Commencement exercises for the Law School campus take place each spring semester. The May 2017 ceremony is scheduled for May 6, 2017 at 1:30 PM in the Pioneer Room (6th Floor) of JUMP (1000 W. Myrtle, Boise, ID 83702). Doors will open at 1 PM for seating and guests are encouraged to dress business casual.
Commencement participants need to arrive at the JUMP "Loft" room (5th Floor) by 12:15 PM, dressed in their regalia.
The Ceremony will be followed by an on-site reception.
Parking: Fee based parking is available in the JUMP Parking Garage along Myrtle Street. Additional parking is available in the underground parking garage off Myrtle and 11th Street, in nearby downtown garages, or on surface streets.
Live Stream and Photography
For family and friends unable to attend, a live stream will be available during the ceremony. Photographs and a recording will be made available after the ceremony. For prior ceremonies, please utilize the links to the left to view the recordings and photographs.
Applying for Graduation
Participants must apply to participate in the May ceremony by April 15th of the prior year. For more information on the Graduation application, visit: http://www.cu-portland.edu/academics/registrar/commencement/applying-graduation. Regardless of intent to participate in the Commencement ceremony, all students must apply to graduate in order to receive their degree.
Participants may order graduation announcements through Jostens. During the customization process, the degree "Juris Doctor" and ceremony "May 2017 University School of Law Commencement" are the appropriate selections.
Regalia - Order by March 23rd
Participants in the Commencement ceremony must wear a cap with tassel, gown, hood, and stole of the appropriate color and style, as approved by the University. Law participants must order the "Doctorate" regalia and select "JD (Law)" as the Major/Cirriculum. Upon confirmation of eligibility you will be provided with information about how to obtain your Regalia (i.e. Cap, Gown, & Hood) via email, but participants can also click here to be directed to the order website.*
* NOTE: Tassels and regalia may differ for each Commencement Ceremony. Therefore, students are encouraged to order regalia from Jostens to ensure uniformity.
The following is a non-exhaustive list of lodging options in the Boise area. Please note: our Commencement aligns with the Boise State commencement weekend. Families are strongly encouraged to make reservations (lodging, dinner, etc.) early!
Within a Mile (Walking Distance)
The Grove Hotel
Hampton Inn & Suites
The Safari Inn Downtown
Inn at 500
The TownePlace Suites Boise Downtown
The Courtyard by Marriott
The Modern Hotel
Selection of Hotels within 10 minute Driving Distance:
Boise Guest House
Holiday Inn Express Boise-University Area
The Riverside Hotel
Holiday Inn Boise Airport
Hampton Inn Boise – Airport
Fairfield Inn Boise Airport
Hilton Garden Inn Boise Spectrum
Hampton Inn & Suites Boise/Spectrum
Diploma and Diploma Frames
Diplomas are mailed to graduates 4 - 8 weeks after official Juris Doctor degree conferral. While a ceremonial conferral occurs at Commencement, official degree conferral occurs when all degree requirements are satisfied. In the majority of cases, official degree conferral will occur upon the posting of final grades or confirmation of completion of the Pro Bono requirement. Commencement Ceremony participants will receive a diploma cover as they cross the stage. The mailed diploma will fit in this cover. Alternatively, graduates may wish to order a diploma frame, which may be done through the Jostens customization process. Click the diploma to the right to see the specifications.