Boise State extends campus closure into the summer

Boise State University’s campuswide shutdown will extend into summer.

Summer classes will be delivered online, and all campus events and summer camps are suspended until July 5. The university will continue to conduct most campus operations remotely, as part of an ongoing effort to stem the coronavirus outbreak.

“University staff members are working with event organizers to reschedule events and to convert planned in-person gatherings into remote events,” Boise State said in a news release Wednesday. “The university will review public health guidelines and recommendations in early June, and will announce an update on the status of remaining summer events on June 11.”

The closures affect most campus event venues, including the student union building, Special Events Center, Alumni and Friends Center and Stueckle Sky Center. “ExtraMile Arena and the Morrison Center staff are working with the groups that have contracted to lease those spaces, and ticket holders should watch for individual decisions and announcements about these events.”

Boise State and other Idaho colleges and universities have moved their classes online for spring semester. The campus has been closed to the public since March.



Kevin Richert

Kevin Richert

Senior reporter and blogger Kevin Richert specializes in education politics and education policy. He has more than 30 years of experience in Idaho journalism. He is a frequent guest on "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television and "Idaho Matters" on Boise State Public Radio. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinRichert. He can be reached at [email protected]

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