Boise Student Commencement FAQ
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a space.
Yes, academic regalia, commonly called a cap and gown, is required when participating in the 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, email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with more information on the At-Grad Survey. All other doctoral rental packages will be shipped to Sandy Larsen, who can be contacted at email@example.com. They will let graduates know when they can pick up their rental packages.
Contact Alumni Services at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on ordering regalia after the March 20 deadline.
Honors cords will be mailed to you in advance.
You should arrive and be ready for line-up no later than 7:15 p.m. Mountain time. 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 Line-Up Area.
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.