2018 Commencement Preview

Published: May 11, 2018

On Saturday, May 12, College of Western Idaho (CWI) will celebrate its 2018 class of graduates in a commencement ceremony hosted at Taco Bell Arena in Boise. The ceremony is scheduled for 7 p.m. and will recognize degree and certificate graduates, as well as GED completers.

The College will honor a record number of degree and certificate candidates as well as the most ever graduates with multiple degrees. In addition, the amount of Dual Credit students receiving an Associates of Arts degree has tripled in the past year, from 10 to 32. Additional highlights of this year’s commencement include:

  • 1952 Degree and Certificate Candidates
  • 485 Graduates with Honors
  • 357 Graduates with Multiple Degrees
  • 152 Veteran Graduates
  • Average Graduate GPA 3.316
  • 32 Associate of Arts degrees awarded to Dual Credit students
  • 491 GED Candidates
  • Youngest Graduate – 17 years old
  • Oldest Graduate – 66 years old

Additional information can be found on the CWI website. Family and friends of graduates who cannot attend commencement in-person are invited to watch a live stream of the event on the CWI Facebook page. Share your success as a graduate or congratulate a student on their accomplishments on Twitter or Instagram using #cwigraduation on your posts. Messages will be streamed on screens for graduates to see while preparing for the ceremony. 

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