When you live on campus, you are at the center of student life. You will meet new friends and grow as an individual. You can walk to your classes, participate in a club or organization, watch an athletic event, a world-renowned performance or a lecture

Undergraduate Housing

All first-year students are required to live on campus, as on-campus living is proven to help you succeed while going to college. Our beautiful residential halls offer great living options and amenities, including:

  • Fully-furnished bedrooms - includes a bed, dresser, desk and chair
  • High-speed wifi 
  • Kitchens, laundry facilities, study lounges, located throughout the residence halls
  • Student support services and social activities

Graduate Student Housing

Graduate students may live on or off campus. If you plan to live off campus, you must have your housing arranged before arriving in the United States. It is in your best interest to arrange accommodations as soon as possible, as housing options fill up quickly.

How to Apply for On-Campus Housing

Complete the UI housing application form online:

Students will need to pay a $200 security deposit to reserve their rooms.

  • The deposit is returned to the student’s University Account upon successful completion of the terms of the license agreement.
  • Cancellation of the Housing & Residence Life contract will result in forfeit of the deposit.

On-Campus Housing Staff

We have a dedicated team of professionals to support you and provide a comfortable living environment that will help you succeed in your studies. There is a large staff of Resident Assistants (RAs) who are successful and engaged upper-level students living on each floor in the residence halls. Your RA is there to make sure you get the most out of your year.

Campus Dining

The University of Idaho’s dining options includes vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free offerings at their all-you-care-to-eat dining hall. From morning until night, the dining hall serves pizza, sandwiches and hamburgers, an extensive salad and a breakfast bar including yogurt, granola, cereal, and fast grab-and-go items. Einstein Bros Bagels, Chick-Fil-A and Starbucks also take meal plan dollars and there are a variety of meal plans to suit all students’ needs.

Moscow Police Department & Campus Security

Housing & Residence Life works directly with the Moscow Police Department to ensure safety in the residence halls. Campus Security also provides hall walk-throughs, safety checks and a 24-hour campus “safe-walk” program.