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Homecoming Oct. 14 - 21

Join other Vandal families for a week of celebration and Vandal traditions. View Calendar

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Orientation Information for Parents & Families

Parent and Family Orientation will be held on August 16 and 17, 2018. With programs beginning the evening of August 16, running through the late afternoon of August 17. More Fall 2018 Orientation Information below.

Thank you for participating in Parent & Family Orientation. Parent & Family Orientation will provide you with information that will assist you in continuing to be great mentors to your Vandals. We are eager to partner with you and your student on this exciting educational endeavor.

Opening weekend will be very exciting for you and your student, mixed with just a bit of anxiety for all involved.  That is completely okay as this is the beginning of the next stage of life for your Vandal and your family. We stand ready to provide assistance throughout the University of Idaho experience for both you and your student.

You can stay in contact with the University of Idaho by using one of the following options:

  • Visit the U of I Parents Website at to gather information and subscribe to the parents newsletter.
  • Use the e-mail address [email protected] to connect with the Dean of Students Office about questions you may have.

We understand that this is a significant life event for you and your family. We also understand that this is a substantial investment of time and family resources. We are deeply committed to helping your Vandal navigate the opportunities ahead and look forward to partnering with you so that your students academic and personal goals may be achieved.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

4 p.m. University Convocation - You and your students official welcome to the University!

7 p.m. Dessert with the Dean - Dean of Students, Dr. Eckles hosts our families and University administrators for a small informational program and dessert.

Friday, August 17, 2018

 9:30 a.m. Coffee & Colleges - You will have the opportunity to meet with your student new college home.

11 a.m. Campus Tours - We will have campus tours and other options for those of you that have been to campus a few times. We CANNOT accommodate tours from the Vandal Trolley, sorry.

12 p.m. New Vandal Lunch

1:15-2 p.m. Session 1

2:15-3 p.m. Session 2

3:15-4 p.m. Session 3

4 p.m. Family Thank You and Send Off - Ice Cream Social. Join New Student Orientation and the University Alumni office to welcome your student to campus and say goodbye.

 *Information about information sessions will be provided at Orientation.

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Contact Us

Bruce Pitman Center, 135G

Mailing Address:

111 Perimeter Dr. MS 4253
Moscow, ID 11111-2431

Phone: 111-111-7058

Fax: 111-111-4477

Email: [email protected]

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