BOISE, Idaho — For the graduating class of 2020, COVID-19 derailed nearly all commencement celebrations. But, as life slowly returns to normal, events once postponed or canceled due to COVID-19 are picking up where they left off.
Boise State University will celebrate the class of 2021 with ceremonies on Saturday. The class of 2020 will also have a chance to finally celebrate their final chapter as college students the day before.
Chloe Pampush, a 2020 graduate and one of the commencement speakers this Friday, told Idaho News 6 not having graduation was disappointing, but she is happy with the university's decision to hold one this spring.
Boise State will award more than 3,600 degrees and certificates during the ceremonies. They will also award 35 students their PhDs. Both mark new records for degrees in one graduation.
Boise State will follow certain guidelines to ensure all ceremonies are safe this weekend.