No! An extraordinary education at the University of Idaho does not require a vehicle. The U of I campus and the city of Moscow form a vibrant urban oasis in the wide open spaces of the Palouse. Walking and bicycling get you where you need to go on campus and downtown. With over 2,500 bicycle parking spaces on campus, getting to class or the gym is quick and convenient.
Need to grab groceries? The City of Moscow’s free SMART Transit service offers transportation Monday through Friday to key destinations all over Moscow with four stops on the U of I campus. Need to run an errand across town on the weekend? There are currently two Zipcars on campus available to rent by the hour by those 18 years old and over who have had a valid driver’s license for at least a year. Insurance and gas are included!
Heading home for break? The Dean of Students Holiday Break Bus is a fun way to make the trip. The University of Idaho also participates in Zimride, a ride-sharing platform that matches University of Idaho and WSU riders with drivers. It’s a great way to get home with minimal expense. Northwestern Trailways also provides daily service to major cities in the Inland Northwest.
If a vehicle is a must, however, we are here to help. Parking is limited and we encourage Greeks who do not plan on using their vehicle three or more times a week to purchase a Purple Economy parking permit. Park just west of the Kibbie Dome for only $35 for the whole year.
For Greeks who need their vehicle almost daily, a Purple parking permit allows parking closer to your residence for $196 per year. Distribution of Purple parking permits is managed by each house.
Purchase your Purple or Economy parking permit when Greek recruitment concludes and house presidents have determined eligibility. Please see permit details below.
Purple | $224 (2019-20)
Available to eligible, current in-house members of a Greek house. Valid in Purple, Silver and Blue lots, valid for overnight parking in Purple and Silver lots only. Students must be made eligible for a Purple permit by the house president or leader prior to purchase. See map.
Economy | $47 (2019-20)
Available to current members of Greek houses and Residence Halls. Valid only in Lot 57E (west of Kibbie). Valid for overnight parking in Lot 57E only. See map.