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Convocation Information

Questions about Convocation? Contact Us!

BS in Nursing and RN-BS Students:

Candice Johnson 
Office: Norco 309D

AGNP or DNP Students:

Zerik Kadrlik
Office: Norco 414D
Phone: (208) 426-3819


What is Convocation?

Convocation provides an opportunity for nursing graduates to share their excitement and academic accomplishment with faculty, staff, fellow students, family and friends at a special ceremony.

Convocation includes remarks from the Deans of the School of Nursing and College of Health Sciences as well as keynote student speakers. The ceremony includes the acknowledgement of special friends and donors of the School of Nursing, and attending graduates will be recognized by name.

What is the difference between convocation, graduation, and commencement?

Convocation: a special ceremony to recognize graduating nursing students

Graduation: the process of being awarded a degree after completion of credit hours and other degree requirements.

Commencement: the congratulatory ceremony in which students are publicly and formally recognized. Visit the University commencement webpage for more information about commencement.

Where can I get my regalia?

Purchase regalia through the Bronco Shop

Regalia can be purchased online or in person via the Bronco Shop

Pre-License and RN-BS students
  • Blue cap and gown
  • Apricot Nursing stole
  • Nursing Pin (optional)
  • Boise State stole is optional
Master’s Students
  • Black cap and gown
  • Master’s hood – Apricot
  • Tassel – Apricot
Doctoral Students
  • Packages with everything you need can be purchased through Jostens

Yes! You can donate your regalia after convocation and commencement, just drop it off with a staff member in the Norco 309 suite. Future graduates will thank you!

Will photos be taken?

Yes. Photographers will be taking candid photos throughout the event, and each graduate will get their photo taken after leaving the stage.

Photos will be made available for free download on Google drive approximately 1 week after the ceremony. A link will be emailed to all graduates.