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Residence Life

Live, Learn and Grow on Campus 

Campus residents participate in a community of students who enjoy convenient access to classes, academic resources, personal support services, and opportunities for frequent interaction with campus leaders and mentors. We strive to provide a living environment where residents form strong community bonds and are supported by developmental programs.

Campus Housing Requirement

In these communities, engaging activities and conversations lead to the development of life skills, leadership skills, and life-long friendships. College of Idaho students who are not yet 21, unmarried, and without dependent children live in campus housing for three years, or six semesters. Students with dependent children are exempted from the College’s residency requirement but can be considered for family-friendly housing in College-owned houses, if available.

girls studying in residence hall room

Residence Halls

Our seven residence halls offer a mix of single, double, triple, quad, and suite-style housing. Four of our dorms are traditional corridor-style housing with shared bathrooms and common areas. Finney Hall and our two newest buildings are suite-style. These feature 2-5 bedrooms which share a kitchenette. Every residence hall has laundry areas, study spaces, kitchens and a community space. Freshmen are grouped together in a residence hall to best support their transition and development.

The Village Apartments building exterior

Apartment Buildings

The Village Apartments offer juniors and seniors the convenience of being on campus coupled with a more independent living environment. Each unit is two or four bedrooms, and includes a bathroom, a full kitchen, a living room, in-unit laundry, and heating/cooling. The Village is staffed by an apartment manager to provide some programming and to address resident issues.

rental house at 1520 Oak

Rental Houses

The College owns a small number of one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom houses in the neighborhood immediately south of campus. These houses are available for student rental and are intended for upper-classmen who already have a strong connection to campus and wish for a more autonomous living environment.