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Visiting Campus


For those visiting campus from outside the Boise area, there are several affordable options for accommodations. These hotels are located within a short distance of campus, and several are within walking distance.

  • TownePlace Suites Boise Downtown (.54mi from campus) – 1455 S. Capitol Blvd, (208)429-8881
  • Residence Inn by Marriott Boise Downtown (.57mi from campus) – 1401 S. Lusk Avenue, (208)344-1200
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Boise Downtown (1 mi from campus) – 495 S. Capitol Blvd, (208)331-1900
  • The Grove Hotel Boise Downtown (1 mi from campus) – 245 S. Capitol Blvd, (208)333-8000
  • Courtyard by Marriott Boise Downtown (1 mi from campus) – 222 Broadway Avenue, (208)331-2700
  • Holiday Inn Express Boise Downtown (1.5 mi from campus) – 475 W. Parkcenter Blvd, (opening Summer 2013)


Boise is located in a high-desert, semi-arid climate with four distinct seasons. If you are visiting in the winter, you may experience cold days with a December – February average of 35 °F with minor snow accumulation of 3″ or less. If you are visiting during in the summer, expect hot days with a June – August average of 90 °F. Spring and Fall are mild.

Boise State Campus (including food & dining options)

Campus Map

Boise State University is located along the scenic Boise River and includes an extensive urban trail system called the Boise River Greenbelt runs along the river and through the North end of campus. Campus is located only 1 mile from the Boise Downtown (20 minute on foot, 4 minutes in a car). The Boise Downtown features many restaurants, boutiques and bars.

The East side of campus features the Bronco Stadium, home of the famous blue field. This side of campus is bordered by Broadway Avenue. Broadway has many fast-food establishments (Chilis, Baja Fresh, Pie Hole, Burger Belly, Burger King, Wendy’s) for quick dining within walking distance of campus.

The Student Union Building and Special Events Center are both located in the center of campus. The Student Union Building is home to the Boise River Cafe, the campus buffet-style restaurant, as well as a food court featuring local and national food vendors, and a convenience store with beverages and snacks. The many conference rooms and ballrooms of the SUB are all recently renovated–creating a modern conference center in the heart of campus. SUB Map

The West side of campus is home to the Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts–home of the Theatre Arts Department. Capitol Boulevard borders the West side of campus which takes you either north to downtown Boise or south to the Boise Airport. The Theatre Arts Annex houses the Scenic and Costume Shops and it located below the historic Boise Depot on 2611 Boise Avenue. The Interactive Learning Center features a food court and convenience shop for additional dining options.

Boise, Idaho Information

For more information about Boise, please visit this informative page administered by the University.