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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 campus safety, travel, etc. Please use this page as resource for updated processes and additional information.

Resources for keeping campus safe and open

If you feel sick, test positive for COVID or think you may have been exposed, call the public health team at (208) 426-2968, or email A staff member will help you determine next steps on campus.

Graduate Student Information and Updates

Spring Semester Update

Spring semester will begin as planned on January 11, 2021, but the first week of classes will be delivered remotely. Additionally, Spring Break will be moved to April 12-16, and classes will be delivered remotely after the break ends.

Read the full update here and review the Spring 2021 Academic Calendar to stay updated on important dates.

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, online programming, and recorded workshops and presentations.

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 is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., excluding observed government holidays.

The Graduate College is currently providing all services remotely. Please contact us at or 208-426-GRAD (4723) and we will assist you. The Graduate College office, Riverfront Hall suite 307,  provides a mail slot in door 307-A for delivery of printed materials.