About Approved Housing

Single-student Approved Housing

All single students under the age of 30 must live in approved housing unless they live at home with their parents. Only admitted students are eligible to live in approved housing beginning in their first assigned semester. Individuals enrolled in Continuing Education who are not admitted to a track or online-only students are not eligible to live in approved housing. Students who wish to live with a relative (other than parents) must receive an exception from the Housing & Student Living Office to live outside of approved housing. Exceptions are granted on a case-by-case basis and do not constitute an approval of the dwelling, but rather temporary approval of the living situation for the student. Exceptions are time-bound and may be withdrawn at any time. Those whose spouse has passed away or who are divorced must receive an exception from the Housing & Student Living Office to live in approved housing. Failure to comply with approved housing guidelines will result in a hold being placed on the student record. This hold may prevent a student from registering for, adding, or dropping classes.

Individuals in the following categories must seek housing in the community market: (a) those who have not been admitted as BYU Idaho students; (b) students who have been suspended for an Honor Code violation; (c) students on academic suspension; and (d) single students with children. All students living off campus must provide the university with their current local street address while enrolled at BYU-Idaho. Students giving a false address are in violation of the Honor Code and subject to disciplinary action through the Student Honor Office, which may include suspension.

Student Living

Outside the home, the apartment represents the most natural and effective place for you to practice living according to the teachings of the Savior. Student Living encompasses three guiding principles: love, shared responsibility, and mutual respect. Your love for God and your genuine efforts to love and respect roommates, take responsibility for the culture within your apartment and throughout the complex, and honor the commitments and covenants you have made while helping others do the same will contribute to a spirit of unity, accountability, and integrity in your apartment. Student Living at BYU-Idaho is, in essence, a pattern for gospel-centered living representative of Zion.

On-Campus Housing

BYU-Idaho owned and operated apartments are conveniently located on campus in close proximity to the student center and many academic buildings. Utilities, Internet, and coin-op central laundry facilities are provided in each of the six buildings. Parking permits are available for a nominal fee.

Reservations for on-campus apartments are made on a first-come first-served basis. Check our web site for contract options and costs. Contracts are available for winter, spring, and fall semesters, as well as for summer session and Christmas break. A refundable deposit of $75 is required when signing a contract. A onetime processing fee of $25 will also be charged for new tenants.

On-Campus Cooking Style for Women and Men

Each apartment has a kitchen, living room, and bathroom. Hallway closets provide extra storage. Cooking style apartments include two bedrooms (four roommates) and are furnished with lofted or bunked beds, a desk, chair and dresser per student. Kitchens are furnished with a microwave, oven, dishwasher, refrigerator, disposals and a kitchen table with four chairs. Students provide their own dishes and cooking utensils. Apartments include a furnished living room space with two couches. Main lounges include televisions and a large gathering space.