Check in to New Student Orientation. Visit our website to complete this process: divinedestinations.info/nso.
Register for Classes. All students must speak to an academic advisor before they can register for classes. If you cannot reach your advisor, contact your academic college or look here for your advising contact: divinedestinations.info/advisorfinder.
Setup your University of Idaho NetID. Go to and follow the instructions under “How to set your initial account password:”
- Make sure to setup a security profile which includes 3 security questions and one verified contact.
- Be sure to record your NetID, @vandals email address, and remember your password.
- Verify you are able to log into VandalWeb by using your NetID. Access it at .
- Log into your VandalMail email account using your full email address and NetID password at . All email correspondence with the University will be sent to your VandalMail account.
- For additional information on setting up your accounts visit our new student assistance page at divinedestinations.info/its/new-students.
Student Health Insurance. Students are required by the State Board of Education to have health insurance. Information regarding the health insurance requirement can be found at divinedestinations.info/studentinsurance. Make sure you bring your insurance card with you to campus.
Vandal Card. If you are close to Moscow, you may want to come to campus before school starts to get your Vandal ID card. The Vandal Card office is located in the Bruce M. Pitman Center/Student Union Building and is open from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please note that the University will be closed Dec. 23 – Jan. 3.
Healthy choices. All new undergraduate students (first-year and transfer) who are on the Moscow campus, degree seeking, and under age 24 as of January 10, 2017 will be required to complete the web-based orientation program Think About It before February 7, 2017. This program educates students about substance abuse, sexual assault, and healthy relationships in the context of being new to a college campus. The applicable students will receive an email invitation with a link to complete the program. Those who complete the program before January 10, 2017, will receive a limited-edition Vandal t-shirt and will be entered to win an iPad mini. Find out more at divinedestinations.info/thinkaboutit.
Parking Permits. Parking permits are still available for the spring semester. Navigate to divinedestinations.info/parking to find available parking passes to best suit you.
Common Read Program. In the Common Read program, first-year students read one book that will be used and discussed in their Integrated Seminar (ISEM 101) course and incorporated into several co-curricular events on campus. This year’s selection is Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonders of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery. Students can order the book at the VandalStore or purchase it in their home town. The program is designed to help first-year students prepare intellectually and academically for their first year at the University of Idaho, and transfer students are also encouraged to participate.
Check your computer. If you are bringing a personal computer, make sure your applications for file sharing, such as BitTorrent, Gnutella, uTorrent, Vuze, or other file share programs are setup only for sharing legally obtained content. Illegal sharing of copyrighted materials is a serious offense, regardless of if you are on or off campus. To ensure safe web browsing make sure your browser and plugins are current and patched. Use a tool like the Qualays Browsercheck to make sure you are up to date: divinedestinations.info/browsercheck.
Install Antivirus Software. Sophos Antivirus is available for free to enrolled students from the ITS Support site (divinedestinations.info/its/Self-Help/Security-and-AntiVirus). Many other software packages are available at the UI Bookstore for a deep discount.
Make plans to go home for Spring Break. We offer a Holiday Break Bus service to Southeastern and Southwestern Idaho, Portland, Oregon, and points between. Check out our website at divinedestinations.info/breakbus.
Get your questions answered. Contact us at [email protected].