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Congratulations Graduates!


Meridian Commencement

 Saturday, May 8
 Mountain View High School Stadium
 1 pm, 3 pm

10 a.m. Ceremony

College of Health
College of Pharmacy

2 p.m. Ceremony

College of Arts & Letters
College of Education

6 p.m. Ceremony

College of Business
College of Science and Engineering
College of Technology

Commencement Program

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Where can I see my commencement photographs?

Ceremony pictures were taken by Lifetouch Photography and will be available for viewing and purchase at Lifetouch.


Where can I find video of my walk across the stage?

Every student who crossed the stage can download or share a personalized video of their moment at Stageclip. This service is a free gift from Idaho State.


When will I get my diploma? 

Diplomas will be mailed via first-class mail to the address indicated on your graduation application. Diplomas are mailed two to three weeks after your degree has been posted to your transcript, which can take up to five weeks. You will receive an email from  letting you know when your degree has been posted and a second email from the diploma vendor (Michael Sutter Company) when your diploma has been mailed.


How can I make sure my diploma will be sent to the correct address?

Notify a graduation specialist in the Office of the Registrar of any changes in your mailing address as soon as possible. Once the information for your diploma is sent to our diploma printing vendor, the mailing address cannot be changed.


How can I stay connected?

Graduates are encouraged to sign up for their free membership to the  Alumni Association. There's a list of perks that come from being a member.


When will my ceremony take place?
We are planning three ceremonies on Saturday, April 24, at 10 a.m, 2 p.m, and 6 p.m., dividing by college. We are still working on plans to make those divisions. Check back soon for more information.


What are you doing to protect me and my family from COVID-19?
Your safety is our number one concern. Please visit our COVID-19 Precautions webpage for more information about our efforts to keep everyone safe at commencement. 


I graduated in 2020 but couldn’t walk because of the pandemic. Can I participate in the 2021 ceremony?
Yes! Please fill out the RSVP form if you would like to participate in the ceremony this year.


I can’t make the ceremony in Pocatello on April 24. Can I attend the ceremony in Meridian on Saturday, May 8?
Yes! Please check out Meridian’s Commencement Website and fill out a participation form to RSVP.

Will you be live-streaming the ceremony?
Yes! The ceremony will be streamed live to ISU’s YouTube channel. We ask that high-risk populations, people who have COVID-19, and those who are in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 stay home and watch the live-streamed ceremony.


I have a question about ticketing. Where can I find more information about that?
Please visit our Ticketing FAQs page for more information about ticketing. If you are a graduate and would like to request tickets for audience members, fill out the Ticketing Request Form.


I earned a Master’s/Doctoral degree. Will I be able to be hooded?
Due to safety concerns, no hoodings will take place, but we are planning alternative ways to honor doctoral graduates. We will be contacting you soon with more details about how to take part in these honors.


Do we need to pay for parking at Holt Arena during commencement?
No, parking is free the day of commencement.


Will photos be taken during the ceremony?
Yes, professional pictures will be taken by Lifetouch Photography and will be available for viewing and purchase at


Is there a rehearsal?
Details for rehearsal will be communicated at a later date. If we are not able to hold an in-person rehearsal, we will create a virtual rehearsal.


How long will commencement last?
Each ceremony should last approximately 60-75 minutes.


How do I get my honor cords?
Honor cords can be picked up in the Registrar’s Office (Museum Building, 318) during regular business hours. They will also have a booth at Holt Arena the day of commencement for anyone still needing to pick up cords. There is no fee associated with honor cords.


When should I arrive for commencement?
Typically, graduates are instructed to arrive one hour prior to the ceremony. This year, in order to help with physical distancing, we will assign you check-in times based on your last name.


How do I get my actual diploma?
Diplomas will be mailed to the address you indicated on your graduation application and should arrive 2-3 weeks after your degree has been posted to your academic record and official transcript.




(eligibility, honors, diploma)
Registrar’s Office
(208) 282-4874


(seating, logistics, program)
Office of Marketing and Communications
(208) 282-4798


(caps, gowns, tassels)
University Bookstore
(208) 282-3237