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Honor Cords for Graduation

Honor cords are free to wear during graduation
Honor cords are free for graduating students.

In recognition of their military service to the United States of America, the University of Idaho honors its veterans by authorizing them to wear a red, white, and blue honor cord at graduation ceremonies. Cords are available at the Gen. Amos Veterans Center, Living Learning Community #3, and are free of charge.

We are pleased to be the first in Idaho higher education to recognize the significant and proud accomplishment of student veterans as they earn their degrees. Honor cords are awarded upon completion of degree requirements to wear at graduation or just have as a keepsake. This honor cord reflects the deep continuing pride U of I has in our student veterans' commitment, perseverance, dedication, character, and personal and academic success.

— Dan Button LtCol USMC (Ret)
Former Veterans Advisor - University of Idaho


Email Military and Veteran Services at or call 208-885-7989.

Contact Us

LLC Bldg. #3

Physical Address:
901 Paradise Creek St.
LLC Bldg. #3
Moscow, ID 83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1252
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1252

Office Hours
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday

Phone: 208-885-7989

Fax: 208-885-9494


Military and Veterans Services Office

Jason M. Nierman, Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.), USA

Physical Address:
Bruce Pitman Center, SEM Suite, 139

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4259
Moscow, Idaho 83844-4259

Phone: 208-885-7979/6229

Fax: 208-885-9494