Recreation and Academics in a Summer Experience
Recreation and Academics in a Summer Experience (RAISE) is a week long STEM academic program. Students spend 3 days living on campus, followed by a 3-day outdoor rafting trip on the Payette River. Together, these programs equip new STEM students with the tools and resources for a successful first semester at Boise State.
Last day to register is June 14th!
- Connect with peer mentors and other incoming STEM students
- Engage with STEM faculty and staff
- Strengthen your academic success strategies
- Discover campus resources
- Experience living on campus
- July 12th-13th New Student Orientation
- July 13th-15th On-campus Program
- July 16th-18th Outdoor Experience
On-Campus Program and Outdoor Experience: $460
On-Campus Program only: $195
Scholarships are available based on financial need and availability and can be requested as a part of the sign-up form for RAISE.
The RAISE On-campus Experience is an exciting opportunity for academically motivated STEM students to experience campus life before starting their first semester at Boise State. This high-impact two-and-a-half-day program connects incoming STEM students with their peers, provides mentoring with faculty and chances to get to know other current STEM students, and equips new students with tools and resources for success in college.
During the On-Campus Experience, students will experience campus life by staying in the newly-built Sawtooth Hall (the same as Orientation housing), home of the Boise State Honors College.
The Outdoor Experience is a three-day extended field program designed to build community among STEM students and faculty in an exciting outdoor environment.
We will be camping near Banks, Idaho, rafting different sections of the Payette River system, and hiking on national forest trails. While students can expect up to Class III whitewater, the trip is suitable for any experience level, including those new to rafting.
This trip is designed to be a full service program. All group gear is provided to participants. Participants are only responsible for supplies on the packing list that will be sent out prior to the trip.
If you do not have a sleeping bag and/or sleeping pad, they will be available for checkout from the Outdoor Program. Please note: sleeping pads are mandatory for this trip.
[Health Waiver Form Link – Coming Soon]