Moscow Winter Commencement: Student FAQ
The Winter Commencement Ceremonies will be held on Saturday, Dec. 9, at the ICCU Arena in Moscow. Doors open 1.5 hours prior to the start of each ceremony. General seating is free and on a first-come, first-served basis.
Graduates receiving a doctoral, educational specialist or master's degree will attend the respective ceremony for their college.
- 9:30 a.m.
- College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
- College of Business and Economics
- College of Engineering
- College of Natural Resources
- College of Science
- College of Art and Architecture
- College of Educational Health and Human Sciences
- College of Law
- College of Letters Arts and Social Sciences
No tickets are required. The University of Idaho is excited to be able to celebrate this momentous occasion with our graduates and their guests. General seating is free and is on a first-come, first-served basis.
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At this time masks are not required. As the situation evolves, the need for additional safety protocols will be evaluated closer to the ceremony. Students should frequently check their VandalMail, and guests may view the commencement website for updates. All general guest seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis, and guests may social distance as per their own comfort level. All entrants must pass through a metal detector and adhere to the clear bag policy.
Students will have the choice to shake hands with the deans or president and will be able to have a photograph as they cross the stage.
Doctoral students will have the choice to be hooded by their major professor/graduate dean or arrive wearing their hood. Educational specialist and masters candidates will need to arrive at the ceremony wearing their hoods.
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. Regalia can be ordered directly from our vendor, Jostens until October 28.
If you ordered your regalia through Jostens, it is shipped to the address you provided. If you ordered through Marketplace or rented regalia, you will pick it up in Hays Hall, G12 the Office of Alumni Relations. When it is ready, you will receive an email with instructions. For additional questions regarding regalia, email email@example.com.
Contact Alumni Services at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on ordering regalia after the deadline of Oct. 28.
Graduates will be notified of their eligibility for honor cords the Tuesday before GradFair. Honor cords will be available for pickup at the at GradFair on October 19th or at the Registrar's Office until Friday, Dec. 1. For questions regarding honor cords, email email@example.com.
Students are awarded tentative honors based on what their institutional GPA is the term prior to graduation. Final honors will be determined after the degree is awarded (6-8 weeks after the end of the term) and will be printed on the student’s transcript and diploma. Additional information can be found online.
Unfortunately, no. Students are awarded tentative honors based on what their institutional GPA is the term prior to graduation. Final honors will be printed on the student’s transcript and diploma.
You should arrive and be ready for the lineup one hour prior to ceremony start time. The processional will start at one half hour before the ceremony start time.
The processional line up will take place in the Menard Law building. Signage will point you to your specific college location.
Only bring essentials that you can’t do without and will fit in your pocket. No bags of any kind will be allowed into the ICCU Arena with graduates. Arrive dressed in your gown before arriving at the lineup.
The ceremony, not including processional, will last approximately two hours.
There will not be a rehearsal. Trained marshals will guide graduates throughout the process from the processional, crossing the stage to receive their diplomas, reseating and the recessional.
Processional and Ceremony
The processional route will begin inside the Menard Law building one hour prior to the ceremony start time and will proceed across parking lot 24 to the ICCU Arena entrance tunnel into the seating area for graduates on the floor. The processional will be a single file line by alphabetical order of colleges.
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 option to shake hands with the deans or president and will be photographed. Doctoral students will be hooded by their major professor on stage. Educational specialist and master's candidates will need to arrive to the ceremony wearing their hoods.