| 03.18.2018

Take a look around — Students should utilize the first few weeks of school to explore the Moscow community


Welcome back, Vandals.
It’s August, which means the small streets of Moscow are ooded with new and returning Vandals ready to take on another year. With every new school year comes another opportunity to get involved, both on campus and in Moscow. There are plenty of opportunities just waiting to be taken by students.

Syllabus week is typically a relaxed week filled with ice breakers and is used as a time to get acquainted, or reacquainted, with the University of Idaho campus.

Syllabus week can also be a week to scope out different clubs or organizations available to students on and off campus. Whether interested in a club sport or a faith-based organization, UI has something for everyone. Visit UI’s website for a list of the many clubs around town.

Another staple of Moscow that is a must-see is the weekly farmers market downtown. Saturday morning is a chance to mingle with community members, and shop for fresh produce.

For more Moscow community events, visit the Moscow Chamber of Commerce website to see the community event calendar.

For those who would rather not stray from campus, there are plenty of things to get involved in at UI.

Intramurals on campus are a great opportunity to get active and make memories with new friends. From cornhole to basketball, there is something for everyone in the intramural program. Visit the Student Recreation Center for more information and team registration forms.

In addition to intramurals, students are encouraged to support Idaho athletics by cheering on the Vandals in various sport- ing events throughout the year.

The Idaho soccer team goes head- to-head with in-state rival Boise State 6 p.m. Aug. 25 in the Kibbie Dome. This is a chance to see the new turf recently installed in the Kibbie Dome, and cheer for the Vandals as they begin a new season.

Another way to spend time during the semester is to simply explore, both on and off campus.

The Integrated Research and Innovation Center (IRIC) is a newer building on campus that has yet to be explored by many students.

The IRIC has a unique, modern design that gives students another option for studying or relaxing between classes. Grab some friends and try to nd a new location for this week’s study group.

The views of the Palouse are worthy of being on postcards, and students at UI get to see them every day. Get a group of friends together and explore. Whether it’s walking through the arboretum or taking a drive down Old Pullman Road, taking advantage of the picturesque rolling hills is a must for students.
College is an opportunity to make unforgettable memories with friends, and thankfully there is something for everyone in Moscow.


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