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Welcome to the Bronco family! Here's what to do next


We are looking forward to having you a part of the Bronco family! We know all is a little overwhelming with the unknown and uncertainty that comes with COVID-19, so we’ve compiled a list of resources below. Take a couple minutes to familiarize yourself with the opportunities and services that Boise State University offers.

Important Dates


June 1
Priority date to submit all financial aid documents to maintain 2021-2022 work-study and supplemental grants (SEOG)

July 1
First day students can begin using 2021-2022 work-study awards



Submit your photo to get an ID card

August 18-19
Move-In Days

August 23
Bronco Welcome Week begins

August 23
First day of classes (academic advising is available throughout the semester)

September 6
Labor Day (no classes and university offices closed)

November 22 – 28
Thanksgiving Break (university offices closed November 26 and 27)

December 24 – January 9
Winter Break

January 9
Residence halls open for spring semester new residents

LIFE. Right where you live.

Living on Campus

Living on campus allows you to get the full Boise State experience. Get Ready, Broncos, for the best time you will have while living here on campus. Here’s what you need to know for move-in days, August 18-20.

Read Housing's FAQs for Fall 2021

Bronco Ready

We know you are ready to start college…but are you Bronco Ready? You are invited to complete a free, one-credit, on-line course called Bronco Ready that is designed to connect you to the information, people, programs, and services that support your success. For more information, visit or call (208) 426-4049.
Get Bronco Ready

Student Involvement & Leadership Center

With over 200 clubs and organizations on campus, there is always something to do. Don’t miss Bronco Welcome, a week-long series of events to kick-off each semester with fun, community-building activities.

Check out Student Involvement


Wondering where to park? Where to feed yourself? How to pay for school?

Boise State Resources

First Year Frequently Asked Questions


Who is my advisor?

New students will first meet with academic advisors at their mandatory Orientation Program hosted by the New Student Transition & Family Connections Office. After Orientation, you will be connected with a department specific advisor or with a general academic advisor.

How do I change my schedule?

Class schedule changes can be made through your My Boise State account.

What is Finish in 4?

The Finish in Four Program is an optional program designed to help students graduate in four years. By joining this program, you have access to additional resources to keep you on track.


COVID-19 updates and information

For all updates and information on how the university is working through the pandemic, please visit our COVID-19 response page.

Financial Aid

How can I get more scholarships?

Students can check out the Financial Aid scholarship website to see whether they are eligible for additional scholarships.

I’m confused by my Financial Aid package. Who can help?

Call the Financial Aid office at (208) 426-1664 or email

My family’s income is now a lot less than when I submitted the FASFA. Can I update my information?

Additional options are available. The Change in Finances page offers several ways to request a review depending on your specific financial circumstances. For help deciding which form is appropriate for your situation, call Financial Aid at (208) 426-1664.


What can I bring to my Residence Hall?

We recommend bringing bedding, personal hygiene essentials, any appliances with closed coil elements, extra lighting, mini refrigerators, microwaves, decorations and audio visual equipment. Housing and Residence Life offers a comprehensive list of what to bring and what to leave home.

When do I pay for housing?

The first housing payment is due prior to move in, however late charges are not assessed until after September 1 for Fall semester and February 1 for Spring semester.

Monthly payments are due on the 25th of every month (July through April). Check Bronco Accounts regularly to view posted charges.

More information is available on the Housing Payments and Billing page.

What will living on campus look like this fall?

We’ve got this covered! Visit Housing and Residence Life for more specifics on living on campus.

Housing Help Center

How do I get my ID card?

Submit your photo now so we can have your card ready and waiting. Bronco Cards help you enter buildings, purchase food, check out books and so much more.
How to Get a Bronco Card

Student Life

What will the first week be like?

Bronco Welcome kicks off the first week of the semester with a full schedule of fun activities. Float the river, grab a burger at a cookout or practice your bowling skills for free in the SUB Game Center. Keep checking the Bronco Welcome schedule for new events to attend!

Do I need to bring a car to campus?

The majority of our student resources can be reached on campus, in addition to free City of Boise bus service and campus shuttle service for all full-time students.  Many of our on-campus students do not need a personal vehicle.

How do I buy my parking pass?

Parking passes are purchased online at Transportation and Parking. Residence Hall passes are currently $278 per academic year.

Should I bring a bicycle?

Bicycles are encouraged on campus and especially since Boise State caters over 1000 places to park your bike and runs The Cycle Learning Center for any repairs and tune ups your bike may need.