Boise State University Convocation

Bronco Welcome ExtraMile Arena

Event Information

Convocation is a traditional milestone that marks a new journey in a student’s academic and life experience. Staff, faculty, students, and their families come together to celebrate the moment. Speakers for this year’s Convocation will include Boise State University President, Dr. Marlene Tromp, members of university faculty and leadership, a student speaker, plus a couple of surprises.  Please enter ExtraMile Arena using entrances 2 and 3.

Following Convocation, students will be ushered to The Blue to form our annual B on the Blue class photo!

Know Before You Go

This is a general admission, non-ticketed event.

  • Doors open at 9:30pm
  • Event starts at 10:00am
  • Arena event ends at 10:30am.

Bag Policy

Bags and/or purses no larger than 11 x 17 are permitted.

  • Backpacks, regardless of size, are not allowed.
  • Exceptions may be made (but are not guaranteed) for bags necessary for medical or children needs.


Entrances 2 and 3 open at 9:30am, 30 minutes before the event start time of 10:00am. In order to ensure efficient entry into the building, we encourage you to arrive early and come prepared for the security screening process.

Arena Aerial showing Entry 2,3 open to Public
​​Facility Entrance Diagram

Elevator Access

An elevator is available in lobby 2.

Spanish Translation

Yes. Receiver units that transmit the event in Spanish can be checked out at a table in Lobby 3.

Assumption of Risk

  • Event organizers do not assume liability. By entering the Arena, you agree to adhere to all Boise State University policies (to include COVID policies) and assume full liability and risk incurred before, during, and after the event.


For your safety, all guests entering the Arena are subject to a metal-detector screening, visual inspection and/or bag inspection conducted by Arena security personnel. Refusal to agree to the search may result in non-admittance. Prohibited items include anything that can be deemed a threat to public safety regardless of permit. In the event that prohibited items are revealed during a search, guests may either return the item to their vehicle or the item will be confiscated. Confiscated items will be disposed of and not returned.

In order to keep guests safe and reduce unnecessary touchpoints, the following items are prohibited:

  • Weapons of any kind or items that could be used as a weapon (Leatherman, knives, brass knuckles, metal chains, sharp metal objects, pepper sprays, bullets, etc.)
  • Bags larger than 11 x 17 and backpacks of any size
  • Fireworks / Pyrotechnics of any kind 
  • Laser pointers, glow sticks, or flashbulbs
  • iPads, Google Glass, Selfie-sticks, Laptops, Drones, Video/Audio Recorders
  • Outside food & beverage (cans, bottles, coolers, alcohol, etc.) 
  • Artificial noise-makers (such as air horns, cowbells, etc.)
  • Wrapped packages
  • Objects that can be used as projectiles
  • Unapproved pamphlets, handouts, signs, banners, etc.
  • Animals (Exception: recognized service animals under titles II and III of the ADA)
  • Unauthorized chemicals
  • Beach Balls, Skateboards, roller blades, roller shoes
  • Any and all items/controlled substances that are illegal at the city, county, State, and/or Federal level or deemed suspicious due to quantity or uniqueness
  • Any other item deemed by security to be inappropriate for the event or a threat to public safety

*These items will not be checked or allowed into the building so please leave them home or in your car. 

Boise State COVID Protocols & Health Guidelines

  • If you are sick, living with someone who is sick or experiencing the following symptoms, do not enter the Arena.  
  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
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  • Fri, August 19, 2022
  • 10:00 AM