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Welcome Back!

In-person or virtually, we’re glad to finally be able to welcome you back. Whether this is your first semester in the CS program, your last semester before graduation, or somewhere in between you’ll want to read on for some updates/reminders. Times may be different, but we’ve got this covered!

Our Home (CCP)

Did you know the CCP building has its own CCP Building webpage? It does! This page includes standard building hours, floor maps, emergency routes, etc. You’ll want to check it out because building hours and access have been changed. Notably, you will need to use your BroncoCard/CampusID to access the building at all times and a one way loop along with enter and exit only doors have been instituted on the second floor. Here’s the direct link to the current CCP floor layout.

Experience an an access issue? Complete our Building Access Request form and we’ll get it fixed for you!

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Learn more about Boise State’s plan to keep campus safe at https://www.boisestate.edu/coronavirus-response/

Admin Office Staffing:

For the Fall 2020 semester, in-person staffing of the CS Admin Office located in CCP 364 has been adjusted as noted below. However, staff will be accessible remotely during normal business hours (8am-5pm, Monday-Friday) via email (computerscience@boisestate.edu) or you may leave a voicemail at 208-426-5766. It’s highly encouraged to contact staff remotely however if an in-person meeting is much more helpful, we ask that you schedule an appointment.

CS Admin Office Hours
Monday: 11:30am-5pm
Tuesday: 8am-5pm
Wednesday: 11:30am-5pm
Thursday: 8am-5pm

Computer Labs:

Like classrooms across campus and in our building, you’re going to notice some changes to the computer labs in CCP this semester. CCP 240 (The Metageek Lab) and CCP 241 (The Kount Tutoring Center) will be open to all CS students 24/7 as they have in the past. CCP 242 will be closed to general CS student access. Tables in CCP 240 and CCP 241 have been adjusted and some machines removed to reduce capacity and allow for 6′ of distancing. A tub of disinfecting wipes is located at the entrance of each lab which can be used to wipe down desks and the keyboard/mouse by users prior to use. Other small changes to note: You will notice that labs will no longer be stocked with markers and each lab now has a marked enter only door and exit only door.

Food/Drink Policy:

Please note that campus-wide, no food or drink (including water) is allowed in classrooms or labs.

Custodial Services:

For those visiting the building, you can rest assured that our custodial services crew is treating our space each night in the exact same way they do all of the medical facilities they service. In addition, you will have access to disinfectants that can be used on spaces prior to use in our classrooms and throughout the building.

Internships and Jobs

Are you looking for an internship or job this semester or summer? Check out our student jobs resource page for tips and get started now!

Transportation

Learn more about the different options for getting to/from CCP and main campus on our Transportation webpage. Of note, the gray route will not be operated this semester as additional buses are need to offest passenger limits on the orange route. Also, don’t forget that Valley Regional Transit buses are free to Boise State students with a bus sticker which you can get at the CS admin office front desk (while supplies last) or the Student Union Building info desk. Biking is another option! The CCP secure bike ‘barns’ are managed by the Cycle Learning Center, $20 for summer, $30 per semester or $50 annual grants access to all Boise State bike barns. Other public (free) bike racks can be found nearby.

Get Involved and Connected

Make this semester even better by joining a club, meeting new people, and doing new things. Check out our CS student clubs webpage to learn more about department clubs including the ACM-W, CS, Cybersecurity and AI clubs. Stay up to speed on department/college events by adding the CS Events Calendar to your google calendar using calendar ID: boisestate.edu_n24gnmf75v99qq9pq3pu60ccgo@group.calendar.google.com, by connecting with department social media accounts, or by checking out our news posts webpage . As always, if you need anything please email us at computerscience@boisestate.edu!