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The ISU-Meridian Commencement Ceremony will be Monday, May 8, 2023 @ 6:00 PM at Idaho Central Arena in downtown Boise.

ISU-Meridian Commencement Ceremony Information


Monday, May 8, 2023
6 p.m.

The ceremony will last approximately 1½ hours.


Idaho Central Arena, 233 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 83702

Special Needs:

Contact Ali Crane
Enrollment & Student Services   
(208) 373-1706


Student Instruction Video coming soon

RSVP to Attend - Please RSVP here by Friday, April 7th and select the Meridian location.

Cap, Gown, Hood, and Tassel Information

  • All graduates who attend commencement must wear the appropriate regalia.
  • Pre-order regalia here by March 15th! The sooner is better!
  • Regalia Roadshow -- Purchase and pick up your regalia at ISU-Meridian (RM 681) on:
    • Thursday, March 30th between 12-6 PM, OR
    • Friday, March 31st between 8 AM-2 PM
    • COSTS:
      • Associate/Bachelor - $94.92 + sales tax ($100.62)
      • Master - $101.92 + sales tax ($108.04)
      • Doctorate with Mortar Board - $126.92 + sales tax ($134.54)
      • Doctorate with Tam - $177.98 + sales tax ($188.66)
  • Regalia Instructions:
    • Undergraduate students wear the tassel on the right prior to graduation. Move it to the left after your name has been announced.
    • Graduate students wear the tassel on the left and do not change its position.
    • Graduate students, please bring hood with you to the ceremony.
    • Students keep the regalia.


  • There will be a professional photo opportunity for each graduate provided by The Grad Team.
  • Commencement will also be live-streamed on ISU's YouTube channel

Diploma Information

  • Those who attend commencement are presented with a diploma cover as they cross the stage.
  • Be sure to pay your $20 Graduation/Commencement Fee.
  • A final review of requirements will be completed prior to mailing diplomas. After review has been completed and degree is posted, your diploma will be mailed. This process may take 4-7 weeks after graduation.
  • All diplomas will be mailed to the address indicated on the graduation application.
  • If your address changes, please contact the Office of the Registrar at (208) 282-2661 or

Policy Statement

  • It is the desire of the administration and the faculty of Idaho State University that the ceremony be conducted with courtesy and respect for each of the graduates.
  • The behavior of all graduates is an important element in maintaining a ceremony that should be a memorable occasion.

The University extends to you our very best wishes for continued success and happiness.

All faculty are invited to attend commencement.

  • Please RSVP here if you plan to attend.
  • Faculty should be at the Idaho Central Arena no later than 5:00 p.m.
  • Commencement regalia is required.
    • Order regalia here.
    • Faculty order by March 17.
    • Regalia must be picked up by May 4 -- Pick up from Ali Crane's office at ISU-Meridian Student Services, 1311 E. Central Drive, Meridian, Idaho.
  • If a member of your immediate family is graduating, you may request to present the diploma cover at the ceremony.

What forms do I need to fill out to participate?

Students are required to complete the Application for Graduation (found in BengalWeb) and the Commencement RSVP Form.

Is there a rehearsal?

No, there will not be a rehearsal.  That is why we ask graduates to watch a student instruction video (coming soon!) and to arrive at the event location (Idaho Central Arena, 233 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 83702) at least an hour before showtime. 

How long will commencement last?

Approximately 1½ hours.

Where can I pick up my cap and gown?

At ISU-Meridian (RM 681) during the Regalia Roadshow on Thursday, March 30th from 12-6 PM or Friday, March 31st from 8 AM-2 PM.

How can I order my cap and gown?

Pre-order here by March 15. 

Will the ceremony be live-streamed?

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 have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 stay home and watch the live-streamed ceremony. 

Where do I park?

There is no reserved parking for the commencement ceremony, which will be held at Idaho Central Arena. We recommend arriving early to find parking.