Housing & Residence Life offers six services to students living in the residence halls including additional safety precautions and staff support. We want our residents to feel safe and free to have a successful year on campus.
Maintenance and Requests
Housing & Residence Life provides full custodial staff who clean your public spaces (lounges and study rooms), residence hall community and public restrooms. Also, any room maintenance issue can be addressed once submitted through our service request at vandalweb.uidaho.edu. We ask all residents to help our custodial and maintenance staff by keeping public spaces and rooms in great condition.
Free Free Free: Plentiful laundry rooms are located within each residence hall! Just provide laundry detergent!
ResNet and Internet Access
ResNet is a free on-site technical service team that works specifically for Housing & Residence Life residents. Resnet provides assistance for any computer-related issues. They also help with ethernet set-up and wireless connections. The ResNet office is located in the basement of Wallace.
All residence halls buildings provide full-access computer labs with printing capabilities*. Additionally, all of the buildings have specific lounges for studying and academic related purposes. *LLCs do not have computer labs.
Housing & Residence life will notify you via vandal email when mail or a package is received. You may then stop by your mail services location to pick-up. Tower, Wallace & McConnell residents will pick up mail/packages at the Wallace Residence Center Information Desk. LLC residents will pick up mail/packages at the LLC information desk.
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 Center, a large computer lounge and study rooms.
You must escort all guests into the Residence Halls, as they are locked to non-residents. If you have a guest staying in your room, you should communicate with your roommate and make sure the guest does not stay for a prolonged period of time. Staff works to enforce this policy for the safety and comfort of all residents.
Moscow Police Department & Campus Security
Housing & Residence Life works directly with the Moscow Police Department to ensure safety in the Residence Halls. Campus Security also provides hall walk-throughs, safety checks and a 24-hour campus “safe-walk” program.
Due to the risk of fire, the following items are prohibited in the Residence Halls: candles, incense, flammable liquids and cooking appliances with open heating elements. Do not hang any items on the sprinkler heads located in rooms or hallways. For more information on what to bring and not bring, visit our Pinterest page.
Make sure to lock your room door and do not leave property unattended. Most on-campus thefts are “crimes of opportunity,” meaning that they can be prevented by keeping personal property locked up.
Our 24-Hour Information Desk, located near Syringa and Denny’s, can help you with any emergencies or questions about Housing. If you’re locked out of your room, have an emergency in the halls or simply have questions about life on campus, come to our desk and we’ll help you out!
There is a large staff of Resident Assistants (RAs) who are successful and engaged upper-level students living on each floor in the Residence Halls. Your RA is a helpful tool for any questions you have about campus, academics or life at the University of Idaho. Your RA is a great source of knowledge and comfort available on your floor to make sure you get the most out of your year.
We have a dedicated team of professionals to support you. We are here to keep you safe in a comfortable living environment that will help you succeed academically. Our RAs are supervised by live-in professionals who can work with you one on one to address any of your needs while you are a student at the University of Idaho. Additionally we have a team of Housing staff located on the second floor of Wallace Residence Center who can assist with any of your room assignment needs. Lastly, we have custodial and maintenance staff working in the halls to keep your building and rooms fresh and functioning.
Once you check in to your residence hall and accept your room key, the terms of your License Agreement and Handbook are in effect. This means that you are committed to paying room and board for the entire contract period specified in the License Agreement. Additionally, you agree to abide by the Student Code of Conduct and the Housing Handbook. Contract periods are one of the following depending on when you move in:
- Academic year
- Spring only
- Summer sessions