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 Exceptions are time-bound and may be withdrawn at any time.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.

Campus Housing

New for the Fall 2015 semester, Centre Square is owned and operated by BYU-Idaho and offers 2, 3, and 4 bedroom apartments for men and women. Utilities, internet, and cable TV are provided in each of the three buildings. A limited number of parking permits are available for $30 per semester.Reservations for Centre Square are made on a first-come-first-serve 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 one time processing fee of $25 will be charged for new tenants. Students can purchase a contract online at byui.edu/housing.

Each apartment has a kitchen, living room, and bathrooms. Furnishings include a bed, desk, chair with casters, and bedroom closet per student. Kitchens are furnished with a microwave, oven, dishwasher, two refrigerators, and disposal. Students provide their own dishes and cooking utensils. Apartments include a washer and dryer and a furnished living room space with two couches, TV, TV console, end table, and coffee table. There are 24 common spaces throughout the property which include music rooms, open and closed studies, large gathering spaces, lobbies, and lounges.