjoy recreating, and learn about our programs. Activities include dodgeball, volleyball, basketball, and climbing. This event is free and open to all University of Idaho students.

Contact Us

Bruce Pitman Center, 135G

Mailing Address:

875 Perimeter Dr. MS 4253
Moscow, ID 83844-4253

Phone: 208-885-7058

Fax: 208-885-4477

Email: orientation@uidaho.edu