Division of Student Affairs
Greetings Vandal Families—

Spring has Sprung here at the University of Idaho and with it, another edition of the Parent & Family Newsletter.  As you may have noticed, it has been a few months since an edition of the newsletter has gone out. This has primarily been due to staffing changes, but we are up and running again and have a lot to share with you!
April is one of the busiest months of the year as our students gear up for the end of the semester. You may hear from your student about the stresses of approaching finals and papers, which if that is the case, encourage them to get some stress relief by attending our popular "Therapy Dogs on Campus” event on April 6 and April 26.

You may also hear about their excitement to return home for the summer to see their friends as well as their thoughts about summer jobs. Connecting your student with Career Services is a great way for them to update a resume prior to hitting the summer job market.  For more than just a few of our students, many will be graduating this spring, with commencement occurring on May 13th (main Moscow campus).
 
And while the end of the year is approaching, there are still a variety of different events and activities your student can get involved with on campus. If your student is into video games and connecting with others, attending the Vandal Overnight Games event (April 8) is a great way to connect with other students and have a lot of fun.

I often show up to take on students in a few competitions, showing them what it means to lose with grace and dignity as I am typically beaten.  One of the highlights of the spring semester is our annual Mom’s Weekend, which is April 21-23. This is a great time for students to celebrate their Vandal experience with their mothers and those that raised them by participating in a variety of campus activities.
Shattuck Arboretum Flowers Blooming
This is also a beautiful time to be on campus. The trees are “waking up” and flowers are starting to bloom. Should your student need a break, a great escape is the Shattuck Arboretum (named after Dr. Charles Shattuck, the university’s first professor of forestry and the first Dean of the College of Forestry) located behind the Administration Building. On a walk there last April, I took this photo of blooming flowers.  The University of Idaho Arboretum is ranked #26 of “The 30 Most Beautiful College Arboretums” by College Rank. The next time you are on campus, you and your student should take a moment to visit the Arboretum and Botanical Garden. 

Thank you for your continued support of your student and the University of Idaho. I look forward to seeing you around on campus.

Have a great spring and as always, Go Vandals!
Blaine Eckles
Dean of Students
University of Idaho
Division of Student Affairs
View All Student Affairs Events Here

April 6  Silver and Gold Celebration
April 7  Grocery Bingo At The Rec. Games Begin At 9:00PM 
April 8  Vandal Overnight Games
April 6  Therapy Dogs on Campus
April 10-15 I Heart Idaho Week
April 13 ASB Banquet
April 17 Fall Registration Open For Seniors, Graduate, and Law
April 18 Fall Registration Open For Juniors
April 20 Fall registration opens for freshmen
April 21-23 Moms' Weekend 2017
April 21 Fall Registration Opens For Non- Degree 
April 26 Therapy Dogs on Campus
April 29 Vandal Student- Athlete Reunion
April 29 UI FINALS FEST 2017

I Heart Idaho Week April 10-15

Join UI and your student(s) in celebration of everything that makes the University of Idaho great – from its rich traditions to the people who make up the Vandal family.

Vandals Moms' Weekend

We can't wait to celebrate Vandal moms! 
Enjoy the talents, achievements and involvement of your student during.
Learn More About Innovation Month

April is Innovation Month at UI

Destress Activities On Campus  

Graduation is an exciting time in a student’s academic career. It can also be a stressful and challenging time. Vandal Health Education in addition to other services and programs, provides opportunities for students to take time for their own health and wellness and to destress during this particularly stressful time.  

One of students’ favorite activities is when therapy dogs come to campus. Vandal Health Education partners with Palouse Paws throughout the school year and opens a room in the Idaho Commons for students to come pet and hang out with trained therapy animals – mostly dogs, but sometimes a cat, too.  Therapy animals will be on campus twice during the month of April. Other Vandal Health Education wellness events include a Wellbeing Wednesday Workshops, gatekeeper trainings to help a friend in distress, free cooking classes and more; view complete schedule and descriptions online. 

Late Night at the Rec. Grocery Bingo
Date Friday, April 7  Location At the Student Recreation Center.  Time Games begin at 9 p.m.

Grocery Bingo

Join us for Grocery Bingo Night and win groceries to restock your shelves.  Games are free and open to all University of Idaho students.

Each time a student wins a game, they will win a bag of groceries.  Other prizes include small kitchen appliances, cookware, and $100 grocery gift cards.

Date Friday, April 7  Location At the Student Recreation Center.  Time Games begin at 9 p.m.

Helping Local Businesses And Communities

Twin Falls, ID with College of Southern Idaho Refugee Center "Cultivating Empathy and Embracing Diversity through Refugee Resettlement" View Article Here 

Seattle, WA  with Rebuilding Together Seattle "Stronger TogetherL Safe Homes, Healthy Communities" Department of Student Involvement 

With so many student organizations to choose from, there are many opportunities for your son or daughter to get involved and find new interests on campus.
Join A Club Or Student Organization

Spring Schedules Here ! Go Vandals! 

April 29th Vandal Student- Athlete Reunion

Fraternity and Sorority
Fall Recruitment 

Join A Sorority
Join A Fraternity
Pay Fees Via Marketplace

University Housing And Residence Life

Apply For University Housing

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Division of Student Affairs
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Moscow, ID 83844-3232
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