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Paint the Palouse

Let us paint your home early this fall. Complete the application as soon as possible!

Members of the Paint the Palouse Committee review applications and contact those who are in most need. Event coordinators will meet with homeowners, review exterior conditions and pick paint colors. For those interested in volunteering, the application will be available this summer.

Last fall, over 300 students and paint brushes joined Housing & Residence Life for its 27th annual Paint the Palouse community service project. Three Moscow community homes were painted, thanks to donations from campus organizations and local businesses including Moscow Building Supply, T-shirts Inc., Vandals Dining, Housing & Residence Life, and the Residence Hall Association.

The Paint the Palouse event continues to be special for University of Idaho students because it brings them closer to the Moscow community. It's the student volunteers who make this community service project such a success year after year.

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 Residence Hall Addresses:
Name of Student
MSC #____
1080 West 6th 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