Moscow Winter Commencement: Student FAQ
The Winter Commencement Ceremony will be held at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 11, at the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center in Moscow. Doors open at 11 a.m. General seating is free and on a first-come, first-served basis.
No tickets are required. The University of Idaho is excited to be able to celebrate this momentous occasion with our graduates and their guests. General seating is free and is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Premium, reserved seating is available.
U of I branded face coverings will be provided for graduates, faculty and staff participating in the event. Face coverings will be required for all ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center guests. Graduates may keep the U of I branded face coverings. All entrants must pass through a metal detector and adhere to the clear bag policy.
Students will have the choice to shake hands with their academic dean or president.
Doctoral students will have the choice to be hooded by their major professor/graduate dean or arrive wearing their hood. Masters students will need to arrive at the ceremony wearing their hood.
Yes, graduates will have an opportunity for a professional photograph without a mask prior to crossing the stage.
Yes, academic regalia, commonly called a cap and gown, is required when participating in the University of Idaho commencement ceremonies. Information on regalia requirements can be found online.
If you ordered your regalia through Jostens, it is shipped to the address you provided. If you ordered through Marketplace you will pick it up in Hays Hall, G12 the Office of Alumni Relations. When it is ready, you will receive an email with instructions. For additional questions regarding regalia, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Alumni Services at email@example.com for information on ordering regalia after the deadline of Oct. 24.
Graduates will be notified of their eligibility for honor cords during the first week of November. Honor cords will be available for pickup at the Registrar's Office until Friday, Dec. 3. For questions regarding honor cords, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students are awarded tentative honors based on what their institutional GPA is the term prior to graduation. Final honors will be determined after the degree is awarded (6-8 weeks after the end of the term) and will be printed on the student’s transcript and diploma. Additional information can be found online.
Unfortunately, no. Students are awarded tentative honors based on what their institutional GPA is the term prior to graduation. Final honors will be printed on the student’s transcript and diploma.
You should arrive and be ready for the lineup at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, which is one hour before the ceremony start time. The processional will start at approximately noon, a half hour before the ceremony start time.
The processional line up will take place on the East End of the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center floor. You can enter from the concourse. Signage will point you to your specific college location.
Only bring essentials that you can’t do without and will fit in your pocket. No bags of any kind will be allowed into the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center with graduates. Arrive dressed in your gown before arriving at the lineup.
The ceremony, not including processional, will last approximately two hours.
There will not be a rehearsal. Trained marshals will guide graduates throughout the process from the processional, crossing the stage to receive their diplomas, reseating and the recessional.
Processional and Ceremony
The processional route will begin on the east end of the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center floor and will proceed around a curtain into the seating area for graduates on the floor. The processional will be a single file line by alphabetical order of colleges.
After opening remarks, guest speakers, medallion awards, honorary degrees and recognition of honors, students will approach the stage to receive their diploma cover. Students will have the choice to shake hands with their academic dean or president and will be able to have a socially distanced photograph without a mask. Doctoral students will have the choice to be hooded on stage by their major professor or graduate dean. Master's candidates will need to arrive to the ceremony wearing their hoods.