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Digital Togetherness

In the spirit of #DigitalTogetherness, we wanted to let you know you’re all a part of our Bronco family. Share your #BoiseStateAlumni story — and favorite summer/BBQ recipe by clicking the orange button below. We will be sharing these stories of inspiration, family and Boise State pride on social media.

Browse through this page to see how we stay connected even when we are physically apart. Then, join the conversation online using the hashtag #BroncoFamilyChat.

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Congratulations Graduates

Congratulations to the Class of 2020! You have achieved a great milestone and are now part of a special group professionals. You are now Boise State University graduates! This transition from students to alumni has its benefits and responsibilities. You now have the opportunity and some say the responsibility to help guide and mentor Bronco students with your expertise. The benefits of being a member of the Class of 2020, including a small gift, are explained in this video. Congratulations!

So much more than the global pandemic that affected the final weeks

The Year in Review

Boise State University welcomed its largest first-year class in history this year. The campus stayed on pace to set records in research applications and awards, and in the number of graduates. It set Idaho records with five student Fulbright scholars and two Truman scholars. Five faculty researchers earned CAREER awards from the National Science Foundation. In short — Boise State stayed true to its mission.

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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Take the Next Step

Boise State Online

With 45+ online degree and certificate programs, Boise State Online can help make your educational dreams a reality — whether you need a bachelor’s degree, a graduate degree or a single, online class. Watch the video to see imaging sciences graduate, Kimberly Penrod, shares her experiences in the program.

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!

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

Small Business Resources

If you are a business owner who has been impacted, check out these resources avalailable to you from the Venture College and the Idaho Small Business Development Center.

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 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.

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 EconomicsC 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.

Idaho Public Television Online Series

The 180 Features Boise State Alumna

In 2015, Erin Cunningham had a bone marrow transplant to protect her from the same blood disorder that killed both her father and her brother. Cunningham is a double Boise State University alumna, adjunct faculty in the Department of Art, Design, & Visual Studies, and respected Idaho artist.

Marcia Franklin recently interviewed Cunningham for “The 180,” a new online series from Idaho Public Television that features interviews with local residents who have had to make great changes in their lives during the current pandemic.

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.

Stay Connected to Each Other Online

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College of Education "Life at Home" Series

Emotional wellness for kids and families

Laura Gallo, assistant professor of counselor education, has compiled information, tips and resources in a presentation geared toward helping parents to practice social and emotional wellness while working and learning from home.

Virtual Experiences for Kids and Families

Staying at home can have many complex issues and complications beyond having enough food and supplies for two weeks. In terms of entertainment, it also probably means you’re in for a lot of boredom and a lot of the same.

But there is a way to get a little culture and education while you’re confined to your home through these virtual experiences geared towards families.

Click here to share how you’re creating fun experiences for your family.

City of Boise

Be Well Boise

Be Well Boise is the city of Boise’s commitment to bringing Boiseans together during this challenging time. Departments throughout the City of Boise will be offering a wide variety of programming so you can connect, learn and engage.

From salsa dancing to storytime with the Library to cooking and gardening tips from Boise Urban Garden School, there is bound to be something for everyone!

Event Calendar

Event Calendar

Live and On-Demand Programs

Live and On-Demand Programs

Community Programs

Community Programs
Because we need more fight song in our lives.

Go Orange! Go Big Blue!

Thank you Boise State Blue Thunder Marching Band for this amazing virtual rendition of the Fight Song played during the first-ever virtual commencement ceremony.

Boise State School of Nursing

Share Your #BroncoNurse Story

On behalf of the entire Boise State School of Nursing team, we want all of you to know how proud we are to call you our students and alumni. We would love to hear about your experiences on the front line of health care in this unprecedented time of crisis. Your perspective is unique and potentially persuasive as we speak to the public about doing their part to minimize the spread of coronavirus.

Share Your Bronco Nurse Story

Planning During Times of Uncertainty

Boise State University continues to move forward with our important work. In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Congress has enacted several tax law changes. We have created this page as a resource to help you with your tax planning and to offer some ideas for you to consider if you are thinking about making a gift in support of our students during this time of great need.

Boise State Donates Face Shields to Gorongosa National Park

Boise State is providing 200 face shields to Gorongosa National Park. The donation is a continuation of the volunteer effort that began on campus earlier this spring to 3D print the much-needed equipment. Park officials will distribute the face shields to healthcare workers who are fighting the spread of COVID-19 in the park and in surrounding communities. Learn more about these efforts.

Make a Gift to Support These Efforts
Boise State Campus Recreation

At-Home Fitness

Stay connected with the the Boise State Campus Recreation community and join our virtual fitness programs to stay active anywhere!

What other ways are you remembering to move and stay BroncoFit? Let us know by clicking the button below.

BroncoFit Foodies

Eat Healthy While at Home

The Bronco Fit Foodies are a group of food-lovers that use nutrition, food and food culture as a means to promote all-around health and well-being.

Check them out for great resources including quick, easy, cheap meals, a plethora of recipes, shopping lists, general nutritional information, food and kitchen safety, and much more.

Meet the Foodies and Learn More
Be BroncoFit Wherever You Are

MIdday Mindfulness

Join the BroncoFit team on Tuesdays/Thursdays at 1 p.m. via Zoom for a guided midday 10-15 minute mindfulness session. Click here to sign up.
Register for Midday Mindfulness
Boise State University Meistersingers

Boise State Alma Mater Performed Virtually

The Boise State Alma Mater is performed virtually by the Boise State Meistersingers for the Boise State University Spring 2020 Virtual Commencement Celebration.

Your Support Makes a Difference

Make the biggest impact on Boise State students by supporting the Student Emergency Fund. These funds are available to students to assist them with housing payments, emergency situations, food insecurities and moments of crisis.

If you have been impacted by school or business closures use the Idaho Foodbank Food Locator to help you find food in your area. We can get through this together! 

Make a Gift

Boise State Zoom Backgrounds

Longing for campus vibrancy and views? Here are some beautiful campus scenes and photos of friendly Broncos that are ready to be your Zoom virtual backgrounds.

View and Download Your Zoom Background

Upcoming Experiences

Midday Mindfulness

President's Club Spring Celebration

COBE Alumni Chapter Mixer

Construction Management Alumni Golf Tournament

The Good Stuff

Alumna creates custom running apparel with an artistic approach
Mapping Idaho herbivores’ ‘salad bar’ from the sky
New book features profiles of women inmates at the Old Idaho Penitentiary
Unlocking geochronology mysteries in the Grand Canyon
Meet Rick and Terri Pedigo

Pedigo Family Turns Giving into a Lifestyle

When Rick and Terri Pedigo’s oldest daughter, Lauren, began attending Boise State, the Vancouver, Washington, couple say that bleeding blue became a regular part of their lives. In addition to traveling to games to cheer on Bronco athletic teams, they also made giving in support of students and student-athletes part of their Boise State experience.

Meet Rick and Terri Pedigo
Congratulations Christi Arnold

Alumna Awarded West Ada School District Teacher of the Year

Christi Arnold (MEd, Educational Leadership, ’14) has been recognized as the West Ada School District’s 2019-20 Teacher of the Year. Arnold currently teaches kindergarten at Barbara Morgan STEM Academy in Meridian.

Meet Christi
Meet Glen Walker and Caile Spear

Loyal Broncos Pay it Forward

Glen Walker and Caile Spear have provided financial support to Boise State students for nearly 25 years. As members of the Loyal Broncos giving society — donors who give philanthropic gifts for five or more consecutive years — the Boise couple said they understand first-hand the financial challenges students have while attending college.

Meet Glen and Caile

COVID-19 Information and Updates

Boise State University is closely following the public health situation regarding an outbreak of pneumonia caused by a novel (new) strain of coronavirus (COVID-19).

COVID-19 Information and Updates