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Phone: 208-885-6111
Toll-free: 88-88-UIDAHO
Fax: 208-885-9119
Student Union Building
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4264
Moscow, ID 83844-4264


Phone: 208-334-2999
Fax: 208-364-4035
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702


Coeur d'Alene

Phone: 208-667-2588
Toll-free: 888-208-2268
Fax: 208-664-1272
1031 N. Academic Way,
Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814


Idaho Falls

Phone: 208-282-7900
Fax: 208-282-7929
1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, ID 83402


Research Park

Phone: (208) 777-4700
Toll free: (888) 660-8477
Fax: (208) 777-4702
721 Lochsa Street
Post Falls, ID 83854

About Moscow, Idaho

The University of Idaho is surrounded by the rolling Palouse hills, an area so beautiful it was featured in National Geographic magazine. Just minutes away from the forests, rivers and lakes of northern Idaho, Moscow is home to more than 24,000 residents and a wide range of student-minded businesses, such as you would only find in a university town. In fact, Men’s Journal named this “hip little city” one of the nation’s five best places to live among college towns.

Art galleries, movie theaters, coffee shops and restaurants line the streets. In addition to popular drive-thrus, Moscow offers a huge co-op with organic and natural foods, Northwest-style pubs, as well as locally owned Italian, French, Mexican and Chinese eateries.

An Outdoor Enthusiast's Dream

We're ranked in the top 30 in the nation as a "great university to hit the books and backcountry" by Outside magazine. Living and learning in Moscow will put you just minutes from opportunities for skiing, snowboarding, whitewater rafting, biking, climbing, camping and more.

A Commitment to the Arts

The Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, which received the 2007 National Medal of Arts, brings some of the world’s best jazz artists, along with 20,000 visitors each year. The Moscow ARTWALK, Fresh Aire Concert Series and Third Street Gallery are just another few examples of why Moscow is recognized for its dedication to the arts.

A Natural Environment Like No Other

Situated between Moscow Mountain and the rolling hills of the Palouse, Moscow's natural surroundings provide an international hub for environmental, ecological and agricultural research.

Students in the College of Natural Resources and College of Science, among others, regularly get out and explore the natural world beyond the classroom through field trips.

A Friendly Community

The Renaissance Fair, a downtown Moscow favorite, celebrates the arrival of spring with artists, crafters, live music and international foods. Each year, members of the Moscow community come together at the Latah County Fair. The city's nearly two dozen parks provide space to enjoy the outdoors within a small-town setting.

Learn more about everything that's waiting for you in Moscow by scheduling your visit to the University of Idaho.