Get Connected Orientation

This is an orientation for all new students. Information about Get Connected can be found here.

All new international students are expected to attend New Student Orientation which is given by International Services. Here students will learn more about their non-immigrant status and requirements for maintaining their status while attending school. New students will be contacted prior to orientation about the date, time, and place that it will be held.

Housing

All BYU-I single students must live in approved housing. Information about housing and listings of apartments can be found here. For married students, information about housing can be found here.

International students should know their move-in dates before booking airfare making travel arrangements. Students may contact their housing manager with questions about moving in or if an earlier date is needed.

Traveling Around Rexburg/Map of Campus

For information regarding travel and Rexburg please see the following:

Campus Maps

Tour of Campus

Local/Regional Transportation

Weather

Weather in Rexburg, Idaho can be a shock for many international students, especially during the winter months. Rexburg is windy almost year-round. Below you can find average temperatures throughout the year in Rexburg.

Month Average High/Low Temperature (˚F)
January 28˚/12˚
February 32˚/15˚
March 45˚/24˚
April 56˚/32˚
May 66˚/39˚
Jun 75˚/46˚
July 86˚/52˚
August 85˚/49˚
September 74˚/41˚
October 58˚/32˚
November 42˚/23˚
December 29˚/13˚

Rexburg goes through hot summer months, and cold winter months. Students should prepare appropriate outerwear to protect from the weather. Some examples of appropriate clothing:

  • Heavy winter coat
  • Waterproof snow boots
  • Hat and gloves
  • Rain boots
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Umbrella

Students may not have these items available prior to coming to BYU-I but can prepare to purchase these when they begin school.

Banking

There are several banks and credit unions in Rexburg. Some banks and credit unions may require a social security number and/or driver’s license before an account is able to be opened. Students that are planning on opening a bank account should check with the bank or credit union to find out their requirements.

Bank of Commerce
184 E 2nd N
(208) 359-6088

Beehive Federal Credit Union
1087 Erikson Dr.
(208) 656-1000

East Idaho Credit Union
412 Grand Loop
800) 727-9961

Idaho Central Credit Union
673 N 2nd E
(208) 478-3300

KeyBank 110 E Main St.
(208) 356-5454

Mountain America Credit Union
18 N 2nd E
(208) 356-3655

U.S. Bank Branch
77 E Main St.
(208) 356-3641

Wells Fargo Bank
39 E Main St.
(208) 356-4415

Zions Bank Rexburg
149 W Main St.
(208) 356-7688

Shopping-Grocery and Retail

Local Grocery Stores

Albertson’s
490 N 2 nd E
(208) 356-0555

Broulim’s Shopping Center
124 W Main St.
(208) 356-4651

Walmart Supercenter
1450 N 2 nd E
(208) 359-1969

Local Clothing and Retail Stores

Deseret Book
180 W 2 nd S

Deseret Industries Thrift Store
611 N 2 nd E

Dollar Tree
125 Valley River, N Center St. Unit 3

Downeast

Freeman Clothing Co.
160 W 2 nd S

Maurices
125 Valley River Dr.

Olive Ave
55 E Maint St.

Potter & Co.
51 E Main St.

Real Deals
241 S 5 th W

Walgreens
164 E Main St.

Cell Phone Options

Cell phones and plans can be purchased in Rexburg if needed

AT&T Store
261 N 2 nd E

T-Mobile
1480 N 2 nd E #130

Verizon
505 N 2 nd St. E #203