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

Fall 2014 Move-in

University Housing is excited you'll be joining us this fall in the residence halls. This Move-In Guide is prepared with all the information you will need, regarding fall check-in.

Click on the FAQ tabs below to help answer any of your check-in questions.

  • Residence Hall Check-in Dates and Locations

    Check-in Dates:

    All Residence Hall Students: August 21, 2014: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Returning Residence Hall Students: August 22, 2014: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

    • Specific check-in locations will be sent to students in an August move-in guide.
    • Residence Hall rooms are held until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, August 26th. Any student who has not checked in by this date without prior approval from University Housing may lose their assigned room and forfeit their housing deposit.

    Suggested Check-in Times for Theophilus Tower Students:

    • 9 a.m. (1st, 2nd and 11th Floors)
    • 10 a.m. (3rd and 10th Floors)
    • 11 a.m. (4th and 9th Floors)
    • 12 p.m. (5th and 8th Floors)
    • 1 p.m. (6th and 7th Floors)
  • What to Bring List

    What to Bring

    It's time to start packing your boxes for college!  For ideas on what to pack and prepare for your room, go to our Pinterest page for photos and lists of what to bring and leave at home.

    You can also view a printable list here so that you have everything you will need prior to moving in.

  • Room and Roommate Selections

    Room Assignments:

    If you are unsure of your room assignment/roommate information for Fall 2014, you can find it in the following locations:

    • University Housing Portal:

      Once you have applied for Housing you can log back into the Housing Portal where you applied and view your assignment information. This information is located on the "confirmations" page of your application. 
    • Roommate Information

      Visit the Housing Portal and log back in to view your roommate assignment on the "confirmations" page. If no roommate is listed, you do not have one at this time.
  • Room and Roommate Changes

    Room and Roommate Change Requests

    • Prior to July 31, 2014 you are able to change your room through the Housing Portal at any point in time. Once you have logged into the housing portal, you will select your completed housing application and then select the "Rooms" from the top slider bar and click "Cancel Room" to make a new selection. You must cancel your current room in order to view any other available rooms, which means you risk losing your current room assignment. We encourage you to contact University Housing staff prior to cancelling a room or changing rooms to gain assistance with this process.
    • July 31, 2014 is the last day to change your room within the housing portal. If you would like to change your room assignment or roommate after July 31st; University Housing will begin accepting room move requests on the 10th day of classes (Sept. 8, 2014). All requests are subject to availability of space and may not be able to be granted.

    Review the room change process starting Sept. 8, 2014.

    1. All requests will be denied if any of the following are true:
    • Student owes a balance of $100 or more to the University of Idaho and does not have a payment plan established.
    • Student is not registered for full time credits and is not approved for part time credit status by the Associate Director.
    2. Notifications of approval/denial or placement on a waitlist will be sent out each Tuesday by 5:00 pm to the students Vandal email account. Student will have the option to accept or refuse the available space by Wednesday at noon. 

    3. If student is placed on a waitlist, Housing office staff will notify student by sending an email to the Vandal email account.

    4. After the request is approved by University Housing and accepted by the student; room moves may begin on Thursday evenings between 8 & 10pm and must be completed by Sunday at 10pm. 

    5. Move process:
    • To begin the move, student must go to the LLC 24 hour desk and pick-up their check in packet & Keys for the new room space.
    • Move all your belongings to the new room space (Failure to move all items will result in staff disposing of items, follow University Surplus procedures and your student account being billed for the labor time to do so.)
    • Clean your old room (Failure to clean may result in cleaning fees being billed to your student account.)
    • Complete the room condition form with a Resident Assistant (Failure to do this will result in a $50 improper check out fee being billed to your student account.)
    • Turn in your previous room key (s). (Failure to do this will result in a $55 re-key fee being billed to your student account.)
    6. By completing the room move request form, the student agrees to the following:
    • A $25 room change fee will be billed to my student account.Any increase in room rates will be billed to my student account.
    • I am relinquishing my current room if approved and accepted.
    • I understand that all official communication of approval/denial/wait list will be sent to my Vandal email account and I am responsible for checking this and responding by deadlines outlined within the email offer.
  • Meal Plan

    Vandals Dining:

    Meal plan usage will begin on August 21, 2014 at Bob's Place for breakfast (7:00am).

    Visit the Vandals Dining website to learn about meal plans and usage.

    If you would like to change your meal plan option, please email vcoffice@uidaho.edu with your name, student ID number and the meal plan that you would like to have. You can change your meal plan up to two weeks after the start of school (September 8, 2014).

  • Vandal Card

    Vandal Card:

    Students must have their Vandal Card in order to check-in to the Residence Halls and use their meal plan. If you will be visiting campus during the summer months, we suggest picking up your Vandal Card in the Student Union Building (SUB) between 7:30am-4:30pm Monday through Friday.

    If you need to pick up your Vandal Card during check-in, the locations and hours are:

    August 21, 2014

    • 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
    • Student Recreation Center

    August 22, 2014

    • 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    • Student Union Building
  • Parking and Transportation


    If you are planning on bringing a car to campus you will need to purchase a Silver permit through the Parking and Transportation Office. Permits are available for purchase online.  For all parking and transportation related questions, call 208-885-6424 or visit their website.


    Biking is also a common form of student transportation at the University of Idaho. There are designated outdoor and indoor bike storage areas in all of our University Housing communities. For more information on campus biking, rules and regulations, and bike rack locations view the parking and transportation page.

    For all other transportation options at the University of Idaho including the Vandal Access Shuttle, Zipcar, and Zimride view the parking and transportation page.