Notification of Residence Hall Closures


Dear Housing,

As the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to escalate, state and federal officials are suggesting increased measures to attempt to slow the spread of the virus in our community and beyond. As a result, Boise State is scaling down operations to critical services only, staff members have been asked to work remotely, and many buildings are closing.

Our primary concern is for the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff. It is possible and even likely that in the coming weeks, communities may be directed to shelter in place, with few exceptions. Should this happen, it may impact the university’s ability to continue to provide food and other basic services to students living in residence halls. Travel restrictions may also be imposed, meaning that students would lose the ability to return home in such a situation for an unknown period of time.

These concerns necessitate that ALL STUDENTS are to move out of university residence halls by noon, Thursday, March 26.

We understand and appreciate the additional sacrifice this will require for many of you. It is clear, however, that we all must do everything we can to slow the spread of the virus and to protect the most vulnerable among us.

Exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis for those students who may be:

    • Facing homelessness
    • Subject to visa restrictions
    • Facing unsafe living situations
    • Facing health concerns that may put them at risk
    • Working in the healthcare field in a position providing direct patient care

Students may fill out the exception form here by 11:59 p.m, Sunday, March 22.

Please take the steps you need to take to begin your move off of campus. Your account will be prorated and credited based on your move-out date and should be posted to your student account within 30 days.

Dining on Campus:

Dining will be scaling back to a to-go meals model in single-use disposable containers only from Southfork. Visit the Dining Services website for more details.

If you are not currently on campus:

Do not come back to campus. We want to prevent the opportunity for exposure and risk to our community. Watch your email inbox. We will follow-up with you in the next two weeks on how we will assist you in the process of collecting your belongings.

Details on checking out are available at your residence hall front desk or on the Early Check-Out webpage.

If you have questions, talk to your resident director, email or call (208) 447-1001.

For more information about the university response to COVID-19 call (208) 426-4636 or visit the Boise State COVID-19 webpage.

With sincere thanks,

– Leslie & Luke

Dr. Leslie Webb, Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

Dr. Luke Jones, Director, Housing and Residence Life