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Paint the Palouse

Housing & Residence Life's first community service project of the year

This is the 29th Annual Paint the Palouse Project. This year Housing & Residence Life student leaders have selected four homes to paint in the fall. We will need hundreds of volunteers to assist with this year’s project on August 25, 2018.

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. Please sign up to volunteer.

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.

Dear Paint the Palouse, Bart, Darrel, college volunteers and MBS-paint supplier,

Our family would like to let you know how much we appreciate all that you've done to positively transform our home! What a huge gift this is to us. We are so thankful you picked our humble place to make improvements on. It looks really great. A job well done!

— The Ranch Family

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.

In past years we have been able to paint more than one home, thanks to our generous sponsors!

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