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Boise Student Commencement FAQ

Ceremony Times

The ceremony will take place 7:30 p.m. Mountain time Tuesday, May 16, at the Boise Centre (on the Grove). Times for other ceremonies can be found online.


No tickets are required for the Boise ceremony. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. We strongly encourage early guests to start seating from the center of the row.

Accessible seating is available. Contact Stephanie Fox at to reserve a space.


Yes, academic regalia, commonly called a cap and gown, is required when participating in University of Idaho commencement ceremonies. Information on regalia requirements can be found online.

Bachelors, master’s and specialist regalia ordered through Jostens will be shipped to the address provided and is yours to keep. Juris Doctor rental packages will be shipped to the College of Law and you can direct any questions to Christy Becker, in Moscow and Lili Puype in Boise. Law graduates will need to fill out the At-Grad Survey on Idaho Law Careers in order to receive their regalia. Please keep an eye out for an email from with more information on the At-Grad Survey. All other doctoral rental packages will be shipped to Sandy Larsen Graduates will be notified when they can pick up their rental packages.

Contact Alumni Services at for information on ordering regalia after the March 24 deadline.

Honor Cords

Honors cords will be mailed to you in advance.

Student Line-Up

You should arrive by 7:00 p.m. and be ready to line-up at 7:15 p.m. Mountain time. Follow the signs to the gowning rooms. A professional photographer will be on site to take pre-ceremony shots.

Boise Centre on the Grove, 850 W. Front St. Follow the signs to the gowning rooms.

Bring only the essentials you can’t do without and that will fit into your pocket. There is no place to secure items during the ceremony. Staff will be available to help with hoods and attire as needed.

The ceremony will last a little over one hour.

There will not be a rehearsal. Marshals will guide graduates throughout the process from the processional, crossing the stage to receive their diploma covers, reseating and the recessional.

Processional, Ceremony and Recessional

Follow the signs for the Gowning area. Staff and marshals will guide you for the processional.

After opening remarks, the guest speaker, faculty award and other brief remarks, the marshal will indicate when your row should stand and approach the platform area to receive your diploma cover. Each student will be individually recognized. After you receive your diploma cover, you will return to your seat.

After the platform party exits, the marshal will indicate that you may stand and exit the area. The ceremony will be concluded at that point and a reception will immediately follow the commencement ceremony in the lobby.

Campus Locations

Physical Address:
Bruce M. Pitman Center
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4264
Moscow, ID 83844-4264

Phone: 208-885-6111

Fax: 208-885-9119