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Idaho Commons

The Idaho Commons
875 Line Street
Moscow, Idaho 83844
Phone: (208) 885-CMNS
Fax: (208) 885-(6210)


Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr.
MS 2540 

Commons Hours

Friday*: 7 am-8pm
Saturday*: 9am - 8pm
Sunday: 10am - 12am

May be open later for after-hours events scheduled in advance.
See Holiday Hours

Student Union

Student Union
709 Deakin Avenue
Moscow, Idaho 83844
Phone: (208) 885-INFO
(208) 885-4636 


Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr.
MS 4251  Moscow,
ID,  83844-5251.

SUB Hours

Friday*: 7 am-8pm
Saturday*: 9am - 8pm
Sunday: 10am - 12am

May be open later for after-hours events scheduled in advance.
See Holiday Hours

A student studying outside the Idaho Commons Building


Please select one of the options below to view the rates for the Commons and Student Union Builiding rooms. ASUI registered groups and University of Idaho departments receive a 100% discount on room rates

  • Commons Room Rates
    Notice - ASUI registered groups and University of Idaho departments receive a 100% discount on room rates.
    Commons Room Rates


    0-3 Hours

    4-7 Hours

    8-12 Hours

    Clearwater $35.00 $65.00 $95.00
    Whitewater $50.00 $92.50 $135.00
    Clearwater-Whitewater $75.00 $135.00 $195.00
    Crest $42.50 $76.50 $110.50
    Horizon $42.50 $76.50 $110.50
    Aurora $42.50 $76.50
    Panorama $50.00 $92.50 $135.00
    Crest-Horizon $75.00 $135.00 $195.00
    Horizon-Aurora $75.00 $135.00 $195.00
    The Summit $125.00 $225.00 $325.00
    Wellspring $25.00 $45.00 $65.00
    Food Court $170.00 (as is)
    $340.00 (setup requiring moving furniture) 
    Upper Canvass Area
    (Vendor Space on the 2nd Floor)
    $125.00 Flat Fee Rate
    50% off UI Sponsored = $62.50
    25% off Government Sponsored = $93.75
    TLC Balcony Alcove
    (Vendor Space on the 2nd Floor of the TLC)
    $125.00 Flat Fee Rate
    50% off UI Sponsored = $62.50
    25% off Government Sponsored = $93.75
    Lower Canvass Area
    (Vendor Space on the 1st Floor)
    $125.00 Flat Fee Rate
    50% off UI Sponsored = $62.50
    25% off Government Sponsored = $93.75
  • Student Union Building (SUB) Room Rates
    Notice - ASUI registered groups and University of Idaho departments receive a 100% discount on room rates.
    Student Union Building (SUB) Room Rates


    0-3 Hours

    4-7 Hours

    8-12 Hours

    Appaloosa Lounge $20.00 $40.00 $60.00
    Appaloosa Room $17.50 $35.00 $55.00
    Ballroom $500.00 $500.00 $500.00
    Borah Theater $60.00 $100.00 $150.00
    Borah Lounge $20.00 $40.00 $60.00
    Chiefs Room $25.00 $45.00
    Gold Galena $50.00 $92.50 $135.00
    Silver Galena $.35.00 $65.00 $95.00
    Gold-Silver Galena $75.00 $135.00 $195.00
    Pend O'Reille Room $15.00 $30.00 $45.00
    Vandal Lounge $20.00 $40.00 $60.00
    Vendor Spaces $125.00 Flat Rate
  • About Reservations
    • Notice of two business days is required to reserve rooms in the Idaho Commons and Student Union buildings. 
    • Rooms can be reserved, confirmed or cancelled through the Scheduling Office:
      Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
      Use our Online Request Form Call (208) 885-6956
      Email to
  • About Cancellations
    • Cancellations of smaller rooms requires notice of one business day. 
    • Rooms with special set-ups require notice of two business days. 
    • The Ballroom requires at least one-week prior notice of a cancellation. 
    • All groups who fail to cancel their room reservations will be charged a $25 fee. 
    • Changes in set-ups or attendance should be reported to the Scheduling Coordinator immediately.
  • ICSU Reservation Policy
    For more information on the Idaho Commons' and Student Union Building's regulations please download a copy of the ICSU Reservation Policy.
  • ICSU Advertising Options


    To request banner/table tent space please use our Room Reservation Form and select "advertise only."

    We want to help you advertise your event. There are several options within the Idaho Commons & Student Union that you can reserve by e-mailing the Scheduling Coordinator calling 885-6956.


    Table Tents can be reserved for the tables in the Idaho Commons Food Court. Approximately 25 one-sided Table Tents need to be made and cut 6 inches tall by 4 inches wide. Idaho Commons Staff will put in and take out your announcement in acrylic holders on each table. There are 6 sides to the holders and only one side may be reserved at a time. Reservations may be made for no more than seven consecutive days and no less than five consecutive days, three times per semester (cannot be scheduled twice in one month). Organizers must have the Table Tents to the Commons Information Desk the Friday before the week reserved.


    Student Union

    With a reservation, you are able to hang a banner across the high traffic Deakin Avenue just outside the Student Union. The cost is $60 each time the outside banner is hung, payable prior to banner being hung. Outside banner hanging is contingent on weather. The banner must be: Hemmed height 48” – 54” x width 30’ – 40’. There must be ½” grommets every 2’ on both top and bottom and there must be wind slices in the banner.

    Idaho Commons

    There are several locations for banners to be hung at the Idaho Commons. They are all on the Food Court side of the building, third level. Banner space must be reserved, and may be reserved for no less than one week, no more than two weeks in a row, and for a maximum total of 3 weeks in a semester, once per month, per ASUI recognized club or University Department.

    There is no charge for departments or ASUI registered student organizations to hang banners. Non-affiliated groups may not reserve banner space at the Idaho Commons. Banners are only to be hung by the Commons Events Set Up Staff; no individual or group may hang or remove their own banner.

    ASUI balcony outside banners must be 30” high x 9’ - 10’ wide. The banner must have 3 reinforced holes (grommets) on the top and 3 on the bottom. They must be placed in each corner and one in the middle. This helps in tying them down so they are visible at all times. Banners may not be made out of paper. Banners may not have paint or ink on them. Cloth or vinyl banners are preferred, but paper ones are acceptable for inside.

    Banners must be delivered at least 3 days prior to the beginning of a reservation and must be picked up at the Information desk 3 days after the reservation ends, at the latest. A $10 delivery charge will apply if not picked up.


    There are 2 easel spaces in the Commons and 2 in the SUB that can be reserved for poster display if a group or department event/meeting has already been scheduled by the Facilities/Events Manager for a room in either the Commons or in the SUB. Poster must be approved by the Facilities/Events Manager or Assistant Director of Operations. Posters may only be displayed on easels next to the Einstein coffee shop or near the main entrance to the SUB two days before and the day of a particular event/ meeting. The poster must be applied to a hard backing such as poster board. There is a LIMIT of advertising in this way to 3 times per semester.


    The intent of the flat screens is to present information about local events and activities to students, staff and faculty of the University of Idaho. The flat screens are located on each floor of the Idaho Commons to create the best visual settings possible. The current ASUI calendar, time, date, weather, current and up-coming events and student and departmental announcements are available on the display screens. The main purpose of the display screens is to enhance the diversity and learning environment of the university by making information available to all students, staff and faculty.

    For more information, please visit our flatscreen display website
    For a PDF with advertising policies and options click here 

  • Equipment Rental

    Now that you have booked the room, think about what extras you will need for your meeting. There are some charges attached to various pieces of equipment to help us keep it in good shape. We want to give you the very best for your conference.

    Electronic Equipment
    Video Projector $40 per use
    Laptop w/ DVD+Zip $25 per use
    PowerPoint Package to include:
    Laptop, Projector & Setup $65 per use
    Document/Elmo Camera $50 per use
    Wireless Microphone $30 per use
    Convener Phone $20 per use
    TV - 60"  $50 per use
    DVD Stand-alone $10 per use
    VCR Stand-alone $10 per use

    Extras You Might Need
    Change in Room Set-up $25 per room
    Staging $25 per event
    Phone Line Use $10 access charge
    Flip Chart $5 per use
    After-hours Charge $30 per hour
    Extra Staffing $15 per hour
    Banner Outside the SUB  $60 per hanging

    No Charge For

    • Whiteboard 
    • Easels 
    • Screen 
    • Microphone/Podium 


    Please call 2 business days in advance when canceling your room if your conference requires a special set-up or 1 business day for a normal room set-up. Some special set-ups will be charged fees to help recover the labor costs. We will do everything we can to keep that to a minimum. If we do not hear from you and your event gets cancelled, you will be charged a $25 non-cancellation fee and the labor charges incurred in setting up your conference. Please let us know, well in advance, of any changes to your reservation. We want to make sure your conference goes as well as planned.