University of Idaho sets spring graduation date

| May 21, 2020 1:00 AM

A total of 1,650 University of Idaho students statewide applied for 1,795 degrees for the spring semester, which ended May 15. The numbers are the largest in the past six years for a spring term.

Spring 2020 graduates will be celebrated during a summer commencement ceremony at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, in the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center in Moscow.

The summer ceremony will be held in place of spring ceremonies that were canceled in Moscow, Boise, Coeur d’Alene and Idaho Falls due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19. Social distancing and other protocols will be in place during the August ceremony.

Spring graduates have the option of taking part in the Aug. 1 ceremony, or in the December 2020 or May 2021 ceremonies.

Each graduate will receive a “celebration in a box” in the mail that includes the diploma cover they would have received at this month’s ceremony, as well as an event program and other Vandal-themed gear.

As of Friday, May 15, U of I students have applied for 1,219 bachelor’s degrees, 89 law degrees, 86 master’s degrees, 35 doctoral degrees and 366 specialist degrees.

A breakdown of degrees applied for by U I centers includes:

• Moscow: 1,178 bachelor’s, 39 law, 78 master’s, 30 doctoral, 302 specialist (1,627 total);

• Boise: Nine bachelor’s, 50 law, four doctoral, five master’s, 22 specialist (90 total);

• Coeur d’Alene: 27 bachelor’s, three master’s, 27 specialist (57 total); and

• Idaho Falls: Five bachelor’s, one doctoral, 15 specialist (21 total).

The class of 2020 brings the university’s all-time total to 124,513 graduates and 133,158 degrees.