Current News

BSU Basketball Permit Advisory 2014-2015
Please view one of the following documents to read up on how upcoming basketball games will affect parking:

University Drive Central Lot Permits Open to Students and Employees
Boise State University will be offering a new, temporary permit for a new lot. Check the following document for all the details!

New Citation Rates
Permit prices for the 2014-15 academic year will remain the same as the previous year.  However, there will be a new citation model in effect beginning August 15.  In this new model, citation rates will remain unchanged, however the rate will increase with repeat offenses.  This model, known as the "Graduated Citation Model", ensures that the majority of the campus population will not be affected by the rate increase, and campus parking will be less impacted by parking violations overall.

To learn more about the Graduated Citation Model and permit rates, please read the following advisory:
Bikes/Pedestrian Changes in Plaza
In an effort to maintain a bike-friendly campus, Boise State University will begin the enlargement of the plaza located between the Mathematics/Geoscience Building, the Interactive Learning Center (ILC) and the Public Affairs and Arts West (PAAW) Building, June 30. The improvements will include a larger pedestrian and bicycle plaza which provides safer access to campus from Chrisway Street, as well as the addition of bike racks and landscaping. 

The project is scheduled to begin Monday, June 30 and will run through mid-to-late-August. 

East entrances to the PAAW building will be closed during the construction period and access to the Print Shop can be found through the interior of the building. Occupants of the surrounding buildings are encouraged to keep windows closed to avoid dust and noise from the renovation. 

In addition to the pedestrian and bicycle plaza renovation, the Plaza Lot West parking lot will be closed as a staging area for construction. Once construction on the pedestrian and bicycle plaza is complete, Boise State Transportation and Parking Services will seal coat the parking lot, completing the new front entrance to the University.  

Fencing and detour signs will be placed to assist in directing pedestrians and bicyclists around the construction. Those displaced from the Plaza Lot West are encouraged to park in the newly completed Parking Lot East, located at the east end of the Administration Plaza.  

Summer Maintenance Parking Advisory
During the summer, areas of campus parking lot will be undergoing routing maintenance. This will cause some parking lot closures and will affect traffic flow.  Please review the different sections of this advisory to see how parking maintenance will affect campus. 

Transportation and Parking Services plans to clean the lots, fill large cracks, seal coat and repaint the selected lots. This routine maintenance is important in keeping the lots usable, safe and aesthetically pleasing. 

Further campus paint renovations, including street markings, curbs, crosswalks, fire lanes and stall numbers, will be done throughout the summer as well. The area of W. Capital to Chrisway and Broadway to the Boise River will go through paint renovations May 27-June 12. The area of Chrisway to the West Stadium and University to the Boise River will be repainted June 16-July 7, while the East Stadium, Allen Noble Hall of Fame and any remaining areas will be done July 7-August 8.

Lots that will temporarily close throughout the summer include:

    • Plaza East Lot – May 27 – May 30
    • Health Sciences Riverside North Lot – June 9-20
    • Liberal Arts Lot– June 23-July 3
    • University & Chrisway Lot – July 7-18
    • University Drive Central Lot (Formerly University Christian Church Lot) – July 21-August 1
    • Children’s Center Lot – August 4-8
    • Plaza West Lot – August 11 -19

Garage Art Contest Winners!
The winners of this semester's Garage Art contest have been announced!  Click below to learn more:

Electric Car Chargers on Campus!
Electric Car ChargerSome people get a real charge out of driving cutting-edge vehicles. Boise State’s goal is to help them keep those vehicles ready to hit the road.

To that end, two new electric vehicle-charging stations have been installed by Facilities Operations and Maintenance in the Lincoln Avenue Garage just behind the Cycle Learning Center. Each can reach to two parking spaces, although only one car at a time can charge at either station.

Boise State is the first university in the state of Idaho to have chargers on campus that are available to the public. The stations can be utilized by anyone with a Lincoln Avenue Garage parking permit or who pays the $1.50/per hour parking fee.

Only three other Treasure Valley chargers are listed online: at Hewlett-Packard on Chinden Boulevard, Dennis Dillon Nissan on Fairview Avenue and Electrical Training Center-Joint Apprenticeship on E. 34th Street.

The university hopes to eventually add about 10 electric service vehicles to the single electric vehicle it now owns. The vehicles will be charged about every other day, at a cost of $2-$4 per charge.

Nicole Nimmons, executive director of Transportation and Parking Services, said the department would eventually like to see additional charging stations at the Administration Building Plaza, Bronco Stadium, the Student Union and near student housing.