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Changes to campus building hours; Bronco Cards essential to maintain access

As the campus community prepares to return this fall, one more essential tool should be packed along with facial coverings and hand sanitizer – a Bronco Card.

A Bronco Card provides access to university facilities including classrooms, offices, residence halls and the Recreation Center. This feature of the card – the ability to use it as a key to enter buildings equipped with electronic locks – will be of added importance for returning to campus this fall.

Access to campus buildings will be restricted to students, faculty and staff with a valid Bronco Card. Guests, contractors and vendors who have been approved to be on campus will receive instructions for accessing campus buildings from their university contacts.

Any person in possession of a valid Bronco Card can access most academic buildings between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 p.m., Monday through Friday. All academic buildings will be open 7 a.m.-6 p.m. and can be accessed without scanning a card. Between 6-10 p.m., academic buildings can be accessed using a card reader equipped entrance. Access to all buildings from 10 p.m.-7 a.m. will be restricted to users who have been authorized to enter specific buildings after normal business hours.

On Saturdays, academic buildings can only be accessed with a Bronco Card between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Most buildings will be closed on Sunday, with a few exceptions including the Student Union Building (SUB), Recreation Center and Albertsons Library.

Though a Bronco Card will not always be required to enter buildings, users should still carry their card with them at all times to ensure they can retain access to a building. Bronco Cards can also be displayed digitally through the Boise State mobile app to verify identity but not to open electronic locks.

Members of the campus community may be required to show or scan their Bronco Card to enter buildings such as the SUB or Albertsons Library. The hours for these buildings vary and more information can be found on their respective websites.

Instructions for receiving or updating a Bronco Card can be found on the Information Desk’s website. Any user who has questions or issues with building access should contact If campus users find themselves locked out of buildings they should contact campus security at (208) 426-6911.