College is expensive, but many free services exist on campus to encourage engagement or provide aid to students.
The Morrison Center offers both free and discounted tickets to students.
Performances produced by the music and theatre departments are free to students.
Students can get free tickets to Boise Music Week, which takes place May 2-11, by submitting a coupon request or showing up the night of the event, if seats remain.
Many of Broadway shows touring through Boise can be seen at a discounted rate.
Virginia Treat, events and marketing manager for the Morrison Center, said it’s important that students receive such services.
“Part of our mission is to provide access and opportunity to all our constituents. Students are one of our major stakeholders,” Treat said in an email.
For tickets, contact the ticket office at (208) 426-1110 or through boisestatetickets.com.
Student Involvement and Leadership Center (SILC)
SILC offers a plethora of services to students, such as student organization services and ASBSU (which operates autonomously).
Each year about 80 programs ranging from free movies, Spring Fling and ice skating to nights at Idaho Ice World, take place. The movies shown are typically recent, such as “Frozen,” and free popcorn is available as well.
Students can also sign up for LeaderShape, a six-day retreat takes place in May at Living Waters Ranch in Challis, Idaho.
SILC determines which events to host by conducting campus surveys and asking their volunteers, the (IN) TEAM, for suggestions. Services and opportunities are available through SILC.
“We just want to connect you to whatever you are passionate about or help you find that passion,” said Erin VanDenburgh, program coordinator for SILC.
SILC is located above the Boise River Café (BRC) in the Student Union Building.
Student Legal Services
Student Legal Services gives both full-time and part-time students free legal advice on anything from traffic tickets to child custody. The lawyer, who is contracted by the university, offers students advice, but doesn’t go to court with them.
ASBSU president Bryan Vlok said the biggest benefit of this service is that some students learn they don’t need to pay to get a lawyer for their type of situation. ASBSU facilitates the service, which the Dean of Student’s office runs.
Individuals can set up an initial 30-minute appointment with the lawyer, who comes to campus twice a week. Students who are interested in the service should reserve an appointment as soon as possible, as spaces fill quickly.
Appointments can be made at ASBSU’s website— asbsu.boisestate.edu—or directly through the Office of the Dean of Students by calling (208) 426-1527.