Housing & Residence Life

Housing & Residence Life at the University of Idaho offers on-campus residence hall and apartment living options for students at all levels. Please visit the Housing & Residence Life website for more information.

Residence Halls

Housing & Residence Life offers a variety of living communities for first-year through upper-level students. With four residence halls to choose from and over 1,800 students living on campus, students will experience an opportunity of a lifetime. Please visit the Housing & Residence Life website for a complete list of options and instructions on how to apply.

The University of Idaho has a first-year student live on requirement. For information on this policy please visit the Dean of Students website or contact 208-885-6757.

Living and Learning Communities

The Living and Learning Communities (LLC) are designed for upper division students who want a hybrid of a residence hall and an apartment. The buildings include a full kitchen, community living rooms, dining rooms, dens with a fireplace and study areas, so students can relax or form instant study groups. The suite layout of the rooms houses two to five people per suite. The suite offers a common living area with air conditioning, small kitchenette with sink, refrigerator and microwave, a shared bathroom and single, double, super double or super single rooms. Some unique themed communities in the Residence Halls and the LLC include:

Graduate Student Housing

Housing & Residence Life offers a variety of living communities for graduate students. With three residence halls and three apartment communities to choose from, graduate students can live conveniently on the University of Idaho campus. Please visit the Housing & Residence Life website for a complete list of options and instructions on how to apply.

Apartment Housing

For married students, students with children, graduate students, and students over 25 years old, the university offers affordable housing options that support your academic needs. For more detailed information about living in University Apartments visit the Housing website at www.uidaho.edu/housing.

Elmwood

University Housing offers our Elmwood apartments to full time students who are 19 years of age or older. Please visit the University Housing website at www.uidaho.edu/universityhousing for further information.

Off-Campus Living

Moscow offers a variety of off-campus housing options. Information sources for off-campus housing include:

  1. the Off-Campus Housing List, published weekly by ASUI (UI's student government) and available at the Bruce Pitman Center, phone 208-885-6331, and
  2. Moscow's daily paper, the Moscow-Pullman Daily News, phone 208-882-5561.

Quality Summer Conferences

The university houses numerous summer camps and conferences, bringing many participants to campus each year. Contact Conferences, Events, and Information Services at 208-885-6662 for more information on conference services.

Sororities

The University of Idaho is home to fourteen sororities on campus. Four chapters are governed by the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC): Gamma Alpha Omega Sorority Inc., Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority Inc., Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc., and Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority Inc. These organizations are inclusive and accept students regardless of ethnicity or race; you don’t need to identify with a specific cultural or racial identity to qualify for membership.  MGC Sororities engage in membership intake semiannually by hosting a showcase week where interested members take the step forward and attend informational events to determine if sorority membership is right for them. MGC sorority members may choose to live together, but they do not have a sorority house. For recruitment event information for MGC Sororities, please visit uidaho.edu/greeklife or call 208/885-6757.    

There are ten Panhellenic Council (PHC) sorority chapters on the University of Idaho campus. Each chapter owns and operates its own chapter house. Our PHC chapters are: Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Phi, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Gamma, Delta Zeta, Gamma Phi Beta, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Delta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, and Pi Beta Phi. The average cost for living in a sorority is $4,300 a semester, which includes charges for room, board, membership dues, and all activity fees.

Membership in a PHC sorority is done by mutual selection between the potential new member and the sorority through either a summer (formal) recruitment process or continuous-on-bidding which is informal and held outside of formal recruitment periods.  PHC also holds an organized, though informal, spring recruitment.. Women who are interested in PHC sorority living should call 208/885-6757 or visit our website at uidaho.edu/greeklife. The selection of members in each sorority is made primarily during Formal Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment, which is held in August before the beginning of the fall semester. For more information on Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment, please visit uidaho.edu/greeklife.

Fraternities

The University of Idaho recognizes nineteen fraternities on campus. Among these, three chapters are governed by the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC): Omega Delta Phi Fraternity Inc., Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity Inc., and Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity Inc. These organizations are inclusive inclusive and accept students regardless of ethnicity or race; you don’t need to identify with a specific cultural or racial identity to qualify for membership. Fraternities affiliated with MGC. engage in the membership intake process semiannually by hosting a showcase week where interested members take the step forward and attend informational events to determine if fraternity membership is right for them. For recruitment event information for MGC Fraternities, please visit uidaho.edu/greeklife or call 208/885-6757.    

Sixteen  Interfraternity Council (IFC) fraternities are recognized on the University of Idaho campus.  Our IFC fraternities  are:  Alpha Gamma Rho, Alpha Kappa Lambda, Beta Theta Pi, Delta Sigma Phi, Delta Tau Delta, FarmHouse, Kappa Sigma, Lambda Chi Alpha, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI), Pi Kappa Alpha, Phi Kappa Tau, Pi Kappa Phi, Sigma Chi, Sigma Nu, and Theta Chi. 

Membership in a fraternity is done by mutual selection, where the fraternities extend invitations to join and potential members either accept or decline these invitations during summer (formal) recruitment. IFC fraternities also engage in an open 365 day bidding process where they can engage members and offer bids to them throughout the year. The average cost for living in a fraternity is $3,300 a semester, which includes room, board, membership dues, and activity fees. For recruitment event information for IFC Fraternities, please visit uidaho.edu/greeklife or call 208/885-6757.    

IFC fraternities may or may not offer housing (this is dependent on each individual chapter and their housing availability. Anyone interested in IFC fraternity membership should call 208/885-6757 or visit our website at www.uidaho.edu/greeklife. 
For more information on Fraternity and Sorority Life at the University of Idaho, please visit uidaho.edu/greeklife, stop by the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life in the Idaho Commons Room 302, call 208/885-6757; or email greek@uidaho.edu.

Multi-Cultural Fraternities and Sororities

The University of Idaho has three multicultural fraternities and three multicultural sororities. These are: Sigma Lambda Beta, Omega Delta Phi, Gamma Alpha Omega, Lambda Theta Alpha, Lambda Theta Phi, and Sigma Lambda Gamma colony. Multicultural fraternities and sororities at the University of Idaho do have chapter houses and are open to all races and cultural backgrounds.

Membership is by invitation and takes place after school begins in the fall. If you are interested in joining you can call 208-885-6757 or e-mail greek@uidaho.edu.

The Multicultural Greek Council is a representative body of the current multicultural Greek organizations. The council coordinates recruitment activities, formulates policies, and provides community service opportunities. For more information visit our website at www.uidaho.edu/greeklife.