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Campus Housing

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: There are really no complaints about it but it isn't the greatest thing

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The housing all depends on where you live, I lived at Mountain Lofts and I didn't like it at all. The people weren't very nice and the management was mean and really hard to get a hold of most of the time. Depending on where you live, you will have different experiences

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It is mostly the freshmen that live on campus, but it creates a fun environment for those who mingle with it.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: The dorms are ok, kinda tight quarters, but you make it work.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's a place to eat and sleep that doesn't gross me out. That's what's important to me. Sometimes they go a little crazy with clean checks (I feel like they're constantly trying to get at my deposit). I don't know about other places, but a lot of the otherwise perks of living here are broken (ping-pong table, pool table, foosball table).

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Campus housing is a little unique at BYU-Idaho because no matter where students live, their apartment complex must be designated as approved housing. This means their housing abides by the honor code, and all tenants of approved housing are registered BYU-I students, even though the school doesn’t own all student-approved housing complexes. However, most students make a distinction between campus housing and off-campus housing as being dorms versus apartments. The dorms are located at the center of campus near the Taylor Building and MC. Many freshmen choose to live in dorms their first couple of semesters and then after that select an apartment near the buildings they frequent for classes.

The dorms are much less roomy than most apartments, but they allow students to get a little more involved with the social atmosphere of BYU-I student life. Since many underclassmen have several general classes located all over campus, living in the dorms offers the benefit of close proximity to all campus buildings. Dorm residents are also better able to take advantage of the on-campus activities offered to students because they’re so close to everything.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
828
Average Housing Costs
$2,300
Types of Housing Offered
  • Men's dorms
  • Student-family housing
  • Women's dorms
Undergrads Living On Campus
6%
Number of Dormitories
7
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
1
Best Freshman Dorms
Biddulph Hall
Best Upperclassman Dorms
Off-campus housing; most upperclassmen live in apartments near campus instead of the dorms.
Worst Freshman Dorms
They're almost all equally good. There isn't a worst choice.
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
Any dorm
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Closet space
  • Desk and Chair
  • Drawers
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Microwave
Did You Know?
There are two types of dorms: cooking and non-cooking. The cooking dorms have a small kitchen for keeping and cooking food, while the non-cooking dorms have a small fridge and microwave for students who plan to purchase meal plans and have a place to keep leftovers.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Barnes Hall
Floors: 2
Bathrooms: Private by unit
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Two-bedroom apartments, two girls per room.
Special Features: Cooking hall. Beds are lofted with a desk below. Units include full kitchen with table/chairs, furnished living room with marker board, wireless Internet. Hall has satellite TV/DVD in main and upper lounges, piano in upper lounge, laundry facilities.
Biddulph Hall
Floors: 3
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Microfridge, in-room sink, high-speed Internet. Hall has TV/VCR/DVD in main lounge and TV in upper lounge; piano, ping-pong, and pool table in main lounge; practice room and kitchenette in the basement; laundry facilities.
Chapman Hall
Floors: 2
Bathrooms: Private by unit
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Three shared rooms per each apartment. Two girls to each room.
Special Features: Beds are lofted with a desk below. Units include Microfridge, furnished living room with marker board, wireless Internet. Hall has satellite TV/DVD in main and upper lounges; piano, ping-pong table, and community kitchen in upper lounge; laundry facilities.
Kerr Hall
Floors: 2
Bathrooms: Private by unit
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Two-bedroom apartments, two girls per room.
Special Features: Cooking hall. Beds are lofted with a desk below. Units include full kitchen with table/chairs, furnished living room with marker board, wireless Internet. Hall has satellite TV/DVD in main and upper lounges, piano in upper lounge, laundry facilities.
Lamprecht Hall
Floors: 2
Bathrooms: Private by unit
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Two-bedroom apartments, two girls per room.
Special Features: Cooking hall. Beds are lofted with a desk below. Units include full kitchen with table/chairs, furnished living room with marker board and cable TV connection, high-speed Internet. Hall has satellite TV/DVD in main and upper lounges, piano in upper lounge, laundry facilities.
Perkins Hall
Floors: 2
Bathrooms: Private by unit
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Two-bedroom apartments, two girls per room.
Special Features: Cooking hall. Beds are lofted with a desk below. Units include full kitchen with table/chairs, furnished living room with marker board, wireless Internet. Hall has satellite TV/DVD in main and upper lounges, piano in upper lounge, laundry facilities.
Ricks Hall
Floors: 2
Bathrooms: Private by unit
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Two-bedroom apartments, two girls per room.
Special Features: Cooking hall. Beds are lofted with a desk below. Units include full kitchen with table/chairs, furnished living room with marker board, wireless Internet. Hall has satellite TV/DVD in main and upper lounges, piano in upper lounge, laundry facilities.

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

University Village
Floors: 3
Bathrooms: Private by unit
Coed: Yes, family housing
Residents: Student families
Room Types: Two- and three-bedroom apartments
Special Features: Full kitchen, high-speed Internet, laundry hookups, cable jack, pantry/storage, deep closets with shelves

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  • Appropriate level of rule enforcement
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