Welcome Students!

Congratulations on your choice to pursue higher education at the University of Idaho. As a resident, you’ll soon discover that Moscow is a great place to call home. We care about our community’s reputation as a safe, friendly, inclusive, and vibrant place to live, and invite you to be part of it. Among the many events that showcase Moscow’s unique identity and help newcomers develop their sense of belonging are: 

  • Art Walk
  • Holiday Lights Parade
  • Jazz Fest
  • Palousafest
  • Renaissance Fair
  • Rendezvous in the Park
  • Vandal home games


Our City’s Police, Parks and Recreation, Water, Community Development, Fire, Finance/Utility Billing, and Arts Departments are available to answer questions and offer advice about becoming involved in community activities. The City of Moscow and University of Idaho have a long history of working together to help build beneficial relationships among longtime residents and newcomers, including students. Familiarity with the ground rules can help.

  1. Bike Licenses
  2. Community Involvement
  3. Contacts
  4. Noise
  5. Open Containers
  6. Parking
  7. Public Transportation
  8. Smart Neighboring Tips
  9. Smoking Ban
  10. Snow Removal
  11. Underage Drinking
  12. Utilities

Bike Licenses

Moscow is a great place to ride a bike! Residents of Moscow, including students living on-campus and in other areas of the City, are required to license their bikes. Licensing is the best way to identify and recover your bike if it is lost or stolen. The cost is only $7 for a lifetime license. You can get one at the Moscow Police Department downtown. For more information, call 208-883-7054.