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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. 


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


Pre-Orientation Curriculum

The Online Pre-Orientation courses are required of all first year and transfer students entering in Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Summer 2021, and Fall 2021. 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. 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


Safe Colleges login

**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.**


Live New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation (the live program held at each campus) is required of all incoming new first year (out of high school) students entering ISU in Spring 2021, Summer 2021, or Fall 2021. Transfer students are not required to attend an in-person session, but are welcome to RSVP for any session of their choice. Dates will be announced in October for Spring 2021 students and in January for Summer and Fall 2021 students. 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. 


New Student Orientation Guest RSVP

Families and Guests are invited to join us for our VIRTUAL NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION session on January 8th, 2021 for all campuses.

The session will be offered "live" using Zoom technology, rather than in-person gatherings. This session will be combined for all campuses, including Pocatello, Twin Falls, Idaho Falls, and Meridian.

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


 Family or Guest RSVP