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Applying & Deposits

  • Students who are admitted to the University of Idaho apply through the Housing portal.
  • A student NetID user name and password are needed. Instructions can be found at https://vandalsetup.uidaho.edu/.
  • Students pay a $200 deposit to reserve their room.
  • Students choose their residence hall, room number, roommate and room type from available options.
  • Students needing assistance or special room accommodations should contact the Housing office at 208-885-6571 or housing@uidaho.edu.

Yes. A deposit of $200 is necessary for students to reserve a residence hall room. Students who live with us during the full academic year will receive the $200 deposit back (minus any room damage charges). Some residence halls will fill up quickly. Though it is different every year, wait lists typically start in late April.

Rooms

Our beds are standard deep twin XL size. 

Residence hall rooms are furnished with:

  • a bed 
  • a bookshelf
  • chairs and desks
  • a closet
  • a dresser or wardrobe
  • a covered mattress
  • a garbage bin
  • a mirror
  • recycling bins are provided on request

Yes we provide microfridges so there is no need to bring one from home. There is one microfridge provided per room in Wallace, Tower and McConnell. The LLCs come with a full size refrigerator and microwave in each suite.

Lounges, hallways, other common spaces and the Tower and McConnell residence hall bathrooms are cleaned daily by our dedicated custodial staff.

Students living in the LLCs and Wallace residence halls are responsible for cleaning their bathrooms.

The residence hall license agreement is a binding commitment to live on campus for the duration of the agreement contract. The University of Idaho residence hall license agreement includes both room and meals. 

Yes and No. Students living in the LLC may continue to be on campus during winter break. Students with winter break housing needs should work directly with the housing office to make housing arrangements.

Residence Hall students who have lost their VandalCard can get a temporary key from the 24 hour information and service desk. The information desk will provide a temporary key anytime day or night.

Roommates

Absolutely. In order to room with a friend, choose the same room during the Housing application process.

Students who would like to live together, but not in the same room, can choose Wallace Residence Center and the Living Learning Communities. Suite style options are a great choice for students wanting to live together but not wanting to share a bedroom.

We want you to be happy and comfortable living on campus. The first step to take if you and your roommate are having a hard time adjusting to living together is to talk with your RA. If you still feel you must change rooms, please visit the housing office, and we will help you apply for a room change.

There are no room changes during dead week and finals week.

Yes. Each year we are able to approve a limited number of room “buy outs” in Theophilus Tower and Wallace Residence Center. This means students buy the other half of the double-capacity room.

If interested, email housing@uidaho.edu to let us know you would like a single room. We let you know within a few days if we can approve your request.

Yes and no. Students have seven days after their roommate leaves to declare they would like to buy out the other half of the room. Students may also choose to move out and choose a single room (if rooms are available). If students do not declare the desire to purchase the other half of the room, housing will begin the process of moving in another student.

Please note: housing can not guarantee single rooms if there is no availability.

Safety

Resident safety and security is important to us.

Each residence hall is protected by a Vandal ID card reader that unlocks the door for residents of the building. Students are encouraged to keep the doors to their rooms locked and follow common sense safety precautions.

Resident Assistants also do nightly rounds of the buildings to ensure safety and enforce quiet hours. Additionally, campus security does two random rounds with RAs per day.

For more information, contact campus-security@uidaho.edu or 208-885-7054.

Yes. Located next to Theophilus Tower, the Living Learning Community 24-Hour Information and Service desk is available for all students 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Students can visit the desk for emergencies, room lock-outs, lost keys, disturbances, complaints or any other safety needs.

Yes. Housing and Residence life works directly with Moscow Police to ensure safety in the residence halls. Campus Security also does nightly rounds of residence hall buildings, student safety checks and a 24-hour a day campus free campus security walking service. For more information on the Safe Walk program, go to Security Services site.

Public Transportation & Parking

No vehicle? No Problem!

U of I is a beautiful, walkable campus adjacent to downtown Moscow. With free public transportation, nearly 2,500 bicycle rack spaces and on-campus Zipcars available to any student, your educational experience can truly be vehicle-free.

Residence Hall students can bring their car and purchase a silver parking permit from Parking and Transportation Services. Silver parking is located between Wallace and the Tower as well as across the street on two sides of Wallace.

Read more about student parking permits on the Parking and Transportation Services website.

The University of Idaho encourages bicycle transportation. Designated bike racks at located outside the entrances of Wallace Residence Center, McConnell, Tower and Living Learning Communities.

Please stop by the housing office if you would like to store your bike indoors. We have limited spaces available in Wallace, McConnell and the Tower residence halls. The housing office is located on the second floor of Wallace Residence Center.

There is motorcycle parking near the residence halls. To park a motorcycle or motor-driven cycle, purchase a parking permit. You may not store motorized vehicles inside your room or residence hall at any time.

Read more about student parking permits on the Parking and Transportation Services website.

Facilities

Absolutely! Washers and dryers are located in all buildings and are free to use. You only need to provide your own soap and dryer sheets. Ask your RA on which floor your nearest laundry room is located. 

Use of our laundry machines for all residents is free.

Yes. Each residence hall has computer labs with printing capabilities. The LLCs are the exception. However, all students are welcome to use the large public computer lab in the bottom floor of Wallace Residence Center. All full-time students receive 250 pages of printing per semester.

Yes, Wallace and McConnell have kitchens in their basements, while our Living Learning Communities each have a kitchen on the main floor. 

Gender-Inclusive Housing

Gender-inclusive housing allows for same gender, opposite-gender or gender nonconforming students to live together, regardless of biological sex.

This housing option provides an environment where housing is not restricted by traditional limitations of gender.

To sign up for Gender Inclusive Housing, select "Gender Inclusive Housing" on the application, agree to the terms and choose from the available gender-inclusive spaces.

All participants living in gender-inclusive housing are expected to adhere to philosophies of respect and inclusion and are expected to be a positive member of the larger campus housing community the same as any other resident.

Gender-inclusive housing for first-year students is offered in Wallace Residence Center.

Non-first year students, including non-first year transfers, options are located in the Living Learning Communities and Wallace Residence Center.

All gender-inclusive housing assignments are located in suites with private bathrooms.

Yes, all students can request a room change at any time. There may be limitations to room selection options depending on the time of year and if there is available space.

No. Students will never be placed in a gender inclusive suite if they have not selected that option on their application. If not enough students select this option, a student requesting gender inclusive housing may be placed in a single gender suite.

For questions about gender inclusive housing and other accommodations related to gender identity/expression, please contact our student assignments team at housing@uidaho.edu or 208.885.6571.

Housing and Residence Life reserves the right to designate units with openings as single gender at any time if needed.

Location

Housing & Residence Life

Physical Address:
1080 West 6th St.
Moscow, Idaho 83844

Mailing Address:
Business Mail:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2010 
Moscow, ID 83844-2010

Student Mailing Address:
Student Name
MSC #____
901 Paradise Creek Street
Moscow ID 83843

Office Hours: Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

After-Hour Emergencies:
24-Hour Information Desk
208-885-7379


Phone: 208-885-6571

Fax: 208-885-6606

Email: housing@uidaho.edu

Web: Housing and Residence Life