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University Drive, Lincoln Avenue Intersection Closed Due to Water Main Break

The intersection of University Drive and Lincoln Avenue is closed until further notice due to a water main break. The water line broke near the intersection on Sunday evening, causing immediate flooding of nearby roadways and parking lots. Following the flooding, a sinkhole formed, causing damage to the roadway.

Travelers to campus are asked to follow all detour signs and travel around the campus perimeter, rather than through campus, when possible, via Boise Avenue, Beacon Street, Broadway Avenue and Cesar Chavez Lane.

The flooding also affected roadways on Theatre Lane and the East Side Administration plaza lot. No parking will be allowed in the Liberal Arts or East Administration lots (East of the B Plaza lot). All Liberal Arts lot patrons are asked to cross park in any other open campus lot (other than the plaza lots and meters) until further notice. The Lincoln Parking Garage is open and accessible via Beacon Street, entering Lincoln Avenue south of University Drive.

There may be some restroom and food service closures in the Student Union Building on Monday, Aug. 6, due to the water line break

New Evening Parking Permit for Students

A new permit developed for students taking only evening and/or weekend classes. This permit allows for parking in any Reserve or Commuter zone after 4 p.m. until midnight on weekdays, and all day until midnight on weekends.

Boise State Parking Permits Open for Sale July 1

Boise State Parking Permits Open for Sale July 1

Boise State University parking permits for the 2018-19 academic year are available for purchase online beginning Sunday, July 1, 2018. The Transit Center Office will be closed during the weekend of July 1, but will be open Monday, July 2, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Commuter and reserved permits can be purchased for various zones throughout campus and are available at student and employee rates. Resident permits are also available to student residents. A full map and price list for the zones can be found at

Permit holders from the 2017-18 academic year who wish to change parking zone locations will also be able to purchase a permit in any of the available zones.

Current Boise State 2017-18 permits are valid through August 12, 2018, while permits for the 2018-19 academic year are valid August 13, 2018 to August 11, 2019.

You may purchase your permit at:


How to purchase your permit:

  1. Visit
  2. Log in using your Boise State login information.
  3. Enter or verify your current vehicle and license plate information in the system. Update any information as needed (up to date information is required to purchase a permit).
  4. After verifying, select “Purchase a Permit” found in various locations within the portal.
  5. Select the 17-18 Academic Annual Term
  6. Purchase your permit in the zone(s) available to you.


Permits purchased online will be mailed to the address entered into the PeopleSoft system–shipping will begin in early July. Permits may also be purchased in person at the Boise State Transit Center, located in the Student Union Building.

The university continues to provide and support important alternative transportation resources, offering free Valley Ride Transportation bus stickers which allow students, faculty and staff to utilize city bus services free of charge. Bus stickers can be picked up at the Student Union Transit Center or Information Desk. In addition, Boise State offers a free shuttle service throughout campus and to its downtown campus locations. Routes and a live shuttle tracker can be found at Finally, Boise State, a Bicycle Friendly University – gold designee, boasts an outstanding Cycle Learning Center that offers bike rentals and purchases, service, information and more. To find out more about bicycling Boise State visit

For more information on campus parking, please visit

CLC Bike Shop Platinum Sale!

bike tune upThe Cycle Learning Center is holding a sale May 29-June 1 to thank the campus community for its support in helping the center become a nationally-recognized Bicycle Friendly Business.

The bike shop is one of only 43 platinum level award recipients in the nation. To celebrate, the shop will be offering 50 percent discounts on all three levels of bike tune ups and 20 percent off all accessories and bikes.

In addition, a free maintenance class will be held at noon Wednesday, June 6. Everyone is invited to come learn the basics of keeping their bikes running smooth. Individuals are encouraged to bring their bikes for one-on-one repair instruction.

For more information on the Cycle Learning Center, visit their website:

Parking Rates for 2018-2019 Academic Year

This is an abridged version of an article in the May 24, 2018 Campus Update.

Boise State University’s Department of Public Safety parking permit rates will increase minimally for the 2018-2019 academic year. Rate changes are listed in the tables below and the parking website has been updated with the new parking rates.

The rate increases allow the Department of Public Safety to expand parking options for the campus community, conduct routine maintenance on current parking structures and lots, and continually expand alternative transportation options.

For more details, see full Campus Update article.

Boise State’s Cycle Learning Center Earns Platinum Bicycle Friendly Business Designation

The League of American Bicyclists has named Boise State University’s Cycle Learning Center among the national honorees in its Bicycle Friendly Business program as a platinum award recipient, the highest level of achievement.

The bike shop is one of only 43 platinum level award recipients in the nation.

“Our work is to make the world a better place through riding bicycles,” said Gabe Finkelstein, coordinator of the bike shop. “We provide opportunities for our students, staff, faculty and the public to get on bikes for as many transportation needs possible.  We advocate for bicycle infrastructure, teach people how to ride, repair bikes and of course, get wheels to anyone interested in pedaling.”

The Cycle Learning Center is a one-stop, campus cycling shop that offers easy and affordable bike rentals, repair services, a self-service repair station, instructional clinics and alternative transportation information. The center hosts the 10,000 Mile Bicycle Commuter Club, Mountain Bike Monday rides, lunch shift free maintenance classes, the Bronco Biker/Ticket Diversion course and many more free learning opportunities.

“As we celebrate National Bike Month and the tenth year of the Bicycle Friendly Business program, the League of American Bicyclists is honored to recognize our latest new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Businesses. These companies and organizations are making their workplaces and their communities safer, happier, healthier and more sustainable through bicycling,” said Amelia Neptune, director of the Bicycle Friendly America program. “We applaud these businesses, including Boise State University, for leading the charge in creating a more bicycle-friendly America for everyone.”

In addition to the Cycle Learning Center platinum designation, Boise State University has gold status as a Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists. Learn more at

Federal Law Enforcement Training on Campus Thursday, May 10

Boise State’s Department of Public Safety, and Housing and Residence Life, will host federal law enforcement armed assailant training in Keiser Hall from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, May 10. This specialized training is designed specifically to better prepare emergency responders to protect the local community in the event of an armed intruder/hostage-type scenario.

Signs will be posted notifying passers-by that it is a training exercise. Various law enforcement emergency response vehicles will be parked in the West Stadium parking lot next to Chaffee Hall. All of the training will be conducted inside of the John K. Keiser Hall building.

Emergency responders appreciate the opportunity to train on campus, especially with unique buildings such as Keiser Hall that combine dormitory rooms and classrooms. For all of those involved, being able to train on the actual campus is invaluable.

Any questions or concerns can be directed to the Boise State Department of Public Safety Communications Center at (208) 426-6911.

Resources, including checklists, videos, and online academics, are available at:

Summer Parking Lot Maintenance Scheduled

The parking maintenance team will be doing surface maintenance on Bronco Lane, the Library lot and Capital Village lot this summer. There will be full closure of these areas when projects are active. Notices will be sent out before each specific project begins.

The team also will be repainting parking lot lines, crosswalks, street striping and curbs in various areas campuswide throughout the summer. Please be attentive in these areas which will be coned off as they work.

Finally, most lots on campus will have a “crack seal” process done to repair small cracks in the asphalt. This work will begin mid-May and continue through mid-June in various areas. Localized areas will be coned off while they are performing this task.

Please be attentive to all construction signs and cones, slow down around these areas and, above all, enjoy the summer and be safe.

For any questions related to summer break impacts to shuttles, permits and transportation, email, or call (208) 426-7275.

Shuttles on Limited Schedule for Summer

With fewer students on campus and better weather for walking and biking outdoors, shuttle hours and routes will be reduced during the summer session. The on-campus blue route and the downtown gray route will be suspended starting Monday, May 7, and will resume on Monday, Aug. 20. There is no shuttle service the week of Aug. 13-17.

The Orange Downtown Route will continue on modified service during this time period. Route times are as follows:

9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, May 7-June 21
No weekend or Friday Service

9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. June 25-Aug. 9
No weekend or Friday Service

For more information about shuttles and to view the live shuttle tracker, visit

Manitou Lot to Permanently Close March 24

Map showing Manitou parking lot

Boise State University’s Manitou parking lot will permanently close Saturday, March 24, to begin construction on the Micron Center for Materials Research. The Manitou Lot currently serves South Reserve permit holders and cross-parking after 4 p.m. and on weekends.

A new South Commuter parking lot will be added on Belmont Drive and Manitou Avenue, while the Norco Lot will increase the number of South Reserve spaces to offset the spaces being lost with the Manitou Lot closure.

Those holding South Reserve permits may continue to park in nearby South Reserve lots visible on the Boise State Parking Map.

For more information about Boise State parking, visit