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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

Schedule

Schedule is subject to change.

Student Schedule

Fraternity and Sorority Recruitment

Other orientations - If you're part of a special program, please check with your program leaders about orientation information that may not be listed here.

1:30-4:30 p.m. - New Student Move-In

Sign up for a time slot if you haven't already. You will need your Net ID and password.

*Signing up for a move in slot is required.

1:30-4:30 p.m. - Vandal Welcome Check-in
Tower Lawn

Check in for Vandal Welcome, receive your swag bag and meet your orientation leader!

1:30-4:30 p.m. - Parent and Family Letter Writing Station
Tower Lawn

Write a letter to your Vandal to be mailed out during the first few weeks of school!

1:30-4:30 p.m. - Future Vandal Station 
Tower Lawn

Calling all potential future vandals! Stop by for color pages, temporary tattoos and to chat with University of Idaho admissions counselors.

1:30-4:30 p.m. - Vandal Family Photo Booth
Tower Lawn

Snap a picture at the Vandal photo booth to capture Vandal Welcome memories!

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - New Student Move-In

Sign up for a time slot if you haven't already. You will need your Net ID and password.

*Signing up for a move in slot is required.

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Vandal Welcome Check-in
Tower Lawn

Check in for Vandal Welcome, receive your swag bag and meet your orientation leader!

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Parent and Family Letter Writing Station
Tower Lawn

Write a letter to your Vandal to be mailed out during the first few weeks of school!

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Future Vandal Station
Tower Lawn

Calling all potential future vandals! Stop by for color pages, temporary tattoos and to chat with University of Idaho admissions counselors.

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Vandal Family Photo Booth
Tower Lawn

Snap a picture at the Vandal photo booth to capture Vandal Welcome memories!

4-4:45 p.m. - Out of State Student Social
Clearwater/Whitewater Room, Idaho Student Union Building

New to Idaho? This is the session for you! Join other out of state students and their families for an introduction to Idaho.

5:30-6:30 p.m. - New Vandal Scramble
Departing from Tower Lawn

Join orientation leaders to head to a high energy event to meet your peers.

8:30-8:45 a.m. - Dean of Student’s Welcome and Orientation Group Meet Up
Administration Building Lawn

Hear from Dean of Student’s Dr. Blaine Eckles and meet up with your orientation group.

9-9:45 a.m. - Success Sessions 1
International & Vandal Ballrooms

Vandals in the Know (*Group A)

Memorial Gymnasium

Diversity & Inclusion (*Group B)

*Groups will be determined by academic college and led by orientation leaders.

10-10:45 a.m. - Success Sessions 2
International & Vandal Ballrooms

Vandals in the Know (*Group B)

Memorial Gymnasium

Diversity & Inclusion (*Group A)

*Groups will be determined by academic college and led by orientation leaders.

12:30-2 p.m. - Idaho Eats BBQ Lunch
ISUB Plaza, Administration Building Lawn

Join your orientation leaders, families, and guests for a welcome lunch by Idaho Eats. Featuring music from Pumice Pocket.

2:15 p.m. -  Academic College Meetings
Depart from Admin Lawn

Join Back up with your orientation group to head to your academic college to learn more about your major, professors, and opportunities for involvement.

3 p.m. - Tie Dye and Ice Cream on the Tower Lawn
Tower Lawn

Head to the tower lawn to tie dye a t-shirt to rep your Vandal Pride. Also get some ice cream from University Advising Services.

4-5 p.m. - Transfer and Non-Traditional Student Info Session and Panel
Clearwater/Whitewater Room, Idaho Student Union Building

Get together with the transfer registrar and other important campus representatives while meeting your transfer and non-traditional student cohort.

7-9 p.m. - Late Night at the Rec
Student Recreation Center

Join us at the Student Recreation 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, climbing, yard games and destress activities in the Well Space. This event is free and open to all new University of Idaho students.

9-11 p.m. - Screen on the Green – “Knives Out”
Tower Lawn

Join the Department of Student Involvement for a showing of “Knives Out.” This event is free and open to all students.

8 a.m. to 3:15 a.m. - New Student Service Project: Serving Your New Community
Depart from Tower Lawn

Serving Your New Community (SYNC) is a volunteer opportunity to connect with your new community. Meet other incoming students, explore the Palouse and serve with great local organizations. Close-toe shoes and long pants required. Please be sure to grab breakfast or lunch before you head out to serve. Which session you participate in is determined by living group. 

Session 1 - 8-11:15 a.m.

  • Theophilus Tower
  • McConnell Hall
  • Off Campus
  • On-Campus Apartments
  • Alpha Gamma Delta
  • Alpha Kappa Lambda
  • Delta Gamma
  • Delta Sigma Phi
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • FarmHouse
  • Gamma Phi Beta
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Gamma Delta (Fiji)
  • Phi Kappa Tau
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Lambda Theta Alpha

Session 2 - Noon to 3:15 p.m.

  • Wallace Resident Hall
  • Living Learning Communities
  • Alpha Gamma Rho
  • Alpha Phi
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Delta Zeta
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Kappa Delta
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Nu
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Theta Chi
  • Kappa Delta Chi
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
  • Omega Delta Phi
  • Lambda Theta Phi
  • Sigma Lambda Beta

5:30-7:30 p.m. - Palousafest
Sixth Street, Tower Lawn

Browse hundreds of student organizations, campus departments, and local businesses and non-profits and find out how to get involved with the Palouse community.

8:45 p.m. - Screen on the Green - "Wonder Woman 1984"
Tower Lawn

Join the Department of Student Involvement for a movie on the Tower Lawn. This event is free and open to all students.

4 p.m. - Vandal Kick-Off - first year students
Kibbie Dome

Pick up your Game Day T-shirt, learn the Fight Song and be in the incoming class photo.

4:30 p.m. - Vandal Walk
Start at the Kibbie Dome

The university president will 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. 

4:45 p.m. - Vandal Kick-Off BBQ
North Admin Lawn

Open to all students! Enjoy food, games, music and more with new and returning Vandals.

6:30 p.m. - Welcome Back Ice Cream Social
ISUB Food Court

Join the LGBTQA Office – come and meet new students, make friends and learn more about the LGBTQA Office. All are welcome! Free ice cream.

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. - ICCU + ASUI T-shirt Press Giveaway
VandalStore Plaza

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.- Throw Back to School Party
ISUB ASUI Vandal Student Lounge

3 p.m. and 6 p.m. - Climbing Basics Clinic
Climbing Wall, SRC

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Matt the Knife Magician and Mentalist
ISUB Food Court

6-8 p.m. - Wellbeing Ambassador Spikeball Social
SRC Lawn

1-3 p.m. - Therapy Dogs
ISUB Plaza

4-6 p.m. - COVID Vaccine Clinic
SRC Classroom

4:30-8 p.m. - Intramural Cornhole Tourney
SRC Lawn

5-8 p.m. - Vandals Gaming
ISUB Food Court and ASUI Vandal Student Lounge

9-11 a.m. - COVID Vaccine Clinic
ISUB Vandal Student Lounge

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - FEM Fest
ISUB Plaza

4-6 p.m. - Smoothie Demo
Student Recreation Center

Join Vandal Health Education for a smoothie demo to learn about quick nutritious snacks to keep you going throughout the semester and other health and wellbeing events happening.

9-11 p.m. Screen on the Green - "A Quiet Place Part II"
Tower Lawn

4:30-6:30 p.m. Idaho Volleyball Classic Plays Portland
Memorial Gym

8-10 p.m. Late night event
TBD

All Day - Welcome Raft
Salmon River, Idaho

Reservations required; Sign-up at the Outdoor Program in the SRC

10 a.m. to 8 p.m. - Intramural Sand Volleyball Tourney
Wallace Sand Courts

10 a.m. to Noon - Idaho Volleyball Classic Plays Nevada
Memorial Gym

6-8 p.m. Idaho Volleyball Classic Plays Grand Canyon University
Memorial Gym

Vandal Welcome App

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Family and Guest Schedule

*Programming is intended for families and guests of students participating in Fraternity and Sorority Recruitment.

1:30 p.m. - Student Cycle Presentation
International Ballroom

Join the Dean of Students and Office of the Provost to learn about what to expect from your students first year at the University of Idaho.

2:15-4 p.m. - Student Success Street Fair
Pitman Center Veranda/VandalStore Plaza

Join representatives from across campus to learn more about the resources that will help make your student’s college career successful and fun!

4-5:30 p.m.- Vandal Family Mixer
Vandal Ballroom

Join the Office of Alumni Relations at the U of I Golf Course for a mixer with other members of the Vandal Family. Learn about Parent & Family Weekends, Vandal Fest and Homecoming weekends you won't want to miss out on! Pub-style snacks will be provided. Please register ahead of time.

1:30-4:30 p.m. - Parent and Family Letter Writing Station
Tower Lawn

Write a letter to your Vandal to be mailed out during the first few weeks of school!

1:30-4:30 p.m. - Vandal Family Photo Booth
Tower Lawn

Snap a picture at the Vandal photo booth to capture Vandal Welcome memories!

1:30-4:30 p.m. - Parent and Family Letter Writing Station
Tower Lawn

Write a letter to your Vandal to be mailed out during the first few weeks of school!

1:30-4:30 p.m. - Vandal Family Photo Booth
Tower Lawn

Snap a picture at the Vandal photo booth to capture Vandal Welcome memories!

7-8:30 p.m. - Dessert with the Dean
Administration Building Auditorium

Meet with the Dean of Students, Dr. Blaine Eckles, and University representatives while enjoying dessert and learning about the role of the Office of the Dean of Students.

9-9:45 a.m. - Student Lifecycle Presentation
Administration Building Auditorium

Join the Dean of Students and Office of the Provost to learn about what to expect from your students first year at the University of Idaho.

9:45-11 a.m. - Student Success Street Fair
Pitman Center Veranda/VandalStore Plaza

Join representatives from across campus to learn more about the resources that will help make your student’s college career successful, and fun!

  • College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
  • College of Art and Architecture
  • College of Business and Economics
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences
  • College of Natural Resources
  • College of Science
  • University Honors Program
  • Academic Support Programs
  • Career Services
  • Center for Disabilities Access and Resources
  • Department of Student Involvement
  • LGBTQA Office
  • Office of Multicultural Affairs
  • Parking and Transportation Services
  • Pre-Health
  • Sustainability Center
  • Tutoring and College Success
  • Women’s Center
  • University Advising Services
  • Idaho Eats

10-11 a.m. - Student Wellness
Administration Auditorium

We as a University are looking to serve both body and mind. This session discusses a wide array of U of I services, including the Counseling and Testing Center and the Student Rec Center.

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Tours
Depart from ISUB Plaza

Explore the campus and community through one of the following tour options:

  • University of Idaho Campus – Join an orientation for a tour of campus to learn about the university’s history and resources.
  • Downtown Moscow – Join the Moscow Chamber of Commerce to explore all that downtown Moscow has to offer.
  • Kibbie Dome Tour — Learn about Vandal athletics and see behind the scenes at the Kibbie Dome.

Noon to 2 p.m. - Idaho Eats BBQ Lunch
ISUB Plaza, Administration Building Lawn

Join your student for lunch by Idaho Eats. Featuring music from Pumice Pocket.

2:15-3 p.m. - Vandals in the Know – Parents!
Administration Auditorium

At the University of Idaho, we all play a role in creating a safer and healthier campus community. Learn your student’s required safety programming.

3-3:45 p.m. - Letting Go…Change
Clearwater/Whitewater Room

This is an exciting time for you and your family, as you leave your student in Moscow to become an independent adult. This session will involve discussion about the changes happening in your family and in your students.

4:30-6 p.m. - Vandal Family Mixer
U of I Golf Course

Join the Office of Alumni Relations for a mixer with other members of the Vandal Family. Learn about Parent and Family Weekends, Vandal Fest and Homecoming weekends you won't want to miss out on. Pub-style snacks will be provided. Please register ahead of time.

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