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Paint the Palouse

Celebrating Our 29th Year!

This year was the 29th Annual Paint the Palouse Project. On August 25, 2018 Housing & Residence Life students painted four homes throughout the community for families in need. Over 300 volunteers gave their time for this year's event.

Paint the Palouse continues to be special because it brings everyone closer to the Moscow community. It's the student volunteers who make this community service project such a success year after year.

Prior year’s sponsors include the U of I track team, Moscow Building Supply, T-shirts Inc., Casa Lopez, Sherwin-Williams, Pizza Hut, The Moscow Elks Club, Vandals Dining, University of Idaho Housing & Residence Life and the Residence Hall Association.

“There are no words … We didn’t pay a cent, we are all so grateful. It’s truly indescribable, especially since it was my alma mater who helped us out. How can you describe that? You can’t, and that’s just the best thing about this.”

-Lydia Byers, Paint the Palouse 2018 Recipient

A team of Paint the Palouse representatives rank all house applications based on need, house size and ability to complete the job within the Paint the Palouse parameters. Once you have applied to have your house painted, we will be in contact to view your residence to assess the work needed. Once the final decision is made, all applicants will be notified within the month of June.

Applications for this fall's Paint the Palouse close on May 1, 2019. To apply, fill out the form at

In past years we have been able to paint more than one home, thanks to our generous sponsors! For questions please email us at

We are greatly appreciative for donations.  Food, painting supplies and money are always needed for this event. If you would like to make a financial donation, please make checks payable to Paint the Palouse.

Paint the Palouse
P.O. Box 442010
Moscow, ID 83844


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

Phone: 208-885-6571

Fax: 208-885-6606


Web: Housing and Residence Life