Apply for Residence Halls
Housing and Residence Life is the on-campus choice committed to helping students succeed. Our residence halls are all within walking distance to campus resources like the library, recreational center, dining and sporting events. Proximity to classes is a proven contributing factor to academic success.
With free educational parties and programs, social events on your floor, making friends is easy, right outside your door. Our residents say living in the residence halls is fun, exciting and supportive. Regardless of which residence hall you choose, the Housing & Residence Life staff will be welcoming, encouraging and supportive.
If you have questions or need special room accommodations, please contact us: email@example.com or 208-885-6571.
To apply go to iwanthousing.uidaho.edu
New Student 2023-2024 Residence Hall Housing Timeline
The housing application is available to all new students who have been admitted to the University of Idaho. Beginning Nov. 29, students can update their personal information and emergency contacts, complete their student profile, select a roommate and pay their $100 non-refundable application fee.
Begin your application today so you will be ready to select your room on March 21! When it’s time to select your room, you will skip the steps listed above and go right to the Housing Agreement and Room Selection pages.
New students who have been fully admitted to the University of Idaho can now select their room and meal plan for the 2023-24 academic year.
Students will log into their housing application, review available rooms and select the space that they would like to live in. If the student has a selected a roommate, their roommate will be pulled into the available room with them at this time.
On July 1, the option to select your own room on campus will end. Any student who applies for housing but misses the July 1 room selection deadline will have their room assigned by the Housing & Residence Life Office according to room availability.
Students who decide to cancel their housing application or housing assignment, must do so by July 1. If a student cancels their housing application or room assignment on or after July 2 they will receive a $350 cancelation fee. Any student who cancels their room assignment after picking up their room key will be subject to all fees outlined in the Housing Agreement and Residence Hall Handbook.
How to cancel:
Canceling your housing application is simple. We would certainly like you to live with us, but understand that this may not be the best option for you. Please complete the cancel application form to cancel your application before move in. If you have any questions, please contact us at 208-885-6571 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note, if you need ADA Accommodations, you should contact and complete all necessary documentation with the Center for Disability Access and Resources (CDAR) by May 7, 2023. Failure to do so may result in a significant delay and/or the inability to be able to meet your requested housing accommodation.
New student move in begins at 8 a.m. Aug. 16. You can select a thirty-minute check-in window through the housing portal. Checking into your room includes picking up your room key, getting directions to your new room, picking up your Vandal ID, getting your parking permit, etc. Once you are checked in, you may begin moving your belongings into your new room. Moving-in does not need to be completed during your thirty-minute check-in time.
All residence halls remain open during spring break for all students who wish to remain on campus.
Please note all dining facilities will be closed during this week.
Summer Housing will be located in the Living Learning Communities. Placement preference will be given to those enrolled in summer classes. Pricing for the 2023 Summer Session can be found below.
|Length of Stay||Up to 30 Nights||More than 30 Nights|
|Single Room Rate||$33.00* per night||$31.00 per night|
|Double Room Rate (Limited)||$26.00* per night||$24.00 per night|
|* 8 percent sales tax is included in this total. 6 percent Idaho State tax and 2 percent Hotel Tax; required for any stay less than 31 days|
Please see our Summer Housing Guide for additional information on your summer housing.
During Fall Break all residence halls will remain open for students who wish to remain on campus.
Please note that all dining facilities will remain closed during the Break.
The Residence Halls (with the exception of LLCs and Stevenson) will close during winter break. If you are in need of winter housing please fill out a Winter Break Housing Application.
Can I stay in my room?
Students living in Willey, Gooding, Ballard, Theophilus Tower and McConnell must leave their rooms for winter break. Please contact the Housing office with any questions about winter break leave.
Students living in any of the Living Learning Communities (LLCs) or in Stevenson Wing are allowed to stay in their rooms during the entire winter break, as this is included in the LLC and Stevenson resident contract.
All students planning to return to the residence halls for spring semester may leave their belongings in their rooms during break, but should take any important items with them (ex: medications, passports, computers, school work, etc.) as students will not be allowed back into the buildings during winter break.
Note: During winter break, Housing & Residence Life will be conducting Health and Safety checks in the rooms to monitor any safety concerns such as ensuring that smoke detectors work and not being covered.
What is the cost of staying on campus during winter break?
The cost is $500 to stay on campus. Please note you will be reassigned to a different room for winter break.
What if I need a place to stay during winter break?
If you need a place to stay during winter break, please fill out our online form above. There is a cost associated with winter break housing.
What if I am not returning in the spring?
If you are not planning to return to the university or residence halls for the spring semester, you will need to complete checkout paperwork at the Housing office prior to leaving for winter break. If you may possibly fall into the Regulation L category (by receiving below a 1.0 GPA), please visit the Housing Office prior to leaving for winter break.
Does my dining plan work during break?
No. Students who live in our campus LLCs during winter break are responsible for providing their own food
2021 Winter Break Info
Renew Your Room
Benefits for residents renewing their housing:
- Meal plans are not required for LLC residents. There are less expensive, optional meal plans available.
- The following items are included in the cost: power, trash, internet, water, garbage, and laundry.
- No car, commute or battling for a parking spot. This means you save money on car maintenance and gas.
- Unlike off campus apartments, which generally charge first and last month's rent along with a deposit, all up front, Housing charges nothing. Your deposit from the prior year rolls over. For example, an apartment off campus that costs $750 per month would require $2000 before students can move in.
- If your roommate fails to pay their part of the rent you do not have to come up with extra cash.
For apartment residents, six-month agreements end in December and twelve-month agreements end in June. Prior to the end of these agreement periods, you will be sent an email from Housing & Residence Life (to your Vandal email address) about the actions needed to either renew and remain in your current apartment OR vacate at the end of your agreement.
Apply for room renewal and get first pick of your room and residence hall. Check back for more information close to January.
Same Room Renewals -Early March
New Room Renewals - Opens March 21
Apartment and Family Housing Renewals - Starts April 2022
Did you know?
- Students wanting to live together can choose the same room
- McConnell, the LLC's, and specific floors of Wallace are available for upper-level students
- Students over the age of 19 may also choose the Elmwood apartments.