Throughout your years at the College of Idaho, you will have the opportunity to live in three very different campus housing options: five residence halls, two apartment buildings and 20 rental houses. Each living environment is unique and is shaped by the students who reside there.
Our residence halls are traditional corridor-style housing with shared bathrooms and common areas. Residents form strong community bonds in this setting and are supported in this growth by a wide-range of intentionally developmental programming. The residence halls are supported by professional and student staff who are trained to build strong communities, to respond to resident needs and emergencies, and to connect residents with campus resources. Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus and generally live in residence halls.
Every residence hall has recreation, laundry, kitchen and study rooms. Student rooms include a bed, mattress, desk, chair, dresser, closet or wardrobe, individual heating/cooling unit and network connections for personal computers.
The Village Apartments
The Village apartments offer sophomores, juniors and seniors the convenience of being on campus coupled with a more independent living environment. The Village is staffed with an apartment manager to provide minimal programming and to address concerns and apartment issues. Village residents are students who already have strong ties to the C of I community.
The College also owns a number of one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom houses in the neighborhood immediately to the south of campus. These houses are available to students to rent and are intended for upper-class students who have already made a strong connection to the community and now wish for a more autonomous living environment. The Office of Residence Life provides our house residents support and guidance (such as conflict mediation in roommate disputes). Addressing house-management issues, however, is the responsibility of the residents (such as paying bills on time, abiding by a rental agreement, house cleaning and care). This structure is intended to help students learn the concrete skills necessary to negotiate the world outside C of I.
Anderson residents balance active engagement in the classroom and their living community, contributing positively to campus life. Anderson is the Honors Hall on campus. Incoming students must have a 3.5 GPA to be housed in Anderson. Anderson houses up to 150 residents, in a blend of double and single rooms. Anderson houses a floor of freshmen and two floors of upper-class students.
Finney is defined by its stately columns, sweeping stairs to its entry and its identity as the first women’s residence on campus in 1910. Finney’s 70 residents (now co-ed) enjoy living in a mature, historic and quiet community located at the center of campus.
Hayman is a high energy, active and diverse community that nurtures a supportive transition to college life. Hayman is co-ed by neighbor and houses predominantly freshmen in double rooms. Hayman houses up to 190 students and was renovated in 2008. Hayman includes two additional housing options, an all-female floor and the Healthy Living Floor. Residents on the Healthy Living floor sign an agreement stating that they will refrain from using alcohol, tobacco or illegal substances in their living community. They will also agree not to subject their neighbors to the second-hand effects of these substances.
Simplot has traditionally been the home of campus leaders and students who worked, through service initiatives and leadership, to make a better community. Simplot Hall was renovated in 2008 and houses both upper-class and freshmen students. Simplot has double, single and may have triple rooms (depending upon occupancy). Freshmen live together on the north side.
Voorhees Hall houses diverse, mature and community-minded individuals who want to be active participants in their own governance. The Honor Code community gives students the ability to tailor College policies to fit the needs of the community. Students in these halls are expected to hold themselves accountable to the community’s standards.
The Village apartments were constructed in 2002 and house 48 residents. Each apartment includes bedrooms, a kitchen, a living and dining area, a bathroom and a laundry room.