It was 50 years ago that the first four-year degrees were granted at Boise State University. These alumni from the classes of 1967 and 1968 also helped with the transition of Boise State from a two-year college to a four-year university. Please join us to celebrate this special milestone!
Celebrate 50 Years With Us
Reunion Weekend: Nov. 3–4
A dedicated group of alumni from the classes of 1967 and 1968 are leading a 50-year reunion planning committee. Bill Ilett ’67, and Dyke Nally ’69 are co-chairing the committee with plans for a weekend full of Homecoming activities.
Toggle through the dates below for a listing of reunion activities.
Guided Campus Tours (10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m.)
When was the last time you were on campus? Boise State has changed rapidly and we want you to check out all of the amazing changes. Tours begin at the Alumni and Friends Center. We will have shuttles escort you with some light walking. Please let us know if you need special assistance.
Self-Guided Walking Tours (Alumni and Friends Center open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
A campus map with highlights will be available at the Alumni and Friends Center
Reception and Class Gift Dedication (4–6 p.m.)
Alumni and Friends Center
Join your classmates and friends for light appetizers and drinks as we celebrate your legacy! Free to attend and complimentary parking is availabe in Alumni and Friends Center parking lot.
Distinguished Alumni Awards Gala (6 p.m.)
Hosted by the Boise State Alumni Association, this ticketed event will be held in the Grace Jordan Ballroom in the Student Union Building. We will celebrate the Alumni Association’s 50th anniversary of creating legacies with a glamours 60’s theme and honoring six of our most dedicated and successful alumni. Wine reception begins at 6:00 p.m. and formal program with President Kustra and dinner begins at 6:45 p.m. Tickets for the awards dinner gala are $65. for Alumni Association members and $75 and need to purchased in advance by October 25.
Register here seperately for the Distinguished Alumni Awards Gala:
Self-Guided Walking Tours (Alumni and Friends Center )
Take a self-guided tour around our beautiful campus and see all the changes. A campus map with highlights will be available at the Alumni and Friends Center
Homecoming Bronco Bash
1:00 – 4:45 p.m.
Alumni and Friends Center
Hosted by the Boise State Alumni Association, join us on November 4 for a special Homecoming Bronco Bash celebrating 50 years! We will have special decorations and announcements celebrating the classes of ’67 and ’68, as well as a hospitality room for classmates to gather.
Free to attend, and food and drinks will be available to purchase. The football game kick off is 5 p.m.
Parking for the Classes of 1967 – 68 is available in on the corner of Belmont and Grant Street (dirt lot which is diagonal from Alumni and Friends center back parking lot). There will be NO parking in the Alumni and Friends Center lot on Saturday, as these are paid permit spaces.
The lot will be easiest access from Beacon Street To Grant and then to Belmont — SEE MAP. Belmont Street will be closed for the parade between 1:45 p.m. and 3:00 p..m so you won’t be able to park during the street closure time.
Please note: GRANT street from Belmont to University Drive is always closed on game day for emergency services.
We are on the parade route:
ROAD CLOSURE ALERT : PLEASE NOTE THAT THE UNIVERSITY DRIVE, BELMONT AND DENVER STREETS WILL BE CLOSED FROM 1:45 PM – 3:00 pm. So plan to arrive before 1:30 p.m. to ensure you can watch the parade.
2:00 -3:00 p.m.
Join the procession of BLUE and ORANGE by watching the Boise State Homecoming Parade pfrom the Alumni and Friends Center. The parade route turns on Denver street right in front of the Alumni and Friends Center plaza and Adcox Courtyard. Stay through Bronco Bash for the parade. The parade begins 3 hours prior to the football game.
Honored on the Blue at Half-Time
Members of the classes of ’67-’68 who are attending the Homecoming football game will be honored on the field at half-time! Just let us know if you will be going to the game and we will send you instructions on where to meet. You will need a football game game ticket to particpate.
Game Kick off is 5 p.m., and we will give you instructions on where to meet 5 minutes before the half to be on the blue turf at halftime.
Looking for Game Tickets?
Boise State vs. Nevada
Get your Homecoming game tickets at a discount and sit with classmates in SECTION 6. Tickets are only $30.
USE PASSCODE: 50
Call the ticket office at 208-426-4737 and let them know you wish to purchase game tickets for the 50th reunion in SECTION 6, passcode 50.
Travel Information and Hotel Discounts
Toggle through the topics below for helpful hints when staying in Boise Homecoming weekend. We have room blocks for your class reserved to receive special discounts!
500 S. Capitol Blvd.
Boise’s newest Boutique Hotel the Inn at 500 Capitol offers a luxurious stay in a unique hotel where modern accommodations, delightful attention to details and unmatched service unite. Centered in the heart of downtown Boise, the Inn at 500 Capitol is located steps from the State Capitol, the city’s culural district, and Boise State University.
Special Boise State Reunion Rate: Now offering a special rate of $169 per night Thursday, November 2 – Sunday November 5 for classmates attending the reunion. A limited number of King and Double Queen Rooms are available at this rate so reserve now. Regular rate on Homecoming weekend is $507!
Call the Inn at 500 to make reservations and ask for the Boise State 50th Class Reunion rate (208) 227-0500
1401 S. Lusk Pl.
Boise, ID 83706
The Residence Inn Boise Downtown Hotel is minutes from downtown Boise, blocks from Boise State University and provides complimentary airport shuttle, free breakfast buffet and large spacious suites. The Marriott Residence Inn Boise hotels offers complimentary wireless internet throughout the hotel. This all suite extended stay hotel in Boise has an outdoor seasonal pool and the new outdoor experience.
Special Boise State Reunion Rate: Now offering a special rate of $129.00 per night Thursday, November 2 – Sunday November 5 for classmates attending the reunion. A limited number are available at this rate so reserve now.
Click this link to make your reservation or call (208)344-1200
424 East ParkCenter Blvd.
Boise, ID 83706
Break away from the ordinary stay at SpringHill Suites Boise ParkCenter. As one of the premier all-suite hotels in Boise, Idaho, we invite you to savor the perfect balance of comfort, style and convenience. In addition to our free airport shuttle, we offer easy access to Downtown Boise as well as Boise River Greenbelt, Boise State University and Bronco Stadium
Special Boise State Reunion Rate: Now offering a special rate of $109 per night Thursday, November 2 – Sunday November 5 for classmates attending the reunion. A limited number are available at this rate so reserve now. Regular rate on Homecoming weekend is $507!
Click this link to make your reservation or call (208)342-1044
We’re still solidifying this information. Check back soon for updates.
Establish Our Legacy
Make a Class Gift to Name the Alumni and Friends Center Ballroom
Now, it is our chance to come together and truly establish our legacy with a gift to name the Alumni and Friends Center Ballroom in honor of the classes of 1967 and 1968. We have a class goal of $100,000 and with your help we can make it a reality.
Thanks to an anonymous donor and a $50,000 matching gift, right now the impact of your gift —whether it is a one-time gift or a pledge for up to five years — will be doubled!
Fast Facts About Your Gift
- Idaho State tax deduction allows for credits to educational entities (IRS Form 39, Section E.)
- Gifts also may receive Federal tax deduction for itemizers.
- Consider including this gift as a beneficiary of your IRA, life insurance policy or as a bequest in your will.
Are We Missing Anyone?
We need your help! The classes of 1967 and 68 are a big part of our history and we want to make sure we get to celebrate with each and every one of you. If you have been missing information on the reunion events or know someone who has, let us know!
Click the orange button below to fill out our “lost” alumni contact form. Don’t try and dial the number above, just like the green turf in the original Bronco Stadium, it has gone by the wayside.