Office of Admissions
Phone: 208-885-6163
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Fax: 208-885-4477
Bruce M. Pitman Center
P.O. Box 444253
Moscow, ID 83844-4253


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322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702

Coeur d'Alene

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1031 N. Academic Way, Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Idaho Falls

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1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, ID 838402

Fashioning a Future

It's impossible to replicate a family's connection, but what Guadalupe "Lupe" Gutierrez found at the University of Idaho came close.

Lupe was used to having a tight-knit family. When Lupe was 9, her parents made the decision to move their family from their gang-ridden Los Angeles neighborhood, knowing that it wouldn't be easy but that it would allow them to provide a better life for their children. Growing up in Southern Idaho, her parents, grandparents and cousins surrounded her daily. It seemed like every decision her parents made was for the betterment of their entire family.

While each experience at the University of Idaho has brought her one step closer to fulfilling her dreams, she knows there is a lot of hard work ahead and hopes that one day she can give back to her parents the way that they gave to her for so many years. 

With a support group at the university mirroring the one she had growing up, Lupe has been able to expand her horizons - designing clothes, blogging for the DownEast Fashion Company, co-chair of UNITY, interning with Idaho's Shades of Black diversity talent show, co-founding Delta Zeta, a new sorority on campus and much more.

And her story is just beginning.

Music, Dance, Poetry


Student Interns and Volunteers


Passion and Diversity


Hundreds of students from Washington and Idaho celebrating at the 11th Annual University of Idaho's Shades of Black talent show.