Commencement Information

Boise State has two commencement ceremonies each year. These are held in Boise on the university campus at the Taco Bell Arena.  Both events usually include over 2,000 graduates and 6,000 family and friends. Commencement ceremonies are also streamed live – the day of the event, on the Boise State website. You will find the information you need about commencement on the web pages and points-of-contact noted below.

Assistance Prior to and at Commencement:

  • Paul Castelin is the contact person in our office regarding any questions you have about commencement, graduation paperwork and deadlines etc. You can contact Paul at (208) 426-1962 or via email

Please RSVP To Be Added To Department and University Attendee List

Notify us if you plan to attend commencement:

  • Dixie Conner is the admissions counselor in our office who maintains the graduation participant list. Please let her know if you plan to attend.

Contact Dixie

Registrar‘s Office:  You will receive an email from the Registrar’s Office regarding your eligibility to attend commencement. You must respond regarding your intent to attend by the deadline stated in the email. If you believe that you should be graduating with a degree in December 2014 and you have not received the email, please contact the Registrar’s office.

Graduation Status.

Commencement Event:

Latest Information

About The Venue:

This link is to the venue site and has information about seating, guest services etc:

Taco Bell Arena

Transcripts, Diplomas, and Certificates:

Since Commencement occurs before final grades have been verified, you will receive only a diploma cover at the ceremony, but your actual diploma and/or certificates will be mailed to you by the Registrar’s Office approximately six weeks after grades have been submitted to allow for all degree requirements to be audited and approved.

Registrar’s Office

Announcements, Regalia, Graduation Gifts and More:

The Boise State Bookstore coordinates all orders. Be sure to order by deadlines noted. The colors of the regalia that you need to order depending upon the degree you are earning:

  • Master of Science in Educational Technology (M.S.E.T.)
    • Gold Hood
    • Gold Tassel
  • Master of Educational Technology (M.E.T.)
    • Light Blue Hood
    • Light Blue Tassel

State and City Information:

For out of town graduates and guests- the following links may be helpful:

 About Idaho

About Boise