For New Students

The College of Idaho offers First Year Communities especially designed for freshman students.  By living with and amongst your peers, you’ll have opportunities to develop strong bonds with other members of your class.  And because many of you will also have classes together, you can form study groups with fellow residents from right down the hall.

In addition to an RA, you will be assigned a First Year Mentor.  Mentors are upperclassmen who are trained to serve as a resource and help meet your unique needs as an incoming student.  Your First Year Mentor will provide programming on basic college skills such as time management, effective study techniques, registering for classes, and communicating with your floormates.  Mentors also assist with academic and advising questions and work to make the transition from high school to college as smooth as possible.