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 students living in the Residence Halls who do not plan on using their vehicle three or more times a week to purchase a Purple Economy parking permit. It's a great, affordable option.
For those who need their vehicle almost daily, a Silver parking permit allows parking closer to your residence.
Silver | $255 (2020-21)
Available to current residents of University Housing (Wallace, Tower, LLC's, McConnell Hall). Valid for daytime parking (6 a.m. - 2 a.m.) in Silver and Blue lots. Valid for overnight parking (2 a.m. - 6 a.m.) in Silver lots only. Housing agreement must be completed in order to be eligible to purchase permit. See map.
Economy | $61 (2020-21)
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. Vandal Football Game Day parking may require you to temporarily move your vehicle. See map.