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Upcoming Events

There’s something going on every day at Boise State University! We love to see alumni at events throughout the year. Meet up with old friends at a reunion or show that you’re a die-hard fan at a Bronco Bash. Take in a new student gallery exhibition or take a class. It doesn’t matter whether you’re visiting us from the Treasure Valley or from across the globe — you’re always welcome home.

Where will you be watching Bronco Football this fall?

The Boise State Broncos 2017 football schedule is posted! Join us at the Alumni and Friends Center three hours before every home game for a Bronco Bash Event at home. Or, hit the road with us! A few select road games will also feature a Bronco Bash Event. Keep checking this page for details as we get plans for Bronco Bashes on the Road finalized. Not in Boise? Traveling for work or fun? Our Bronco Contacts and geographic chapter leaders host watches at local pubs and restaurants throughout the season. Some host for one game and others select several games to host. Visit this page after Aug. 15 for a complete listing of all our watch events nationwide.



Total Eclipse of the Start

Sunday, Aug. 20 and Monday, Aug. 21

Public Education Event is Sunday at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Simplot Ballroom
Campus Watch Party is Monday at 10 a.m. on the Quad

The university will throw an Eclipse Watching Party on the Quad that day, starting at 10 a.m. — faculty, staff, students and any families still in town from move-in weekend are encouraged to attend. Though the “path of totality” is farther north in Idaho, the eclipse will be nearly complete in Boise. It will begin at 10:10 a.m., with the total eclipse starting about 11:25 a.m. and lasting about two minutes, according to Boise State’s physics department. The eclipse ends about 12:48 p.m.

The eclipse is expected to bring huge crowds to Idaho and other western states in the path. Most total eclipses take place over oceans or unpopulated areas because so much of the planet is covered by water and sparsely populated land. Though this path runs across the country, Idaho’s clear, blue summer skies offer viewers a better chance that clouds or rain won’t obscure the event.

Boise State physics professor Brian Jackson has been hosting a series of educational events across the state and is planning both a conference for visiting professional astronomers and an event for the public at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, in the Student Union Simplot Ballroom.

Click here to listen to the Boise State Podcast featuring Jackson.

Read the Department of Physics informational page about the 2017 eclipse.


Shortstack Shindig

Tuesday, Aug. 22

8:30–10:30 a.m.
The Quad

The 14th annual Shortstack Shindig will take place as part of Welcome Week at Boise State. Past Alumni Leaders and the Alumni Relations staff will serve free blue and orange pancakes to students welcoming them back to campus.

Click here to see other Bronco Welcome activities.



BOLD Conversations, Alumni Relations, Alumni and Friends Center, Allison Corona photo.

BOLD Exchanges: Boise State Edition

Wednesday, Sept. 20

6–8 p.m.
Alumni and Friends Center

BOLD Broncos (Broncos Of the Last Decade) and a guest are invited to join Vice President for University Advancement Laura Simic, Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Leslie Webb,Vice President for Finance and Administration and CFO Mark Heil, and other Boise State Leaders as they share their stories of personal and professional success.

Presented by the Boise State President’s Club and Alumni Association, BOLD Exchanges will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 20 from 6–8 p.m. at the Alumni and Friends Center. The event also includes a reception and leadership speed networking. Drinks and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Complimentary parking is available in the Alumni and Friends Center lot. RSVP by clicking the orange button below, emailing or calling (208) 426-2700.

Click here to learn more and join us at BOLD Exchanges.

Classes of 1967–68 50-year Reunion

Friday, Nov. 3–Saturday, Nov. 4

Time TBA
Boise State University

We are celebrating our 50-year anniversary all year — and the special classes of 1967 and 1968 are too! It was 50 years ago that the class of 1967 walked across the stage to receive the first four-year degrees granted at Boise State University. These alumni helped with the transition of Boise State from a two-year college to a four-year university.

A dedicated group of alumni from the classes of 1967 and 1968 are leading a 50-year reunion planning committee. Bill Illett ’67, and Dyke Nally ’69 are co-chairing the committee with plans for a weekend full of Homecoming activities on Nov. 3-4. The committee is also working on a class gift to name the Alumni and Friends Center Ballroom. More information on the class gift and the reunion will be coming soon!