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Whether we are together or apart, we are all proud Broncos. Share your Boise State family, summer adventures,  favorite recipes, memories, thoughts and more by clicking the orange button below. We will be sharing these stories of inspiration, family and Boise State pride on social media all summer. The next one we share just might be yours!

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

Share Your Boise State Story

Meet Clara, CDC's Online Coronavirus Self Checker

Feeling sick? Answer a few questions about your symptoms using Clara, the CDC’s Online Coronavirus Self-Checker, to help you decide if you should call your doctor or not.

Check Your Symptoms
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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Hazard and Climate Resilience Institute

Interactive Map Tracks Idaho COVID-19 Cases and Spread

A new 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.

See the Interactive Map

Two Leaders with Ties to Boise State Named Top Health Executives in the Country

Modern Healthcare‘s 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives list for 2020 features two members of the Boise State University College of Health Sciences’ Board of Ambassadors: Maryann Reese and Odette Bolano.

Reese, a Boise State alumna (BS, nursing, ’92), is the president and chief executive officer of Saint Francis Healthcare System in Missouri.

Bolano is the president and chief executive officer of the Saint Alphonsus Health System in Boise. She also serves on the Boise State University Foundation Board of Directors.

Idaho Matters on Boise State Public Radio

Boise State Public Radio is southern and central Idaho’s nonprofit, listener-supported NPR member station, reaching the region’s metropolitan and rural areas.

Idaho Matters is the place on-air and online where folks with different views can talk with each other, exchange ideas, debate with respect and come away richer from the experience.

Listen to Idaho Matters
Boise State Career Services

The Virtual Job Search

Vickie Coale (Employer Relations for Career Services) and Kelley Gould (Career Counselor with Career Services) discuss how to make the most of your job search during this time of COVID including where and how to start the job search, connecting with employers, strategies for moving forward, and much more.

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
Boise State Campus Recreation

Virtual Team Building

Building engaged communities – this is the heart of the work done by the Boise State Outdoor Program. With changing times, they have restructured and built out options to be a resource to Boise State University. They will be offering activity resources, as well as a Facilitator Training Workshop and Virtual Team Building Programs at no cost for Boise State faculty, staff, departments, and on-campus groups.

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.

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.

LinkedIn Talent Blog

Tips for Managing a Remote Workforce

Many companies are asking their employees to work remotely in an effort to slow down the spread of coronavirus and preserve the health and safety of their people. This change creates a new set of challenges for managers to support and stay connected with their newly remote workforce, so LinkedIn and the community are here to help.

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Take the Next Step

Boise State Online

Boise State Multidisciplinary Studies graduate Anita Lasher shares her experience in the program and whether it’s too late to finish your degree.

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!

Black Lives Matter

Acts of racism, hate and injustice have no place in our nation. We must do the work. We must be better.

At Boise State University, we acknowledge our responsibility, and we commit to educating ourselves — and our Bronco family — on how we can better serve our Black community.

Black Lives Matter

Resources for Inclusive Excellence

We stand with our Black community. Learn more about racial injustice, the Black experience in America and inclusive excellence with this collection of resources.

Celebrating Pride

Although COVID-19 has shut down many other events around the world, countless groups and organizations are determined to give people a platform for Pride.

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.

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
Meet Alumni Luke Dixon and Kasey Keller Dixon

Alumni Support Nursing Student Loan Debt Relief

A Boise State alumni couple are providing financial support to College of Health Science RN and BSN graduates who have graduated with student loan debt. The gift comes from the sale of the couple’s contemporary adult beverage, boozie, cocktails in a can. For every can sold, Luke Dixon, ’08, and Kasey Keller Dixon, ’08, in partnership with boozie’s Idaho distributor, Hayden Beverage, will give $2 toward the COVID-19 Idaho Relief Fund. Click here to listen to their Idaho Matters segment.

Learn More and Meet the Dixon's

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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Boise State University Institute for the Study of Behavioral Health and Addiction

Tips for Parents During COVID and Beyond

In this video presentation G-R-E-A-T Principles for Structuring Time at Home with Your Kids Dr. Aida Midgett, Professor and Chair, Counselor Education, Boise State University, discusses five straightforward principals through the acronym G-R-E-A-T to help parents structure time with kids at home during COVID-19 and beyond. Dr. Midgett talks about setting goals, developing a routine, communicating expectations, being willing to be adaptable, and how parent time all play an important role in creating a thriving environment for kids.

Virtual and Online Experiences for All Ages

Social distancing 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 for all ages.

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
Office of Information Technology

10 Tools for Digital Accessibility

Carolyn Quintero, web accessibility analyst in the Office of Information Technology, produced and presented “10 Tools for Digital Accessibility: No Cost Tools to Improve Your Digital Creations” for the Idaho Digital Accessibility Consortium’s celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day on May 21.

In her video, Quintero shared 10 practical tips, tricks and strategies anyone can use to build accessibility into every step of their digital projects.

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
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

Your Eight Dimensions of Wellness

Did you know it takes eight dimensions of wellness in order to live a healthy and wholesome life? They are social, financial, emotional, educational, occupational, environmental, physical and spiritual. Finding the right balance between all eight can be hard, especially now. Boise State BroncoFit is here to help you find that balance.

Find BroncoFit Resources

Upcoming Experiences

Midday Mindfulness

August Alumni Association General Board Meeting

Boise State Virtual Race Series

Construction Management Alumni Golf Tournament

Bronco Giving Day

The Good Stuff

Documenting an endangered language: Thornes publishes volume on Northern Paiute
Orb-weaving spiders catch light, sound and snacks on Boise Greenbelt bridges
Boise State faculty, alumnus honor Chinese railway laborers who lost their lives in Idaho
SUITS team to virtually present heads-up display technology to NASA panel

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