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ALL University-sponsored events through May 15, 2020 have been canceled or postponed.

Therefore, Idaho State University has made the difficult decision to not hold in-person commencement and graduation-related activities as previously planned. This applies to all campus locations.

The University is working right now to implement alternate ways of celebrating our accomplished graduates. We will provide you with updates in the very near future.


May 9, 2020
Holt Arena

Graduates must RSVP to participate.

Morning Ceremony – 9 a.m.

College of Arts and Letters

College of Health Professions

College of Nursing

College of Education

Afternoon Ceremony – 2 p.m.

College of Business

College of Science and Engineering

College of Technology

College of Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences

College of Pharmacy


Graduates must RSVP to participate in Commencement.

Guests are not required to rsvp.


Tickets are not required

Graduates may invite as many guests as they wish.

Commencement Webcast

If you are unable to join us in Pocatello, the ceremony will be live-streamed on the University's Youtube channel.


Parking is free at the Holt Arena

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.


What's a celebration without people to share it with? Connect with all the #ISUgrads and their families by using the hashtag on all social media platforms. We'll be there highlighting the week's best moments.