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.
- The Inn at 500 | Boise’s Premier Four Diamond Hotel | The Boise State friends and family link is Inn at 500 Boise / BSU Family Discount
Courtyard by Marriott Boise Downtown | Call (208) 331-2700 | U4B code for booking directly on Marriott.com | 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
- Residence Inn Marriott | Call (208) 424-9999 | Online Reservations for Residence Inn Marriott
Red Lion Downtowner | Call (208) 344-7691 | Code: BSU: Red Lion Boise Downtowner
- Holiday Inn Express Boise – University Area | Call and ask for available discounted rates (888) 465-4329 | Online Reservations for Holiday Inn Express
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.