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First Year Residential Engagement Program

The First Year Residential Engagement Program eases the transition of First-Year Students to Boise State University. We provide an energetic setting where you immediately feel at home and can start your life as a Bronco making new friends and settling into your unique place on campus.

Find us on FaceBook to view event details throughout the year. 

What You Will Gain

Right from the start, you will:

  • Interact with your peers, faculty members, and staff
  • Feel that you belong in your housing community, on campus, and in Boise
  • Identify your goals  — whether personal, academic, or professional
  • Know what resources will help you and how to find them
  • Experience and respect your new friends’ different perspectives and backgrounds
  • Be involved in everything you’re interested in

How it Works

If you’re a first year student living on campus, CONGRATULATIONS, you are automatically apart of the program! There are some fun incentives when you attend events, so the more you attend, the greater the chance to win cool prizes. We are excited to have you live with us and join us at a variety of engaging events designed just for YOU!

Most events and activities are free to first-year students living on campus. A handful of events coordinated through Campus Recreation will have a fee, but those programs will be noted on the calendar of events.

What to Expect

Meet new peopleMeet New People

Participate in the Photo Scavenger Hunt
Complete the Boise Bucket List
Attend events such as Outdoor Movies, the First Week Float, etc.


Explore the OutdoorsExplore the Outdoors

Rafting, camping, hiking, and snow shoeing
Experience and travel the Gem State — Idaho
Get student discounts for your adventures


Get involved on campusGet Involved on Campus

Hear perspectives from guest speakers
Connect with your friends at Paint Parties, Casino Nights, Dances, and sporting events
Win gift cards, apparel, and other prizes for your participation



As a result of participating in the First Year Residential Engagement Program, students will be active members of their community who value self-awareness, actively pursue the betterment of self and others, and take responsibility for their personal, academic, and professional success while connecting to their peers.


The First Year Residential Engagement Program provides support and opportunities for students to build community, enhance learning, and take ownership of their goals as they successfully transition into the Boise State community.


  • Community
  • Self-Awareness
  • Inclusion
  • Integrity
  • Leadership

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Newsletters are sent on the 1st of every month through the academic year to all First-Year Students living on campus. The newsletter is a great way to stay informed. Watch for an email from Housing & Residence Life with links to additional information and details about events taking place across campus.

Roni Beck coordinates the First Year Residential Engagement Program and is happy to chat with you. Send her a note:

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