Boise State University Campus Recreation builds an engaged community that encourages healthy, active people and enhances student success.
As a result of our work, every student is more self-aware, community-oriented and prepared to change the world.
- We keep students at the forefront of our decision making. We work to get to yes.
- We believe our community is strengthened when all people are celebrated for being their authentic selves.
- We remove barriers, bring people together and foster community.
- We believe maximizing the student experience is our greatest investment.
- We believe students deserve our best effort every time.
- We support the academic endeavors of our students and prepare them for success beyond the classroom.
Description of Facility(s)
Student Recreation Center
The 86,000-square-foot Student Recreation Center opened in 2002 to the Boise State campus community and features an indoor climbing and bouldering wall, an outdoor rental center, multiple weight and cardio spaces, three fitness studios, and three multipurpose wood gym courts.
The Lincoln Turf Field
The Lincoln Turf Field was constructed in 2013. The fields feature synthetic turf grass to provide Boise State students with over 100,000 square feet of playable surface. The turf field is primarily used by Boise State students for intramural sports, club sports and open recreation. There are markings for soccer, men’s and women’s lacrosse, and intramural flag football.
Grass Intramural Field
Campus Recreation’s grass intramural field is a 1.25-acre field that is primarily used for intramural sports and club rugby.
- Approximately 195 members utilize the pool every week. Additionally, over 16 hours of pool time are reserved for the men’s and women’s swim and water polo club teams as well as open kayak for students and community members.
- Aquatics collaborates with several other departments within the rec and the Boise State community. It offers kayaking classes and sessions in partnership with the Outdoor Program, canoe battleship with Intramurals, and swimming courses with the Kinesiology department.
- Campus Recreation is consistently the leading American Red Cross certificate provider in the state of Idaho, certifying over 200 students and community members each year. The certifications range in CPR/AED, First Aid, Wilderness First Aid, Wilderness First Responder, lifeguarding, etc.
- In 2022, the Fitness Program increased its class offerings by 33.6% and experienced a 12.5% increase in average class size. In total, they’ve completed 591 personal training sessions, checked-in 15,417group fitness class participants and served 2,091 distinct participants.
- The Fitness Program regularly collaborates with BroncoFit, Boise State’s Wellness Department, to implement an annual Body Acceptance Week. During this week, Campus Recreation staff receive Body Acceptance Training, instructors host Body Acceptance themed classes and affirmations are placed all around the Rec Center. There is also a table at the rec to promote activities to promote Body Acceptance.
- The Fitness Program hosts an annual Yoga on the Blue event at Albertsons Stadium. In 2022, 368 participants of all ages from the Boise Community attended Yoga on the Blue.
- The Rec Center experiences an average of 10,500 visits per week.
- Approximately 55 to 65 hours of scheduled informal recreation is offered between the sports of volleyball, pickleball, badminton, indoor soccer and wheelchair basketball.
- It partners with the Department of Early and Special Education to employ students enrolled in the Community and Career Readiness Studies Certificate through the Providing Exceptional Education and Raising Standards Program. This partnership allows students enrolled in the program to gain experience in job responsibilities, expectations and navigating a staff culture.
- Through special event reservations, the department partners with numerous campus departments to provide community building or services that are otherwise not available to Boise State students. A few examples include the Condom Carnival with Boise State BroncoFit, Rec Nights with TRIO Upward Bound and swim lessons with the Multilingual Student Alliance for women refugees. A few examples of events servicing the residents of Treasure Valley, Idaho in the same capacity include Inclusive Sports Day with Special Olympics Idaho, College Prep Day with the Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired and hosting the State Championships for the Idaho High School Lacrosse League.
- Boise State is the first public university to integrate RecRe in a recreation center to create a more streamlined self-service equipment check out process. In alignment with RecRe, we have also added a Towel Tracker unit which is also a self-service station for towel service. Both of these items have offered a more seamless experience for our users as well as create free time for staff to focus on more critical duties throughout the facility.
- The Outdoor Program hosts 1,100 students on a variety of trips — from clinics and day trips to extended seven-day long trips — resulting in 255 days in the field. The Outdoor Rental Center processed over 1,200 outdoor equipment rentals and the climbing gym experienced 4,400 visits and completed 450 belay certifications.
- The program gives academic credit options for Wilderness First Responder courses and is currently developing Outdoor Education Leadership classes with multiple academic units on campus. Currently, the Outdoor Program offers nine different outdoor classes for credit.
- The Outdoor Program offers financial assistance to participants through the Journey Award.
- It’s continually building out its adaptive and accessible options for students. It currently operates a Freedom Chair and sit-in-harness is available — both free to use.
- Club sports has 28 active teams with over 750 student-athletes while intramural sports experienced 1,877 unique participants.
- The Rec Sports Program hosted Intramural Sports Basketball Championships in ExtraMile Arena.
- On the Monday of Homecoming, Rec Sports hosts the annual Toilet Bowl — a coed flag football tournament played on the Blue at Albertsons Stadium.
- In 2023, Campus Recreation launched a new marketing campaign, Find What Moves You, its first comprehensive marketing campaign since 2016.
- In 2022, Campus Recreation celebrated its 20th anniversary since the grand opening of the Student Recreation Center.
- In 2010, Campus Recreation celebrated the grand opening of the Aquatics Complex.
- In spring 2025, Campus Recreation will begin construction on a complete demolition and renovation of its climbing gym.
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