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This is what you’ve been working and waiting for: COMMENCEMENT.

Each Spring and Winter the Boise State Alumni Association is excited to welcome graduates to our newest class of alumni.

You may be a student for 4 years, but you are a Bronco for life!

  • Commencement crowd of graduates

  • Graduate posing with family

  • Kustra speaking at commencement

  • Group of four students in graduation gowns

  • Graduation cap decorated with 2013

  • Student being hooded at graduation

  • Two women in graduation gowns and sunglasses

  • Aerial view of students in graduation gowns at commencement

  • Josh Watkins giving commencement speech

  • Crowd of students in graduation gowns walking outside

2016 Winter Commencement

Taco Bell Arena • 10 a.m. •Saturday, December 17, 2016

Visit the COMMENCEMENT page in the Office of the Provost for details.

FAN Club (Future Alumni Network) sponsors a “last chance station” for last minute prep and emergencies before you walk across the stage. FAN Club and the Student Foundation will also be selling flowers for commencement gifts.

Be part of the ceremony

If you can’t make it to the graduation ceremony: Watch LIVE streaming Commencement Webcast



Immediately following the Commencement Ceremony, please join the Boise State Alumni Association at the Welcome Home Party! Graduates and their families will get to celebrate the day in the new Alumni and Friends Center. You will enjoy light refreshments, have a place to take family photos, and graduates can enter to win several raffle prizes. WELCOME HOME ALUMNI!

Discover how you can start strong as a member of the Boise State alumni community.

Before taking that proud walk across the stage, graduating students can discover opportunities at the Grad Fair.

GET YOUR GRAD BOX at the Boise State Bookstore

  • Purchase your Grad Box – Save 30% on caps and gowns
  • Purchase regalia caps and gowns and accessories
  • Join the Boise State Alumni Association and receive a 70% discount as a new graduate (or free with Grad Box)

Did you know? Once you graduate, you can still pay to use the REC center, but you must be a dues-paying member of the Boise State Alumni Association. Join at Grad Fair for a deep discount on your annual membership—only $15 for your first year (regularly $50). Or, pay your Bronco for Life Alumni Association membership of $350 (regularly $600) and take advantage of tons of benefits for the rest of your Bronco Life! JOIN TODAY!

  • Enter to win prizes and gifts from the Alumni Association and Liberty Mutual
  • Film your Shout-Out!

Shout-Out videos are taped in Trueblood Room during the Grad Fair. Thank your mom, your instructors, or yourself and the Shout-Out will play while family and friends are walking into Taco Bell Arena prior to Commencement.

  • Order your graduation announcements
  • Order diploma frames and other graduation accessories
  • Get any commencement questions answered
  • Order your Boise State Ring -see the Jostens  Jostens Collegiate Rings Rep at Grad Fair or click here to design your own ring.

Future Commencement Dates

  • Spring 2017 – Saturday, May 6, 2017
  • Winter 2017- Saturday, December 16, 2017
  • Spring 2018- Saturday, May 5, 2018