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Celebrate employee appreciation week and years of service awards April 15-20

Boise State’s annual employee appreciation week is April 15-20 (a Saturday event has been added this year). This is an opportunity to thank colleagues and join the campus community during a series of virtual programs, in-person activities and events.

Years of service

Employees celebrating years of service (5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 20 and 35) are listed on the 2024 service recognition award webpage by division. Those celebrating years of service and want to attend the employee appreciation breakfast are asked to RSVP for breakfast. Breakfast details are listed below.

Door prizes

Employees attending events throughout the week will have opportunities to win prizes. Prizes include a parking pass, tickets for events at ExtraMile Arena and the Morrison Center, Cycle Learning Center bike tune-ups and ski or snowboard waxing, and Game Center gift certificates.

Thank a Bronco

Throughout April, extend appreciation to campus colleagues by sending a “Thank a Bronco” message. Each message is sent to the employee and their supervisor. This is a great way to show gratitude to fellow Broncos throughout the year.

Bronco Shop sale

The Bronco Shop is offering employees an extra 75% off clearance items during employee appreciation week.

Free access to the Rec Center

The Rec Center is offering free access for employees April 15-19.

Free and discounted bike rentals

The Department of Public Safety and the Cycle Learning Center are offering free campus cruiser bike rides and 50% off all rentals and during shop hours. Fill out this rental form and stop by the Cycle Learning Center with your employee ID to take a cruiser for a spin or to get 50% off all other rentals.

Monday, April 15

Virtual kickoff: Bingo
Noon Zoom session: Join in a virtual kickoff of employee appreciation week with a fun game of bingo hosted by the Albertsons Library and Boise State archives.

In-person kickoff: Ice cream social with leadership
3 p.m. Student Union patio: Kick off employee appreciation week with a scoop of ice cream, while supplies last, and visit with campus leadership. Campus Rec will provide some games on the intramural field, so bring a colleague and join in the fun.

Tuesday, April 16

Annual employee appreciation breakfast
8:30-10 a.m. Student Union, Jordan ballroom: All employees are invited to join together for a light continental breakfast and the presentation of annual staff awards. RSVP for breakfast. Check-in is between 8-8:45 a.m. For those unable to attend in person, there is a livestream option.

Disco dancing
2-2:45 p.m. Student Union, Hatch ballroom: Enjoy a disco dance lesson with Boise State alumni and former disco dance instructor Aleta Pottenger.

Evening employee appreciation awards program
Student Union, dining area: Celebrate your colleagues at the evening employee appreciation dinner and awards program. Service awards and employee awards will be announced.

Wednesday, April 17

Virtual stretch at your desk with BroncoFit
10-10:30 a.m. Zoom session: Learn simple yet effective desk stretches targeting the neck, shoulders, back, hips and legs. BroncoFit will guide participants through various exercises for a variety of fitness levels.

Presentation on the positive side of stress
Noon-1 p.m. Zoom session: Join a lunch-and-learn webinar on how stress can be a catalyst for good things, featuring Nathan Fauntleroy, counselor and licensed social worker with University Health Services.

Esports open play
Noon-3 p.m. Boise State Esports Arena (301 S. Capitol Blvd.): Explore the Boise State Esports arena and play a vintage arcade game or level up your video gaming skills on one of our open-play computers and cheer on your colleagues in a friendly match. A variety of virtual games include Mario Kart, Super Smash Brothers, Call of Duty and PacMan. Sign-up is not required.

Employees are encouraged to take the Bronco shuttle from campus to downtown Boise. The dropoff location is at the corner of 8th and Main Street. It’s a short walk to the Esports Arena on the corner of 9th Street and Capitol Boulevard.

Thursday, April 18

Coffee and pastries with Boise State Dining
10-11 a.m. Student Union, Buster’s kitchen: Stop by to learn more about Boise State Dining offerings for employees including meal plans and an in-house dietician. The event is limited to 100 employees. RSVP here.

Bowling and billiards
Noon-5 p.m. Student Union Building Games Center: RSVP for bowling by Friday, April 12. Play a few free rounds of bowling or billiards throughout the day on Thursday. Employees can either reserve a lane as a group and play for an hour or you can sign up individually. Billiards and ping pong are first-come, first-serve.

Virtual campus art walk
2-3 p.m. Zoom session: Take a virtual walk to experience the outdoor public art featured on Boise State’s campus with Fonda Portales, director of University Arts.

Frisbee disc golf
2-4 p.m. Ann Morrison Park: Join fellow employees for a fun and friendly game of frisbee golf. RSVP for frisbee golf.

Friday, April 19

Bowling and billiards
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Student Union Building Games Center: Please RSVP for Bowling by Friday, April 12. Play a few free rounds of bowling or billiards throughout the day on Friday. Employees can either reserve a lane as a group and play for an hour or you can sign up individually. Billiards and ping pong are first-come, first-serve.

Pickleball at the Rec Center
Noon-1 p.m. Rec Center: Pickleball has surged in popularity over the past few years and we have courts ready for you at the Rec Center. No experience is necessary and all equipment will be provided. Sign-up is not required.

Saturday, April 20

Table Rock trail clean up
10 a.m.-noon at the Table Rock trailhead (at the Old Penitentiary): Meet at 10 a.m. and take a hike with the Shared Leadership program while cleaning the trailhead. Participants should bring trash bags, a pair of gloves and a water bottle. RSVP for Table Rock clean up.

For more information, visit the employee appreciation week webpage or email