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Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I park?
Free parking is available in any General or Reserved parking lots and in the parking garages on campus. Plan to arrive early as thousands of people attend the event. Shuttles run to and from the Lincoln Avenue parking garage continuously between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. You will find a campus map with parking locations here.

Is parking available for those with special needs?
Yes. Individuals with special needs can park in the accessible parking area located in the West Stadium parking lot between Taco Bell Arena and Albertsons Stadium. You may also park in the Lincoln Avenue and Brady Street parking garages where an accessibility equipped shuttle transports patrons to and from Albertsons Stadium between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. For additional questions, contact the parking office here.

Who should I contact if I need special accommodations at the event?
If you are a student, at least two weeks prior to the event, contact Mandy Nelson by phone 208-426-1294 or by email If you are a guest or family member, please contact Marcy Harmer at (208) 426-4421 or by email at

Are refreshments available at the commencement ceremony?
Yes, there are numerous concession stands at Albertsons Stadium that will provide snacks and drinks. Light refreshments (cookies and punch) are free at the reception after the event. 

Can I see the blue football field?
Yes, in fact you will be ON the blue football field! Due to the increased number of graduating students for spring (May 2017) graduation, the commencement activities will take place on the blue football field. Click here to learn more Only graduates will actually be allowed on the playing surface; all family and other guests must remain in the stands. The view is still spectacular.

Can I take a campus tour?
There are no guided campus tours offered that day.

Where can I find a campus map?
You can view an interactive campus map here.