We can’t wait to celebrate with our 2020 grads! Commencement ceremonies are currently scheduled for Sunday, September 6, 2020 at the Ford Idaho Center. The Graduate and Professional Studies ceremony will begin at 1:30 pm and the Traditional Undergraduate ceremony will begin at 5:30 pm.
Please note that our commencement “plans” are contingent upon large venues being able to accommodate people at that time. Between now and Commencement, the Academic Ceremonies Committee will be working to finalize details for Commencement. As these plans are finalized, we will let you know.
How many family members can attend Commencement?
Each graduate will be allocated 4 tickets. Tickets will be required for admittance to the general seating area of the FIC. More information about the ticketing process will be sent out during the 1st week of August. For other friends and family members who want to celebrate with our grads, the ceremony will be live streamed. Details and a link for streaming the ceremony will be provided later.
Why isn’t Commencement being held on campus?
The Ford Idaho Center (FIC) is able to accommodate more people with appropriate physical distancing than we would be able to accommodate on campus. In addition, having the ceremony at the FIC helps us protect the health and safety of our on-campus students by limiting the introduction of outside visitors onto campus.
What safety precautions will be followed?
Will there be Baccalaureate this year?
At this time, we are still considering whether we will be able to hold Baccalaureate due to a potential booking conflict with the Ford Idaho Center. The decision should be made by August 1 and will be communicated with graduates shortly thereafter. If we are able to have a Baccalaureate Service, it will be held Sunday morning at 9:00 am at the FIC.