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First-year students share excitement on Move-In Day

A silent summer in Hayman Hall gave way to a flurry of activity on Friday as The College of Idaho welcomed its newest members of the #YoteFam for Move-In Day, the official start of the College’s annual Welcome Week.

Davis UWC co-founder to visit campus for student reception

At 5 p.m. on Friday August 25, The College of Idaho will have the pleasure of hosting Shelby M.C. Davis, the co-founder of the Davis UWC Scholars program. He and his wife Gale will be attending a reception for the international students on campus, giving them the chance to meet the man who helped to change their lives.

College of Idaho announces presidential change

President Charlotte Borst announces her plans to step down as president of The College of Idaho to pursue new opportunities. Former C of I president Dr. Bob Hoover will assume the role of Interim President.

College of Idaho announces presidential change

President Charlotte Borst announces her plans to step down as president of The College of Idaho to pursue new opportunities. Former C of I president Dr. Bob Hoover will assume the role of Interim President.

Yotes reflect on solar eclipse experiences

Just before noon on August 21, 2017, the sky began to darken. A drop in temperature accompanied the suddenly dimmed natural light. As the shadows turned closer to darkness, the lamps on The College of Idaho’s campus began to turn on automatically, shining as bright as they would on any summer evening, despite it being the middle of the day.

In the News

  • Construction at the Cruzen-Murray Library is now heading into Month 17! We’re making a lot of really great progress on the new library, and as usual, we’ve been getting great video of the construction process! Check out this timelapse of all the work that got done over July 2017 here!

C of I prepares for 2017 Welcome Week

The long, hot summer is coming to an end on The College of Idaho’s campus. In a matter of days, new students from all over the world will pour into the Morrison Quadrangle, ready to take their first steps as the Class of 2021. But before they get to work in the classroom, the first-year students will enjoy the traditional festivities of Welcome Week.

C of I to become smoke-free campus this year

After years of planning and partnership between both students and the administration, The College of Idaho will begin its new smoke-free policy starting this fall, eliminating tobacco usage completely from its campus.

In an effort to improve the health of the campus at large, the College has worked toward the elimination of tobacco use on campus for several years, taking small steps in policy to reduce overall tobacco usage before its removal from campus altogether, including cigarettes, vaping and smokeless tobacco.

Orma J. Smith Museum set for 18th annual Bug Day

On August 19th, the Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History will team up with the Idaho Botanical Garden to give the public a chance to renew their “Certificate in Bugology” with Bug Day, their annual “entomological extravaganza” for the whole family.

“Seeing the people who attend Bug Day every year and watching them learn something new about insects is always something I enjoy the most year after year,” said Museum Director Bill Clark. “It is a great way to expose the public to the Museum as well as to insects.”

C of I alum awarded rare Hornaday Gold Medal for Scouting service

Service in the Boy Scouts of America is in the blood of Rick Williams ’74. Rick’s grandfather, former C of I acting president L.A. Williams, was a scoutmaster in Caldwell and a recipient of the prestigious Silver Beaver award for his positive impact on Idaho youth. Rick’s father, a fellow graduate of The College of Idaho, served as the president of the C of I National Alumni Board and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, just as many other men in the Williams family have done.

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