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Daily Campus Visits

Let us roll out the blue carpet for you! We can’t wait to show you around our beautiful campus.

Deciding where to go to college can be overwhelming! We know first-hand how important a campus visit can be when choosing your home for the next four years. With your safety in mind, we have created an in-person campus visit experience for you to physically explore campus while engaging with a current Boise State student.

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Walking Tour

Join us for a 90 minute walking tour of campus. Since current students, staff, and faculty will be inside our buildings, the entirety of your tour will be conducted outside. Your tour guide will detail life as a Bronco. From popular study spaces, to residence halls, to involvement opportunities and beyond, you will get an inside look at the Boise State vibe. 

Monday – Friday and select Saturdays

*Tour groups will be limited to 10 total participants. Each student can bring a maximum of two guests. We ask that you please sign up for your tour time at least one week in advance. 

Connect with your Admissions Counselor

Who: Any student interested in learning more

Are you interested in learning more about the city of Boise, the admission process, scholarships or more? Your Admissions Counselor would love to connect with you virtually to help provide you with more information towards becoming a Bronco!

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Meet with the Honors College

Who: Any student interested in learning more about the Honors College

This session is designed for students interested in joining the Honors College. Whether you’ve already been admitted to the Honors College or are just starting your college search, we will help answer your questions about the Honors College at Boise State.

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Schedule a Virtual Appointment

Who: Any student interested in learning more

Looking to connect with your academic area of interest? Want to meet with a club or organization you are curious about? We are excited to offer the opportunity to connect with our academic departments and a variety of other clubs and organizations this

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The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted life in every corner of the globe — and while we are committed to doing all we can as a university to minimize the spread of the virus and its traumatic consequences, it will take the work of everyone on campus to pull this off. It may sound like a lot to ask, but we are Broncos — and we care about each other and our community. In the end, it comes down to four major efforts:

  • We will all have to wear facial coverings throughout campus — Upon arrival, masks up! Please come prepared with a facial covering to wear during the entirety of your visit. You will not be able to participate in the campus tour if you do not comply. The guidance from public health experts is clear: even homemade cloth masks can help fight the spread of COVID-19.
  • We will all have to stay at least six feet away from each other. The tour guide will wear a facial covering and will be equipped with a microphone to ensure that you can hear all information – even at a distance. You will be expected to maintain a 6 foot distance from participants outside of your party for the entirety of your visit.
  • We have to stay extra clean. We have enhanced cleaning protocols across our campus such as increased hand sanitizer stations and additional cleaning in high traffic areas. Wash your hands. Avoid touching your face. Stay healthy.
  • And we have to pay close attention to our own symptoms. All tour participants must engage in a symptoms screening at check-in. If you are experiencing any symptoms prior to your arrival, we ask that you please stay home and reschedule your visit.

COME PREPARED

  • The tour will remain outside for its entirety, so please plan accordingly. Check the weather, bring a bottle of water, wear sunscreen, and lace up your comfiest walking shoes. 
  • You will be able to park in the Lincoln Parking Garage free of charge. Parking instructions will be included in your confirmation email.
  • Arrive on time. Allow yourself plenty of time to park and navigate to Admissions.
  • Check-in will take place outside of the Admissions Office which is located in the Student Union Building. We ask that you do not enter the Student Union Building upon arrival, and instead follow the signs to our check-in station. Look for the Boise State canopy!

Frequently Asked Questions

When can I visit the campus?

We are providing guided walking tours at various times, Monday through Friday. Each tour is limited to 10 participants, so be sure to sign up well in advance to claim your ideal tour time. Check the visit calendar for availability. Interested in visiting on your own? Check out our self-guided tour.

Where do I start my campus visit?

Check in for your campus tour outside of Admissions on the west side of the Student Union Building along University Drive. There will be navigational signage from Lincoln Parking Garage to help you find your way. Look for the Boise State canopy!

Where do I park when I visit campus?

We provide FREE parking in the Lincoln Garage, due south of the Student Union Building. Parking instructions are included in your confirmation email. If you choose to park elsewhere, you are responsible for parking costs.

How do I get to Boise State University?

Boise State is located between Broadway Avenue and Capitol Boulevard, just a short distance from Interstate 84. The Broadway and Vista exits are closest to campus. Several major airlines serve the Boise area including Alaska, Delta, Frontier, Horizon, Southwest and United.

How do I cancel my visit to Boise State?

If you need to reschedule or cancel your visit to Boise State, please call or email us at (208) 426-1156 or admissions@boisestate.edu.

Can I tour the residence halls?

With the safety and well-being of the current students residing on campus in mind, campus visitors will not be allowed to enter any of the residence halls. Your tour guide will explain the set-up of each residence hall and will share insight to life in the dorms. Be sure to check out the Housing and Residence Life website to see photos of the spaces, floor plans, and rates.

Can I make arrangements to stay on campus overnight?

Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate overnight guests.

What will be included in my symptom screening?

Upon arrival we will ask if you have experienced any of the following symptoms within the last two weeks:

-Fever
-Cough
-Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
-Muscle aches
-Loss of taste or smell 

You will also be asked if you have had close contact (more than 15 minutes in less than 6 feet proximity) to someone that has tested positive for COVID-19. If you have experienced any symptoms of COVID-19 or have had close contact with a positive case, you will not be able to participate in the campus tour. If you experience symptoms or are exposed prior to arrival, we encourage you to reschedule or join one of our virtual visit options

What if I am experiencing one or more of the symptoms of COVID-19?

If you have experienced any symptoms of COVID-19, you will not be able to participate in the campus tour. If you experience symptoms prior to arrival, we encourage you to reschedule or join one of our virtual visit options.

Will facial coverings be required?

Yes, you will be required to wear a facial covering at check-in and when proper physical distancing cannot be achieved. Please come prepared with your own facial covering. If you do not have a facial covering, one will be provided for you. We thank you in advance for respecting the safety of your tour guide and our greater campus community. 

What if I forgot my facial covering?

If you forget a facial covering, one will be provided for you at check in.

Will Boise State be holding any in-person classes this fall?

Yes! This fall the university will offer a blend of in-person, online, remote and hybrid courses. For more information, visit our Covid Response page.

Will I need to provide a negative COVID-19 test prior to visiting campus?

No. However, if you have experienced symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone that tested positive for COVID-19 in the 14 days leading up to your visit, you will not be allowed to participate. We encourage you to reschedule or check out our many virtual visit options.

Will I be able to meet with an Admissions Counselor, the Honors College, or a representative from my academic area of interest?

Yes! You are able to set up a virtual appointment with your admissions counselor or a representative from your academic area of interest. The Honors College will also be hosting virtual info sessions throughout the week. You can schedule these appointments at any time, they do not need to be for the day of your visit.

Do you offer any virtual visits?

Yes! We have created virtual visit options designed to meet your needs. From the Future Student Session, to Tips for Transfers, to Presentación de Boise State en Español, you are bound to find what you need to get your questions answered and better understand the culture that exists at Boise State.

Will I be able to see the Blue Turf at Albertsons Stadium?

While we will be visiting the stadium on tour, we will not be entering the Hall of Fame which is what provides access to view The Blue. If the Hall of Fame is open to the public at the time of your visit, you are able to visit on your own accord either before or after your tour.