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Travel, Lodging, and Parking

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.


Free parking is provided on campus during orientation programs at the Lincoln Parking Garage on the second and third floors ONLY. If you are staying overnight, you can leave your car overnight as well.

Staying Overnight (optional)

As a first-year student attending our Orientations in the summer, we encourage you to stay overnight in a residence hall. The cost for staying overnight is minimal ($50) 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.

Staying overnight on campus is only available to students. Staying overnight on campus includes overnight parking in Lincoln Parking Garage. We recommend families find lodging at hotels near campus. Review hotel options below.

Hotels Near Campus

Our close proximity to downtown Boise gives your family/guests plenty of great hotel options to choose from; the hotels outlined below provide Boise State discounts for families attending orientations.

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.

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