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As Blazes Continue to Scorch the West, Boise State Extends Admission Deadline for Student Firefighters


  • Boise National Forest
As thousands of students begin arriving on the campus of Boise State University for the fall semester, which officially begins Monday, Aug. 20, university officials announced this morning that they are extending admission, registration and check-in deadlines for students who are battling wildfires across the west.

"The university recognizes these students’ roles in protecting the state and region’s natural resources," read an official statement from Boise State. "Students providing proof of their status as a firefighter this summer will receive an extension through Friday, Aug. 31."

The university's Office of Enrollment Services will coordinate any requests for extension, and faculty members have been asked to allow late-arriving students to catch up with missed assignments. Student firefighters or their family members are encouraged to contact the university at 208-426-2384 for assistance.