Fall 2014 (Friday, December 19)

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* Ticketed Events

Ticket Pickup

Date: December 15 | 8:15am | Location: Ticket Office (KIM 130) or Online at Ticket office

Graduates do not need a ticket; however, tickets are required for guests. Each graduate will be able to obtain 7 complimentary Commencement tickets. Tickets can be obtained Monday, December 16 through Friday, December 20 from the ticket office or online.  Tickets will not be available at the door. Standby seating may also be available.

Commencement will also be  streamed live, via the internet.

Grad Night

Date: December 10 | Time: 7:00pm | Location: Taylor Chapel

Grad Night is a graduation send-off hosted by Vice President Henry J. Eyring. Please join us for a night of reflection and celebration. Spouses are welcome to attend, and Sunday dress is appropriate. For more information and to RSVP please click here

Grad Fest

Date: December 18 | Time: 9:00am - 6:00pm | Location: MC 387 Special Events Room

BYU-Idaho Alumni invites all graduates, including those not marching in commencement, to attend Grad Fest. At Grad Fest, you will pick up your cap, gown and tassel. You will also pick up your name card for convocation and confirm the University has your correct information to mail your diploma. Each graduate will also receive an alumni gift. The University Store will have a booth for you to purchase memorabilia items from your BYU-Idaho experience. You will be able to enter your name into a drawing for great prizes and enjoy refreshments and other festivities in a celebratory send-off party. If you just need a tassel you can get them at Grad Fest for $8 (exact cash only). To register/RSVP please click here.


Date: December 19 | Time: 3:30 - 4:30pm | Location: The Crossroads

All graduates are welcome to have an early dinner at the Crossroads prior to Commencement and Convocations. You may purchase tickets in advance online or at the Ticket Office. Tickets are $13.00 per person. More Details
(Note: This is dinner only. It is not an official graduation banquet, and there will not be a program or speakers.)

Family and Friends Banner

Date: December 19 | 5:00pm | Location: BYU-Idaho Center

All Guests attending Commencement in the BYU-Idaho Center must be in their seats by 5:30 PM. Admittance into the Auditorium during the Processional will not be allowed.

Processional Lineup Banner

Date: December 19 | Time: 5:00pm  | Location: BYU-Idaho Center

Graduates will line up by college in the BYU-Idaho Center 10-court basketball area. Please review the instructions that will be disseminated at Grad Fest and e-mailed to graduates for specific line-up locations. The Processional will begin at 5:40 PM. After Commencement all graduates should rise when instructed to do so and wait to exit the BYU-Idaho Center Auditorium following the faculty. Line marshals will assist during the Recessional.

Commencement Banner

Date: December 19 | Time: 5:45pm | Location: BYU-Idaho Center

Commencement is a gathering of all graduates where degrees are conferred and attendees receive counsel and recognition from the University President, a member of the Board of Trustees or its designee, and other guests. Tickets are required.

Commencement will also be  streamed live, via the internet.

Graduation exercises at BYU-Idaho differ than most others in that we invite the ministry of the Spirit by our conduct and proceedings. To assist in this process and to show respect for everyone present, graduates are asked to adhere to BYU-Idaho's Dress and Grooming Standard of Sunday dress.

Additionally, so as not to draw attention to any one individual; flowers, leis, honor cords and other embellishments that might be considered academic regalia should not be attached to or worn with the cap and gown during the convocation or commencement ceremonies. However, outside of these ceremonies, the wearing of honor cords and other regalia are permitted for society and other graduation pictures.

Convocation Banner

Date: December 19 | Time: 8:00pm  | Location: By College

Convocations are conducted by each college where each graduate's name will be read individually. Graduates will receive a diploma cover and shake hands with those presiding. Tickets are not required to attend Convocation.

Convocation may not be streamed.

Agriculture and Life Sciences BYU-Idaho Center
Business and Communication Hart Auditorium
Education and Human Development(Sociology/Social Work /Psychology/Home and Family) Hinckley Chapel
Education and Human Development(Teacher Education) LDS 1st Stake Center
Language and Letters MC Grand Ballroom
Performing and Visual Arts Snow Drama Theatre
Physical Science and Engineering Taylor Chapel
Interdisciplinary Studies (University Studies) Kirkham Auditorium

Online Degree Program Graduate Reception

Date: December 19 | Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm   | Location: Manwaring Center Special Events Room 387

We are so excited for the Online Degree Program graduates coming to Rexburg to join their graduating class in the commencement exercises held on campus. Join us for the  BYU-Idaho Online Degree Program Graduation Reception held in your honor. We look forward to celebrating with you and your guests while marking this immense achievement. 

The reception will include a small program that will begin at 1:30 pm where you will hear from a few of the esteemed faculty and administration who have been vital to the development of the Online Degree Program and two students graduating from your class. Light refreshments will be provided.