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Graduate College COVID-19 Updates

Boise State University has been closely monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19. In addition, the Graduate College has provided resources for graduate student needs and questions below.

Note from the Dean
Tammi Vacha-Haase, Ph.D.

We are experiencing a historically unprecedented time. Your safety and overall wellbeing is our number-one priority and we appreciate your patience as we work to maintain quality remote graduate education. It is during times like these that innovation is brought forth and creativity emerges. The Graduate College has been focused on remaining nimble and providing remote help aids, support, and delivering high-quality service. Please use this page as resource for updated processes and information.

Stronger together. Assistance for all.

Student Support Services

Searching for student support information and resources related to COVID-19? Visit our Student Support Services page for updated information on food assistance, health and wellness, local resources, and more.

Graduate Student Survey

Graduate students are encouraged to submit questions, concerns, and needs as you navigate changes in work and family life during the pandemic. The graduate student survey also asks you to share stories of gratitude for others on campus who have made a difference for you.

Thesis and Dissertation Updates

The Graduate Student Success Center is open remotely and is providing services to graduate students. Visit our website to learn more about updates to thesis and dissertation processes and online offerings.

Remote Defenses

Graduate defenses will continue remotely. Defenses are open to the public and may be accessed via Zoom meetings.

Remote Defense Procedures

Questions about the scheduling and paperwork submission process for remote defenses? View Remote Thesis/Dissertation Procedures FAQs.

Electronic Signatures

The Graduate Student Success Center is accepting electronic signatures and signatures by proxy on all defense and thesis/dissertation forms.

Online Writing Consultations

Writing appointments will be held fully online. Graduate Student Success Center writing coaches are available to take appointments and graduate students can schedule online consultations at anytime.

Operational Updates

The Graduate College will continue to provide services remotely for all day to day operations. Please contact us at or 208-426-GRAD (4723) for any reason.

Remote Learning FAQs

Where can I find more information on Zoom Meetings?

Visit the OIT Zoom Meeting page for more information and instructional tips.

Where can I find information on remote learning?

Visit the OIT Learning Remotely page.

Where can I find information on working?

Visit the OIT Working Remotely page.

How can I protect my Zoom Meeting from unwanted trolls?

See OIT’s tips for Securing Your Zoom Meetings.

How can I access WiFi in other states and campuses?

Use eduroam to connect to the WiFi of any higher education institution. Eduroam is a collaboration between many colleges and universities to make wireless access available at many college campuses around the world. To access this resource, find a wireless network named “Eduroam” and enter your Boise State username and password.