Residence Life

Contact Information

Director: Debbie Kolstad, MBA
Office: Talkington Hall, Basement
Phone: 208-792-2053
FAX: 208-792-2622

LC State provides living accommodations for students in five residence hall environments. The residence halls are relatively small, which creates a more personal environment and greater opportunity for campus involvement and lifelong friendships. All facilities have easy access to the Student Union Building, food service facilities, and the Library, and are within a short walk to any classroom building on campus. The residence halls are staffed with professional staff and trained student leaders (Resident Assistants). Residence Life staff are trained with the skills necessary to work with students to build a positive community within our halls, to enforce the rules and regulations, and to assist students in their academic and emotional growth.

Application Procedure

  1. Complete an on-line application on our website at or request housing information from the Office of Residence Life, Talkington Hall Basement, 208-792-2053, or
  2. Pay the $200 deposit online at

Room and Board

Room and board rates are charged to the student's account on a semester basis, although the commitment is for the full academic year. A $25 residence hall activity fee is charged per semester. Contracting for a room in one of the residence halls may require that a student purchase a meal plan. New students are placed in available spaces in the order that the College receives the License Agreement and the $200 deposit. The License Agreement, by itself, will not hold a room for a student.

Upon receipt of the License Agreement and the $200 deposit, the student will be informed of their status in relation to available rooms. A limited number of rooms are available each year. If more License Agreements are received than the number of available rooms, students will be placed on a waiting list.

Room and Board Rates, Academic Year Contract

Please check our website for the most up to date pricing for residence hall rooms and meal plan information. For more information on financial policies as they relate to room and board payments and/or cancellations, please see the License Agreement.

We offer three meal plans as part of the room and board fixed rate. Choice of meal plans include a breakfast (weekdays), lunch (weekdays), brunch (weekends) and dinner meal every day. Students may use flex dollars to purchase snacks, beverages and meals not covered under their plan at all dining facilities on campus, including at concession stands during athletic and special campus events.  Please see the Meal Plan page to see which residence hall requires a meal plan, and which options are available for a specific building.

Academic Year

All License Agreements are for the entire academic year, students must reside on campus during both fall and spring semesters. The only exceptions to this policy are if a student is no longer an LC State student for Spring semester, is newly married before Spring semester begins, or is called for active duty in the military.  Students who begin during the spring semester are only contracted for that semester.  

Off-Campus Rentals

A very limited number of College owned off-campus houses and apartments are available for students. Students may request an application for off-campus housing by calling 208-792-2053 or via e-mail at Vacancies are filled first from current residence hall students during the Room Selection process in March.  If there are any available rooms they may be filled with applicants from off-campus.

Residence Life also maintains a listing of community listings as a courtesy to students.  This information is not verified and students are cautioned to use common sense when communicating and renting to and from strangers.


Room Rates 2024-2025 

Please visit the Residence Life website for the most up to date pricing.  2024-2025 prices were not approved as of the publication of this information.

Residence Hall Room Type Fall Semester amount billed Spring Semester amount billed Total for Fall and Spring
Clark Hall Double or Triple room $1,785 $1,785 $3,570
Talkington/Clark Hall Single Room $2,100 $2,100 $4,200
Talkington Hall Double, Triple or Quad room $1,785 $1,785 $3,570
Clearwater Hall Private bedroom with 3 or 4 others in a shared suite $2,470 $2,470 $4,940
College Place Private bedroom with 3 others in a shared suite $2,625 $2,625 $5,250
Parish House Double or Triple room, without private bathroom $1,785 $1,785 $3,570
Parish House Single room with semi-private bathroom $2,100 $2,100 $4,200
Summer Housing Payment plans available for continuing students $1,425 - full summer

Please make sure you read the Application and License Agreement carefully, and sign it and before returning the Agreement to the college. Please make a photocopy for your files. We want to make sure you understand the Agreement, as it is a legal and binding contract.

The rates above do NOT include:

  • The $25 per semester activity fee which helps support programming in the residence halls. The fee provides activities for you to enjoy while living on campus.
  • Mandatory meal plans for Talkington Hall, Clark Hall, Clearwater Hall, College Place, and the Education House.  Meal plans are optional for Parrish House.

2024-2025 Meal Plans for Residence Hall Students (includes 6% ID sales tax)

Please check the Residence Life website,, for the most up-to-date and detailed information.  As of April 2024 we are in the process of establishing meal plans for 2024-2025.  The numbers listed below may change. 

Meal Plans for Resident Students

Plan Description Fall Spring
Plan 1 Weekly Meal Plan #1: Serving 19 "all-you-care-to-eat" meals a week during Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner + $125 Flex Dollars for Lunch $2,282 $2,262
Plan 2 Weekly Meal Plan #2: Serving 12 "all-you-care-to-eat" meals a week during Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner + $200 Flex Dollars for Lunch $2,013 $1,996

The meal plan below is for Clearwater Hall, Parrish House, College Place, Education House, and Commuter ONLY

Plan Description Fall Spring
Plan 3 Weekly Meal Plan #3: Serving 9 "all-you-care-to-eat" meals per week during Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner + $225 Flex Dollars for Lunch $1,712 $1,696