Lots of activities slated for new and returning BSU students this week

Posted at 11:51 AM, Aug 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-15 13:51:56-04

Thousands of new students are expected to converge on the Boise State University campus starting Wednesday -- for a number of key events before they begin fall classes on Monday, Aug. 22.

Highlights include BSU President Bob Kustra’s State of the University address at 10 a.m. Wednesday, on the main stage of the Morrison Center for the Performing Arts.

This Friday, Aug. 19, is move-in day for students who will call campus home this year. Students and their families are instructed to check in at the Campus Recreation Building from from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and then make their way to residence halls and apartments across campus.

Also on Friday, new freshmen and their families will gather at 3 p.m. in the Morrison Center for Convocation. They then will take a ceremonial walk as the class of 2020 down to Albertsons Stadium, where they will form a giant “B” on the blue field, BSU officials said.

Saturday, Aug. 20, is the scheduled unveiling of “Shakespeare’s First Folio” at the Yanke Research Park at 220 E. Parkcenter Blvd. An opening carnival from 1 to 5 p.m. will include several activities, including Shakespeare actors sword-fighting in costume, recitation of the “To Be or Not to Be” soliloquy from “Hamlet” in several languages, the Fool Squad from the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, and much more. The events are free and open to the public. You can learn more about the carnival and the full month of events related to the Folio at

That day is also “Super Saturday,” with events designed to help incoming freshmen finalize details, ask last-minute questions or explore campus. Representatives from organizations across campus will be available at designated locations from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The day ends with a 50-foot waterslide and other activities from 4 to 6 p.m. on the Chaffee Residence Hall lawn.