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About Boise State

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Our Mission

Boise State University is a public, metropolitan research university. We offer an array of undergraduate and graduate degrees and experiences that foster student success, lifelong learning, community engagement, innovation and creativity.

Research and creative activities advance new knowledge and benefit students, the community, the state and the nation. As an integral part of its metropolitan environment, the university is engaged in professional and continuing education programming, policy issues, and promoting the region’s economic vitality and cultural enrichment.

Boise State University aspires to be a research university known for the finest undergraduate education in the region, and outstanding research and graduate programs. With its exceptional faculty, staff and student body – combined with its location in the heart of a thriving metropolitan area, the university will be viewed as an engine that drives the Idaho economy, providing significant return on public investment.

Our Goals

  1. Create a signature, high-quality educational experience.
  2. Facilitate timely attainment of educational goals.
  3. Gain distinction as a doctoral research university.
  4. Align university programs and activities with community needs.
  5. Transform operations to serve the mission of the university.

Campus Map


Campus Map 2016  


D_1507_011_0411-1350x230Boise State University Campus Security and Police Services operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  The Department is staffed with trained professional security and police officers.  It is headed by the Executive Director of the University Security Department, who is responsible for overseeing Boise State University’s security program.

For more information on Campus Security and Police services, visit

Workplace Safety

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Workplace safety is important at Boise State University. Report anything that is dangerous. Boise State’s workplace safety program contact Barb Beagles can be reached at (208) 426-3999.

For more information on workplace safety, visit

Facts and Figures

FF2015cover_webThe Facts and Figures brochure provides quick at-a-glance information about the university. Included is data ranging from tuition and fees to the number of faculty, staff and alumni, student demographics and the university budget.

Facts and Figures 2014-2015 (pdf)

Visitors Guide

BoiseStateVisitorsGuide_2015_Page_01The Visitors Guide offers a quick and informative glance at the university and its students. The photo-rich publication introduces visitors to academic programs, university services, campus facilities, and arts and entertainment venues. Also included are a campus map, a handy contact list for administrative units and information about the city.

Focus Magazine


FOCUS on Boise State University magazine is available online at, offering rich digital content and easy-to-share stories via social media.

FOCUS is created by the Office of Communications and Marketing and distributed to more than 90,000 alumni and friends in Boise and across the nation. Print copies are available by contacting the Office of Communications and Marketing at 426-1577.

Brand Standards

The Boise State Brand Standards have been developed to enable all university departments, centers, programs and university-sanctioned organizations to consistently represent Boise State in all formal and informal communications, web, advertising and marketing, and other promotional materials.

Information found at includes: Boise State brand; logo usage guidelines; official fonts, colors and logos; print guidelines; digital guidelines; a logo download library and more.

Writing Style Guide

Content is as important to marketing and promotional materials as is the graphic presentation. Correct grammar, use of abbreviations and spelling is essential in the presentation of the university. The Boise State University Writing Style Guide is a useful tool.

Meeting Rooms

Boise State Conference Services offers many locations throughout campus for events and meeting rooms.

The Student Union Building (SUB) offers multiple rooms in a variety of sizes. Typically, recognized Student Organizations and University departments do not pay for meeting rooms to conduct regular student group or departmental meetings or business.

For more information on Co-Sponsorships and Facility Use, please refer to our Event Guidelines.

Additionally, the Special Events Center and Stueckle Sky Center include many spaces for events and meetings.


The Boise State Bookstore offers traditional campus bookstore items for purchase, such as textbooks, general books, school supplies, gifts and novelty items. The Boise State Bookstore is housed in the Student Union Building and shares space with the Boise State Bronco Shop and Bronco Tec.

The Bronco Shop is one of six across the Southern Idaho region. The Bronco Shop offers Boise State clothing and gear for men, women and youth, as well as novelty and fan items.

Bronco Tec offers hardware and software for purchase, as well as supplies and accessories. Bronco Tec is an Apple Authorized Service Provider.


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Welcome to the Boise State Story, a timeline of people, events, activities, and buildings that shaped the history of our University. There are five timelines: Milestones, Student Life, Boise State Athletics, Buildings, and Technology.

About: Special Collections and Archives gathered the information for each timeline primarily based on Eugene Chaffee’s Boise College: An Idea Grows (1970), Glen Barrett’s Boise State University: Searching for Excellence, 1932-1984 (1984), and Pat Ourada’s The Broncos: A History of Boise State University Athletics, 1932-1994 (1994). Suggest a topic! Email:


The Boise State campus offers a number of postal services, including Bronco Express, an on-campus post office and shipping center, and through Central Receiving.

Get Involved

There are many way to stay involved within the Boise State community including volunteer opportunities, giving back and donations. Here are a handful of ways to stay involved with campus. Check back often, the list is always growing!

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