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When:

Monday, May 6, 2024
6 p.m.

The ceremony will last approximately 1½ hours.

Where:

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

Special Needs:

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

Important Tasks and Information for Meridian Graduates:

  • Apply for Graduation in your MyISU account by Feb 5
  • RSVP for the Meridian ceremony by April 5
  • Pre-order your regalia package by March 15th! Sooner is better. All graduates who attend Commencement must wear the appropriate regalia.
  • Regalia Roadshow -- Purchase and pick up your regalia at ISU-Meridian in RM 681 during the following dates and times:
    • Thursday, March 28th between 12-6 PM
    • Friday, March 29th between 8 AM-2 PM
  • Costs for Regalia Packages (Cap, gown, tassel, stole)
    • NOTES:
      • Tax not included in costs below 
      • Individual pieces are sold separately (see Regalia Pre-Order form for more details)
    • Associate/Bachelor - $94.92
    • Master - $101.92
    • Doctorate with Mortarboard Cap - $126.83
    • Doctorate with Tam - $177.94
  • 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.
  • Photography/Video
    • There will be a professional photo opportunity for each graduate provided by The Grad Team.
    • The Grad Team will send you proofs and ordering information via email after the ceremony.
    • There will be photo stations with ISU backdrops for you to take pictures with friends and family before or after the ceremony.
    • 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 degree requirements will be completed before mailing diplomas. After the review is completed and your 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 gradisu@isu.edu.
  • 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 arrive at Idaho Central Arena no later than 5:15 PM.
  • Commencement regalia is required.
    • Order regalia using this link.
    • Order by March 29.
    • Regalia must be picked up on May 1st or 2nd 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.
  • You are cordially invited to attend the reception immediately following commencement.

Is there a rehearsal?

There will not be a rehearsal, so we ask graduates to be at the Idaho Central Arena at least 1 hour before showtime. Please watch this brief instructional video.

How long will commencement last?

Approximately 1½ hours.

Where/When can I pick up my cap and gown?

At ISU-Meridian in Room 681 during the Regalia Roadshow

  • Thursday, March 28th between 12-6 PM
  • Friday, March 29th between 8 AM-2 PM

How can I order my cap and gown?

Pre-order your cap and gown by March 15. 

What forms do I need to fill out to participate?

Are tickets required?

At this time, tickets are not required for guests. 

Will the ceremony be live-streamed?

Yes! The ceremony will be streamed live to ISU's YouTube channel

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.