37 states represented at Bronco Day

Posted at 6:21 PM, Apr 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-09 20:29:14-04

Boise State University's campus was bustling with extra foot traffic Saturday.

Just in its second year, Bronco Day seems to be growing in popularity.

It couldn't have been a better day, weather-wise, to stroll through campus.

"This has really become our premier recruitment event of the year," said Kelly Talbert, BSU admissions director.

Bronco Day is a time for prospective and accepted students to check out what all the university has to offer.

Professors and current students are on hand to talk about the different departments and programs. Plus, student organizations are there to recruit new members.

High schoolers and their parents came out in numbers with 37 states represented at the event.

A father-son duo traveled from Idaho Falls to be here. BSU is one of a handful of colleges across the country they have visited.

"I always knew of Boise because of my TCU Horned Frogs and Boise were the two teams that got great from kind of smaller, unknown schools. And now, they're competing every year nationally," said David Bilstrom, father of an incoming BSU student.

Moving to Idaho from Chicago less than a year ago, Bilstrom's son, Dylan, has locked in Boise State.

David looks forward to visiting and attending football games on the famous blue turf.

"The college experience is such a wonderful social experience, as well as an educational experience," Bilstrom said. "Being around people who are so darn smart, just can't help but get you motivated."

Applications are still being accepted for the upcoming Fall semester.

"For students or families who weren't able to come to Bronco Day, or for whatever reason just couldn't make it... there are lots of opportunities to visit throughout the year," Talbert concluded.

Campus tours are offered on a daily basis. They can be scheduled by contacting the admissions office.

Accommodations can also be made for walk-ins.