Our students do not need to bring refrigerators and microwaves. Housing and Residence life provides a MicroFridge per room. These appliances are a combination freezer, refrigerator, and microwave designed for students' busy lifestyles. The MicroFridge requires a single plug, so there's no need for additional extension cords, outlets, or adapters.
Save those quarters for bubble gum; doing laundry in the residence halls is included. Plentiful laundry rooms are located within each residence hall! Washing and drying is free.
Wallace, the Tower and McConnell provide full-access computer labs with printing, scanning and copying capabilities. Additionally, each building has specific spaces dedicated for studying. With Housing and Residence Life's superior wireless capabilities, students can connect any computer, regardless of their location within the residence halls and the dining hall.
Information Desks, 24 Hour Desk
The Tower, Wallace and the LLCs have an information desk. Available amenities include ping pong and pool items, gaming consoles, air hockey, board games, and copier services. A staff comprised of resident assistants (RAs) and student information attendants work various shifts throughout the day and evening to assist you. The main information desk, located in the LLCs, is open 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year.
ResNet and Internet Access
Internet access in your room is free. You can make a wired or wireless connection. ResNet provides some tech support and can help you with common tasks. If you have issues connecting Smart TVs, game systems, streaming devices, etc... to our wireless, let ResNet know. ResNet is our free computer and technical group that works specifically for Housing & Residence Life residents. The ResNet office is located in the basement of Wallace and operates normal business hours Monday - Friday.
Winter Bicycle Storage
During the snowy winter months, residents may store their bicycles in our bike rooms. Keeping bikes out of the elements can extend their life and our residents are thankful to have a warm and dry space for their bikes. We have designated bike rooms inside the Tower, Wallace and McConnell. Students living in the LLCs use Wallace for bicycle storage.
If you want to watch television, use gaming systems, play pool or have a ping-pong tournament just let the Wallace Information Desk know. In addition, the bottom floor of Wallace is open to all residents and serves as a central location for several Housing & Residence Life services including the Student Success Program, a large computer lounge and study rooms.
Tower, Wallace and McConnell residents pick up mail in the basement of Wallace Residence Center. LLC mail boxes are located across from the 24-Hour Information Desk. Students receive a mailing address and a mailbox key. Large packages that do not fit in mailboxes may be picked up at the Wallace Information Desk or the 24-Hour Information Desk. You may also mail standard-size letters from each desk, but packages must be mailed through the local post office which is located beside Starbucks and the Pitman Center.
Maintenance and Requests
Housing & Residence Life provides full custodial staff who clean your public spaces like community restrooms and lounges. Our staff is concerned about your safety, health and comfort. Our maintenance team maintains our residence halls on a year-round basis. Also, any room maintenance issue can be addressed once submitted as a service request at vandalweb.uidaho.edu.