Lock it in! University Housing to offer locked rates to residents who renew for next fall

Wednesday, January 27 2010

Written by Tina Deines

MOSCOW, Idaho – Students currently living with University of Idaho Housing have one new incentive to renew agreements to live in the residence halls next fall: locked rates.

Rates will not increase for students who currently live with University Housing when they renew for the residence halls for the 2010-11 academic year. That means students can keep their current rooms for the same price. Students living in Theophilus Tower cannot renew their room because it is a first-year community; however, those students can upgrade to a Living Learning Community or single room for this year’s rate.

The decision was made to help ease student’s financial woes.

“We are in tough economic circumstances,” Director Ray Gasser said. “This is just one way in which University Housing is trying to help students succeed.”

Room renewal begins Tuesday, Feb. 2, and students can renew on VandalWeb. For more information about residence hall room renewal, visit: www.uidaho.edu/universityhousing/housing/roomrenewal.aspx.
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About the University of Idaho
Founded in 1889, the University of Idaho is the state’s flagship higher-education institution and its principal graduate education and research university, bringing insight and innovation to the state, the nation and the world. University researchers attract nearly $100 million in research grants and contracts each year; the University of Idaho is the only institution in the state to earn the prestigious Carnegie Foundation ranking for high research activity. The university’s student population includes first-generation college students and ethnically diverse scholars. Offering more than 130 degree options in 10 colleges, the university combines the strengths of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities. The university is home to the Vandals, the 2009 Roady’s Humanitarian Bowl champions. For information, visit www.uidaho.edu.

About the University of Idaho
The University of Idaho helps students to succeed and become leaders. Its land-grant mission furthers innovative scholarly and creative research to grow Idaho's economy and serve a statewide community. From its main campus in Moscow, Idaho, to 70 research and academic locations statewide, U-Idaho emphasizes real-world application as part of its student experience. U-Idaho combines the strength of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities. It is home to the Vandals. For information, visit www.uidaho.edu.