Fall Semester To-Do List
Fall 2018 Semester
Congratulations! You are well on your way to your first class at the University of Idaho. There are just a few things to do before you can start. To help make your time here more productive and successful we've set up a to-do list to help you with those few things. Check back often to stay on track.
Setting up your Vandal accounts as soon as possible ensures that you will receive crucial information on important updates about financial aid, billing, housing, registration, deadlines and more.
Check your VandalWeb and VandalMail accounts frequently to make sure you don't miss important information.
VandalWeb allows you access to your transcripts, student account, add/drop class forms, registration and many other important items that are vital to your success at the University of Idaho.
VandalMail is the official email used by your professors, academic advisor and the different university departments to communicate important dates and information with you.
Duo Multifactor Authentication (MFA) provides extra protection for your account. You will be directed to enroll in Duo MFA when you set up your account.
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UIdaho Bound | March 24, April 14, June 11, June 22, July 9, July 23
The UIdaho Bound event will help you get a sense of what to expect and what it's like to be part of the Vandal family. You can register for classes, finalize housing, meet your new classmates and get answers about the next steps to becoming a Vandal.
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The University of Idaho requires a $100 deposit to secure your space in the incoming class and make all necessary plans for your arrival so we can officially welcome you to the Vandal family.
The enrollment deposit is required for all new domestic first-year and transfer students who are enrolling at the University of Idaho in the fall and spring semesters. Qualified waivers may be requested by those who meet specific criteria.
December 1 is the enrollment deposit priority date for Spring 2018.
May 1 is the enrollment deposit priority date for Fall 2018, but we will continue to process enrollment deposits during the summer months.
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Be aware of these important dates and deadlines:
- June – Review your financial aid awards on VandalWeb. Accept scholarships you have been offered. If you are borrowing student loans, complete the master promissory note and entrance counseling online. IMPORTANT NOTE: Parents who wish to borrow a parent PLUS loan must submit an application and complete the online process for parent borrowers.
Explore payment options and finalize your plan on how you will pay for college before school starts in August. Contact Student Financial Aid Services with any questions about your financial aid options.
- Mid-July – You will receive your university bill that includes charges for tuition and fees, residence hall and meal plan charges for on-campus housing and health insurance. Note: health insurance may be waived if you are covered under another policy and submit the health insurance waiver form on VandalWeb before the first day of classes. Financial aid and scholarship awards that have been accepted on VandalWeb will be included if you are enrolled half-time (6 credits undergraduate/5 credits graduate) for Stafford loans and full-time (12 credits undergraduate/9 credits graduate) for scholarships and grants. You can get a head start on making payments towards your student account balance by setting up a payment plan.
- Aug. 15 – Be sure to authorize direct deposit on VandalWeb by this date so that the earliest disbursement of financial aid residual funds can be deposited into your checking or savings account. Financial aid awards are first applied to university charges. Residual funds are then released to students for books, living expenses, etc.
- Aug. 20 – Residual funds will be deposited into your bank on or near this estimated date. Watch your VandalMail for a notice from Student Accounts to let you know the funds have been sent for direct deposit.
- Aug. 20 – (first day of classes) – All semester tuition, fees, residence hall and meal plan charges for on-campus housing, and health insurance must be paid at the Student Accounts Office, on VandalWeb or through the mail. Monthly payment plans are available through Student Accounts. Health insurance charges must be waived on VandalWeb by submitting the health insurance waiver. If you are unable to pay your balance in full, you are encouraged to set up a monthly payment plan through Vandal Web. Full payment or payment plan enrollment is required by the first day of the semester to avoid late fees.
- Aug. 31 – Financial aid will be adjusted at 5 p.m. to reflect the number of credits for which you are enrolled. Loans require half-time enrollment (6 credits). Most scholarships, work study, Perkins and SEOG require full-time enrollment (12 credits).
All first-year students are required to live on campus, as on-campus living is proven to help you succeed while going to college.
Our beautiful residential campus offers many great living options to choose from including the residence halls, Greek houses, and Steel House women's co-operative.
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Its tough being in a new place. Get connected with student groups, university organizations and events going on in Moscow and at the university thru social media.
Share your experiences and learn about #UIdaho through pictures on Instagram.
Stay up to date on the experiences you've had at #UIdaho through Facebook.
Get the latest information about #UIdaho on Twitter.
Experience the action at the University of Idaho, follow the UIdaho YouTube channel.
Interested in following a certain group on campus? Find their Facebook or other social media options on the University of Idaho Social Media Directory.
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