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COVID-19 Department Updates

Most Recent COVID Updates

Mask Requirements Update

Effective Monday, March 14, masks will be optional in all university owned or controlled spaces, including instructional spaces (classrooms, studios, teaching labs and other spaces where instruction takes place) and research labs. For more information regarding CDC guidelines, mask policy exceptions, testing, and vaccines go to:

Boise State COVID Response Guidelines

For immediate COVID-19 assistance:

Contact the Boise State Public Health Office by phone at (208) 426-2968 or email them at: They can answer questions, report infectious contact, and offer resources and testing. For additional updated COVID-19 information from the college, visit:

Building Access

The Communication Building will generally be open from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM. This is standard operational hours, in conjunction with holiday and campus closures.

  • Social distancing practices encouraged whenever applicable.


    • Monday, May 15 – Sunday, August 14, 2022 our building hours are REDUCED to 8am – 2pm, M-F and closed weekends
    • Regular Building Hours (8am – 9pm) will resume Mon, Aug 15th
    • Entry: available through the East ADA entrance with approved student and faculty ID cards

Department Offices

In addition to the above protocols, the Department of Media adjust their operations to ensure we serve various populations of faculty, staff, and students.

  • The Main Office will be physically open M-F, 9am – 5pm with visibly posted closures.
  • The Main Office hosts Virtual Office Hours on Zoom.
  • For more information or to schedule an advising appointment, see the department’s Advising Page.

Safety Protocols

In addition to these efforts, the Department of Media continue to adhere to following safety protocols:

  • Cleaning supplies and no-contact thermometers can be provided upon request.
  • Social distancing practices encouraged whenever applicable.

Media Equipment Check Out Room

Return & Check-out Hours


Create an appointment and follow the instructions.

We are also open by appointment outside of normal hours.

Edit/Computer Lab

Sign up for an Editing lab. Open for students to use WITH APPOINTMENT ONLY. The lab hours:

Fridays and Saturdays, 12-6 and 11-5.

Schedule a spot in the lab here.

Media Equipment Staff

Skye: (208) 721-3442

Nathan Snyder: (208) 880-9090

Brandon Watkins: (925) 334-1540