Travel and Lodging
During Orientation you have two primary lodging options as a first-year student; you can opt to stay overnight on campus for a small fee or find lodging at a hotel near campus. Please ensure you have fully completed registration in a program before booking any travel.
Staying Overnight (optional)
As a first-year student attending our Orientations in the summer, we encourage you to stay overnight in Sawtooth Hall. The cost for staying overnight is minimal compared to area hotels and includes breakfast on the second morning of orientation. Experience living on campus first-hand and meet other students starting college for their first-time too. For more on overnight pricing, visit our Dates and Cost page.
Staying overnight on campus is only available to students. We recommend families find lodging at hotels near campus. Review hotel options below.
Hotels Near Campus
Our close proximity to downtown Boise gives you plenty of great hotel options to choose from. When you contact the hotel, tell them you are coming to Boise State for your orientation to secure the best pricing.
- The Inn at 500 | Boise’s Premier Four Diamond Hotel | Call (208) 227-0500 | Ask for the Boise State Rate
- Courtyard by Marriott Boise Downtown | Call (208) 331-2700 | Online Reservations for Courtyard by Marriott
- The Grove Hotel | Call (208) 333-8000 | Online Reservations for The Grove Hotel
- Hotel 43 | Call (800) 243-4622 | Online Reservations for Hotel 43
- Red Lion Downtowner | Call (208) 344-7691 | Online Reservations for Red Lion Downtowner
- Residence Inn Marriott | Call (208) 424-9999 | Online Reservations for Residence Inn Marriott
Traveling to Campus
Orientations are held in the Student Union Building on the Boise State main campus. You’ll find Boise State University between Broadway Avenue and Capital Boulevard, just a short distance from Interstate 84 and less than 4 miles from the Boise Airport. The Student Union Building is located at 1700 University Drive, Boise, ID 83725.
Free parking will be available to you and your guests during Orientation. Please check your primary contact email and your Broncomail email accounts one week prior to your Orientation for information about where to park on campus for free. Free parking will only be available in areas designated by Orientation staff.