College of Western Idaho to Hold Commencement Ceremony on May 13

Published: May 10, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY – May 9, 2017


Mark Browning
(208) 562-3508       

College of Western Idaho to Hold Commencement Ceremony on May 13

Nampa – On Saturday, May 13, the College of Western Idaho (CWI) will celebrate its 2017 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.

CWI will honor a record number of degree and certificate candidates as well as the most ever graduates with multiple degrees. Some of the highlights of this year’s commencement include:

  • 1465 Degree and Certificate Candidates
  • 490 Graduates with Honors
  • 354 Graduates with Multiple Degrees
  • 131 Veteran Graduates
  • Average Graduate GPA 3.25
  • 10 Associates of Arts Degrees awarded to Dual Credit Students
  • Youngest Graduate - 16 Years Old
  • Oldest Graduate - 68 Years Old

For more commencement details visit Family and friends of graduates that cannot attend in person can watch a Facebook live stream of the event @cwidaho. Community members are also encouraged to share messages with graduates using #cwigraduation on Twitter and Instagram. Messages will be streamed on screens for graduates to see while preparing for the ceremony.  


About the College of Western Idaho:

The College of Western Idaho is a public, open-access, and comprehensive community college committed to providing affordable access to quality teaching and learning opportunities to the residents of its service area in western Idaho. CWI has seven campus locations throughout Southwest Idaho providing higher education and 21st Century technical skills acquisition. The college is dedicated to improving the community’s economic well-being by responding with highly-educated and productive graduates. The foundation for the area’s only community college was created by a supermajority of voters in Ada and Canyon counties on May 22, 2007. For more information about the college, visit or call (208) 562-3000.


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