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Boise State Housing and Residence life houses students

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 put, students who live on campus are more successful Broncos!

We ensure a safe environment, help you connect to other students, build relationships and community, and get engaged on campus. We connect you to resources designed to help you get that diploma. 10 tips to help you succeed in your first year:

  1. Apply for on-campus housing if you haven’t already. Space is limited, so please apply soon. Consider a living-learning community, an environment focused on your academics.
  2. After receiving your housing assignment, contact your roommates/suitemates. Building relationships over the summer helps with your transition.
  3. Work with your parents, family, and/or support system to ensure you are financially prepared for the full academic year (the length of your residence hall contract).
  4. Make travel arrangements to join us Friday, August 22, for Move-in Day.
  5. Read and understand the Student Code of Conduct and the Housing and Residence Life Policies/Community Standards (available on each department’s websites).
  6. On Move-in Day, please arrive during your scheduled time to speed up the process.
  7. Work with your roommates and/or suitemates to complete the roommate agreement provided to you by your resident advisor (RA). This helps set parameters for a successful living environment.
  8. Attend Bronco Welcome events to get connected to campus clubs, organizations, and resources. Consider joining the Hall Council where you live or our University Housing Association, which offers excellent leadership opportunities. You can plan events and positively impact your community.
  9. Meal plans can be changed until the tenth day of fall semester. After that, you can add “flex dollars,” but you won’t be able to change the plan.
  10. Around December 1, look for the RA application and consider applying. You can serve as a role model and resource for students: benefits include housing and meals.

We look forward to seeing you in August where you’ll make new friends, participate in fun programs and transform your first year at Boise State into an unforgettable experience. Visit our office in Chaffee Hall (side facing the Taco Bell Arena), call us at (208) 447-1001, or visit

Photo Caption/Housing Staff: Housing and Residence Life staff looks up to students and their families for pursuing higher education.