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Welcome to Idaho State University! We are excited to introduce you to your new surroundings and our dedicated faculty and staff. In time, you will develop an ease and familiarity with the campus and will become an expert on student life and learning. There are many of us in the ISU family who are here to help you with this transition. As you begin your experience at Idaho State University, take time to notice your surroundings. This will be your home for a period of time, your future and one day your past. Embrace the history of the landmarks and the rich and rewarding traditions made by those who came before you. You have the opportunity to flourish on our beautiful campus and enjoy the collegial atmosphere offered. ISU is your university. Impress your personality upon ISU by getting involved in organizations, athletics, service clubs, or research activities. I urge you to make the most of your educational experience. Sincerely, Arthur C. Vailas, Ph.D. President

Future leaders of the world, welcome to Idaho State University, the gateway to your success. You have made an excellent decision in pursuing your education here at this institution of higher education. There are many different academic paths to choose from here. Don’t forget there are also diverse groups and organizations that you are able to be a part of. We are proud of the student clubs we have on campus and I am sure there is one for each and every one of you. Have a great time constructing your future and if there is anything that I may be able to do let me know.

Shaun Stokes ASISU Student Body President

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ABOUT ORIENTATION

NSO is going to take place throughout the summer to allow students more convenient access to the university. We welcome students to attend the date that best fits their schedule. However, we are going to have each college represented during a specific event; making it easy for students to meet with representatives from their college of interest. This does not mean that you have to attend on that date. We will still make sure that all of your questions will be answered, no matter which date you sign up for.

Register for Orientation

If you have not already registered for New Student Orientation, you can visit our web site and register online at www.isu.edu/nso or call our office at (208) 282-2794.

Driving Directions

Please visit the New Student Orientation web site at www.isu.edu/nso for instructions on how to get to our ISU campuses in Pocatello, Idaho Falls, Twin Falls and Meridian.

what does the orientation fee cover?

The cost of orientation is covered by the new student orientation fee paid by all new undergraduate and undergraduate transfer students. The fee covers food, t-shirts, orientation materials, and staff support.

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION Schedule

June 23 • July 7 • July 14 • July 28 • AUG 19 • AUG 20 (IF campus) * This schedule is tentative and is subject to change.

8:30-9:00am Registration (check-in) 9:00-9:45am Introductions / welcoming keynote 9:50-10:20am Groups — Ice breakers 10:30-10:50am ISU Credit Union / Bengal One Card 11:00-11:20am Student life 11:30-11:50am Student services 12:00-12:20am Student success 12:30am-1:30pm Lunch / student panel 1:40-4:00pm Booths, academic advising, colleges, housing, greek life, student organizations, financial aid, parking, bookstore, etc. 4:00pm - Campus tours 6:00pm - Summer concert or Shakespeare in the Park

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JUNE 23 College of Arts & Letters JULY 7 Division of Health Sciences JULY 14 College of Science & Engineering JULY 28 Colleges of Business & Education AUG 19 College of Technology


TRIVIA + FACTS

• Founded in 1901 • Motto: “The truth will set you free” • Mascot: Bengal • Enrollment: 15,553 • Number of degrees offered: 285 • Student-to-Professor ratio: 17:1 • Average class size: 21 • Percentage of undergrads: 88% • Average age of freshmen: 19 • Male-to-female ratio: 44:56 • Clubs and student groups: 165 • Academic calendar: semester system • ISU students represent 49 states, 65 foreign countries

• Rated third safest campus in the nation among universities of our size

• Nationally recognized courses of study in business, pharmacy, and health professions

• Other academic programs: arts & sciences,

engineering, teacher education, and technology

• Scholarships awarded yearly: $10 million • Students receiving financial aid: 75% • Outdoor Life Magazine ranked Pocatello as one of

the top five destinations for outdoor activities in the United States. • #1 rating of Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program from among 207 colleges. • 100% pass rate for ISU students in the registered nurse program on the licensing exam.

• AUG 22 Fall classes begin • AUG 26 Last day to add/drop early 8-week courses • SEP 2 Last day to register, add/drop, change section, or audit full semester courses • SEP 5 Labor Day holiday (no classes) • SEP 23 Last day to WITHDRAW from early 8-week courses • OCT 10-14 Mid-term week • OCT 17 Late 8-week courses begin • OCT 21 Last day to add/drop late 8-week courses • OCT 28 Last day to WITHDRAW from individual full semester courses or completely WITHDRAW from the university • NOV 7 Class level registration begins for Spring 2011 (subject to change) • NOV 18 Last day to WITHDRAW from late 8-week courses • NOV 21-25 Fall recess (no classes — Thanksgiving holiday NOV 26-27) • DEC 5-9 Closed week • DEC 12-16 FINAL Examinations

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INVOLVEMENT CENTER

The Involvement Center is on the first floor of the Pond Student Union and houses offices for the Student Activities Board, Student Organizations, and Greek Life. The Center offers student organization mailboxes, and work and meeting space. (208) 282-3451 www.isu.edu/union

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

Organizations play an important role in the education of students at Idaho State. The development of a diverse and active organizational climate on campus is encouraged. The Involvement Center provides materials and advice to help groups become officially recognized by ASISU. Information about ASISU organizations can be obtained in the Involvement Center located on the first floor of the Pond Student Union. (208) 282-3451 www.isu.edu/stdorg

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ASISU

The Associated Students of Idaho State University (ASISU) is the governing body representing student interests. Modeled after the United States government with three distinct branches, ASISU serves students while fulfilling its motto of “Students Helping Students.” Annual elections for the executive and legislative branches are held each spring, to choose students to serve during the next academic school year. Candidates for all other positions are interviewed and appointed. All areas work closely with staff advisors. This system ensures that student views are widely represented. (208) 282-3435 www.isu.edu/asisu

Student Activities Board

STUDENT ACTIVITIES BOARD

Student Activities Board (SAB) enriches each student’s experience at Idaho State University by providing and sponsoring educational and entertaining programs. SAB also contributes to student development by providing social, multicultural, intellectual and recreational programs. The Board offers leadership opportunities where students can develop accountability, integrity, adaptability, inclusiveness and creativity. The Student Activities Board is always looking for volunteers to help students get involved on campus. (208) 282-3451 www.isu.edu/sab

Outdoor Adventure Center

Outdoor Adventure Center (OAC) provides ISU students and staff with outdoor opportunities through classes, workshops, special events, and adventure trips. Trips are based on the Common Adventure Philosophy that all trip costs and responsibilities are shared equally among participants. Cooperative Wilderness Handicapped Outdoor Group (CW HOG) offers recreational activities for people of all abilities, providing challenging outdoor adventure activities in a supportive environment. Outdoor Adventure Rentals offers equipment rentals for every outdoor activity imaginable. (208) 282-3912 www.isu.edu/outdoor

Campus RECREATION

CAMPUS RECREATION

Campus Recreation promotes physical activity and healthy lifestyles by providing equipment, space, information and atmosphere. Credit and non-credit classes are available at Reed Gym as well as intramural sports, club sports, outdoor recreation, fitness and wellness programs, sports science, physical education, dance and health and nutrition sciences. Reed Gym houses dojo practice halls, dance rooms, weight rooms, an aerobic theater, swimming pool, indoor climbing wall, an indoor track, tennis and racquetball courts, and the recreation center. All full- and part-time students receive free admittance to Reed Gym by showing their Bengal ID. (208) 282-2252 www.isu.edu/camprec

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YOU HAVE A CHOICE! BENGALCARD OR BENGALCARD PLUS Both are the official ID card for Idaho State University. Both grant access to buildings and work for housing, meal plans, munch money, Theatre ISU admission, and free admission to athletic events, dances, program board activities, Reed Gym, Student Health Center services, Dental Hygiene and much more.

Where do I get my Bengal Card? Bengal Card Service Center 625 E. Humbolt (inside the Public Safety office) Pocatello, Idaho 83201 Moving Soon to (208) 282-3618

2nd Floor of SUB

Bengal Card @University Place 1784 Science Center Drive (Bennion Bldg) Idaho Falls, Idaho 83401 (208) 282-7811

Bengal Card @ISU-Meridan 1311 E. Central Dr Meridian, Idaho 83642 (208) 373-1700

Go Bengals! Scan QR Code with Smartphone

www.isu.edu/bengalcard


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On campus, the BengalCard Plus acts as your official Idaho State University picture ID card and provides access to a range of campus services. On or off campus, you can use your BengalCard Plus at more than 28,000 surcharge FREE ATMs nationwide. A debit card, not a credit card, the BengalCard Plus deducts purchases and withdrawals directly from your ISU Credit Union checking account. Your BengalCard Plus does everything the Bengal Card can “PLUS” a lot more including discounts to local merchants, free drawings and giveaways! Stop by the Bengal Card Service Center located in SUB to get your BengalCard Plus today! Advantages Is the official ISU identification card Offers access to campus services, including building access, meal plans, Munch Money, Reed Gym, Student Health Center, free admission to athletic events, and much more

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STUDENT SUCCESS Center

The Center for Teaching and Learning offers a range of programs designed to support student education and faculty instruction across Idaho State University. For students, we offer: Free individual and small-group tutoring in math, writing, and content area courses ranging from anthropology to zoology. Classes, workshops and individual tutoring for non-native speakers of English in areas including American culture, written and oral presentation support, and accent modification. Eight-week classes focused on learning strategies and money management. Small First Year Seminar classes designed to enrich the experience of incoming students. Honors classes leading to Idaho’s only honors degree. (208) 282-3662 www.isu.edu/ctl/

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Bengal web

BengalWeb is ISU’s Internet portal, the gateway to all of the University’s essential electronic resources — tools for registration, checking grades, finding resources in the library, participating in classes with online components, and more. BengalWeb also provides students with the most important information they need about ISU — go there to see campus news, find out about advising, housing, costs of attendance, financial aid, and what students can do to have fun.

BengalWeb

MOODLE

Moodle, found in BengalWeb, is ISU’s “learning management system.” It allows students to participate in courses that are offered totally or partially online. Instructors may use Moodle to provide students with online course descriptions, handouts, syllabi, grading information, or to deliver the class fully online with a variety of tools. If Moodle is used for a class, just sign in to BengalWeb, and then click the Moodle icon near the top of the screen.


housing

Student Health Center

This is a very exciting time as you get ready to start your experience at Idaho State University. You have made many preparations and decisions before getting here. One big question that might be on your mind is “where should I live?” University Housing has the answer to this question. For those just entering the University, the residence halls are a great solution.

The Student Health Center provides full-spectrum medical care to students. From fracture care to treating depression, there are a broad range of conditions cared for at Student Health. Office visits are free for fulltime students. When billable services such as x-ray exams, laboratory studies, and special procedures are involved, the Student Health Center bills private insurance as well as student insurance. Students do not need to purchase student insurance in order to use the Student Health Center—all students are welcome!

We provide reasonably priced rooms that are close to everything on campus, and meals are included as a part of the residence hall package. You will have the option of eating in one of our great retail areas or in the Turner Dining Commons; all provide excellent food and a friendly atmosphere. Grocery shopping, cooking and doing dishes don’t have to be a part of your housing experience. We are ready to help you on your way to success at Idaho State University. Check into University Housing today. (208) 282-2120 www.isu.edu/housing reslife@isu.edu

Same day appointments are available as well as advance appointments. A walkin clinic is held each day. A valid Bengal ID card is required to obtain services. The Student Health Center is located at 990 Cesar Chavez Avenue—across from Graveley Hall. For appointments or additional information call (208) 282-2330. www.isu.edu/stuhlth

Veterans’ Sanctuary

The Veterans’ Sanctuary at Idaho State University is the first transition and support program of its kind in the United States. Our mission is simple, to provide first-class service to military veterans of all eras attending ISU. We have a support team to provide guidance from the moment student veterans arrive on campus until they graduate. The Sanctuary offers orientations designed for new student veterans, free vet-to-vet tutoring, access to academic advisors trained to work with veterans, sections of general education classes set aside for veterans and taught by faculty members who are either veterans themselves or supporters, events and activities for student veterans, and much more. We help with the transition from active military duty to ISU, and from ISU to active military duty. Whether you are a new student who has completed your service, a student who interrupted your education to serve and are now returning, or a student who began your studies elsewhere and are transferring here, we will help guide you to the resources you need to make the most of your ISU experience. www.isu.edu/veterans

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The Earl R. Pond Student Union serves as the focal point for campus life and experiential education at Idaho State University. Among the facilities are lounges, an ATM, food court, billiards, computer lab, bookstore, meeting rooms, and student government offices. The Pond Student Union also offers bowling, The Bengal Theater, a barbershop, KISU radio station, the Outdoor Adventure Center, and much more. The Pond Student Union also houses the Union Program Council (UPC). The UPC is a 5 member student board who work collaboratively to plan the Student Unions’ traditional campus events at Idaho State University. The UPC plans, creates and designs opportunities for students to be involved in campus and the community. During the summer of 2011 several renovations are going to take place which will result in an event greater experience at the Pond Student Union, including a new branch of the Idaho State University Credit Union, Student Card Services, completely renovated arcade and billiards area and a brand new food court.

www.isu.edu/union

(208) 282-2700

www.facebook.com/ISUStudentUnions


ADA and Disabilities Resource Center ......................................................................... (208) 282-3599 Admissions ............................................................................................................................... (208) 282-2475 Associated Students of Idaho State University (ASISU) ....................................... (208) 282-3435 Athletics (see also Reed Gym) Men’s Sports: ............................................................................................................ (208) 282-2771 Women’s Sports: .................................................................................................... (208) 282-3332 Bennion Student Union, Idaho State University - Idaho Falls .............................. (208) 282-7880 Bookstore, Idaho Falls ......................................................................................................... (208) 282-7940 Bookstore, Pocatello ............................................................................................................ (208) 282-3237 Career Center . ........................................................................................................................ (208) 282-2380 Central Academic Advising................................................................................................ (208) 282-4619 College of Technology Student Services...................................................................... (208) 282-2622 Commuter Bus Information ............................................................................................... (208) 282-4460 Counseling and Testing Center ....................................................................................... (208) 282-2130 Early Learning Center .......................................................................................................... (208) 282-2769 Enrollment Management .................................................................................................... (208) 282-2123 Fee Payment Information .................................................................................................. (208) 282-2900 Financial Aid ............................................................................................................................ (208) 282-2756 Health and Wellness Center .............................................................................................. (208) 282-2117 Housing ..................................................................................................................................... (208) 282-2120 Idaho State University-Meridian ...................................................................................... (208) 373-1700 Idaho State University-Idaho Falls . ................................................................................ (208) 282-7800 Idaho State University-Twin Falls ................................................................................... (208) 736-2101 Information Desk ................................................................................................................... (208) 282-2700 Involvement Center ............................................................................................................. (208) 282-3451 Library (Eli M. Oboler Library) ......................................................................................... (208) 282-2958 Public Safety: Parking & Bengal I.D.’s ............................................................................ (208) 282-2625 Reed Gym ................................................................................................................................. (208) 282-2252 Registration and Records .................................................................................................. (208) 282-2661 Scholarships ............................................................................................................................ (208) 282-3315 Student Affairs ....................................................................................................................... (208) 282-2794 Student Health Center Pocatello ....................................................................................................................... (208) 282-2330 Idaho Falls .................................................................................................................... (208) 282-7826 Student Health Insurance ................................................................................................... (208) 282-2972 Student Health Pharmacy .................................................................................................. (208) 282-3407 Student Success Center ..................................................................................................... (208) 282-3662 Transportation Services ...................................................................................................... (208) 282-4460 Tutoring Services .................................................................................................................. (208) 282-3334 For off ices not listed, call .................................................................................................. (208) 282-2011

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Idaho State University New Student Orientation Guidebook