Welcome to the Student Support Parent Page
Sending your son or daugther to college can be an exciting yet challenging time. We understand the importance of receiving timley and essential information in order to make this a positive experience for all involved. The purpose of this site is to help you connect to the resources you need, stay informed, and better understand the spirit and mission of BYU-Idaho.
View the BYU-Idaho Welcome Online
Parents – sign up to receive text notifications and the parents’ version of the New Student Update, which is a weekly e-mail sent from our office to all admitted students who have accepted their offer. To sign up for the e-mail update please send us your e-mail and request to email@example.com. For text notifications, simply text byuiparents to 25827.
New Student Packet
Your student should recieve the New Student Packet in the mail. This packet includes the following tools to help them in their preparation for BYU-Idaho: 1) New Student Guide, and 2) Admitted and Arrival Checklists. Both of these publications are also available online at www.byui.edu/studentsupport.
Student Ambassador Program
Every admitted student who accepts their offer is assigned to a Student Ambassador. Your Student Ambassador is a current student volunteer who will answer any questions that your student or you may have. Your Ambassador will also work with your student in preparing for their BYU-Idaho experience prior to their arrival on campus. Ambassadors are generally assigned 10-15 weeks prior to the start of the semester.
Get Connected (Orientation)
Parents of new students are invited to participate in Get Connected during the Move-in Day (the first day of Get Connected) prior to the start of school. All newly admitted students to BYU-Idaho are expected to fully participate in Get Connected. Best of all it's free! That's right, there is no cost to your son/daughter to participate in Get Connected other than the optional social activies which include I-Night and Get Connected Expeditions. View the Get Connected schedule online by clicking on the semester icon link at the right of this page.
Benefits of Get Connected (Orientation) Participation
National studies show that students who actively participate in their orientation program are: 1) More likely to stay in college; 2) Have greater academic success; and 3) Are more satisfied with their college experience than that of their peers.
Unable to Attend Get Connected
Unable to attend Get Connected on the Move-in Day with your son/daughter? We realize that not all parents are able to travel to Rexburg with their student. We are planning on streaming the BYU-Idaho Welcome with President and Sister Clark over the internet. To still allow you the opportunity to experience BYU-Idaho and Get Connected with your student. View Online.
A national phenomen known as helicopter parenting is addressed in this ABC News Report. This trend has also been noticed in its effect on new students attending Get Connected in that almost half of all non-attendees cited spending time with their family as the reason why
they did not participate in Orientation.
Important links and phone numbers
Academic Support Centers: 208-496-4270
Accounting/Bursars Office: 208-496-1900
Career amd Academic Advising: 208-496-9800
Financial Aid & Scholarships: 208-496-1600
Food Services: 208-496-2800
Health Center: 208-496-9330
Housing and Student Living: 208-496-9220
Information Desk: 208-496-1411
Student Records And Registration: 208-496-1000
Student Support: 208-496-1420
University Store: 208-496-3400