Fall 2018 (Wednesday, December 19th)

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Commencement Banner

Date: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 | 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.

Convocation A Banner

Date: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 | Time and Location: Varies by college, more information will be made available as graduation events arrive. Tickets are not required.

Designed to complement the university-wide Commencement ceremony, Convocation ceremonies are sponsored by various colleges at BYU-Idaho and hosted by either the dean or a department chair. Graduating students are individually recognized at this ceremony, which is not possible at the larger university-wide Commencement ceremony.

Name cards are needed for Convocation and are available for pick up at GradFest. Those unable to attend GradFest may pick up their cards starting at 4:30 the day of Commencement in the 10 court area of the BYU-Idaho Center.

College / Department Venue 3:00 PM 8:00 PM
Agriculture & Life Sciences Hart Auditorium X
Physical Sciences & Engineering Hart Auditorium X
Business & Communication I-Center X
Interdisciplinary Studies Taylor Chapel X
Home & Family Taylor Chapel X
Sociology / Social Work / Psychology Hinckley Chapel X
Teacher Education Hinckley Chapel X
Language & Letters Grand Ballroom X
Performing & Visual Arts Kirkham Auditorium X

FAll Grad Fest

Date: December 18 th, 2018 | Time: 9:00am - 6:00pm | Location: Manwaring Center room 220C.

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. Pre-order your cap and gown from Herff-Jones by visiting their website HERE. Tassel-only purchases are available at Grad Fest. You will also pick up your name card for convocation and confirm the University has your correct information to mail your diploma. 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.

Dress and Grooming

Graduation exercises at BYU-Idaho differ than most others in that we invite the ministry of the Spirit by our conduct and proceedings. Accordingly, 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, and other embellishments that might be considered academic regalia should not be attached to or worn with the cap and gown. Outside of Graduation ceremonies, the wearing of honor cords and other regalia are permitted for society and other graduation pictures.
  • Position the tassel on the left side of the academic cap, and wear the cap squarely on your head. Male graduates should remove their caps for prayers and posting of the Colors. Do not put anything on your cap other than your tassel.

Cap and gown pickup will take place at GradFest. Pickup for those unable attend GradFest will be held in front of the University Store on the day of Graduation, 8:30am-5pm. All graduates may keep the cap, gown, and tassel. Pre-order of cap and gown.

Processional Lineup Banner

Date: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 | Time: 5:00pm   | Location: BYU-Idaho Center's Recreational Area

Graduates will line up by college in the BYU-Idaho Center 10-court basketball area. Line marshals will be available to direct graduates. Tickets are not required for graduates.

The processional will begin at 5:45pm. 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.

Graduation dinner

Date: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 | Time: 12:00PM - 2:00PM | Location: Crossroads Dining Room

All graduates are welcome to have an early dinner at the Crossroads prior to Commencement and Convocations. Purchase tickets online by clicking HERE, calling 208-496-3170, or by visiting the Ticket Office in the BYU-Idaho University Store M-F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Tickets are $14 per person (Price Subject to Change).

There will be a limited number of tickets available at the door. Meal includes Viking Chicken Cordon Bleu, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Garden Salad, Fresh Vegetable Medley, Fresh Baked Rolls, and Royal Cheesecake.  (Menu is Subject to Change)

Enjoy a delicious and convenient meal with your friends and family, before Commencement, right here on campus in The Crossroads!
(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: Wednesday, December 19, 2018  | Time: Seating pens At 4:30pm. Guest must be seated by 5:30pm. | Location: BYU-Idaho Center

All guests attending Commencement in the BYU-Idaho Center must be in their seats by 5:30pm. Admittance into the auditorium during the Processional will not be allowed. Tickets are required.

All guests attending Convocation should be seated at least 15 minutes prior the scheduled start time. A list of Convocation sites and times can be found here. Tickets are not required.

Commencement Ticket Pick-Up

Date: Tickets cannot be ordered until December 3, 2018 | Location:  Reserve tickets online by clicking here, calling 208-496-3170, or by visiting the Ticket Office in the BYU-Idaho University Store M-F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Tickets will be available at the door; however, getting tickets in advance is strongly encouraged.