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Owyhee and Sawtooth Hall, the newest additions to the College’s residence-life ledger drew national attention as Caldwell company indieDwell retro-fitted decommissioned shipping containers to develop these new rooms. The halls opened to students in time for the Fall 2020 semester. It marks the first time shipping containers have been repurposed for student housing with multiple colleges and universities taking note of the progressive partnership between the College, indieDwell, and NeUdesign Architects.

In the News

Curious what others are saying about the new approach to student housing? Here's a sampling:

The innovative idea also earned media attention across the country, from Seattle to Washington, DC, to Louisville to Dallas, among others.

Tour the New Dorms

Opened in August 2020, these are the two newest dorms on The College of Idaho campus and are the first dorms in the country to be made from decommissioned shipping containers.