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NSO New Student Orientation

Fall 2019 Pocatello Schedule


Thursday, August 15th

8:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Taking Care of Business
Campus offices available for questions, payments, etc.

Special Welcome Sessions:

Honors New Student Convocation
Stephens Performing Arts Center

International Students
Woodriver Room

Veterans and Military-Connected Students 
Veteran Student Services Center Lounge

Campus Offices Open

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

New Student Orientation Check-In and Resource Fair

Cadet Field

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

NSO Welcome

Reed Gym

2:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Orientation Presentation for New Students

Student Union Building

2:45 PM - 5:00 PM


Orientation Presentations for Families and Guests

Reed Gym

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

New Student Orientation Family Dinner
Student, families, and guests welcome with NSO wristband

Hutchison Quad
Rain Site: Student Union (SUB)

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Late Night Shopping at the Bookstore

Student Union Building

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

"Block Party"
Presented by Your Bengal Volleyball Team
Music, games, meet the players, and autographs

Reed Gym

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Game Center Open for Families
Bowling and Billards

Pond Student Union Building

Friday, August 16th

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

All Students Check-In with Orientation Leaders

Rendezvous Atrium

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Priority 1: Academics/Student Success Essentials

Rendezvous Classrooms

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Meet the Faculty of your Academic Major

Designated Locations

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch with the Colleges

College of Arts and Letters
College of Business
College of Education
College of Science and Engineering
College of Technology
Division of Health Sciences

Designated Locations

Rendezvous Cyber Cafe
Business Admin. Bldg, 2nd Floor
Education Bldg Patio
Wood River, Student Union Bldg
College of Tech. Cafeteria
Ballroom, Student Union Bldg

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

2:30 PM -3:15 PM

Career Exploration with Career Center

Stress Management Presentation

Wood River Room

Salmon Suites

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM



Bengal Bash

Carnival (5:00 PM-7:00 PM)

Concert with The Salamanders (7:00 PM-8:45 PM)


Stephens Performing Arts Center

Saturday, August 17th

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Community Service Projects
Lunch provided for all participants
Sign up will be provided during NSO check in on 8/15

Meet at Student Union Building

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Slip - N - Slide Party
Wear your suit and hit the hill with us! 

Bartz Field

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Party at the Pond
Dinner, Bingo with prizes, free bowling/billiards, and more!

Pond Student Union Building

9:00 PM

Movie on the Quad
Free movie "Aladdin" showing and popcorn
Bring a chair or blanket

Hutchison Quad
Rain site: Bengal Theater

Sunday, August 18th

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

New Student Photo at the Pillars
Wear your new orange New Student Orientation Shirt!

Meet at Hutchison Quad

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

March Through the Arch

Celebration Dinner
(immediately following March)
Wear your new orange New Student Orientation shirt or Housing shirt

Meet at Cadet Field
Rain site: Reed Gym

Hutchison Quad
Rain site: Student Union Building 

Contact Us

(208) 282-2973

(208) 282-3451

Office of Student Involvement & Orientation

921 S. 8th Avenue

Pocatello, ID 83209


The Office of Student Involvement & Orientation is located on the 1st floor of the Pond Student Union Building