Whether you are attending a virtual UIdaho Bound in the spring or an in-person event this summer, keep the following things in mind as you get ready for UIdaho Bound.
What to Do
- Set up your VandalWeb and VandalMail accounts.
Setting these up before the event will significantly speed up the advising and class registration process. These electronic accounts are your lifeline to the university. Simply follow the easy step-by-step account setup instructions.
Be sure to write down your username and password information. Keep it in a safe place and bring it to campus during the event—you’ll need it to register for classes. Please note that this is sensitive information, so don’t share it with anyone.
Once you have your login and password, you can also access your VandalStar account to make appointments with advisors, instructors, and other university staff. VandalStar also delivers to you a searchable, online listing of over 45 university services and programs in one place for you to access.
- Request your VandalCard in advance
You can request your card have it mailed to you in three to five business days after the card is printed by selecting the “mail the card” option and entering your mailing address into the description field.
If you need any assistance with either of these please feel free to call 208-885-4357 or visit support.uidaho.edu. If possible, please have your V number (found on your acceptance letter) ready when reaching out for support.
- Confirm your major.
Your acceptance letter lists the major we have on record for you. If your interests have changed or you need to make a correction, contact the Admissions Office at 208-885-6326 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This will ensure we can advise you properly during the event. If you are unsure about your major, explore U of I’s 120+ options using Degree Finder.
- Explore on-campus living.
Visit the Housing and Residence Life and Fraternity & Sorority Life websites to learn about your wide range of on-campus living options. This will help you narrow down your choices during your visit.
- Start thinking about your first semester courses and sign up for advising.
We don’t expect you to plan your exact class schedule before you arrive, but it’s important to be familiar with our general education curriculum. Typically, a first semester student takes two to three courses in the general education curriculum (English, math, science, etc.) and coursework in their major to total at least 15 credits. Exact schedule details will be covered in-depth at UIdaho Bound.
Sign up for advising to talk to your advisor about registering for the classes that will put you on the right path for your major.
The beautiful University of Idaho campus is in Moscow, Idaho, near the Idaho/Washington border. If you can, plan a road trip and take some time to explore on your way here. Not only is a road trip a great way to bond with family and friends, it’s also the perfect opportunity to take in the incredible sites of the Pacific Northwest.
However you choose to travel for our summer events, getting to the University of Idaho is easy:
Review maps and directions to determine your best route to campus. Plan to park in the large parking on the east side of campus and just leave your car for the day to avoid city street maintenance closures.
Area airports include Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport, Lewiston Airport and Spokane International Airport. Cars can be rented at each of these airports.
Greyhound Lines provides bus service to Moscow.
Stay on campus:
Get a taste of our residence halls! U of I Conference Services is offering a two-night package for up to four people which includes a suite in the Wallace Residence Center. Learn more and register on the UIdaho Bound Lodging website.
Book a Hotel:
Moscow is a vibrant community full of fun things to explore and experience. Hotel rooms fill up quickly, so be sure to reserve your lodging as soon as possible for the summer UIdaho Bound events.
Outside of Moscow
Best Western Plus
Other Lodging Options:
Campus RV Parking
Campers and RVs are welcome on campus free of charge on a first come, first-served basis just west of the ASUI Kibbie Dome in lot #110. These spaces do not have hookups. Overflow RV parking is welcome along Perimeter Drive.
If you have any trouble finding a place to stay, please contact our Campus Visits Office at 208-885-6163, or email email@example.com.
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