Frequently Asked Questions
The most frequently asked questions regarding Get Connected are posted below.
Q: Is Get Connected mandatory?
A: In 2008 the University administration determined that all new students are expected to participate in Get Connected.Your BYU-Idaho experience starts with Get Connected. As a new student you should plan now to fully participate in your Get Connected experience.
Q: The Get Connected schedule shows it lasts three days? Are the days repeated?
A: No, each day is different. The first day is actually the "Move-in/Student Services Day, while the 2nd and 3rd days is when the actual Get Connected programming takes place..
Q: Is registration required for Get Connected and if so, how do i register for it?
A: As a new student you will need to register for Get Connected but not until you arrive on campus. The main registration takes place during the Move-in/Student Services Day, but is also held during the first day of Get Connected. Refer to the online schedule for specific registration times and locations.
Q: What is an I-Team? What I-Team am I in?
A: All new students are grouped into what are called I-Teams. Each I-Team consists of approximately 20 or more new students (coed). You can find out your I-Team when you register for Get Connected. I-Team Leaders should also stop by your apartment complex and leave a flyer for you letting you know which I-Team you are in. Specialized I-Teams have been created for Transfer and married students new to BYU-Idaho.
Q: Do I need my I-card on the first day?
A: No, your I-card is not needed on the first day. In fact we recommend you wait until the lines die down after school starts. All you need for the first week is your I-Number (a nine-digit number).
Q: Why can't I pay tuition with a VISA card?
A: BYU-Idaho does not accept VISA because, per their credit card agreement, the University is not allowed to pass along the credit card processing fees to our customers. This becomes a cost to the University that is difficult to bear. When you consider the dollar amount of tuition and fee payments, the credit card fees become significant as a whole. The University determined that it is not a wise use of sacred University resources to bear the significant cost of processing VISA payments, particularly when there are low or no cost alternatives such as MasterCard or electronic checks.
As a side note, there is a growing trend amongst other Universities to drop VISA as a payment method.