Boise State University’s 113-acre main campus is bordered by the Boise River to the north and Ann Morrison Park to the west. Step across the footbridge spanning the Boise River, and you are in the open green space of Julia Davis Park, home to the Idaho State Historical Museum, the Boise Art Museum, and Zoo Boise. Just a few minutes’ walk from campus is downtown Boise, where you will find inviting shops, fine restaurants, and vibrant nightlife.
While there may be a lot of useful information online, the best way to get a feel for Boise State is to visit the campus. You can take the self-guided walking tour, or contact our office to arrange a personal tour of the Engineering Complex.
From the Airport
Proceed north/northeast from the airport terminal onto S. Vista Avenue. Just a few hundred yards passed the terminal, turn right (east) to merge onto interstate 84 East. Follow interstate for 0.8 miles. Take exit 54 for Broadway Avenue heading north/northeast. Follow Broadway approximately 2.5 miles and turn left (west) at University Drive. Proceed west on University Drive approximately 0.25 miles and turn left (north) on Euclid Avenue. Turn right (west) immediately, turning into the parking lot at 1375 University Drive.
From Canyon County
Take I-84 to exit 54 for Broadway Avenue heading north/northeast. Follow Broadway approximately 2.5 miles and turn left (west) at University Drive. Proceed west on University Drive approximately 0.25 miles and turn left (north) on Euclid Avenue. Turn right (west) immediately, turning into the parking lot at 1375 University Drive.
The Department office can be found inside the Mircon Engineering Center, room 302J. Our physical address is 1020 S. Manitou Ave. The building is situated between Euclid Avenue and Manitou Avenue, just southwest of the Stadium. Enter the building using the main (south) doors facing Belmont Street. Our office is on the third floor in the office suite in southwest corner of the building.
Towne Place Suites
Very near to campus, Towne Place is currently offering Boise State an excellent rate – just $79 per night. You can call for reservations (208-429-8881) or visit them online. With a location directly across Capital Boulevard from the western edge of campus, this hotel is within easy walking distance.
Adjacent to the west end of campus, the Residence Inn offers guests of BSU a great low rate. Call 208-344-1200 or visit them online for reservations. The Residence Inn is within easy walking distance and offers a free airport shuttle and free breakfast buffet.
A brand new facility in Boise’s bustling downtown, the Hampton Inn offers room rates of just $99 to guests of Boise State. While the hotel is very near campus, it is not necessarily a convenient walking distance. Those interested in a walking tour of downtown entertainment, shopping, and dining venues will prefer the Hampton Inn. Call 208-331-1900 for reservations or visit them online.
This new hotel is a little more than a mile from campus, but they offer a complimentary shuttle to any Boise location, including the BSU campus. Guests of BSU enjoy a great rate, free parking, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Reservations can be made by phone at 208-342-1044 or online.
If you have made previous arrangements with a faculty host, you can park in the reserve lot adjacent to the Engineering Technology building. Be sure to head directly to the Department office (inside the Engineering and Technology building, room 201) to pick up your parking pass.
Street parking is also available near the Engineering complex, but be sure to give yourself ample time to find a parking spot and walk to your appointment.
Campus Visitor Information
Visitors should refer to the Parking Office’s visitor info page for additional information. If you plan to visit other offices on campus, the parking map is also a useful tool.
Boise Visitor’s Bureau
Get an idea of what is going on in town, read up on local info, or just check the weather. Check out the Boise Visitor’s Bureau at http://www.boise.org/