U of I Winter Commencement Dec. 14 Celebrates 612 Graduates

U of I Winter Commencement Dec. 14 Celebrates 612 Graduates

MOSCOW, Idaho —  Graduating students are eligible to receive a combined 612 degrees this December at the University of Idaho 2019 Winter Commencement. Candidates applied for 444 baccalaureate degrees, 132 master’s degrees, 22 doctoral degrees, nine law degrees and five specialist degrees.

A total of 612 students statewide are eligible for graduation from U of I this semester. This winter’s commencement brings the university's all-time totals to 122,848 graduates and 131,315 degrees.

“This winter’s graduates have shown they are well-prepared for wherever life takes them. Their commitment will serve them well as they enter the workforce and their Vandal ties will forever help them navigate their own path,” President Scott Green said. “Graduating from the University of Idaho is a valuable accomplishment.”

Winter Commencement will take place at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, in the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center in Moscow. The commencement speaker is Ali Carr-Chellman, dean of the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences.

U of I is awarding two honorary doctorates to distinguished alumni and friends of the university in recognition of their service and contributions to the state of Idaho and the nation. Awardees include:

  • Honorary Doctor of Engineering: David E. Whitehead, professional engineer and CEO of Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories in Pullman, Washington.
  • Honorary Doctor of Arts: Jonathan Segal ’84, architect and owner of Jonathan Segal FAIA and Development Company in San Diego, California.


Lineup for commencement begins at 11:30 a.m. Doors open to the public at 11 a.m. General seating in the Kibbie Dome is free and available on a first-come, first-served basis. No tickets are required. Premium seating is available through the U of I Ticket Office, via phone at 208-885-7212 or email at tickets@uidaho.edu. Guests with disabilities may contact Events and Support Services at 208-885-7353 prior to the ceremony for accommodations. The ceremony may also be viewed live at www.uidaho.edu/news/ui-live

The President's Office will host a reception immediately following the ceremony. Degree candidates, their families and friends and faculty are all invited to come together on the main floor of the Kibbie Dome. Light refreshments and photo opportunities will be provided. 

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