Graduation

Congratulations, Class of 2022!

2022 Commencement Ceremony

Friday, May 13
7 p.m.
ExtraMile Arena

Congratulations to all our graduates! You made it!

Plan to join us for College of Western Idaho's (CWI) 13th commencement ceremony in recognition of this year's degree, certificate, GED, and Workforce Development apprenticeship graduates. In addition to in-person attendance, the ceremony will also be streamed on the College’s website.

Graduates are encouraged to check their student email account, the CWI newsroom, the College’s social media channels, and the Graduation page regularly for announcements and up-to-date information. Please email registrar@cwi.edu with any questions.

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Commencement Day-Of Information
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Additional Information

1126 Commencement vs Graduation

Graduation is receiving a degree or certificate from College of Western Idaho. A student graduates by 1) completing all degree or certificate requirements, and 2) completing a graduation application.

Commencement is the graduation ceremony - a celebration of the graduate’s accomplishments. Students are encouraged to participate in the commencement ceremony.  Participation in the ceremony does not guarantee graduation. Therefore, it is important to meet with your student success advisor and review your program evaluation to confirm you are on track to graduate.

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1126 Degree Postings and Diplomas

The process of awarding degrees begins the week after grades are final. This process takes at least 3-4 weeks. Once awarding is complete, the degree or certificate information is available on your transcript. Be sure to select “After Degree is Posted” when ordering an official transcript from College of Western Idaho.  This will ensure the degree has been posted before the transcript is sent.

Diplomas are mailed to the address you provided on your application and you should receive them approximately 5-7 business days from the time CWI places the order. You will receive an email from CWI's third party vendor once the diploma order has been placed.

The Diploma Reorder Form is used to order replacement diplomas. You should not use this form if something was wrong with your original diploma, i.e. name, degree, etc. In the event that something was incorrect on your original diploma, contact One Stop Student Services.

Ordering Official Transcripts Diploma Reorder Form

1126 Graduation Honors

Honor cords will be available for purchase at the beginning of April, at the bookstore for $10.00 + tax.

Degree candidates who have demonstrated exceptional academic performance with a minimum institutional grade point average of 3.50 are academically distinguished at the Commencement Ceremony. Eligible students can purchase an honor cord at the bookstore. This is based on the students institutional GPA as of fall 2021. You can find more information on graduation honors.

1126 Accommodations

Accommodations are available to graduates that are in need of assistance. Graduates in need of accommodations must notify CWI by Friday, May 6, so arrangements can be made.

Some examples of accommodations for Commencement are preferred seating, ability to stand in the back row, if you cannot sit for long periods at a time, and the ability to leave the ceremony a few minutes before the rest of the graduates. Towards the end of the ceremony, there are cannons that release confetti, along with fun celebratory music that can be a trigger for some. 

We are happy to accommodate you, and look forward to working with you.

Guests who need accommodations should arrive a little early to the ceremony, public doors open at 6pm. ExtraMile Arena ushers will be available to assist with seating.

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1126 Receiving Your Diploma

Diplomas are mailed to the address you provided on your application and you should receive them approximately 5-7 business days from the time CWI places the order. You will receive an email from CWI's third party vendor once the diploma order has been placed.

In the event that something was incorrect on your original diploma, contact One Stop Student Services

Have A Story To Tell?

We are seeking story ideas for our graduating class of 2022.

  • What is your CWI story?
  • Do you have other family members graduating at the same time, e.g. mother/daughter?
  • Are you a first-generation college graduate?
  • Have you returned to school to get your dream job?
  • Have you overcome major obstacles to receive your degree?

Email registrar@cwi.edu with your story and contact information. We cannot guarantee we will use every story but will do our best to follow-up. Your story may be used in CWI publications, other campus news media, or in the President’s commencement address.

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Congratulations, 2022 Graduates!

Now is your time to secure the connections, both personal and professional, with students, instructors, and administration, you have made during your time at CWI. Keep these valuable connections for your continued success beyond CWI by joining the CWI Alumni Connection today.

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Need More Info?

For questions about commencement please contact:

One Stop Student Services at 208.562.3000 or e-mail registrar@cwi.edu