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Office of Orientation and New Student Programs


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Congratulations on your enrollment at Idaho State University!

Welcome to our newest Bengals! 

We are so glad that you have made the decision to join our Bengal Family, and we look forward to meeting you in person as soon as possible. 

We understand that your home communities, like ours here at ISU, are experiencing a significant challenge in responding to the current health concerns precipitated by COVID-19. We understand that the uncertainty in our nation is coinciding with the  timing of your transition into a new collegiate experience. The faculty and staff of Idaho State University are committed to protecting your health and safety even as we also strive to ensure that student support services like New Student Orientation are still made available to you. 

Virtual New Student Orientation Special Announcement [July 27, 2020] 

To ensure the health and safety of our students and their families, all upcoming New Student Orientation programs for undergraduate first year and transfer students will take place in a virtual, synchronous format. The dates for these virtual sessions will remain the same for each campus.  

Twin Falls: Thursday, August 6 - Schedule (& Zoom link)

Idaho Falls: Friday, August 7 - Schedule (& Zoom links)

Meridian: Tuesday, August 11 - Schedule (& Zoom link)

Pocatello: August 13-14 - Schedule (& Zoom links)

         (*August 13 will remain “Family Day,” with virtual sessions provided for families and guests. August 14 will be reserved for students only.) 


Students: Please continue to use the links below to RSVP for the campus where you are taking fall classes. We will send you a Zoom link accordingly for Virtual New Student Orientation. 

Family members and guests: There will no longer be a family and guest fee associated with Virtual New Student Orientation. Those individuals who have previously registered and paid online will be given a refund. Please RSVP at the link listed below so that we can send you a Zoom link for Virtual New Student Orientation.

New Student Programs consists of two steps: an Online Pre-Orientation followed by a virtual New Student Orientation at each ISU campus.


The Online Pre-Orientation courses are required of all first year and transfer students entering in Fall 2020. Complete the Online Pre-Orientation courses by logging into BengalWeb and going to the University Resources section. Information related to the module will also be emailed to students directly at their ISU email address. You will need your ISU email address and password to sign in.  Contact or 208-282-4357 if you need assistance logging into BengalWeb.  For questions specifically regarding the courses, please contact New Student Programs at or 208-282-4588. Tutorials are available for Online Pre-Orientation: Online Orientation Tutorial & Safe Colleges Tutorial.


**For the Safe Colleges courses, it may take up to 5 business days after being admitted to ISU for your login to work.  Thank you for your patience.**


New Student Orientation (the virtual program held at each campus) is required of all incoming new first year and transfer students entering ISU in the Fall Semester of 2020. These programs are designed to support the academic and social transition of our newest Bengals into the ISU family.  Attendees will interact with student leaders, meet with faculty, and learn more about student support services of ISU. See dates for August 2020 below. 

For Housing information: ISU Housing

2020 Virtual NSO Sessions

Zoom links and passwords will be emailed to each student.  Students should still RSVP using the links below for the session that coincides with the location of their fall classes. 


Pocatello: August 13-14

Registration Closed.  Students are still welcome to attend Virtual New Student orientation. Email for the Zoom link passwords (we will only reply to ISU email addresses). Please see Schedule for session dates and times. 

Pocatello Schedule 


Twin Falls: Thursday, August 6 

RSVP for Twin Falls

Twin Falls Schedule 


Idaho Falls: Friday, August 7 

RSVP for Idaho Falls


Idaho Falls Schedule


Meridian: Tuesday, August 11

RSVP for Meridian 

Meridian Schedule


New Student Orientation Guest RSVP

Families and Guests are invited to join us for our newly created VIRTUAL NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION sessions at each ISU campus in August 2020.

All sessions will be now be offered "live" using Zoom technology, rather than in-person gatherings, and we have kept the sessions for each ISU campus on the originally scheduled dates. Students and their guests should plan to attend the session for the campus where the student is taking fall courses.

Thursday, August 6
10 - 11:30 a.m.

Friday, August 7
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Tuesday, August 11
3:30 - 5 p.m.

Thursday, August 13
1:30 - 4 p.m.
*Students will also attend their own virtual sessions on Friday, August 14

A Zoom link and password will be emailed to each registered participant in advance of each session.

Special Note regarding the Family and Guest Fee: The family and guest fee has been removed in light of the shift to Virtual New Student Orientation. Any guests who had already paid the fee online will be offered a full refund in a timely manner.

Please reach out to the Office of New Student Orientation at with any questions.

New Student Orientation Guest RSVP