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Paint the Palouse

Paint the Palouse is an annual Housing & Residence Life community service project that has been in place for more than 25 years. Close to 400 student volunteers spend a day painting homes for Moscow community members who are unable to paint their homes due to financial, health, or age barriers.

Date: September 2016 (specific date TBD)
Time: 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (shifts will be given to volunteers)
Location: Tower Lawn (Starting location)

You must complete the volunteer form up to two weeks prior to the event either as an individual or a group. Complete the form today to volunteer!

Once you complete the volunteer form, we will be in contact with you regarding your volunteer shift. Shifts are usually 2 hours long, however most people end up volunteering longer. The event usually starts at 8 a.m. and ends around 3 p.m.

All volunteers receive a free t-shirt (as supplies last) and food!

Paint the Palouse also fulfills the service component of the Vandal Edge Program.

Anyone interested in having his or her house painted needs to complete the application form by May 1st.

A team of Paint the Palouse representatives rank all house applications based on need, house size and ability to complete the job within the Paint the Palouse parameters. Once you have applied to have your house painted, we will be in contact to view your residence to assess the work needed. Once the final decision is made, all applicants will be notified within the month of June.

In past years we have been able to paint more than one home, thanks to our generous sponsors!

We accept donations in the forms of food, painting supplies and money.

If you would like to make a financial donation, please make checks payable to Paint the Palouse at:

Paint the Palouse
P.O. Box 442010
Moscow, ID 83844


Housing & Residence Life

Physical Address:
1080 West 6th St.
Moscow, Idaho 83844

Mailing Address:
Business Mail:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2010 
Moscow, ID 83844-2010

Student Residence Hall Addresses:
Name of Student
MSC #____
1080 West 6th Street
Moscow ID 83843

Office Hours: Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

After-Hour Emergencies:
24-Hour Information Desk

Phone: 208-885-6571

Fax: 208-885-6606


Web: Housing and Residence Life