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It's free! Come to the largest community gaming event at University of Idaho and on the Palouse.

Vandal Overnight Games (VOG) is open to current U of I students, high school students, U of I employees, teens, community members, families and the general public of all ages. Come for one specific activity or session or spend the entire day and evening! Entry is free but registration is required (prior to, or at the door of the event.)

Please be aware the event is geared toward young adults. If children are brought to the event, they are welcome but event organizers ask that they be supervised. Childcare is not provided at the event.

Information for Attendees

Registration is free. There are no costs involved. Participants can register at the door or pre-register. Please pre-register when possible.

  • When registering, you will be asked for your name and email address. Event organizers will use the information for these purposes only: accurate food count, a pre-event reminder notification and to send a post-event survey.
  • A wristband will be given to each attendee and will be used as a free food voucher.

Pre-register here

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  • No alcohol is allowed.
  • For special dietary or medical needs, please contact event organizers at or call 208-885-8648 (VOGU).
  • Participants can leave the event and return later as long as the event wristband is retained.
  • Any participant behaving inappropriately will be asked to leave.
  • Children under 13 should be accompanied by an adult.
  • Free food and drink is available while supplies last.
  • Event photographs will be taken and posted to a public website at a later date. If you prefer to not be photographed, please let event photographers know.
  • To cancel a pre-registration reservation, please contact event organizers at or call 208-885-8648 (VOGU). Thank you.

Below is the list of tournaments and their details for Vandal Overnight Games. If you have ideas for what we could do in the future, or if you are part of an organization that would like to run a tournament or other event please fill out our New Event form.

Dota 2

Dota 2 is a MOBA-style game. Check it out if you don't know how to play: Dota 2 is free to play.

U of I Dota 2 Club will host a tournament. Register here.


  • 5 p.m. to midnight
  • Panorama room, Idaho Commons

League of Legends

Don't worry if you don't know how to play. League of Legends is a Free to Play game. Come on in and check it out!

Gather your friends into a five person team to participate in a competitive League of Legends tournament. Register here.


  • 10 a.m. to midnight
  • Fourth floor Summit conference center, Idaho Commons

  • Please feel free to bring your own gaming systems (not required). Event organizers will have a special network set-up.
  • Backpacks are okay. However, the University of Idaho is not responsible for the loss of any personal property during the event. Please keep your property secured.
  • There is no dress code for the event.
  • Money to purchase food or drink if needed.

Free food is provided between 4-7 p.m. — while supplies last. Check the event schedule for details.

  • Food is provided by Sodexo, the University of Idaho's dining servicer. Food will include burgers, pizza and a drink
  • Participants who need different food or additional food outside the scheduled meal time have the option of bringing their own food, or they can visit either Chick-Fil-A or The Grid convenience store in the Idaho Commons.
  • Event food provided is not labeled for allergies.
  • Please place trash in designated containers.
  • Alcohol is not allowed at Vandal Overnight Games.

Weekend visitors park free in gold, red, blue, purple and silver lots in all regular spaces. Do not park in marked special-use spaces such as delivery, handicapped or facilities spaces. Check our parking map (PDF) for detailed locations.

If you are being dropped off and picked up, come to the Idaho Commons and Teaching and Learning Center at the University of Idaho.

For more information about campus parking, click here.

  • A Vandal Overnight booth is staffed during the event. If you need help at the event, please ask anyone wearing a volunteer lanyard to assist.
  • If you are not at the event and need to reach the VOG staff during the event, email or call 208-885-8648 (VOGU).
  • In an emergency, call 911. For non-emergencies, you can contact U of I Campus Security at 208-885-7054.

Volunteers make Vandal Overnight Games happen. Interested in being a volunteer? Please fill out this form, email or call 208-885-8648 (VOGU). Volunteers are asked to attend a mandatory volunteer training at 10am the day of the event.

Volunteer Opportunities

Setup Volunteers

Before Vandal Overnight Games can really get going, we have to get all the equipment set up and the rooms laid out how we want.

Time frame: Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon

Registration Crew

Assist Vandal Overnight Games staff at registration tables:

  • Help record attendees' email addresses
  • Make sure everyone that attends can get their free food
  • Assist attendees with moving their devices around, as needed

Cleanup Crew

Both during and after the event, we'll need all the help we can to clean up!

Walk around and make sure the event floor and tables don't get covered in empty food plates and cups.

Time frame: Saturday 1 p.m. to midnight.

Help to pack everything up at the end of the event.

Time frame: Sunday midnight to 2 a.m.

Physical Address:

Teaching Learning Center Room 128

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Summer Hours:

Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. to 4:30p.m.

Phone: 208-885-4357 (HELP)