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Weather to Impact Campus Operations on Semester’s Opening Days

By: Kathleen Tuck   Published 8:52 pm / January 8, 2017

Snow scence looking from Friendship Bridge to the Administration Building.

As students return to Boise State University for the start of spring semester classes on Monday, the university continues to work to mitigate problems caused by heavy snowfall and freezing rain.

As always, students, faculty and staff should be careful and use discretion when traveling to, from and on campus. Be prepared for weather changes and slow traffic, and allow a little extra time to get to campus. If you are going to be late or can’t make it to campus safely, please coordinate with your supervisor. Students who cannot get to class are encouraged to contact their instructors.

Parking considerations:

Campus crews have been working around the clock to mitigate snow buildup on campus parking lots and walkways. However, some parking spots may still be unavailable. Currently all rooftop parking in the garages is inaccessible. To assist with snow removal efforts, please do not park near large snow piles in parking lots.

In addition, snow and ice may obscure the painted lines marking other parking stalls, leading to a decrease in the number of spaces available. To ease the situation, students, faculty and staff are encouraged to utilize alternate forms of transportation as much as possible, including ValleyRide buses or carpooling. Once on campus, free shuttles will be operating on their regular schedules.

Once on campus:

Particular efforts have been made to ensure ADA accessibility across campus, but be aware that continued weather issues may impact the number of spaces available. If you experience difficulty with ADA access, please call (208) 426-1409.

Please be aware that walkways could be icy and caution should be used when traveling across campus. People are advised to use caution on ramps, stairwells or other inclines. Read here for tips on walking safely in icy conditions. If you see an area that needs attention, call Facilities Operations and Maintenance at (208) 426-1409 or email