New Student Checklist / Student Ambassadors

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  

Get Connected

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 

New Student Mentoring

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

Heber J Grant Peer Mentoring

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.

Deferment Options

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.

Go To Deferment Options Website

Student Workshops & Skills Mentoring

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

Ward/Stake Locator

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.

Go To Wards and Stakes Website