C of I readies for 2017 Commencement ceremony

The College of Idaho will celebrate the graduating Class of 2017 during its annual Commencement ceremony, which is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, May 20, in the Morrison Quadrangle on the C of I campus in Caldwell.

Nearly 300 students will participate in Commencement, which will feature an address by The Honorable Candy Wagahoff Dale, a 1979 C of I graduate. Judge Dale, who served as a trial lawyer for more than 25 years prior to her appointment to the federal bench, also will receive an honorary doctorate of humane letters during the ceremony.

“Judge Dale is an outstanding example of how hard work and dedication can lead to success after graduation,” C of I President Charlotte Borst said. “The Class of 2017 will surely benefit from her wisdom, experience and guidance.”

The ceremony will also include remarks by graduating senior speaker Hailey Chambers and President Borst, along with the awarding of degrees to the 2017 graduates. A livestream of the proceedings will be available on the C of I’s Facebook page at

Commencement will be preceded by a Baccalaureate service at 8 p.m. Friday, May 19, inside Jewett Auditorium. Class reunions, Board of Trustees meetings and other campus events also are scheduled throughout the week. For full details, visit

The College of Idaho has a 125-year-old legacy of excellence. The C of I is known for its outstanding academic programs, winning athletics tradition and history of producing successful graduates, including seven Rhodes Scholars, three governors, four NFL players and countless business leaders and innovators. Its distinctive PEAK Curriculum challenges students to attain competency in the four knowledge peaks of humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field—empowering them to earn a major and three minors in four years. The College’s close-knit, residential campus is located in Caldwell, where its proximity both to Boise and to the world-class outdoor activities of southwest Idaho’s mountains and rivers offers unique opportunities for learning beyond the classroom.  For more information, visit