Boise State University will mark the formal beginning of construction on its new Honors College and First-Year Residence hall at a celebration from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on April 7 at the building site, 2338 W. University Dr. across from the Student Union Building.
President Bob Kustra, Honors College Dean Andrew Finstuen, representatives of campus partner EdR Collegiate Housing and students will attend the event.
When complete in fall 2017, the $40 million complex will be a living and learning facility, combining housing for honors and other students with dining facilities, classrooms and more.
The 236,000-square-foot building will offer 656 student beds and help accommodate significant growth in applications and enrollment in Boise State’s Honors College over the last three years. The number of Honors College students has grown to nearly 600.
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Thursday’s groundbreaking will be followed by Bronco Day on Saturday, April 9. Boise State will welcome hundreds of prospective students and their families to campus.