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Graduate College

COVID-19 Response

Note from the Dean

Tammi Vacha-Haase, Ph.D.

The Graduate College is committed to remaining nimble and focusing on providing remote help aids, support, and delivering high-quality service to graduate students, faculty, and staff. Our top priority is the safety and overall wellbeing of graduate students and those who support them. We are relying on campus updates to provide the most up to date information regarding testing, protocols for returning to campus, travel, etc.  Please use this page as resource for updated processes and additional information.

We’ve got this covered.

Boise State University is welcoming students back to campus for safe and successful, but altered fall semester. Courses will be offered as a blend of in-person, online and hybrid courses. Lab work and field research will also be structured to keep students safe and on target to complete their academic goals. The Graduate College has provided resources for graduate student needs and questions below.

Preparing for a safe and successful fall

University Coronavirus Response

As the university returns campus for the fall 2020 semester, all future updates and information related to health guidelines, returning to campus, and faculty and staff resources can be found on the COVID Response webpage.

Facilities Changes

Campus Operations has adjusted facilities protocol for the upcoming semester to help ensure a safe learning environment. Graduate students returning to campus may review the facilities considerations for Fall 2020.

Graduate Student Support Services

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

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.

Remote Learning Resources

Accessing WiFi Off-Campus

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.

Operational Information

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.