Located in Sawtooth Hall

Arts and Science

The Arts and Sciences Residential College (ASRC) is a program for students living on campus with majors in the College of Arts and Sciences. First-year students live among faculty and returning student mentors, participate in a weekly class and related activities, and make connections to their department, the college, the university, and the Boise community as they pursue an undergraduate degree.

Why Should You Apply

ASRC is a community for students with diverse interests seeking social connections, real-world experiences, and academic success. Students learn how arts and humanities blend with the social and hard sciences to collectively contribute to the human experience.

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Community Events

STEM Ed Students Trust Fall

The Fall ASRC Retreat and Spring LLP Awards Banquet bookend the year, with optional community events including glassblowing lessons, informal debates on current events, wellness outings, hosted meetings with local artists and scientists, and guided tours with community partners.

Curriculum

ASRC classes help students develop a sense of belonging, understand degrees and majors in arts and sciences, make meaningful connections with faculty, work in collaborative teams with professional norms, and experience the value of living with diversity.

Faculty

  • Dr. Dylan Mikesell

    Dr. Dylan Mikesell

    Faculty in Residence, Assistant Professor of Geosciences

    Dr. Mikesell teaches geophysics and computing at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He leads the Environmental Seismology Laboratory and mentors B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. students working in the lab. Dr. Mikesell is committed to ensuring that ASRC students are successful and healthy during their first year at the university, meet their academic goals, and develop healthy lifelong habits. Dr. Mikesell is joined in the residential college by his wife Holly, who also works at Boise State .

    Dr. Mikesell teaches geophysics and computing at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He leads the Environmental Seismology Laboratory and mentors B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. students working in the lab. Dr. Mikesell is committed to ensuring that ASRC students are successful and healthy during their first year at the university, meet their academic goals, and develop healthy lifelong habits. Dr. Mikesell is joined in the residential college by his wife Holly, who also works at Boise State .

  • Rebecca Robideaux, Communication, studio portrait

    Rebecca Robideaux

    Faculty in Residence, Faculty member with the Department of Communication and Director of Communication 101

    Rebecca began her teaching career as a graduate student at Washington State University. Born and raised in northern Idaho, Rebecca enjoys skiing, golf, and anything on the lake.

    Rebecca began her teaching career as a graduate student at Washington State University. Born and raised in northern Idaho, Rebecca enjoys skiing, golf, and anything on the lake.