University Housing

Main Office
1080 West 6th St.
Moscow, Idaho
Mailing Address
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2010
Moscow, ID 83844-2010

Main Office Phone:
(800) 681-9361
Local Phone: (208) 885-6571
Fax: (208) 885-6606
General Email

Summer Office Hours: May 19-August 15, 2014
Mon-Fri: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Academic Year Office Hours: August 15, 2014-May 15, 2015
Mon-Fri: 8 am-5 pm

After-Hours Emergencies:
LLC 24-Hour Desk 
(208) 885-7379


University Housing recognizes that transfer students have a unique college experience, and we're here to help make your transition to life at the University of Idaho as easy and comfortable as possible. University Housing offers many communities geared towards upper-level students, and a staff trained to help integrate you into the University as quickly as possible to insure your academic success. We also work hard to provide a variety of services that will make your housing as easy as possible so you can focus on becoming an active and engaged student. Our knowledge and commitment to individualizing the life of transfer students and supporting them holistically makes us an excellent choice for housing.

Living on campus is also one of the best ways to get involved in the community and to quickly immerse yourself in Moscow. You'll be living with hundreds of similar students, with easy access to the resources of Housing and the University. Our residence halls and apartments are also the center of many programs designed to support you and get you engaged academically, professionally, and socially.

We've prepared a simple guide to help our transfer students navigate some of the finer points of campus life to help your transition to campus. We're dedicated to providing you with the information and support you need to be successful so you can be a successful Vandal.
  • Housing Options
    We offer a variety of themed communities in our residence halls that will help place you with peers of similar experience and academic or social interests. We also have several apartment options that are open to undergraduate transfer students, allowing you access to the full services of our Housing department while giving you the more intimate apartment experience.

    Residence Halls

    • We have a variety of single and double rooms in our suite-style Living Learning Communities for upper-level students (students not in their first year), including themed buildings for Engineering/Computer Science, our honors program, and our College of Natural Resources. Our LLCs are apartment-styled, with a shared living room, kitchenette, and full bathroom attached to several bedrooms.

    • McConnell is a small community that offers single rooms for upper-level students, as well as a full-service community kitchen and many comfortable lounges with televisions and game equipment.

    • Wallace Residence Center offers many themed floors, and the majority of rooms can be converted to single rooms based on availability. Upper-level transfer students might be interested in the Fourth Floor of the renovated Ballard Wing, which is open for sophomore to graduate students.


    A detailed Frequently Asked Questions guide is available for our apartments.

  • Location
    While many in our residence halls choose to bring cars, most find that they need to use them very infrequently. Our residence halls are within a 15 minute walk of all of campus, 10 minutes from downtown Moscow, and 10 minutes from groceries at Winco. Our residence halls are also adjacent to Bob’s Place, the main dining hall on campus, as well as the Rec Center.

    Our apartments are within a 15 minute walk of all of campus, 10-15 minutes from downtown Moscow, and can easily reach groceries through the West Route bus.
  • Get Involved

    Living on campus is an easy way to quickly get involved for transfer students. Our residence halls and apartments are conveniently and centrally located, allowing easy access to your academic and social life. You’ll live near many of your peers who are equally engaged and excited to meet new people, and we regularly host academic, professional, and social events.

    Your Resident Assistant or Apartment Community Assistant is a successful and engaged upper-level student who will be an important and accessible tool to help you get involved in the residential community. Your RA/ACA will also help you to navigate campus life and Moscow to help you to be successful and aware of the resources available to you on campus.

  • Convenience
    University Housing wants to make your experience as a transfer student as easy as possible so you can focus on integrating yourself into the Moscow community. Therefore, we include wireless internet, cable, and all utilities in your bill for our residence halls. Our apartment residences only pay separately for electricity and cable. Our residence halls come with free laundry while our apartments all have washer and dryer hook-ups. Additionally, we have dedicated maintenance, custodial, and technical staffs that will quickly and conveniently address any issues in your hall. Our goal is to make your transition to on-campus living as easy and centralized as possible so you can be a successful and engaged student.
  • Cooking & Dining

    All of our buildings (except for the first-year only Theophilus Tower) have full-service kitchens for students who like to cook, and Winco is located conveniently across the street from campus for groceries (10 minute walk from our residence halls, or accessible through the West Route bus).

    Vandals Dining offers several affordable meal plan options that allow students to eat on-campus at Bob’s Place, including smaller packages for older students who may only eat a few meals on campus a week. There are also numerous dining options throughout campus where you can use flex dollars (included in meal plans) to purchase meals, or cash/credit. Meal plans are optional unless you are a first year student.

    Campus is also adjacent to downtown Moscow (10 minute walk from our halls or 15 minutes from our apartments), allowing many more restaurant options that are only a short walk from classes.

  • Parking
    Several parking options exist specifically for residents of University Housing. Silver permits (also valid in blue and purple lots) are available for members of our residence all communities, while Green permits (also valid in blue lots) are available for our apartments. Please note that parking is not guaranteed, so we suggest purchasing a permit as soon as you're sure you would like to bring your car to campus.

    Parking permits for 2014-2015 can be easily purchased online through Parking and Transportation Services, which also has useful maps showing which colored lots are nearest to you.