Review Category : Orientation

Boise State Student Media is made up of several departments. There is a way for everyone to get involved and content for everyone to enjoy! THE ARBITER The Arbiter brings you relevant, up-to-date content on the issues that effect college students. The Arbiter is your source for campus news, information on events, trends and music and all inside sports knowledge you need to be a true Bronco. The Arbiter is entirely student-run and independent from the university. This means that students just like you are producing content for you. The Arbiter welcomes and encourages interaction and feedback. Email story ideas, questions ...

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Get Rolling with the Boise State Cycle Learning Center The Cycle Learning Center (CLC) is available through a partnership between Campus Recreation and Transportation and Parking Services. We provide programs and services for all things bike related, promote environmentally sustainable transportation, and encourage an active and healthy campus community. Need to rent a beach cruiser to get around campus or a mountain bike to ride some of the local trails? We can set you up. Along with each two-wheeler comes a helmet, lock, light and a basic maintenance package. We are Boise State University’s centralized source for basic bicycle repair, ...

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Office of the Dean of Students As you begin to blaze your academic trail, the Boise State Dean of Students (DOS) is always on hand to help you achieve success. From navigating campus to juggling a demanding schedule to working out a problem, DOS offers services, support and resources. The Dean of Students, Chris Wuthrich, serves as your advocate. He and the staff believe it’s important to foster personal, intellectual and social development because college is much more than going to school. Their goal is to help you succeed in everything. DOS also provides direct services, including courtesy absence notices ...

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Boise State Health Services provides medical, counseling and wellness services to the Boise State community. Conveniently located on campus, our services are comprehensive, affordable and focused on the patient’s individual needs. Health Services is committed to helping students stay healthy and learn healthy habits that they can use to achieve their personal and academic goals. Call us at (208) 426-1459 to schedule an appointment or visit our website at healthservices.boisestate.edu for more information. Medical Services: Medical services provides a full range of primary care and select specialty medical services to the Boise State community. We are your on-campus doctors office. ...

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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 teamwork, ethics and diversity—in addition ...

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Welcome to Boise State University! We are excited that you made the decision to join us and want to offer some advice on making your college experience count. Making college count is about taking control of your future, maximizing the investment you’re making in your education, and ensuring you achieve the goals that brought you here in the first place. If your goal is to become employable, then the following advice is for you. Explore Your Options: The Boise State Career Center, Advising and Academic Enhancement is a great resource for exploring different majors and careers. Take advantage of all ...

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Get (IN)volved. You’re going to hear that often at Boise State. You’ll see those words stamped on giveaways, printed on posters, and shouted from university websites, Twitter and Facebook. Why? Because involvement on campus will add value to your university experience. The office of Student Involvement and Leadership Center is here to help. 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 or writing that English paper, don’t forget to think outside the classroom. You’ll be better prepared for the ...

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Lisa Harris welcomes you to Boise State University! We are thrilled that you have made the decision to join the Bronco family. I want to make sure you have all the information you need at your fingertips as you begin your new adventure with us. Here are a few things I hope you keep in mind, because we have some expectations of each member of our campus community: Go to class. Be an active partner in your education; show up, do your homework, be prepared. You’ll find that the Boise State experience is a richer, more satisfying one for you, ...

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Boise State Veteran Services provides resources and learning opportunities for Veteran students and their dependents. We help make the transition from military life to campus to civilian career. For more than 20 years we have been providing exceptional customer service and information on GI-Bill benefits. Last year, more than 2,000 Veterans and dependents attended Boise State University, with more than 1,100 using their educational benefits. We offer a computer lab and study area, paid VA work-study opportunities for GI-Bill recipients, and free-of-charge printer access for limited use for any Veteran or dependent, even if s/he doesn’t have GI-Bill benefit eligibility. ...

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TRIO Student Success Program—A Unique Opportunity Joining the Boise State TRIO Student Success Program (SSP) at Boise State University can be life-changing. Highly motivated students from diverse backgrounds are admitted to SSP and offered a variety of tools to help them become successful while pursuing a four-year degree.  College is an exciting opportunity for students, but it can also present unique challenges. How will I adjust to college course work? Where can I find a support system? How do I balance working part-time and being a student? Who do I ask when I have questions? As a SSP student, you ...

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Welcome to Boise State Housing and Residence Life! We’re home to nearly 2,400 students. Everyone from traditional undergraduates to transfers to graduate students to families live on campus in our six residential halls, two suite- and townhome-style areas and five apartment complexes. Why live on campus? Research shows that students who live on campus are more successful academically and have a richer, happier college experience. Boise State University research shows that first-year students living in our halls have eight percent higher GPAs and 19 percent more return for their second year when compared to those who live off campus. Simply ...

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“The Odyssey of KP2: An Orphan Seal and a Marine Biologist’s Fight to Save a Species” by author Terrie M. Williams has been enthusiastically selected as the Boise State Campus Read for 2014-2015 The Boise State Campus Read Program provides a common experience to foster community amongst students, faculty, staff and the city of Boise; promotes academic discourse and critical thinking; and increases engagement in culture and current issues through books and discussions. New students will receive the book during summer orientation with the expectation of reading the book prior to the start of classes.  President Kustra has said of ...

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Welcome to the Bronco Family! We are excited to welcome you to your campus at Boise State University. It’s an exciting time to be a Bronco, as there are endless opportunities to enrich your experience here. My name is Bryan Vlok, your student body president, and I want to help introduce you to such opportunities. The Associated Students of Boise State University – known as ASBSU – is the official student government at Boise State.  ASBSU has two core purposes: first, to facilitate educational, intellectual, social, and cultural engagement at the University, and second, to advocate for the interests of ...

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ASBSU Legal Services The Associated Students of Boise State University provides free private attorney consultations for most legal problems you may have. To be eligible to use Boise State legal services, you must be a currently enrolled student during the semester you make the appointment, and don’t forget to take your student ID. An attorney from Schroeder & Lezamiz Law Offices is available Mondays and Thursdays while classes are in session, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. by appointment only. Call the Office of the Dean of Students at (208) 426-1527 (walk-in appointments not accepted). The office is located in Room ...

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College of Health Sciences Prepares Your Future Health Care Providers The growth of Boise State College of Health Sciences demonstrates the anticipated job growth for health related careers. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that jobs in the health care and social assistance sector will make up nearly one third of the total projected job growth between 2012 and 2022. The College of Health Sciences is rapidly evolving into the place on campus for health related programs and services. Two academic units and one service unit have joined the college in the past six months. The college’s administration, faculty and ...

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Engage your mind and body with Boise State Campus Recreation and build a stronger sense of belonging in your new university surroundings. The Student Recreation Center is a fun place to hang out, run around, and dive in. As a full-time student, simply swipe your Boise State ID card to take advantage of our 104,000 square foot facility that includes three full gymnasiums, a 25-yard swimming pool, a climbing gym, racquetball courts, free weights, cardio and weight machines and more. Maybe you like to work out on your own or with a personal trainer. We also offer variety of activities ...

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Located on the campus of Boise State, 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 Morrison, the Center opened its doors on April 7, 1984. Today, the Center is recognized both nationally and internationally as a major destination for arts and culture, hosting hundreds ...

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Boise State students who regularly and actively engage with academic advisors are more aware of the University’s academic opportunities, are more informed participants in their academic experiences, and generally feel a higher level of support from and investment in Boise State University. Advising and Academic Enhancement (AAE’s) mission is to advance student success through advising excellence, academic skill building, and campus collaboration.  AAE’s advising services will help you: Understand University requirements and academic policies Explore potential majors that best align with your interests, abilities, and values Develop an academic plan towards graduation Select the best courses according to your academic ...

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The Top 10 Best Things about Albertsons Library What are the top 10 things Boise State students say are the best about Albertsons Library? 1. You get help when you need it wherever you are. Just ask! Send a text message (208) 546-9982, use IM to chat with a librarian from our website, call us at (208) 426-3301, or visit the Reference Desk on the first floor for help with assignments, research, citations and other questions. 2.  Creation tools at your fingertips:  We have software for editing videos and scanners available for your use.  New this summer – 4 Raspberry ...

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At the Boise State Women’s Center, we help students, nontraditional and traditional, achieve their academic goals and realize their full potential through educational outreach and support services. We provide a safe haven for students of all ages, genders, races, ethnicities, classes, abilities, nationalities and sexual orientations. We’re a great place to meet people and become part of a community, discuss how gender can impact your life, and say what’s on your mind. Maybe you’ve been out of school for a while and your anxious about attending college? We’d love to meet you and share our resources to help you succeed. ...

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Capitalize on a Lifetime of Learning If you are a non-traditional student struggling to find a major that fits your diverse passions the Bachelor of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies degree (MDS).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. Need a completely online option to complete your degree? Consider the Bachelor of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies online degree completion option. The Multidisciplinary Studies degree is designed for students with 58+ credits and at least five years of work/life experience. ...

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Boise State 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 hands-on way for you to connect the classroom to the community. As part of a Service-Learning class, you will select a service project with a nonprofit organization through which you apply the concepts and lessons learned in the classroom. These service projects are designed to meet a critical need in ...

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Online learning through Boise State eCampus (online education) lets you add flexibility and variety to your class schedule each semester, while helping you stay on track to graduate.  Online classes are offered year round and are held to the same standards as in-person classes – in many cases the online and in-person section is taught by the same instructor. How are online classes more flexible? Online students don’t meet at a specific time or place each week so you can access classes whenever and wherever there is an Internet connection.  This doesn’t mean eCampus classes are self-paced or don’t have ...

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Boise State International Student Services (ISS) welcomes international students and American students alike. From Asia to Europe to the Middle East, from California to the Carolinas, ISS is a place where all students can meet and learn about one other. ISS helps international Broncos understand the U.S. education system, immigration compliance, and the adjustment process involved in living in a new culture. Associate Director Christy Babcock said, “Cultural differences, language, and immigration regulations can create confusion for everyone involved. We like to smooth out that confusion and create understanding and friendship. When students feel supported, they develop a sense of ...

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Our Mission: The mission of the Boise State Campus Security is to serve the campus community with professionalism, integrity and respect. We are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for students, staff, faculty, and visitors to work and learn. Who We Are: The department is headed by the executive director of Campus Security and Police Services, Jon Uda. Uda came to Boise State in 2009 after serving 25 years as a special agent with the FBI and 4 years as the assistant federal security director of law enforcement for the Department of Homeland Security/Transportation Security Administration. The rest ...

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