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Ceremony for 2020 Graduates

4 p.m. Friday, May 7 for graduates of the class of 2020, whose commencement celebrations were impacted by COVID-19. The ceremony will last approximately two hours.

The deadline for student graduates to RSVP for this ceremony was Friday, April 23.

Logistics for graduates

  • Doors open and check-in begins at 2 p.m. at Albertsons Stadium. Graduates must check in and be seated no later than 3:30 p.m.
  • Enter Albertsons Stadium through GATE H (between the Caven-Williams Sports Complex and the east end of Albertsons Stadium).
  • Walk-through magnetometers will be used to screen all students entering the stadium. Please do not bring bags or other personal belongings onto the field.
  • Check in and show the QR code you received for your name reading. Please share using your cell phone or printed from your email. You will sit with the college you are graduating from.
  • Student parking is at the West Stadium parking lot, located between ExtraMile Arena and Albertsons Stadium. See more information about parking, guest parking and accessible parking.
  • If you have not already received a text message to indicate your preferred name and record the correct pronunciation of name, please follow these instructions for name reading.
  • Commencement begins at 4 p.m. The ceremony will last approximately two hours.
  • Immediately following the ceremony, you’ll be directed off the field through gates H and J to return to the west parking lot.

Tips for graduates

  • Make sure you look your best by steaming or pressing your regalia ahead of time.
  • You will be walking on turf – please wear comfortable shoes. For your safety, and the safety of the field, no heels will be allowed, but wedges are welcome.
  • Make sure your phone is charged for all those photo-ops and selfies. Share your commencement experience with us using #BOISESTATEGRAD.
  • The Alumni Association will have a table for last minute needs like bobby pins, static spray and lint rollers to make sure you look great in your Boise State regalia!
  • After the ceremony, you’re invited to visit the various locations on campus to take post-commencement photos with families.

Logistics for guests

  • Albertsons Stadium doors open at 3 p.m. Since seats are assigned, there is no need to arrive early and wait for the doors to open. Please avoid congregating. Please use the designated stadium entrance listed on your tickets for entering the stadium.
  • Walk-through magnetometers will be used to screen all guests entering the stadium. Please note, air horns, cowbells or noisemakers of any type are prohibited. Please see the full list of prohibited items and additional safety measures.
  • Concessions will not be available.
  • Hearing devices will be provided to guests who need access to this service. Go to the bookstore entrance on the west side of the stadium to check out a headset for free. Headsets will be available on a first come, first served basis. Please be prepared to leave a driver’s license or other photo ID to check out the headset. Your ID will be given back when the unit is returned.
  • Commencement begins at 4 p.m. The ceremony will last approximately two hours.
  • After the ceremony, you’re invited to visit the various locations on campus to take post-commencement photos with your graduates.

Please note: Graduates and attendees will only be required to wear facial coverings when they are out of their seat, based on recently revised CDC guidelines. While seated, individuals will be physically distanced, mitigating the risk of COVID transmission.

If you have any questions, please contact commencement@boisestate.edu or (208) 426-2947.

Chloe Pampush

Meet your student commencement speaker

Chloe Pampush from Tillamook, Oregon, graduated in 2020 with a bachelor of fine arts degree in graphic design and a minor in German. In both of these areas of study, Chloe pursued leadership and mentorship roles. She worked in the World Languages Resource Center helping students practice their speaking and conversation skills, and through the Pathways Project, developed resources for Idaho’s K-16 language students and teachers.

Learn about Chloe's Boise State experience

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Dr. John Baldwin retires from Boise State this spring after an extraordinary 50 years of teaching in the Department of Music. He leaves a profound legacy in the impact he has made on his colleagues and countless students, many of whom have pursued musical careers of their own, as well as the tens of thousands of young listeners who he has introduced to everything from bass drums to finger cymbals. 

Read John Baldwin's story

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