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Bronco Welcome week back-to-school

Robby Milo / The Arbiter

As the Boise State community prepares to come back to the hustle and bustle of academic life, students arriving to campus will have the opportunity to take part in the week-long series of events known as Bronco Welcome.

The Student Involvement and Leadership Center (SILC) is hosting these events with the goal of letting students know what opportunities are available to them. These events are fueled by a desire to engage, inspire, and educate the student body to take an active role in what it means to be part of the Boise State community.

Erin VanDenburgh, programs coordinator at SILC, spoke a little more in depth on Bronco Welcome week.

“We want all the events to meet at least one of the objectives for Bronco Welcome so that students feel welcome, prepared and excited for the new semester”, VanDenburgh said.

From social gatherings to academic promotion on how to be a productive student at Boise State, Bronco Welcome provides the opportunity for students to engage in the Boise State community. From academics, activism or knowledge a student seeks, SILC looks to make Bronco Welcome a haven for students seeking to define their time at Boise State. Vandenburgh spoke of the difference between Bronco Welcome at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters.

“Spring semester has a larger percentage of transfer and non-traditional students than the fall semester,” Vandenburgh said. “So the planning committee encouraged departments to think about those populations of students as well as new and returning students as they planned programs and services for the week.”

Boise State is a growing university which expands every year in terms of attendance. The diversity of attendees is highlighted in the steady balance between tradition and non-traditional students that make up this rising attendance. Bronco Welcome serves the purpose of catering to all incoming students and providing an array of opportunities that are available to them here at Boise State.

Bronco Welcome will take place Jan. 18-24 in various locations throughout the campus. For more information, refer to

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