Boise State releases online commencement details

Boise State releases online commencement details
Posted at 12:44 PM, Apr 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-08 13:02:35-04

BOISE, Idaho — Boise State University released details for the Spring 2020 virtual commencement celebration in an email to students. The ceremony will be streamed on May 9 at 10 a.m. online and on the Boise State University Facebook page.

2,785 graduates are eligible for 3,232 degrees and certificates. 738 students are eligible for honors; 389 cum laude, 311 magna cum laude and 85 summ cum laude.

The ceremony will feature student speaker Tyler Chapman, remarks from leaders in each college and a few surprises that have not been announced. Chapman is from Hagerman, Idaho and is graduated with dual bachelor's degrees in business administration and Games, Interactive Media and Mobile.

Boise State grads are encouraged to post their photos, videos and shout-outs on social media with #BoiseStateGrad and upload them here for a chance to be "seen" during the commencement ceremony and on social media.

Dr. Marlene Tromp delivered her messages in the empty ExtraMile Arena, faculty members shared videos from their homes and student musicians will do all the music for the ceremony. College banner bearers will have speaking parts for the first time and special people from around the community and beyond will share messages to the graduates. Student shout-outs thanking their family and friends have also been compiled for the digital ceremony.

The main ceremony is expected to last about an hour and will be followed by a presentation of the names of each graduate.

An in-person ceremony is planned in December for graduates who choose to participate. Student speaker Chloe Pampush, who is earning a bachelor's degree in graphic design and a minor in German, will represent the class of 2020 at this celebration.