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Schedule

Pocatello • August 20-23

Thursday, August 20

8:00 AM
Residential Student Move-In Begins—Residence Halls

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
University Honors Program Orientation and Lunch—Performing Arts Center

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
New Student Orientation Check-In and Resource Fair—Cadet Field Rain plan: Reed Gym

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
A Bengal Welcome (Orientation Kick-off)—Reed Gym

3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Orientation Small Groups (Students Only)—Various Locations
What Every Parent Needs to Know (All Families)—Wood River Room (SUB)

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Taking Care of Business (All campus offices open)

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Celebration Dinner—Quad (All Students and their Guests) Rain plan: SUB Ballroom

6:30 PM
Families Depart
New Student Ice Cream Social with Emissaries Meet at Quad

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Week of Welcome Musical: "Little Shop of Horrors" —Performing Arts Center
FREE ADMISSION FOR STUDENTS
Opening night reception begins at 6:30 pm.
Shuttle provided from the Administration Building and Turner Hall.

Friday, August 21

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
Continental Breakfast—Rendezvous Atrium
Check-In with Orientation Leaders

8:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Priority 1: Academics—Rendezvous Classrooms
Follow Orientation Leaders to assigned spaces.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Meet the Faculty—Academic Buildings
Follow Orientation Leaders to assigned spaces.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch with the Colleges (Follow Faculty to lunch)—Assigned Locations
College of Arts and Letters: Rendezvous Atrium
College of Business: Business Admin Building
College of Education: Education Building Patio
College of Science/Engineering: Physical Science Building
College of Technology: Technology Cafeteria
Division of Health Sciences: Tent at Nursing Building

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Scavenger Hunt (weather permitting)—Quad

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Soccer Tailgate Dinner and Home Soccer—Game Davis Field
Show NSO Wristband at field to get dinner ticket!—Rain plan: Quad Lounge

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Playfair (Icebreakers, DJ, and more! playfair.com)—Cadet Field Rain plan: SUB Ballroom

7:15 PM - 9:00 PM
Concert on the Quad with "We The Kings"—Rain plan: SUB Ballroom

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Week of Welcome Musical: "Little Shop of Horrors"—Performing Arts Center
FREE ADMISSION FOR STUDENTS!
Shuttle provided from Administration Building and Turner Hall.

Saturday, August 22

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Service Project Opportunities with the LEAD Center—Meet at the Clocktower
(Lunch and transportation provided)

  • Pocatello Zoo
  • Idaho Food Bank

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Idaho Museum of History Exhibit
Show NSO wristband for free admission!

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Alpine Tower Climb with Outdoor Adventure Center—Meet at the Clocktower
(Lunch and transportation provided)

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Slip N Slide Party—Bartz Field

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Party at the Pond—Pond Student Union
Dinner, Bowling, Billiards, Arcade Games, Sumo wrestling, and Bingo with amazing prizes!
Wear NSO wristband for admission.

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Week of Welcome Musical: "Little Shop of Horrors"—Performing Arts Center
FREE ADMISSION FOR STUDENTS!
Shuttle provided from Administration Building and Turner Hall.

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Movie on the Quad: "Pitch Perfect 2"—Rain plan: Bengal Theater

Sunday, August 23

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Faith Community Gatherings—Various City Locations
(see New Student Guide for details)

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Yoga on the Quad—Rain plan: SUB Ballroom

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
New Student Photo at the Pillars (weather permitting)—Meet on Quad

5:00 PM
March Through the Arch and Dinner
—Meet at Reed Gym
A favorite ISU tradition! New Bengals will walk through Swanson Arch, symbolizing entrance into the University. Dinner tickets will be given to those who attend the March. Dinner will be served on the Quad, or in the SUB Ballroom if it is raining. The March will take place rain or shine!

Kick Off Event
Bowling
slip and slide
March Through the Arch

Idaho Falls

Friday, August 14

Orientation Sessions 8 am - 2 pm

Parent and Student Orientation Meetings
Meet the Faculty
Orientation Small Groups
Breakfast and Lunch Provided
Orientation Dinner Celebration 5 pm - 7 pm

Meridian

Tuesday, August 18

4-7 pm

Orientation Sessions and Celebration Dinner

Twin Falls

Join us in the fall semester for a Welcome Back Social! More details to be announced.

IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY

921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209