Parent Participation at Get Connected

  • You are invited to participate in the BYU-Idaho Welcome and Parent Session as part of the Move-in Day portion of Get Connected
  • Parents unable to come to campus may view the BYU-Idaho Welcome via live stream. See the Get Connected schedule for date and time

Watch Live Stream

Have Questions?

Review the Parent Resource Guide (see link below).

Parent Resource Guide - Review Student Services & Resource Information


The New Student Checklist outlines the essential steps needed to get you started at BYU-Idaho and will connect you to the correct University Resources. Student Ambassadors are current students who will contact you as needed and answer any questions or concerns you may have. All students who accept their offer will be contacted by a Student Ambassador prior to their start date at BYU-Idaho.

  Specific Services Include:

  • New Student Checklist
  • Transcripts
  • Health Insurance
  • TB test
  • Financial Aid (FAFSA)
  • Scholarships
  • Housing
  • Parking
  • Get Connected (New Student Orientation)
  • Registration
  • Advising
  • University Bookstore
  • Textbooks
  • Exercise Clothing
  • Ticket Office
  • Student Employment
  • Tuition & Expenses
  • I-Learn                                                                      
  • New Student Updates
  • Visit Day Tours  

Contact Info:

Get Connected is BYU-Idaho's New Student Orientation program. Access our web site to learn more.

Services Include:

  • Campus Maps
  • BYU-Idaho Welcome - With President & Sister Henry J. Eyring
  • Academic Connections - Meet with your faculty
  • New Student Talent Show
  • New Student Social
  • Living & Learning at BYU-Idaho
  • Campus Tours
  • Spirit of Ricks Showcase
  • Get Involved Fair
  • International Student Orientation
  • I-Night 

Contact Info:

  • Phone:               208.496.1430
  • Email:      
  • Location:           Rigby Hall 272
  • Website

The New Student Mentor program assists new students in their transition to college by having a peer mentor assist you in getting started at BYU-Idaho.

Services Include:

  • Answer questions
  • Direct to right resources
  • Group Activities
  • Major connections
  • Academic Resources
  • Workshops
  • Campus Resources
  • Social Opportunities
  • And Other services  

Contact Info:

The Heber J. Grant Program is an opportunity for you to work regularly, one-on-one, with a peer-mentor to develop self-reliance in all aspects of your life.

Services Include:

  • A Life Coach - The mentor assists students in setting and achieving goals to succeed in college and beyond.
  • A Guide - Your mentor also makes sure you have the information and access to campus resources you need to meet their needs.
  • A Friend - You will meet with your mentor on a regular basis during the semester. Your mentor is there to listen to you and the experiences and challenges you are having and provide counsel and support.

Contact Info:

  • Phone               208.496.1423
  • Email      
  • Location           Rigby Hall 272
  • Website

Is your student planning on serving a mission before attending or needs to take time off for medical or other reasons?  If so, please review BYU-Idaho's deferment options web site. 

Contact Info:

  • Phone               208.496.1300
  • Email      
  • Location           Kimball Building 120
  • Website

Looking to find out what ward/stake your student is in?  Visit the Ward/Stake Locator web site. Please be aware, this site is most accurate 1-2 weeks prior to the start of each semester.

Contact Info:

BYU-Idaho offers free workshops and mentoring to help students learn new skills, and apply those skills in their lives. The workshops are interactive and cover many topics spanning the scope of student life. The Skills Mentoring includes one-on-one assistance from a peer in applying the principles learned from the workshops.

Workshop Areas Include:

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Discipleship
  • Finance
  • Leadership
  • Life-Skills

Contact Info:


BYU-Idaho's Public Safety Office provides information, protection and services to you while you are on campus. These resources can be accessed from our website.

Specific Services Include:

  • Active Shooter Training
  • After Dark Safety Escorts
  • Annual Security & Fire Safety Report
  • Bicycle & Sidewalk Safety Regulations
  • Car Jumpstarts
  • Car Lockouts
  • Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures
  • Internet Safety Tips
  • Missing Student Policy
  • Rexburg Police Department (link)
  • Safety Resource Guide
  • Self-defense RAD classes 

Contact Info:

  • Phone:                208.496.3000
  • Email:       
  • Location:            Kimball Building 150 (open 24 hours)
  • Website

The Title IX Office at BYU-Idaho provides helpful information and prevention tips for you while attending the university.

Specific Services Include:

  • Campus Resources
  • Community Resources
  • Information For Victims
  • Report A Concern
  • Sexual Misconduct Policy

Dating Awareness Tips 

  1. Dating apps are more popular than ever and connecting with new people can be as simple as a quick swipe on your student's smartphone. To this rising generation, dating apps and social media have become a major way of meeting new people but they have also created new challenges and safety concerns. Below are some simple guidelines to discuss with your student to reduce the risk of harm when meeting people they have connected with online.
  2. Exercise good judgment and be careful when using popular dating apps (Tinder, Mutual, Bumble, etc.)
  3. Don't take everything you read or see online at face value. It's easy to lie online and many people do.
  4. Don't allow yourself to be talked into anything. Be independent and aware in social settings. Express opinions on where to go and appropriate places to meet.
  5. Meet in a public place with good lighting. If the person you meet online insists you meet at his or her apartment or somewhere private, this is a red flag. A busy daytime location may not seem the ideal setting for a first date, but others will be around if an unsafe situation arises.
  6. Tell at least one friend where you are going and who you are meeting. Getting your date's first and last name prior to a meeting is always a good idea.
  7. Remember that it takes time to build healthy relationships and to truly get to know an individual. Arrange group or double dates to give you time to get to know someone well.
  8. Abusive behavior has no place in any of your relationships. Warning signs of abusive behavior include threats of violence, jealousy, controlling behavior, quick romantic involvement, isolation, blaming others for feelings, and hypersensitivity. If you feel unhappy in your relationship and if you think that you might be experiencing abuse, get help. Talk to someone. You deserve better.
  9. If possible, make your own travel arrangements to/from a first date.
  10. Avoid situations where alcoholic beverages or drugs are available. If you unintentionally find yourself in a difficult situation, leave immediately and encourage your friends to leave with you.
  11. Do not hesitate to leave if you are in a situation that makes you feel uncomfortable, nervous, or afraid, even if an early departure seems rude. Exercise good judgment, and above all, trust your instincts.
  12. But no matter how you met or where you met, nobody has the right to violate your boundaries or commit violence or other acts against you. If something like that happens to you, please seek help. The Title IX Office on campus is a great place to start.

Contact Info:

  • Phone:                208.496.9209
  • Email:       
  • Location:            Kimball Building 290
  • Website


The Financial Aid Office can help provide you the tools you need to put your financial aid in place.

  • FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid
  • Scholarships
  • Tuition Costs
  • Missionary Deferrals & Aid
  • Getting Married & Aid Impacts

Contact Info:

  • Phone:                208.496.1600
  • Email:       
  • Location:             Kimball Building 196
  • Website

Payment for tuition is always due the first day of the semester.  We then give up until one week after the first day of school to make changes in your classes. After the first week of classes, any balance owing for Tuition/Fees or the Student Health Plan will be assessed a 5% late fee.  Also, if your student drops classes after the first 7 days, they will not receive a refund on their tuition.  The only way to get a refund is to completely withdraw from the semester at which time your student will only be given a prorated refund.


  • How does my student pay tuition? It is recommended that your student pay their tuition through (MORE tab, then choose FINANCES) before the start of school.
  • What are the acceptable payment methods? For your student, paying their account at BYU-Idaho is easy! The Accounting Services Office accepts cash, checks, and money orders in the Cashier's Office, and electronic checks (E-Checks), as well as VISA, Mastercard, and Discover credit cards online. 
  • Am I authorized to access my student's account? This can be done through your student's account.
    • Select the "More" tab and choose "Finances"
    • Select the "Make Payment" button
    • Under the "Parent/Authorized Users" heading, click "Add New"

Contact Info:

  • Phone:                208.496.1900
  • Email:       
  • Location:            Kimball 130
  • Website

Working on campus will not only help you pay for college but can also help you prepare for future employment and leadership opportunities. Be aware, not every campus department posts their jobs on the BYU-Idaho Job Board.

Services Include:

  • Job Search Tips
  • Listing of campus departments who have hired students in the past
  • On-Campus Job Board
  • Off-Campus Employment Opportunities 

Contact Info:

  • Phone:                208.496.1712
  • Email:       
  • Location:            Kimball Building 226
  • Website             


The Academic Support Center helps students achieve their academic goals by providing free tutoring in math, writing, reading, study skills, and class presentations. Individual and group tutoring are also available for specific courses. Our more than 300 qualified tutors are ready to serve students in both one-on-one and drop-in lab settings. Appointments and hours can be found on our website.  

Services Include:

  • Math Study Center - Offering drop in and one-on-one tutoring, as well as basic math courses.
  • Tutoring Center - Tutoring for specific courses from qualified tutors who have already completed the particular course. Offering both group and individual sessions.
  • Reading Center - Helping students improve vocabulary, reading fluency, textbook study, and advanced reading skills.
  • Writing Center - A relaxed environment where students can meet with writing assistants to get objective feedback on writing assignments.
  • Study Skills Center - Helping students develop better study skills and habits. 
  • English Transition Center - The ETC is designed to help ESL students transition to college level English.
  • Presentation Practice Center - This center helps students practice and polish their presentation projects, from performance rehearsals to classroom presentations.
  • Volunteer Connection - Volunteer tutoring across campus for science and language courses. Drop-ins are welcome.

Contact Info:

Schedule a Tutor at:

Career and Academic Advising can be your guide towards graduation.

Specific Services Include:

  • Academic holds/restrictions removal
  • Interest Assessment
  • Career Exploration
  • Declaring or changing degree
  • Class & graduation planning
  • Course Sequencing
  • Navigating academic support resources.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

  • What if I am undecided about what I want to do (major in)?

If you are unsure about what you want to declare for a major or pursue as a career, we recommend taking General Studies 100 (GS 100), Career Exploration. This 1 credit class is designed to assist in making a decision concerning your career or major. Career assessments will help you assess personal interests, work styles, preferences, and skills to determine your career path. At the conclusion of the class, you will gain a better understanding of the job market and careers available to you.

  • Who is my Advisor?

I know my major. Visit or contact your college-specific Advising center or use Live Chat on our website to get an appointment with an advisor. To find the Advising center for your major, see Advising Contacts. You can also schedule an appointment with an advisor online.

I don't know my major. Visit Advising's main office in Chapman 101 or call 208-496-9800.

    • How many credits should I take?

    Students should be aware of the following credit requirements when deciding how many credits to take:

      • 12 credits are required to be considered a full-time student
      • 12 credits are required to receive a scholarship through BYU-Idaho with the exception of Academic Scholarships which require 14 credits
      • 15 credits are required to graduate in eight semesters or four years
      • At a minimum you should strive to take 30 credits a year. If you need a lighter load during your on-track classes, talk to an advisor about options to also enroll in courses in your off semester.

    • What tools are available to help with the class registration process?

    Helpful class planning links include:

      • I-Plan - A set of planning tools available to BYU-Idaho students.
      • Catalog - The catalog is very useful not only to look at classes, but for other campus policies and rules. Most questions you have can be answered by looking in the catalog.
      • Foundations - Foundation classes are required for all new students.
      • Career & Academic Advising - Advising can help with general class planning and major specific planning.
      • Grad Planner - Plan out your class sequencing from your first semester to graduation.

    • When do I register for classes?

    Access the registration calendar.

    • What if all of the classes I want are full?

    When a class you want to add is full, consider the following options:

      • Take it another time. The most desirable class times fill quickly. Often, early morning or late afternoon sections remain open. It is better to have the class at an inconvenient time than not to have it at all. (Remember, each semester you will get an earlier registration and more class choices as your credits accumulate.)
      • Join the waitlist. Waitlisting the course will hold a spot for you in line if other students drop the course. If a spot does open up you will receive an email to register for the waitlisted course. You must register within 24 hours so make sure to check your official BYUI email often.
      • Keep checking back. Seats open up in filled sections frequently as students rearrange their schedule and add/drop classes. If there is a class you really want, keep checking back to see if seats are available.
      • Although there is a sequencing recommendation, you are eligible to take any course where you have met the prerequisites.
      • As a last resort, students can go to the class they'd like to add on the first day of the semester. Often, teachers will have a few seats they can assign that day.

    *Advising cannot add students to classes.

    • How do I declare/change my major or minor?

    Changing majors and minors can be done online through the I-Plan tool. To do this you can create an "Alternate Plan" with courses you'd like to take and then approve the plan. Once the alternate plan is approved you are able to declare it as your official major. The first use of this tool may be a little confusing, so please rely on the tutorials built into the system or schedule a time to futher discuss with your advisor.

    • Who is my Faculty Mentor?

    Every student is assigned a faculty mentor. The faculty is typically within your college and major, in order to assist you in reaching your academic and career goals. You can visit with your faculty mentor for advice on preparing to enter the workforce, completing internships and applying to and choosing graduate schools.

    To find your Faculty Mentor, log on to your My BYUI account, they will be listed in the Academic Summary section.

    Contact Info:

    • Phone:                208.496.9800
    • Email:        
    • Location:            Chapman Hall 101 
    • Website

    Internship & Career Services can assist you with current and future career needs and preparation.

    Services Include:

    • Career preparation (resumes, practice interviews and career workshops)
    • Internships
    • Job search (find a career, local jobs, postings, tips and a job search tool)
    • Networking (tips, Career Networking Center)
    • Events and recruiting (career fair, expeditions to specific cities)
    • Employers and schools (internships and recruiting at BYU-Idaho)

    Internship Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

    • Who should complete an internship?

    Most BYU-Idaho majors require an internship. Some have an optional internship with alternate courses that can also meet the degree requirements. Check with your department coordinator or review the university catalog to learn what your department requires. Some departments require more than one internship; some departments require other types of experiential learning (clinicals for nursing students, student teaching for education majors).

    • When should I look for an internship?

    We recommend that you start your research two semesters in advance of the semester you'd like to do your internship. This will give you time to research, prepare, apply, receive and accept an offer, and make any necessary arrangements for temporary relocation.

    • When do I need to register for my internship?

    An internship is an academic course and should be registered before beginning work. However, standard registration deadlines do not apply, as internships may be offered and accepted throughout the semester. Regular registration deadlines do apply if you are seeking financial aid.

    • How do I complete an internship evaluation?

    University policy requires every intern to complete an internship evaluation in addition to the designated course assignments. You should receive an auto-generated email reminder when it is time to complete the evaluation. Evaluations are completed in Handshake or through a Qualtrics Survey according to the instructions in the email. Your supervisor will receive a similar reminder regarding the Employer's Evaluation with instructions on accessing and completing it.

    Contact Info:

    • Phone:                 208.496.9823
    • Email:        
    • Location:              Manwaring Center 129
    • Website

    At BYU-Idaho we care about your success. New programs and initiatives are being created to help you succeed.


    • How will my student know what classes to take during each semester at BYU-Idaho?

    BYU-Idaho has a student lifecycle management tool called I-Plan that will help your student understand the courses they should enroll in each semester. This tool creates a customized graduation plan for them; the plan accounts for transfer courses, major, and student track. It also displays required courses adjusted for the quickest path to graduation. When degree requirements allow students to choose from a list of courses, I-Plan inserts placeholders your student can use to select the course that fulfills the requirement . Access your I-Plan Graduation Planner

    • How can my student find information about possible careers related to their major?

    One of the sections of I-Plan, called "Educational Strategy", allows students to complete several career exploration-related tasks, including completing a brief interest assessment, reviewing occupations that match up with their reported interests, and exploring majors offered at BYU-Idaho that align to their desired career choice. Clicking an occupation provides students with information about the selected occupation by specific geographic regions in the United States (e.g., number of individuals employed in the occupation and whether the occupation is expected to grow or contract) . Access your I-Plan Educational Strategy

    Contact Info:

    • Phone:                208.496.9822
    • Email:       
    • Location:            Chapman Hall 210

    BYU-Idaho offers free workshops and mentoring to help students learn new skills, and apply those skills in their lives. The workshops are interactive and cover many topics spanning the scope of student life. The Skills Mentoring includes one-on-one assistance from a peer in applying the principles learned from the workshops.

    Workshop Areas Include:

    • Academic
    • Career
    • Discipleship
    • Finance
    • Leadership
    • Life-Skills

    Contact Info:


    The Counseling Center invites matriculated students taking at least 6 credits to schedule a brief, initial consultation with one of our counselors to discuss your mental health concerns and receive a recommendation for services.  In order to meet the high demand for services, the Counseling Center offers a short-term therapy model that is focused on being helpful within the framework of several semesters. See our website for more information.

    Services Include:

    • Individual Counseling
    • Couples Counseling
    • Group Counseling
    • Crisis Intervention
    • Consultations
    • Mental Health Medication Management
    • Self-Help Resources
    • Psychoeducational Workshops
    • Community Resources
    • Referrals to Other Campus Service

    Contact Info:

    • Phone:                208.496.9370
      • After Hours Emergency Help 208.496.HELP (4357)
    • Email:       
    • Location:            Student Health & Counseling Center, 2nd Floor
    • Website

    The Dean of Students Office acts as an advocate for you the student. If you need help or have experienced an unusual hardship, either physically or other, contact our office. We are here to assist you in finding a solution to the problems you are experiencing.

    Services Include:

    • Background checks
    • Dean's certifications
    • Death of a loved one
    • Help with sexual misconduct or title IX issues
    • Missing class for medical reasons
    • Persisting trouble with a professor or campus office
    • Serious illness 

    Contact Info:

    • Phone:                208.496.9200
    • Email:       
    • Location:            Kimball Building 290

    If you have a qualifying disability, you can submit current clinical/medical documentation identifying your diagnosis, and how that diagnosis impacts one or more of your major life activities. Upon receipt of the documentation, the Disability Services Office will discuss with you  your individual needs and will then determine what reasonable accommodations may be needed to ensure that you have equal access to the educational and administrative services and programs offered at BYU-Idaho.

    Services Include:

    • Accommodations
    • Assistive Technology
    • E-Text
    • How to Request Textbooks
    • Alternative Text Formats
    • Deaf and Hard of Hearing
    • Grievance Procedures
    • United Disability Support Group
    • Other Online Resources

    Contact Info:

    The Student Health Center (SHC) provides comprehensive services to matriculating students and their dependents. The Health Center is staffed by Physicians, Mid-Levels (Physician Assistants or Nurse Practitioners), and Registered Nurses. All are trained in primary care medicine. Our goal is to provide the primary care support you need to succeed in your studies. We care for most common conditions and will assist with referrals to specialists or to the emergency room as needed. We do not intend to replace the care from your home physician but strive to support that care when possible at a primary care level.

    Services Include:

    • Billing & Insurance
    • Immunizations
    • Laboratory Testing
    • Pharmacy Prescriptions & Over-the-counter Medications
    • Radiology
    • Outpatient diagnosis and treatment
    • Tuberculosis Tests 

    Contact Info:

    • Phone:                208.496.9330
    • Email:       
    • Location:            100 Student Health Center, located at east side of Kimball Building parking lot
    • Website


    Food Services oversees the various food eateries at The Crossroads and Freshens, as well as the vending machines on campus.

    Services Include:

    • Catering Services
    • Cow Appreciation Day (Chick-fil-A)
    • The Crossroads · Dining Dollars (meal plan)
    • Freshens
    • MC Market 

    Contact Info:

    • Phone:                208.496.2800
    • Email:       
    • Location:            Manwaring Center 276A
    • Website

    The Housing & Student Living Office oversees approved housing and manages and maintains on-campus housing at Centre Square for single students and University Village for married students.

    Student Living is an apartment life model based on principles of love, shared responsibility, and mutual respect. The apartment represents the most natural and effective place for students to learn and apply these principles.

    Services Include:

    • Approved Housing Exception Form
    • Approved Housing Search (single students)
    • Approved Housing Guidebook
    • Community Housing List (married students)
    • Contract Dates
    • Interactive Housing Contract
    • Student Landlord Housing Contract
    • Student Living Guidebook
    • Student Living Lessons

    Contact Info:

    • Phone:                208.496.9220
    • Email:       
    • Location:            Kimball Building 240 / Offices also at Centre Square & University Village
    • Website

    There are many ways you can get involved on campus. Explore how!

    • Academics / Networking
    • Activities
    • Campus Life
    • Culture
    • Entertainment
    • Outdoors
    • Performing Arts
    • Service
    • Social
    • Sports
    • Wellness 

    Contact Info: Not sure who to contact regarding volunteer/participation opportunities?

    • Phone:                208.496.1420
    • Email:       
    • Location:            Rigby Hall 272
    • Website

    Dear Parents,

    International Services assists students attending BYU-Idaho on an F-1 or J-1 visa or other immigration status. Depending on the immigration status there are specific rules and regulations that students must follow to maintain status. You may wish to share these with your student.

    • New incoming international students must check in with international services sometime in the first week or two of the semester. (This may also be done online at
    • International students must enroll in at least 12 credits each on-track semester, however, please remember that no more than one class or three credits of online coursework may be counted towards the requirement of 12 credits. Students are welcome to take more online courses than that described above, be we can only count that amount towards the 12 credits. Hybrid classes are considered to be on-campus classes.
    • Students are required to obtain a travel signature on their immigration documents (I-20 or DS-2019) before leaving the country for the first time and once a year thereafter.

    BYU-Idaho hosts a Get Connected series of events each semester, including international student orientation, to help incoming students transition to the university. The international student orientation helps students better understand immigration regulations. We encourage students to arrange travel plans such that they can attend Get Connected.

    If you have any questions or need assistance, please feel free to contact us.

    • Location:            Manwaring Center 276
    • Phone:                208.496.1320
    • Email:        
    • Website

    Parking Services issues car and bicycle permits for on-campus parking, as well as visitor parking passes.

    Services Include:

    • Bicycle Permit
    • Campus Parking Permit
    • Leaving a Vehicle on Campus During Break
    • Parking Rules & Regulations
    • Parking Surveys
    • Sidewalk Safety and Bicycle Regulations
    • View or Appeal Parking or Sidewalk Safety Citations

    Contact Info:

    • Phone:                208.496.3030
    • Email:       
    • Location:            Kimball Building 150H
    • Website

    Have Questions? Contact Us
    (208) 496 - 1420