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Housing for New Students

Learn all you need to know about single student-approved housing.

Single Student Approved Housing

The following individuals are required to live in BYU-Idaho approved housing:

  • Single students under the age of 27.
  • Off-track single students living in Madison County.
  • Single students completing an internship or doing their student teaching in Madison County.
  • Single, Pathway Online students living in Madison County.


All approved housing complexes utilize the same standard housing contract. Take the necessary time to read and understand the terms of your contract. Make sure to thoroughly review the contract addendum as well. When reviewing your contract and addendum, keep the following in mind:

  • Be aware of the terms of the contract. Is it for one semester or multiple semesters? Can you stay over the breaks?
  • Determine if you are signing an official contract or just an application. The contract requires a signature in four different places and a security deposit. An application simply asks for demographic information and preferences.
  • Pay attention to contract cancellation dates, payment due dates, cancellation or transfer fees, and other potential costs and fees.
  • You are responsible for maintaining your eligibility for approved housing. If a student loses his/her eligibility for any reason, he/she will not be eligible to live in approved housing yet is still responsible for the full payment of the contract if the cancellation date has passed.


Find information about city parking permits.

BYU-Idaho is a walking campus. Over 90% of all approved housing complexes are within two blocks of campus. Shopping is a little further away, and visiting the amazing recreation areas in Southeast Idaho will require some travel. If you bring a car, here are some things to consider:

  • Most approved housing complexes require a parking permit, and there is often a limited number of spaces available. Secure a permit immediately after signing a contract.
  • Overnight street parking is permitted during the Spring Semester and most of the Fall Semester. However, there is no overnight street parking from December 15 through March 1.
  • If you are unable to obtain a parking permit at the complex where you live, you may be able to purchase a city permit.

Student Living

Student Living is a model that governs apartment life at BYU-Idaho. It teaches and encourages students to build happy and healthy relationships with their roommates and foster a spirit of Christ in their apartments. The three guiding principles of Student Living are:

  1. Love – love God and love your neighbor/roommate.
  2. Shared responsibility – be your brother’s and sister’s keeper by creating an atmosphere of righteous living and obedience in the apartment.
  3. Mutual respect – roommates live the Golden Rule and value one another as sons and daughters of God.

Apartment Living Standards

In addition to the CES Honor Code, all single students residing in BYU-Idaho approved housing agree to abide by the Apartment Living Standards.

Apartment Living Standards