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Commencement is almost here – see you there

Thanks to the contributions of many faculty, staff members and students, in just a few hours Boise State will present its first-ever virtual commencement ceremony.

Commencement will begin at 10 a.m. Mountain Time at and The main ceremony will be about an hour, followed by a unique presentation of the names of each graduate — and some special messages from faculty.

The campus community is encouraged to join in the celebration by engaging on social media using #BoiseStateGrad. A gallery of social media posts is displayed on the commencement page.

In addition to a number of faculty featured in the commencement celebration, congratulations videos from each college also will be posted on the commencement page. Faculty and staff members can help celebrate by sharing these with students.

In all, 2,785 students are eligible for 3,232 degrees and certificates, with 785 students eligible for honors; 389 cum laude, 311 magna cum laude and 85 summa cum laude.

This history-making ceremony will feature student speaker Tyler Chapman from Hagerman, Idaho, who is graduating with dual bachelor’s degrees in information technology management and games, interactive media and mobile.

“Boise State has been everything to me. Coming from a small town … it has meant a lot to be supported,” Chapman said. “I have had so many amazing experiences and any sort of new experience, like our virtual graduation, provides a unique opportunity for students to be part of something new, something that’s never happened before. I am super excited.”