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Commencement 2017

Saturday, May 20

10:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

The College of Idaho

Event Videostream:

Regalia (Caps & gowns)

Orders for regalia must be into The College Store by APRIL 1.

Undergrad Regalia Form Graduate Regalia Form

Bachelor Regalia will be in black and is made from recycled materials. It belongs to the graduate after the event. Total cost is $40.  Tassels will be purple and gold.

The Commencement Adornment Policy may be downloaded here.

Announcements and Rings

General announcements will be available in The College Store beginning in early March. Personalized announcements as well as College Rings may be ordered through

Pictures and Videos 

As a public college event, The College of Idaho will be recording media in the form of photography, audio and video. This media may be reproduced and used for educational, illustration, promotion, advertising, and trade associated with the College.

Ceremony: Arrangements have been made with Pete Grady Photography to photograph each graduate during the ceremony. You will be under no obligation to purchase, but information will be available at the ceremony. Photos from previous years are available at Pete's website. 

Guest Seating

Currently the College does not require tickets to attend Commencement exercises.  Typically, the event is held outdoors and we recommend coming prepared for the weather. We recommend arriving prior to 9:30 am for optimal seating.

Additional Activities

Commencement Weekend begins with a Baccalaureate Service on Friday, May 20 at 8 p.m. in the Jewett Auditorium. This is a contemporary chapel service for graduates, families and friends, and is coordinated by the Office of Campus Ministries.

Baccalaureate includes music, an inspirational message, a light dessert reception and a photo slideshow of the graduating seniors. Please send baby/child photos of your graduating student to Tim Streight at

Please join the College immediately following Commencement, in the Finney Forest, for light refreshments from noon-2 p.m.

Visit the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce for more information regarding the area.

Additional Information

Adornment Policy:
Hotel Options:
Graduate Regalia Form:
Undergraduate Regalia Form:
Visiting Parents Info:
Letter to Parents:
Commencement Instructions for Graduates: