Summer Design Week July 6 - 12, 2014 Moscow, Idaho


Phillip Mead

Program Director

Call: 208-301-0529

Main Office

College of Art and Architecture

phone: (208) 885-4409
fax: (208) 885-9428

College of Art & Architecture
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2461
Moscow, ID 83844 MS 2461


  • How do I apply?
    Fill out our registration form that can be found here.
  • What does it cost?
    It is $985 for this all inclusive college experience. For information about cost and how you can earn university credit  click here.
  • What is your refund policy?
    If you withdraw after payment has been made, you will be reimbursed for the full amount less a $60 processing fee until June 15th. No refunds thereafter. Simply Contact Us by this date and we will process the refund less the processing fee.
  • What does the program consist of?
    During the program, students gain an interdisciplinary view of the fields within the College of Art and Architecture while developing basic design skills and portfolio materials. The week-long schedule is built around daily design studios that expose students to many facets of design and are supplemented with design challenges, workshops, lectures and recreation time as well.

    For a look at our program schedule for the week go here.
  • What is a typical day at Summer Design Week like?

    Summer Design Week is a fun interdisciplinary program consisting of a balance of educational and entertaining activities. Morning activities begin at 9:00 AM. Depending on the daily schedule, lunch usually starts around 12:00 noon, followed by studio time at 12:45 PM. Dinner is at 5 PM followed by various evening activities. Some meals will be served off campus.

    Our event schedule can be found here.

    Summer Design Week participants will enjoy most meals at Bob’s Place, the main dining hall on the University of Idaho Campus. Bob's offers meals from morning until night, with an all-you-care-to-eat format and serves Aspretto coffee. They offer a wide range of options, from classic comfort foods to freshly sautéed international offerings.

  • How do I get to the University of Idaho?

    Visit our Plan Your Stay page for a list of resources including flight, hotel, and driving information. 

  • What do I need to bring with me?

    Click here for a downloadable checklist of what you might want to bring. Don't bring your dog (unless its stuffed) or television though. 

  • Can I bring my pet?

    While we share your affection for animals, Summer Design Week is not a place where they can receive the love and attention they need--you will be busy!

  • I have special dietary needs. Can this be accommodated?
    Not to worry. Our dining staff will be happy to accommodate your dietary needs. Just make sure you note it when you register.
  • What is Moscow, ID like?

    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.

    “In addition to Moscow’s fine business and educational reputation, the city’s arts community has gained national attention. The Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival, Festival Dance, Idaho Repertory Theatre, Renaissance Fair, Rendezvous in the Park, and the Prichard Art Gallery are reasons why Moscow is known as the “Heart of the Arts.” Moscow has also been rated one of the “Best 100 Small Art Towns in America.”” (Excerpt from the State of Idaho Department of Commerce website)

    Find out more about Moscow, ID here.

  • Where will I stay?

    Summer Design Week participants will be staying at the Theophilus Tower which is the tallest building on campus, at 11 stories. Floors are separated by gender. There are two twin beds in each room and include a micro-fridge, desks, chairs and closets. Community restrooms are located on each floor in a shared common area and offer many individual showers, restroom stalls and sinks. Laundry facilities are located in the basement and dining is available next door at Bob's Place in the Wallace Dormitory. Find out more about Theophilus Tower and student residence life here.

  • Do you provide services for attendees with disabilities?

    Reasonable accommodations are available for students who have documented temporary or permanent disabilities. All accommodations must be approved through Disability Support Services located in the Idaho Commons Building, Room 306. Please contact Gloria Jensen at 885-6307 at least two weeks ahead of time to discuss and arrange appropriate accommodations. You can also email Gloria for information.

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Important Dates: 2015

6/14 - Extended Registration Deadline!
6/21 - Check-in
6/27 - Check-out