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Whether we are together or apart, we are all proud Broncos. Share your Boise State family, memories, thoughts and more by clicking the orange button below. Then, browse through this page to see how we stay connected even when we are physically apart.

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Donors Support Bronco Giving Day

A total of 880 Boise State University supporters from 39 states and the United Kingdom and Germany gave $437,166 — and counting! Boise State faculty and staff contributed $29,994.

Everyone stepped up and shared your passion for Boise State and our students’ success. Thank You!

Over the past three years, more than $1 million has been gifted to Boise State on giving day from Broncos around the world.

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Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and Idaho Office of Emergency Management.

Idaho Strong

Idaho Strong is here to provide you with resources through the COVID-19 Help Now Line. To access the COVID-19 Help Now Line, call or text (986) 867-1073 or call toll-free (866) 947-5186 to speak to a representative. COVID-19 Help Now Line is staffed from 8am to 8pm MDT, 7 days a week. Responders do not classify, label, or diagnose people and no records or case files are kept. IdahoSTRONG is here to listen, and here to help. Let’s keep IdahoSTRONG.

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Hazard and Climate Resilience Institute

Tracking COVID-19 Cases

An interactive map, available in Spanish, created by Boise State graduate students gives Idaho residents up-to-date information on the number and location of COVID-19 cases within the state.

The Boise State-specific dashboard tracks the weekly number of new COVID cases on campus broken down by category — faculty and staff, residential student, and off-campus student. Boise State’s Public Health Office provides updated data each week for the dashboard.

We've Got This Covered

At Boise State University everybody wears a facial covering and is practicing physical distancing. It’s just what Broncos do, because we are a community. We all want to stay on campus and stay healthy and it will take all of us to do that.

Learn More About Our Coronavirus Response
Boise State Alumni Virtual Race Series

Show Off Your Alumni Virtual Race

Every night through the end of September, we want to celebrate our finishers by highlighting a few Boise State Alumni Virtual Race Series finishers on social media.

The Boise State Virtual Race Series is presented by the Boise State Alumni Association, the Bronco Athletic Association and Mountain America Credit Union Union. Proceeds from the race support Boise State University scholarships.

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Boise State College of Education

Tips for Teaching LIteracy at Home

Boise State’s Literacy Lab (in the College of Education) offers resources to families and is creating videos to help parents support literacy instruction at home.

Donate to the Bronco Recovery Fund

Elevate The Blue

The postponement of fall sports and the uncertain future amidst a global pandemic has had and will continue to have a significant impact on our budget and our ability to carry out the mission of Boise State Athletics. We are charting a path to uphold our standard of excellence, but it is going to require your help. We are going to need a level of philanthropy from our fans that we have never seen before.

College of Business and Economics

Bronco Corps connects students and Businesses impacted by COVID

The College of Business and Economics (COBE) has created Bronco Corps, a program designed to help students who have lost internship opportunities due to COVID find work with Idaho’s small businesses and nonprofits.

Learn More, Get Assistance or Get Involved

Career Services

Boise State Career Services is now fully online. While their physical offices are closed, team members will be working remotely, and are ready and looking forward to connecting with and supporting you during this time of transition.

Check out the virtual resources available, like weekly Zoom meetings, a list of companies hiring, online appointments and more, by clicking the link below.

Virtually Connect with the Career Center

Working from Home Resources

BroncoLink

Be a Bronco Mentor

Help a Boise State student or recent graduate and give back to someone who was like you and benefited from the expertise of mentors. By joining BroncoLink, Boise State’s online mentoring platform, you can be matched with a student or recent graduate as a mentor to help shape their journey toward personal and career success. Join today and be part of the Broncos helping Broncos movement.

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Small Business Resources

If you are a business owner who has been impacted, check out these resources available to you from the Venture College and the Idaho Small Business Development Center. You can also check out the City of Boise Resources for small businesses here.

Online Web Series

Survive to Thrive is a partnership between the Venture College and Trailhead. It aims to help businesses impacted by COVID-19 by connecting them with resources and advisers.

Side Hustle, brought to you by the Venture College, is a series that focuses on people who have built their businesses remotely and aims to help those who may need to supplement their income during these uncertain economic times.

Fall workshops, pitch competitions, fireside chats, to program launches and more can be found here.

Virtual In-Person Support

The Venture College will offer online “community and office hours” from 3-5 p.m. every Wednesday. Students and community members can talk with mentors, entrepreneurs, share ideas and get feedback. Go here for more information and to register.

Idaho Small Business Development Center (ISDBC)

Headquartered within College of Business and Economics is made up of 30 business advisors located in six centers across the state who can offer support and guidance in these uncertain times. Request an appointment here.

If you are a small business who’s been affected by the COVID 19 pandemic, let them know how you’ve been affected by completing this survey. The information gathered helps inform our government on what support is needed here in Idaho.

Supporting Rural Communitiess

Community Impact Programs

Community Impact Programs are designed with community stakeholders; the outcomes will be owned by the community. Each program will incorporate deep connections between community, faculty and students with off-campus and accessible online experiences.

Learn More about Community Impact Programs
Boise State Department of Communication and Media and the Idaho Humanities Council

Beyond Fake News: News Literacy and the Informed Citizen

Seth Ashley, an associate professor in the Department of Communication and Media, presented an Idaho Humanities Council Connected Conversation titled “Beyond Fake News: News Literacy and the Informed Citizen.”

Program Description: In the age of information, why is so hard to be a well-informed citizen? Developing our news literacy can help us navigate the media landscape, and that means more than checking facts and spotting hoaxes. Yes, facts are important, but we also need a broader understanding of how news and information are produced and consumed in the digital age. Drawing on history, psychology, sociology, and politics, this conversation can help you increase your news literacy and teach others to do the same.

Be Social

Use the #boisestate and #boisestatealumni hashtags to showcase your Bronco Pride, community involvement/service, stay-at-home adventures, and other ways that you are keeping connected to each other and to Bronco Nation as a whole.

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Your Complimentary Estate Planning Guide

Your friendship and generosity mean so much to us — now more than ever. As a thank you for your support, we’d like to ensure you have the tools you need to put your own plan in place. Please accept this complimentary estate planning guide as our gift to you.

Whether your plans include Boise State or not, we think this comprehensive guide will help you through the process. Your future self will thank you for caring for these details now.

Get Your Complimentary Estate Planning Guide
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Boise State Online

Boise State University Imaging Science graduate Chris Booth shares his experience with Boise State Online.

And, don’t forget the Online Master of Educational Technology and Online Master of Business Administration are now offering a 15% tuition discount to alumni association members!

Upcoming Experiences

Fridays with Frank Lecture Series

‘Power Talks’ Discussion Series

Midday Mindfulness

Public Lecture with Sara Goldrick-Rab

Homecoming From Home

Meet Alumni Luke Dixon and Kasey Keller Dixon

Alumni Support Nursing Student Loan Debt Relief

Thanks to the generosity of Boise State University College of Business and Economics alumni, Luke and Kasey Dixon, ’08, graduates of the College of Health Science nursing program will get some student debt relief. The Ketchum couple sponsored a campaign where a portion of the sales from their company’s adult beverage, boozie, cocktail in a can, was donated to the Idaho Relief Fund. Of the $45,000 raised for local needs, $33,603 went to help with nursing student loan debt. The fund was established to support nurses and others working the front lines of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Thank you, Luke and Kasey!

Learn More and Meet the Dixon's

Boise State News

Hacking for Homebuilding will help student inventors partner with industry
Civil engineering faculty discovers concerning trends in dry-hot extremes
Student creates a new exhibition to remember suffragettes – and help a small town museum
College of Education researchers awarded grant to improve high school physics instruction