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Commencement Information for Moscow Faculty

We are looking forward to the University of Idaho Commencement in Moscow on Saturday, May 14, and we hope you plan to attend. Graduates based out of Moscow and Coeur d’Alene will be split into two ceremonies. An in-person ceremony for Boise-based students will be Tuesday, May 17, and Idaho Falls-based students will be honored Wednesday, May 18.

The Moscow ceremony breakdown is as follows:

  • Moscow - ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center. Saturday, May 14. Graduates receiving a doctoral, educational specialist or master’s degree will attend the respective ceremony for their college.
    • 9:30 a.m.
      • College of Art and Architecture
      • College of Education Health and Human Sciences
      • College of Law
      • College of Letters Arts and Social Sciences
    • 2 p.m.
      • College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
      • College of Business and Economics
      • College of Engineering
      • College of Natural Resources
      • College of Science

As the situation evolves, the need for face coverings will be evaluated closer to the ceremony. Faculty/students should frequently check their Vandal email and guests may view the commencement website for updates. All entrants to the dome must pass through a metal detector and the clear bag policy will be enforced.

Who Should Attend

All faculty are highly encouraged to attend. This is a wonderful way to celebrate our graduates and wish them well on their next endeavor.

Regalia

The deadline for ordering faculty regalia is March 20, 2022. You may order your regalia online. Please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 208-885-6154 for any questions.

Faculty Line-Up

Faculty members attending the commencement ceremonies should report to University Avenue between the Administration Lawn and Commons Green, dressed in regalia, one hour prior to the start of each ceremony. A specific faculty line-up map will be provided closer to the ceremony.

Processional

The Procession to the Kibbie Dome will begin approximately 30 minutes prior to the ceremony. The marshals will assist leading the procession west on University Avenue, across Rayburn Street to the Kibbie Dome. The two lines of faculty will split in half, forming one line for students to pass by as they process onto the floor of the Kibbie Dome. Playing of Pomp and Circumstance begins at the specified commencement time as students begin entering the field with floor marshals directing them to their seats.

As the final undergraduate students enter the field, Pomp and Circumstance will stop playing. This will be the cue for faculty to process to their seats and the platform party to process to the stage.

Once the platform party is on-stage, the color guard will proceed up the center aisle. As the color guard passes the rows of faculty and students, each row will turn and face the stage. A wind ensemble will play the National Anthem. The color guard will post the colors and the ceremony will begin.

Ceremony

After opening remarks, guest speakers, medallion awards, honorary degrees and recognition of honors, students will approach the stage to receive their diploma cover. Students will have the opportunity to shake hands with the deans or president and be photographed as they cross the stage. Doctoral candidates will cross the stage from the south side only, then specialists and master’s students will cross from both sides. Doctoral candidates will be hooded by their major professor on stage. Specialist and Masters candidates will need to arrive to the ceremony wearing their hoods. Undergraduates cross both sides, two colleges at a time, each college processing on one side only. Faculty are welcome to congratulate their students at the bottom of the ramp as students exit the stage. Faculty can also help by encouraging students to remain through the entire ceremony.

Recessional

As there are two ceremonies, it is important that students and guests exit as quickly as possible to allow for time to prepare for the next ceremony. A formal recessional of graduates will be done through the west exit of the dome toward the parking lot while faculty and platform party exit out the East Dome doors.

We are eager to celebrate the university’s 127th Commencement with you on the weekend of May 14. Call Ryan Watson with Event and Support Services at 208-885-7929 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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