Yes. Residence Halls will remain open and Vandals Dining will still offer meal services. If you would like to cancel your housing agreement, email email@example.com outlining your intentions.
The residence halls will also be accepting applications for students who may have become displaced by current events.
For more information and to keep up-to-date on the latest Housing information specific to COVID-19, check Housing and Residence Life’s FAQs.
Yes, though there is no need to rush on making your decision. You may list the date you plan to check-out on the Residence Hall Housing Intent Form. Once you have completed checking out, we will process a pro-rated housing/meal credit to your student account based on the actual date of check-out.
If you would like to cancel your housing/dining agreement, email firstname.lastname@example.org we will process your information and connect with you on how to check out. If you need to make any changes to your check-out date, send the new date to See Housing and Residence Life’s FAQs for more information and to keep up-to-date on the latest Housing information specific to COVID-19.
Yes. The Hub dining destination in the Wallace Residence Hall will remain open. However, all meals will now be served in a “to-go” only capacity, and seated dining will no longer be available. Meal periods will see a break in serving time as we work diligently to cleanse all contact surfaces before the next meal period begins. A Vandals Dining team member will be present to continually disinfect meal serving areas during serving times.
The practice of social distancing will be encouraged and implemented via designated waiting areas six feet apart before entering The Hub and during service.
Meal period serving times are available online.
To promote ease of service and remain cognizant of the health and wellness of our guests, Vandals Dining will be implementing an enhanced service style until further notice. Please see below for an overview of what to expect when dining with us in The Hub:
- The Hub will be implementing a "to-go" only service style. To accommodate this, staff will be providing all guests with single-use containers, disposable cutlery packs, individually packaged condiments, pre-wrapped desserts and select fruits.
- Vandals Dining will be implementing a monitored “self-swipe” entry to The Hub. Each guest will be monitored as they enter to ensure a form of payment has been made.
- Beverages will be distributed via staff to guests in the form of bottled water, canned soda, a variety of milk cartons and juice bottles before their departure.
- The Hub will be sure to allow for the service of vegan/vegetarian options or special dietary restrictions at all meal periods.
News and updates are available online.
The cancellation of dining plans is only available to students who also cancel their housing contracts. A pro-rated credit will be processed to the student's account based on the actual date of check-out. If you would like to cancel your housing agreement, email email@example.com outlining your intentions.
The ISUB is closed. Updates to Vandal Dining are available online.
The credits are the refund that will be released to your Student Account. Credits are based on a daily rate for your housing and meal plan. If you owe the University money, it will go towards that amount. If there is money remaining on your Student Account, that will be refunded to you.
The student will receive a refund, if they are signed up for Direct Deposit it would go to the checking/saving account that they have on file through Vandal Web, otherwise Student Accounts would mail the refund to the address they have on file with Vandal Web.
Yes. However, if you have reserved a room for the 2020-2021 academic year, your deposit will be held for the upcoming term. We will not be processing release of deposits until after students have removed belongings and completed their Express Check-outs.
Prorated credits will be released to your student account within 30 days of your check-out. We appreciate your patience while we process the high volume of check-outs at this time.
Please mail it back in a padded envelope by May 1, 2020.
Housing and Residence Life
901 Paradise Creek Street
Moscow, ID 83843
In accordance with the University of Idaho’s effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, all Housing & Residence Life study rooms have been closed until further notice.
We recognize that this may present a challenge to some of our residents as they continue their studies this semester. If you are finding it difficult to study or complete your assignments inside your room, we suggest taking advantage of some of the more expansive study areas on campus such as the first floor of the Library, while still practicing social distancing
Adjusting to the new online class format and consistently adhering to current Covid-19 precautions can be unfamiliar and perhaps even a little unsettling. Rest assured your campus resources have not gone away – they have just moved online. Continue to check your email and visit campus websites to access our Student Success Program, university tutoring, counseling and advising.
Yes the LLC Information Desk is still open. The desk hours are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. If you are locked out of your room after the desk is closed please contact the RA on call phone number to be let back into your room.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 Information Desk. The Information Desk will provide a temporary key during their hours of operation. If you have lost your VandalCard while the Information Desk is closed please contact the RA on call using the number located in your hall.
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 email@example.com 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 208-885-7054.
There are several options you can go to for help.
Information Desk, located in the Living Learning Communities is available for all students from 6 a.m. to midnight. Students can visit the desk for emergencies, room lock-outs, lost keys, disturbances, complaints or any other safety needs.
RA On Call
Each hall has an RA on call number you can contact. Numbers are posted in each hall.
The Campus Security Team is on patrol 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - including holidays and academic breaks. You can also contact Campus Security to utilize their safe walk program. This program is free for students, faculty, and staff. More information can be found at uidaho.edu/safe-walk. Campus Security can be reached at 208-885-7054 or 208-874-7550.
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.
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.
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 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 email@example.com or 208-885-6571.
Housing and Residence Life reserves the right to designate units with openings as single gender at any time if needed.
Yes, you can cancel your room application, however you will forfeit 100% of your deposit and your room assignment will be released.
You can cancel your room application using the Cancel Application Form.
Yes, you can cancel your room contract and agreement, however doing so may carry a penalty of up to $1,800 if you will be remaining a student at the University of Idaho.
If you cancel due to any of the following reasons the penalty fee will not apply: graduating in fall semester, studying abroad, student teaching, going on exchange, withdrawing or medically withdrawing.
If we can do anything to convince you to stay, please contact us a firstname.lastname@example.org. Otherwise complete the cancel agreement form. Once the form is processed you will receive an email with instructions on checking-out properly.
If you choose to cancel your room contract you will lose 100% of your deposit.
In the case of extreme, unforeseeable and uncontrollable problems the penalty fee may be appealed. Canceling your Agreement is your last resort to solve a problem. You must seek assistance from Housing and Residence Life staff to resolve the problem, and you must try all other, less extreme options offered to you before submitting a cancellation. The other options might include, transferring to a different campus housing room, room type, residence hall or apartment for which you are eligible.
To appeal the penalty fee, please complete the Housing and Residence Life Agreement Appeal Form.