Draft Schedule for New Student Orientation for First-Year Students

This schedule is a draft intended for your reference only. Times and locations are subject to change. A final schedule will be provided at check-in. Please note, attendance is expected for both days of orientation.

* Placement Testing Opportunities

Day 1

First-Year Students

Families & Guests

8:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m. Orientation Check-In8:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m. Orientation Check-In
9:30 a.m.
University Welcome9:30 a.m.

University Welcome
9:45 a.m.Orientation Leader Group Time

Meet other new students in this small group you will meet with throughout your two-day orientation.
9:45 a.m.Welcome to the Bronco Family
10:15 a.m.College as an Investment
10:30 a.m.The Academic Experience10:45 a.m.The Academic Experience
11:15 a.m.Orientation Leader Group Time11:30 a.m.Faculty and Student Panel on the Academic Experience
11:50 a.m.Exploring Resilience12:00 p.m.On-Campus Dining Overview
12:30 p.m.Family Lunch

Enjoy lunch with families, knowledgeable sta, and family orientation leaders.

(Hint: want to buy a meal plan while you're here? Visit the first floor Student Union information desk.)
12:30 p.m.Student Lunch on Student Union Patio

Additional Affinity Group Lunches - meet students with shared interests:

-Living Learning Programs

-Broncos of Color

-Healthy and Active Lifestyle

-Honors College

-LGBTQIA+ Members and Allies

-Make a Difference

- First in My Family
1:30 p.m.Make a Living, Make a Life
Students & Families

Meet people. Find your passion. Gain experience. Change the world. Learn how to make the most of your college experience and launch yourself into your professional life.
2:00 p.m.
Breakout Sessions
Various Locations | Students & Families

Each session will be 30 minutes and will be presented twice.

Session topics include:

- Health Services

- Money Matters: The Conversation

-Learning Outside the Classroom

- Housing and Residence Life

- Technology and Textbooks

- Optional time to do Placement Testing*
3:10 p.m.Orientation Leader Group Time
Various Locations
3:10 p.m.Straight to the Point

Join us in roundtable discussions of student safety, and physical and mental wellness.
4:35 p.m.True Bronco
5:00 p.m.Student & Family Dinner
6:00 p.m.Orientation Leader Group Time
Student Union Patio
Locations vary
Evening Orientation Activities

7:00 - 9:00 p.m | Cycle Learning Center| Grab a cruiser and explore Boise | Students & Families

7:00 - 9:00 p.m. | Student Recreation Center | Climb the rock wall or fit in a quick workout

7:00 - 10:00 p.m. | Games Center | Enjoy a free game of bowling, ping pong, or billiards | Students only

8:00 - 11:00 p.m. | Sawtooth Hall Lawn Games and Food Trucks | Students only

Day 2

First-Year Students

Families & Guests

7:30 - 8:45 a.m.Breakfast in Boise River Cafe
Breakfast is included in students' overnight fee and for paying guests. Breakfast is $7.50 for students who did not stay overnight.*
7:30 - 8:45 a.m.Breakfast in Boise River Cafe
Breakfast is included in students' overnight fee and for paying guests. Breakfast is $7.50 for students who did not stay overnight.
9:00 a.m.
Day 2 Welcome9:00 a.m.
Day 2 Welcome
9:15 a.m.Orientation Leader Group Time
9:30 a.m.The Bronco Network
9:50 a.m.
Academic Advising and Class Registration

College Representation:

College of Arts and Sciences

College of Business and Economics

College of Education

College of Engineering

College of Health Sciences

College of Innovation and Design

School of Public Service

Undeclared/Students Exploring Majors
10:00 a.m.Promoting Resilience
11:00 a.m.Faculty Panel
11:30 a.m.Student Panel
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Campus Resource Fair and Orientation Check Ou

Come meet the people and offices that will support you to graduation. Pick up a snack and your Bronco Card on your way out!
Locations vary
Optional Post-Orientation Activities
Students & Families

- Campus Tours
- Residence Hall Tours
-Outdoor Rafting/Backpacking adventure