What is the difference between Graduation and Commencement?
Graduation: the process of being awarded a degree after completion of credit hours and other degree requirements.
Commencement ceremony: the congratulatory ceremony in which students are publicly and formally recognized.
To officially graduate from ISU, a student must apply for graduation.
After receipt of final grades, the student's degree audit (degree plan) must show the student satisfied all university, college and departmental requirements for the specific degree or certificate.
- September 3 – for December 2019 graduation
- January 21 - for May 2020 graduation
- March 27 - for August 2020 graduation
RSVP for Commencement
In order to walk in the Commencement ceremony, you must RSVP.
Winter commencement deadline: November 15, 2019
Cap & Gown
Regalia (cap & gown) can be purchased at the Grad Finale or through the ISU Bookstore.
Winter commencement deadline: November 9, 2019.
Experience a one-stop-shop to help you prepare for graduation from ISU.
October 15 & 16
March Through the Arch
In May and December, graduates look to the future by passing through the arch away from campus. This symbolizes exiting the campus as Bengal alumni.
Friday, December 13
Celebrate your great accomplishment by joining in the time-honored tradition of Commencement. Invite family and friends to share in the celebration, as you walk across the stage donned in cap and gown. The perfect end to your ISU experience!
Saturday, December 14
Degree Award Information
Information about transferring course work in your final semester, how to resolve incomplete grades and what it takes to receive a University Honors Designation.
Diplomas will be mailed to you after your degree has been posted to your academic record.
(eligibility, honors, diploma)
(seating, logistics, program):
(208) 282-2930 or 282-4798
Cap & Gown
(tassels, stoles, etc.)