Lifelong friendships. Cherished memories. Vandal pride. This is where it all begins.
Living on Idaho’s beautiful residential campus includes all of the opportunities for fun, socializing, leadership and involvement that you would expect, plus the special experiences and traditions that make your campus life uniquely Idaho.
Discover your home sweet U-Idaho home.
Being a student at Idaho is about gaining new perspectives and building lifelong friendships. And there’s no better way to do that than to live on campus. That’s why on-campus living is required of all first-year students.* Your on-campus home puts you at the center of student life—close to fun campus events, diverse food options and your friends. Plus its safe, affordable, convenient and proven to encourage your academic success. Our diverse on-campus living communities include:
- Residence halls: University Housing’s many residence halls offer academic support, personal safety, easy access to University dining, and social and service activities to help you make new friends.
- Sororities and fraternities: 45% of on-campus students live in the Greek community. In-coming students interested in the Greek system participate in a recruitment process to find a house that fits their lifestyle and interests.
- Steel House Women's Co-op: The up to 32 women residents who live in this large house share room and board expenses and participate in household chores to reduce living expenses.
Eliminate “bored” from your vocabulary.
Believe us when we say you won’t get bored at Idaho. Division IA Vandal Athletics, intramural sports, the Student Recreation Center, art galleries, plays, big-name concerts, social activities, and other campus and community events fill your list of things to do. And if you are into the outdoors, you’re in for a treat: The University of Idaho’s Outdoor Recreation Program provides easy access to the area’s excellent skiing, snowboarding, fishing, camping, rafting, rock climbing, hiking and more.
With 200 student organizations and leadership programs, it’s easy to connect with others who share the same interests and passions you do. When you get involved in a student group—academic, professional, social, cultural, or recreational—you meet a diverse group of friends; participate in field trips and fun activities; and build leadership and networking skills that will prove valuable in your future.
Experience college-town living.
Campus is centrally located in the heart of Moscow, Idaho, a friendly, laid-back college town known for its scenic surroundings, lively local arts and music scene, and rich appreciation for nature. Its historic downtown features several dining, shopping and entertainment options, all within an easy walk from campus. Plus, there are movie theaters, malls and numerous parks.