Boise State University’s Center on Main, at 1020 West Main Street, thrives on the pulse of the city, moving college beyond the classroom, keeping the learning pragmatic and real.
The center pioneers a place-based approach to the study of western cities. Classes, lectures, and workshops investigate policy issues that vex municipal government.
The Center on Main offers student advising and internship information. Art, photography, and museum-quality artifacts celebrate the city’s cultural life.
Melissa Lavitt, Dean of the College of Social Sciences & Public Affairs, envisions the center as a downtown “front door” to the study of public affairs. “Social science is community engagement,” Lavitt explains. “Bridging the Boise River signals our commitment to programs and public service that make Boise a livable place.”
How to schedule a class downtown:
Departmental classes are scheduled through the Registrar’s Office. Classes can use either Center on Main #104 (capacity 25), or Center on Main #310 (capacity 40). Extended Studies’ classes and workshops can also be scheduled downtown.
How to schedule an event:
Please check the calendar and contact the Center on Main Coordinator Mari Vitale at 208-334-2001 to confirm availability.