We value parents and family members as partners in supporting student success.
Boise State opens its arms to new and returning students, as well as their parents and families.
To participate in Parent and Family Weekend, consider joining the Bronco Parent and Family Association.
It’s free to join. On top of feeling good about being a part of Bronco Families, you’ll also get an email with an opportunity to purchase tickets to key weekend events. Discounts are available with your Parent and Family Weekend pass. Download the full agenda of activities here!
There are tons of other activities to keep you engaged with Boise State during your stay. Visit our welcome station, take campus tours, tour the Gene Bleymaier Football complex, get free access to the Recreation Center, Boise Art Museum, and free bowling or pool at the Games Center. You can also get discounted tickets to the Discovery Center of Idaho, attend a volleyball game, or touch the turf. Or, check out the Harvest Festival on Friday night for Potato fun.
Friday Oct. 2nd 12:30-2pm
Boise State celebrates families that have multiple generations of Bronco Graduates. Sponsored by the Boise State Office of Alumni Relations and Bronco Future Alumni Network FAN Club.
Saturday Oct. 3rd 6pm
Your opportunity to join President Bob Kustra and his wife Kathy for a special dinner where you can mingle with academic deans, fellow Bronco Families and members of Boise State’s leadership team.
Boise State vs Hawai’i
Saturday Oct. 3rd 8:15pm
Bronco football games are a feature event of Parent and Family Weekend where you can help cheer on the Broncos at Albertsons Stadium on the Blue Turf! Don’t miss out on this signature experience.
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Coffeehouses, restaurants, dance clubs and other downtown business cater to the college crowd, making it easy for students to take advantage of the city’s thriving cultural entertainment scene. Despite its big city amenities, Boise State continues to offer a safe, small-town feel. In fact, Boise has repeatedly been named in the Top 10 for business, careers, and great outdoor recreation.
Easy access to Idaho’s capital city puts campus within arm’s reach of internships, volunteer opportunities, cultural experiences and the power and politics of the Idaho Statehouse. As such, Boise’s University is fueling the economic engine of the Treasure Valley and enriching its cultural scene.
Bike or walk across the Friendship Bridge to Boise’s downtown district (BoDo). Within 10 minutes, you can enjoy the zoo, shopping, restaurants, bars, clubs, museums, a rose garden, parks, playgrounds and an outdoor farmers’ market. Or take a stroll along the 25-mile Greenbelt path along the Boise River. Beyond Boise, you’ll find mountains, rivers and plenty of outdoor open space. In the summer, enjoy rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, camping, fishing, hiking and more. In winter, head to nearby Bogus Basin Ski Resort or enjoy a weekend away in McCall or Sun Valley.
With more than 22,000 students, Boise State University sponsors more than 200 student organizations under the direction of the Student Involvement and Leadership Center – including an active greek community. The Student Involvement and Leadership Center also coordinates volunteer opportunities, campus events, leadership training and more.
Boise State’s campus hosts more than a million visitors each year for academic, cultural, entertainment and sporting events. Campus life offers Bronco football, Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning speakers, the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Humans Rights Celebration, concerts, cultural festivals, dance and live theater.
You’ll also find a state-of-the-art Student Recreation Center, free art galleries, and the beautiful Boise River Greenbelt walking and bike path that winds its way along the north edge of campus.
At Boise State, you’ll find an emphasis on business and economics, social sciences and public affairs, engineering, the performing arts and teacher preparation, as well as health professions, physical and biological sciences and liberal arts.
REPORT A CRIME, EMERGENCY, OR SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITYCall the University Security Department at 426-6911 or 9-1-1.
- Security Escorts (call 426-6911)
- Bike Registration (visit our office for the registration card)
- Emergency telephones, located around campus
- Residence Hall Security
- Silent Witness (anonymous suspicious behavior or crime reporting, located on our website)
- Crime Stoppers (343-COPS)
- Online Crime Reporting (visit www.boisepolice.org for online reporting)
- Alarm system monitoring throughout campus
- Emergency Notification System (BroncoAlert)