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5 1/2 Things You Should Know About Bronco Welcome

Winter campus scenes, snow, photo Patrick Sweeney

You’re back! Or you’re here for the first time! Either way, you made it to Bronco Welcome and we’re all so happy and excited for you. We’re anxious to see what great things this semester and 2022 will bring, so it’s time to get the ball rolling. Here are some ways you can get prepared and stay active throughout Bronco Welcome and get the most out of it.

1) Get the tire rolling with the Bike Shop

The Cycle Learning Center is throwing an event Jan 10 from 11 a.m – 3 p.m. to teach you all things cycling. If you already have a bike you can learn how to do some repairs. If you don’t, and you’re interested in an affordable, healthy, and environmentally friendly way to get around campus, you can learn how to rent a bike (for a little while or even the whole semester) and/or you can register your bike at the event as well. It’s a great way to meet other bikers too!

2) Order your class materials

You can conveniently order your class materials online! They can be shipped right to you and that’s the quickest and safest way to get your materials. You can find new, used, and e-book versions of the books you need. Check out your personalized booklist here to see any updates to required materials and to make sure you have every essential necessary to make your semester successful.

3) Do all the things in Boise

Whether you’re new to Boise or not, you can likely find some awesome activities in this list of things to do. Things like checking out our beautiful parks, enjoying some art in Freak Alley or the Boise Art Museum, hiking up Table Rock (if the trail isn’t muddy), and appreciating some local landmarks (like the Anne Frank Memorial or the Old Idaho Penitentiary) are on our “must-do” list of Boise attractions.

4) Take care of all your to-dos

We’ve compiled a helpful list of popular offices and departments at the beginning of each semester. Get your stuff in order—like textbooks, Bronco Card, advising appointments, meal plans, parking, finances. Check out the Student Life website to discover more resources based on your interests.

5) Share your moments with us

Use the hashtag #broncowelcome and tag @getinvolvedbsu in your Bronco Welcome pictures and stories. We want to share in the excitement of Bronco Welcome, so if you follow @getinvolvedbsu on Instagram between now and the end of Bronco Welcome, you will be entered to win a free gift card! We’re all so thrilled for you to be here!

5 ½) You did it!

There’s a lot of things to check off of every student’s list before school starts and that is definitely overwhelming, but you’ve done it. A new semester is here! Celebrate yourself, and have a great semester!

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