Commencement Preparation at Idaho State University

Commencement Program

Commencement Program
Date Saturday, May 6, 2017
Time Commencement begins at 10 a.m. and will run approximately 2 to 3 hours.
Place Holt Arena, Pocatello Campus
Guests Graduates may invite as many guests as they wish. No tickets are required.
Reception Graduates and their family are cordially invited to attend a reception hosted by President Arthur C. and Dr. Laura Vailas immediately following the ceremony on the turf of Holt Arena.
Special Needs Call Holt Arena Ticket office at (208) 282-4931. Seating for persons with special needs will be available. See an usher when you arrive at Commencement.
Photography Professional photography will be provided by Lifetouch Photography. Pictures will be available to purchase online approximately three weeks after Commencement at
Who Those invited to attend the ceremony include all students with graduation dates of December 2016, May 2017, and August 2017 (undergraduate and graduate students). In order to ensure your name is in the program, please apply for graduation no later than March 3, 2017 for May graduation and April 1st, 2017 for August graduation. Please contact a Graduation Specialist for more information if needed.
RSVP NO RSVP is required at this time to participate in Commencement.
Commencement Rehearsal
Date Friday, May 5, 2017
Time 3:30 p.m. Rehearsal will run approximately 1 hour.
Place Holt Arena (on the turf), Pocatello Campus
Cap and Gown Academic regalia (cap and gown) will be available for purchase at our Grad Finale event on Tuesday February 21 and Wednesday February 22 in the PSUB Ballroom, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. After that time, orders can be placed at the Bookstore or by calling them (208.282.3237). The deadline to order is April 1st. Additionally, you can order class rings and announcements at Grad Finale or after the event at

For Graduation Application and Diploma Questions, Please Contact:

For Grad Finale and Commencement Event Questions, Please Contact:


921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209