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New Food Options on Campus

Boise State Dining Services has added new dining experiences and opportunities to campus beginning in Fall 2017.

7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sat.-Sun.
The state’s largest Starbucks opened Aug. 14 in the Student Union Building (SUB) and will operate at full hours beginning Aug. 18. A grand opening event is slated for Aug. 23 with fun prizes and cost-saving specials.

Mai Tai
10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
A local favorite, Mai Tai will return to campus with a station at the center of the SUB food court. Mai Tai will be located in the former Moxie Java space and will open Aug. 21. Mai Tai will offer fresh daily dishes, including a fresh-rolled sushi station.

The Patio Cafe
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sun.-Thurs.
Opening Aug. 21, the Patio Cafe is a new pop-up cafe offering additional dining options for the dinner hours for the first months of the fall semester. Enjoy an outdoor dining experience under colorful umbrellas on the east Student Union patio with delicious themed buffets and coordinating music for $11.84.

Retail on the Quad
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tues.-Thurs.
Dining Services will be offering $2 value meals on the Quad Tues.-Thurs., subject to weather and while supplies last. Each meal includes an eight-ounce soda and offers a new option each day, including: Moe’s two street tacos on Tues.; Panda Express Orange Chicken on Weds.; and Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich on Thurs. In addition, $1 ice cream will be available during the same hours on warm weather days.

Pick 3 Grab-and-Go Options
New this semester, the Fresh Express, P.O.D. and C-stores will offer a new grab-and-go option. Either purchase items individually at regular retail cost, or use a meal swipe to purchase three items from the following categories: one carb, one fruit, one veggie, one protein. The Pick 3 will be available at all P.O.D. and Fresh Express locations each week day.

Food Trucks
10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tues./Thurs.
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Weds. (Dutch Bros. only)
The ever popular food trucks return to campus beginning Aug. 22, located at their favorite spot just west of the greenhouses near the science and education buildings. Various food trucks, including Urban Smoke, Awesome Burger, the Gyro Shack, Churro Bros., Mad Mac and Kono Pizza, will alternate 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday, while Dutch Bros. will be on campus 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Wednesday. Trucks are dependent on weather and scheduled through mid-November.

Save money at dining locations throughout campus by purchasing Flex dollars. A 10 percent discount will be applied to each $100 of Flex purchased, making a $90 purchase worth $100 for on-campus dining. Find out more about Flex and meal plans at

Visit for all dining services information and all campus locations and hours.

Boise State’s Accommodations for Students

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Boise State University is committed to ensuring students with disabilities receive appropriate, timely accommodations pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

In accordance with University Policy 2080, Equal Access for Students with Disabilities, Boise State will provide academic adjustments and auxiliary aids and services to students with disabilities, including students with hearing and vision impairments.  

To initiate the accommodations process, students must contact the Educational Access Center at (208) 426-1583 or Students requesting accommodations will be assigned an educational coordinator to engage in an individual consultation to determine reasonable and appropriate accommodations for the student. If a student requires certain academic adjustments or auxiliary aids that are not readily available for implementation, the university will use all reasonable alternatives to minimize the impact of the delay. Reasonable alternatives will be calculated to ensure that the student is not deprived of the opportunity to meaningfully participate in the classes, activities or programs.

For additional information about student accommodations, please contact the Educational Access Center.

Free Parking, No Kidding

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Now you have a new, free option for student parking. The Student Satellite Zone is exclusively for currently enrolled students and allows you to park in the lots at Dona Larsen Park, Boas Soccer and Tennis Complex and the Elder Street Park and Ride.


Even though it’s free, you’ll still need to get a permit to display in your car window. If you’ve already paid for a 2017-18 permit, you can exchange it for a Student Satellite Zone permit. Just bring your current license plate number to the Boise State Transit Center and they’ll take care of you.


The Boise State shuttle’s orange route stops near Dona Larsen Park, while ValleyRide Bus #3 has a stop near the Elder Street and Vista Avenue intersection. Pick up a free ValleyRide bus sticker at the Transit Center or Information Desk in the Student Union Building.


If you live on campus and don’t use your car often, the Elder Street Park and Ride lot is available for overnight parking. As with several other parking venues, these lots will be closed on designated occasions for athletic events. You’ll be notified via email on those occasions.

Additional Security Added to Peoplesoft

Beginning Tuesday, May 30, you’ll need to take an extra security step to access certain information in your myBoiseState Student Center. 

Before viewing your direct deposit and W-2 information, you’ll be asked to verify your identity by entering your date of birth and the last 5 digits of your social security number. The Office of Information Technology has added this extra step to help protect your privacy.

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If you have questions about this change or need assistance with the additional security steps, contact the Help Desk at (208) 426-4357 or email

Registration Required to Use Bronco-Guest Wireless

Bronco Guest Registration Screen

Beginning Wednesday, May 17 you’ll need to register your device in order to use the Bronco-Guest wireless network. Once you provide and verify a valid email address, you can use Bronco-Guest for seven days. If you continue using Bronco-Guest, you’ll need to re- register weekly.

The Office of Information Technology recommends that students connect to wireless using the Boise State Eduroam network. Eduroam is the secure, encrypted wireless network intended for regular use by students, faculty and staff.

More information about this change and answers to frequently asked questions can be found on the Office of Information Technology website.

To connect to Bronco-Guest on May 17, follow the instructions on our Bronco-Guest wireless web page.

If you need assistance connecting to a wireless network, please contact the OIT Help Desk at (208) 426-4357 or email

2017 Campus Awards Winners Announced

Photo of 2017 Campus Award WinnersThe Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management hosted Boise State’s annual Campus Awards Ceremony on Tuesday evening, April 18. This blue carpet event recognized students, faculty, staff, and student organizations for outstanding achievement, service, and campus engagement. The following people and organizations were recognized:

Commitment to Community
Award winner: 
Boise Association for the Advancement of Herders
This award is for Broncos who have inspired action in one another to serve and bring about positive change together.

David S. Taylor Service to Students
Award winner:
Dr. Krishna Pakala, Clinical Professor for the College of Engineering
This award recognizes an outstanding faculty or staff member who is committed to impacting the lives of students; extending student learning beyond the classroom; inspiring students to see what is possible; and seeking innovative ways to serve students in the 21st century, a whole new chapter of accelerated change.

Outstanding Student Employee of the Year
Award winner:
Ahmad Rezaii, Outdoor Programs, Campus Recreation
This award is for Broncos who approach their employment as paths to make themselves and our institution better.  Student nominees exemplify strong leadership skills, professionalism and a willingness to grow and learn

Emerging Leader
Award winner: 
Archie Keeton III
This award is for students who are charting intentional paths where they learn what it means to lead. They show a commitment to personal leadership development and are dedicated to student involvement and learning outside the classroom.

Inclusive Excellence Awards
Award winners: 
Chandra Reyna, Amy Vecchione, and the Housing and Residence Life Inclusive Excellence Task Force
This award is for a student and a staff or faculty member who are action-oriented, equity-minded, and committed to creating a campus environment that reflects inclusive excellence at Boise State

Student Organization Advisor of the Year
Award winner: Melinda Jean Stafford, advisor for the Boise State Bee Team
This award is for an advisor dedicated to changing the lives of students involved in student organizations. Outstanding advisors serve as mentors, resources, teachers and advocates on behalf of their students.

Program of the Year
Award winner: Innovation Day at JUMP, Creative Technologies Association
This award is for students who have created an activity, event, or program that made a significant impact on the campus community.

Spirit of Boise State Awards
Award winners: 
Andrew Stone, Busayo Apampa, Lauren Hosek, Milaun Danclar, Riley Hunt, Sienna George, Travis K. Smith
This award is presented to outstanding students who exemplify the Boise State University Shared Values of academic excellence, caring, citizenship, fairness, respect, responsibility and trustworthiness.

A Facebook photo album with all the event winners can be found online via this link

Explore Wellness in a New Way April 24-29

Kustra posing with Health Services Table

Join Health Services for the second annual BroncoFit week April 24-29 – a week designed to help students, faculty and staff be more aware of all aspects of their health and take advantage of the wide variety of health-related programs and services Boise State has to offer. The events are all free unless otherwise noted.

All week long the Cycle Learning Center will be offering free daily bike rentals for everyone; students are encouraged to head to the Career Center from 2-4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for some free career advice; and everyone is encouraged to sign up for an annual preventative health screening, which will be held at different campus locations throughout the week (and are completely covered by most insurance plans).

Below are a few other highlights. You also can check out the full list of BroncoFit events here.

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Food Symposium. Join in this discussion of what Boise State’s Food Culture should look like, with input from students, faculty and staff. Catered lunch provided. Meets at Imagination Lab in Skaggs Hall. Register here.

5:30-7:30 p.m. Beginner Mountain Ride. In addition to the Cycle Learning Center’s (CLC) regularly scheduled Mountain Bike Monday trail ride, new riders are encouraged to join this easy ride and get oriented to the Boise front trail system. Bonus: Bike rentals are free this week through the CLC. Meets at the Cycle Learning Center.

10:30-11:30 a.m. Test anxiety. Students are encouraged to join this free skill-building workshop to tackle their test anxiety fears and frustrations. Meets at Simplot/Micron Academic Success Hub (SMASH), Room 101A.

11 a.m.-2 p.m. BroncoFit Social. Stop by and sample free, healthy foods cooked up by a local chef, as well as games, activities and a chance to socialize between classes. Happening on the Student Union Building patio.

10 a.m.-3 p.m. Million Step Marathon. Many people try to take between 10,000-15,000 steps a day, as this has become one metric of “health.” But what would it be like to take one million steps as a community? Stop by the Quad, log your steps and help the campus meet this ambitious goal by walking as little or as much as you like. More million-step marathon details here. Happening on the Quad.

10 a.m.-3 p.m. Fitness Testing. Kinesiology students in a 436 Exercise Testing and Prescription Class will be offering free health and fitness assessments for anyone who wants to participate. More details on the fitness testing here. Happening on the Quad.

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Inflatable Colon. You have definitely always wanted to amble through a giant inflatable colon. Seize this moment. Happening in the lobby of the Simplot Ballroom, second floor of the SUB.

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Employee Benefits Fair. A great opportunity for employees to brush up on all the great benefits offered by the university. Happening in the Jordan Ballroom of the SUB.

10 a.m. Yoga on the Blue. Grab your yoga mat and head to the Blue Turf for this once-a-year opportunity to practice your downward dog on the 15-yard line. A limited number of mats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. This event is free for individuals with a Boise State ID, $10 for everyone else (cash). Happening at Albertsons Stadium, please enter through Entrance A on the south side of the stadium. Gates will open at 9:30 a.m.

Yoga On The Blue April 29

Participants doing yoga on The Blue.

This time of the year, it’s important to find balance. Boise State Recreation Services is hosting the fifth annual Yoga On The Blue, a one hour yoga class on the blue turf where you can get some physical and mental exercise. This class is free for those with a Boise State ID, $10 for all others. Cash only, please. Kids are welcome and free.

A limited amount of yoga mats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please bring your own if you have a mat. All levels of fitness are welcome. We suggest wearing clothing that gives you a wide range of motion. You’ll have the opportunity for photos on The Blue after the event. Please enter through Entrance A on the south side of the stadium.

Saturday, April 29
10 – 11 a.m.
Gates open at 9:30 a.m.

Visit Boise State Recreation Services here.

BroncoFit Week: Food Symposium April 24

Broncofit promo with students at buffet

It’s the little things, like what you eat. that can make a big difference in your health and wellness.  BroncoFit Week kicks off on Monday, April 24 with the Food Symposium, a discussion hosted by Campus Dietitian MarLee Harris about what Boise State’s food culture should look like. 

As a member of the Boise State community, your input is an important part of making our university better. We want to hear your ideas about how to make Boise State the healthiest campus in the country. This event is structured to last the full four hours and includes a catered lunch, but please join us for as much or little as you can.  To view the full agenda and register for this event, check here. 

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Monday, April 24, 2017
Imagination Lab In Skaggs Hall

This event is part of BroncoFit Week, a campus-wide event to encourage Boise State students, faculty and staff to engage in all aspects of health and well-being taking place April 24 to 29. Other events for the week include a prescription drug disposal event, free bike rentals, Yoga on the Blue, and the Million Step Marathon. 

To learn more about what’s coming up during BroncoFit Week, check it out here. 

Experience the 24th Annual Seven Arrows Powwow

24th Annual Seven Arrows Powwow

Boise State University is proud to host the 24th Annual Seven Arrows Powwow April 22 and 23. This high-energy competition celebrates the heritage and traditions of Native Americans, and draws dancers and drummers from across the continent. Don’t miss this opportunity to join thousands of other spectators in the celebration of Native American customs.

The Seven Arrows Powwow features dancers in beautiful regalia, music, demonstrations, food, and storytelling. Try authentic Native American food and browse booths set up by regional vendors selling handmade items such as instruments, beaded jewelry, art, and hand drums. Dancers of all ages will compete for thousands of dollars in prizes.

Admission is free for students with ID, $4 for children younger than 12, and $6 for the general public. Parking is available in the Lincoln Garage for $1 per day. Non-perishable food donations for the Native American Council of Boise (NACOB) will be accepted at the door.

MC – Tyson Shay
AD – J. Dallas Gudgell
Host Drum – Medicine Thunder from Fort Hall

April 22 and April 23
Student Union, Jordan Ballroom
Saturday at noon and 7 p.m.
Sunday at noon

For locations and schedules, visit here.
For more information, call Multicultural Student Services at (208) 426-5950.