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Boise State celebrates 90th anniversary!

photo of Boise Junior College class in 1932
Opening of the Boise Junior College, September 6, 1932

Visit the Boise State Story exhibition in the Student Union Fine Arts Building through October 2.

On September 6, 1932, Boise Junior College opened its doors to 70 students and 12 faculty. Today, there are over 24,000 students and over 3,000 faculty and staff.

Originally established by the Episcopal Church, BJC became a public institution in 1939, a four-year school in 1965, and a university in 1974. All the students, staff, faculty, alumni, visitors, donors, and others who have walked the campus have helped the university grow and thrive.

From students choosing the colors and mascot, to developing academic programs, to physical expansion, the first 90 years are only the beginning. This exhibition, curated by Dr. Cheryl Oestreicher, Head of Special Collections and Archives in the Albertsons Library, takes you on a walk back through the Boise State Story.

Fonda Portales, University Art Curator and Collections Manager