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Commencement Information for Idaho Falls Faculty

We are looking forward to the University of Idaho Commencement in Idaho Falls at 7 p.m. Mountain time Wednesday, May 18, at the Bennion Student Union Building, and we hope you plan to attend.

As the situation evolves, the need for face coverings will be evaluated closer to the ceremony. Students should frequently check their VandalMail, and guests may view the commencement website for updates. All guest seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis, and guests may social distance as per their own comfort level. There will be no need for student tickets.

Who Should Attend

The platform party will be limited to members who have an active role in the ceremony. All others will sit in the reserved faculty seating areas. Deans from each college with programs on the Idaho Falls campus are encouraged to attend. Faculty are also encouraged to attend and congratulate their students.

Regalia

Faculty may order regalia online. The deadline for ordering faculty regalia is March 20.

Faculty Line-Up/Processional

Faculty members attending the commencement ceremonies should report to the Bennion Student Union Building, dressed in regalia by 6:30 p.m. Mountain time. Signage will direct faculty to the appropriate location for line-up. The procession will begin approximately at 7 p.m. Mountain time.

Ceremony

After opening remarks, guest speakers, medallion awards, honorary degrees and recognition of honors, students will approach the stage to receive their diploma cover. At this time, it is expected that hooding will be allowed. This will continue to be evaluated based on public health guidance. Faculty who are hooding a doctoral candidate will approach the stage from the opposite direction, perform the hooding, pause for a photo and then return to their seats.

We are eager to celebrate the university’s 128th Commencement with you May 18. Contact the Idaho Falls Student Services Office at 208-757-5450, email ui-if@uidaho.edu or Graduation Services in the Office of the Registrar at 208-885-4619 or 208-885-1296, or email graduation@uidaho.edu with questions.

Campus Locations

Physical Address:
Bruce M. Pitman Center
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4264
Moscow, ID 83844-4264
info@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu

Phone: 208-885-6111

Fax: 208-885-9119

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