Review Category : Orientation

Courtesy Ryan Gregg, ASBSU president Welcome to Boise State! By committing to enroll here you’re becoming one of the things that will define you for years to come: a Bronco! I can assure you that it’s an exciting time to be here and you will have the unique opportunity to make your experience here truly your own! My name is Ryan Gregg and I was recently reelected to my second term as the president of your student government. The Associated Students of Boise State University – also called ASBSU – is the official student government at Boise State.  ASBSU has two ...

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Courtesy Christian K. Wuthrich, Ph.D. Welcome to Boise State University and Bronco Nation!  Your choice to attend our nationally recognized university is to be commended.  New Student and Family Orientation is our opportunity to showcase important programs and get you registered for classes.  As you start this phase of your educational experience, I write to let you know students are the most important people at Boise State.  Without you, there would be no Boise State.  As Dean of Students, I am committed to your success and offer the following reflection as we begin the 2013-14 academic year. At Boise State, ...

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The Office of the Dean of Students (DOS) is a link between parents, students, faculty and administration.  The goal of the Dean of Students is to coordinate and advocate thereby improving overall accessibility of key services to students and campus. Boise State Dean of Students Chris Wuthrich says, “Deans help facilitate things and help students be successful by listening to students’ concerns and taking that concern to the right party and work with that office and student group.” In addition to serving as the link, the Office of the Dean of Students provides direct services including courtesy absence notices for ...

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Courtesy Bob Kustra Welcome to Boise State! From convocation to commencement, the faculty, staff and I are dedicated to guiding you, supporting you and helping you launch into the next phase of your life. In the past decade we’ve doubled our graduate programs and taken great leaps into online and mobile learning. We’ve built well over a million square feet of new academic, athletic and housing facilities. We have reshaped core classes to provide the kind of shared learning that will build the skills you need to propel you into your careers and lives – problem solving, communication, innovation and ...

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If you are a non-traditional student struggling to find a major that fits your diverse passions, the Bachelor of General Studies might be your ticket to completing your long-awaited dream of a bachelor’s degree.  This degree is designed to help working adults successfully complete a degree while balancing life with school. The Bachelors of General Studies degree is designed for students with 58+ credits and at least 5 years of work/life experience.  Through a customized Individual Degree Plan (IDP) students design and receive approval for course selections designed around specific personal and professional goals.  Upper division courses are taken in ...

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Courtesy Campus Recreation The Recreation Center itself is a 105,000 square-foot facility offering all the basics available in any health and fitness center. It is comprised of a 3-court gymnasium, four racquetball courts, aquatics center, rock climbing gym, multi-purpose rooms and a full compliment of strength and cardio equipment. But that is just the beginning! The Fitness Program The Fitness Program includes 45-50 regular drop-in group exercise classes (cycling, lift, yoga, ZUMBA®, TurboKick®, etc.), workshops and seminars for improving your health, as well as workout incentives. The Group Exercise and Instructional Programs are perfect for those of you who like ...

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The Office of Information Technology provides technology, support and assistance to all Boise State students. Here are some of the technology services you have access to as a Boise State student. Come talk to us in one of The Zones in the ILC, SUB or MBEB to find out more. my.BoiseState Visit my.boisestate.edu to: access your online student records, financial aid, Boise State email and Blackboard classes.   Simply log in with your Boise State account and password.   myBoiseState Mobile Download the myBoiseState mobile app to your Android or iOS smartphone to: view your Blackboard classes and classroom capture ...

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Courtesy Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts Located on the campus of Boise State University, the 2,037-seat Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts is Idaho’s premier performing arts center. Nestled on the banks of the Boise River with a panoramic view of the city, parks and foothills, the Center’s 10-story stage house is a recognizable fixture of the Capitol’s picturesque skyline. The realization of a life-long dream of Harry W. Morrison, and championed by his widow, Velma, the Center opened its doors on April 7, 1984. Today the Center is recognized as a world-class, major destination for arts and culture, annually hosting hundreds of live entertainment and arts education offerings. From the Fred Meyer ...

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Courtesy Cycle Learning Center The summer through fall months are the perfect time of year to ride your bike to campus. You save money on gas and save time by combining your commute  with your workout. Did I also mention that it’s better for the environment? If you’re new to campus, or if you haven’t ridden your bike in a long time, here are some bike tips to keep you on the road. 1.      Register your bike.  By registering, you increase the likelihood that if your bike is stolen, you get it back. Last year, 55 bikes were stolen on ...

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Courtesy Student Involvement and Leadership Center Get (IN)volved. You’re going to hear that often at Boise State University. You’ll see those words stamped on giveaways, printed on fliers and posters, and shouted from university websites, Twitter and Facebook. Why? Because involvement on campus will add value to your university experience. By only going to class, it’s possible that you’ll miss out on a very important aspect of your academic career. So, why take the chance? While studying for biology and writing that paper for English, getting good grades and looking forward to being handed that hard-earned diploma, think outside the ...

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Courtesy Student Union Fine Arts WELCOME TO CAMPUS! The Student Union Fine Arts program offers a unique and alternative approach to creative-based on-campus events. The focus is to bring visual and performing concepts to the Boise State University campus which generates creativity, entertainment, education, and community. Throughout the academic year, you can find anything from a graffiti art instillation in the Student Union Gallery to a Canadian alternative-folk band concert in the Special Events Center (SpEC). All of our events are FREE and EVERYONE IS WELCOME to attend, so come one and come all to the wonderful opportunities the Student ...

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Boise State students have a number of FREE tutoring and academic success resources available to them. Tutoring: Go to aae.boisestate.edu/tutoring for a full list of tutoring services by discipline. Need help but can’t make it to campus? We got you covered! Tap into tutors 24/7 online with our eTutoring service. Go to http://aae.boisestate.edu/onlinetutoring/ for full details. Academic Success Services: Advising and Academic Enhancement (AAE) offers workshops throughout the semester that are open to all students on Study Skills, Time Management, and Learning Styles. Set yourself up for success and make it a priority to attend at least one workshop a ...

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Courtesy Advising and Academic Enhancement Advising matters! Students who seek regular academic advising… • Develop better relationships with faculty • Have more efficient degree completion • Get better grades • Are more connected to the university Advising and Academic Enhancement at Boise State University is here to provide academic resources and support services to students who are undecided on their major and students who are experiencing academic difficulty. Our office is located in the Academic and Career Services Building, 1464 University Dr. (across the street from the Campus Rec Center) and we’re open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To schedule an appointment ...

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Courtesy Bookstore Promotions Director Rebecca Stich Welcome to Boise State University. One of the first stops many new students make in kicking off their college careers at Boise State University is the Bookstore. Here you will find all of the necessary supplies, apparel, technology and, perhaps most importantly, textbooks that will get you through the semester. In addition to the main Bookstore, where you will find all of the textbooks required for your classes as well as supplies, study guides and much more, the Bookstore family includes six Bronco Shop locations, BroncoTEC and Bronco Gallery. All of these pieces make up one dynamic department ...

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Courtesy Future Alumni Network Do you love the Broncos?  Become a FAN. As a new student to Boise State are you interested in displaying your blue and orange spirit and getting some great leadership experience?  Interested in meeting new people and enjoying free food?  FAN Club (Future Alumni Network) is the organization for you!  FAN Club started in 2002 to enhance the Boise State experience by supporting campus traditions and school pride.  The student group is sponsored by the Boise State Alumni Association, and supports a wide variety of events on campus. FAN Club sponsors major events on campus including: ...

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Courtesy TRIO Student Success Program Are you the first in your family to attend college or looking for ways to transition to your new undergraduate experience? The TRIO Student Success Program (SSP) at Boise State University is a high impact program that offers educational opportunities, campus engagement and individualized support to establish a clear path to graduation for first-generation, or limited income students. First-year students who apply and qualify for SSP are assigned an academic advisor and can be matched with a peer mentor to help them transition to their new campus and college life. The Student Success Program’s staff ...

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Courtesy Assistant Director Student Life Marketing Kris Sansing ASBSU Student Legal Services provides free attorney consultations for most legal issues students may have during their collegiate careers. Appointments are available on Mondays and Thursdays to students who are currently enrolled in classes. Attorneys can consult on a variety of issues including: • Landlord and tenant problems • Small claims court • Divorce and family law • Wills • Probate • Criminal misdemeanor: minor in consumption, possession, and DUI • Insurance claims • Adoption/name change • Automobile accidents/personal injury Contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 208-426-1527 to schedule an appointment. ...

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Welcome to Housing and Residence Life!   We are home to nearly 2,300 students in our six traditional residential halls, two suite and town home style areas and five apartment complexes.  Our communities are made up of traditional undergraduates, nontraditional undergraduates, transfer students, graduate students, student families and much more!  Each area has its own distinct feel, community and personality developed from the students that live within the building as well as the structure of the facility. So why live-on?  We know that national research indicates that students who live on campus will be more successful academically and have a richer, happier college ...

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Service-Learning is unlike any classroom experience you will have while at Boise State because it involves far more than the classroom. What is Service-Learning, you ask? The details are easy enough to explain, although the enjoyment and satisfaction can only be experienced. Service-Learning is, first and foremost, a way to connect the classroom to the community. When a student signs up for a Service-Learning class, he or she will select a service project, overseen by a nonprofit organization in the Boise area, through which to apply the concepts and lessons learned in the classroom. These service projects are specially tailored ...

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Courtesy Campus Security and Police Services Our Mission: The mission of the Boise State University Security Department is to serve the campus community with professionalism, integrity and respect.  We are committed to provide a safe and secure environment for students, staff, faculty and visitors to work and learn. Who We Are: Campus Security and Police Services operates 24 hours per day, seven days per week.  The department is staffed with trained, professional security and police officers.  It is headed by the Executive Director of University Security and Police Services, who is responsible for overseeing Boise State’s security program.  The rest ...

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Courtesy International Learning Opportunities Last year, Boise State students scattered to the four corners of the globe to study abroad.  They learned Arabic in Morocco, interned for a software company in Spain, taught English in Italy, and studied tropical biology in Costa Rica.  The International Learning Opportunities (ILO) office offers all these opportunities and more to students interested in spending a semester, summer, or year away. Studying abroad is the perfect way to expand your horizons, improve your language skills, or immerse yourself in another culture.  Because students earn Boise State credits while abroad, studying abroad does not have to ...

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Courtesy Health Services Health Services, housed in the Health Center (first two floors of the Norco Building), provides medical, wellness, counseling and health insurance programs, services and education to benefit the entire Boise State community. Medical Services Medical Services at the Health Center is your on-campus family doctor’s office. Our Board Certified Primary Care providers are experienced in treating common acute and chronic medical problems, illnesses and injuries. We are interested in helping you stay healthy and active during your enrollment at Boise State!  As such, services are patient-focused, accessible and affordable, emphasizing early screening and prevention and empowering patients ...

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Courtesy Assistant Director Student Life Marketing Kris Sansing CARE stands for Campus Assessment, Resource, and Education. Living, learning and working at Boise State University can be stressful at times. All members of the university community, including students, faculty and staff, will face challenges. As a result, some individuals may exhibit behavior that is concerning, disruptive or threatening towards themselves or others. Boise State has established the CARE Team to provide assistance to the campus community in addressing these behaviors of concern. The CARE Team includes representatives from a number of offices in order to provide well-rounded support. The Office of the Dean of Students, University ...

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Looking for opportunities to meet folks and be a part of a community? Interested in talking about how gender impacts your life? Been out of school for a while and feel anxious about attending college? Want to help create a safer campus? Need someone to talk to? Stop by and meet the friendly staff at the Boise State University Women’s Center! The center helps students to achieve their academic goals and realize their full potential through educational outreach and support services. It provides a safe haven for students of all ages, genders, races, ethnicities, classes, abilities, nationalities and sexual orientations. ...

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Courtesy Blue Thunder Marching Band Do you play an instrument? Do you enjoy performing for thousands of fans? Would you like to earn scholarship money to aid in your tuition payments? The Boise State University Blue Thunder Marching Band is looking forward to another energetic season, full of highly musical performances. We are still accepting auditions for the fall 2013 season and students of all majors are encouraged to audition.  Scholarships are available for all members including Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion and Color Guard. For more information about the Blue Thunder Marching Band and the simple audition process, please visit our ...

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