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Over 550 Students to Graduate at U of I Saturday

December 05, 2023

MOSCOW, Idaho — More than 550 students are eligible to receive 607 degrees at University of Idaho’s 2023 Winter Commencement Ceremony Saturday, Dec. 9, in the ICCU Arena in Moscow.

Ceremonies begin at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. More information about the commencement is available at

The 555 eligible students applied for 391 bachelor’s degrees, 140 master’s degrees, 29 doctorates, 12 juris doctorates, four associate degrees and two specialist degrees. Twenty-nine academic certificates are eligible for completion.

“Our winter graduates have shown through their hard work and determination that they have what it takes to make a difference in the world,” U of I President Scott Green said. “They are well-prepared to launch their careers and become industry leaders who can tackle the needs of our state and beyond.”

U of I has graduated about 131,895 students with more than 141,399 degrees since its foundation.

Skip Oppenheimer ’68, chairman and CEO of Oppenheimer Companies Inc. and president of Oppenheimer Development Corp., will give the commencement address. In addition to heading two successful companies, Oppenheimer serves on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, is the founding chair and current board member of Idaho Business for Education, former chair of St. Luke’s Health System and currently serves as chair of St. Luke’s Health Plan.

Since 2011, Oppenheimer and his brother, Doug, have supported the annual Oppenheimer Ethics Symposium put on by U of I’s School of Journalism and Mass Media. 

The Moscow commencement will be livestreamed at

Clear bags are required, and attendees must pass through metal detectors, per the university’s security protocols for large events. No bags will be permitted for graduating students.

No weapons, including knives or firearms may enter the venue, per university policy. The rule applies to concealed carry permit holders.

U of I is a tobacco-free campus. Alcoholic beverages can only be consumed in approved locations on university property.

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