Spring 2016 (Wednesday, July 20)

Spring Graduation Events Banner

* Ticketed Events

Graduation Night Banner

Date: Tuesday, July 5, 2016 | Location:  Online HERE - or - at Ticket Office located in the Bookstore 8:15am to 4:30pm.(208-496-3170).


Q. Will tickets be available at the door?
A. Yes, however, getting tickets in advance is strongly encouraged.

Q. Are tickets needed for convocation?
A. No, tickets are not needed for convocation.

Q. Do graduates need tickets?
A. No, graduates do not need tickets.

Commencement will also be streamed live, via the internet.

Ticket Pickup Banner

Date: July 19, 2016. 7pm in the Taylor Chapel.

Speaker: President Gilbert.

Grad Fest Banner

Date: July 19, 2016 | Time: 9:00am - 6:00pm | Location: Manwaring Center Ballroom.

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).

Graduation dinner

Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2016  | Time: 3:30 - 4:30pm | Location: Crossroads Dining Room

All graduates are welcome to have an early dinner at the Crossroads prior to Commencement and Convocations. You may purchase tickets in advance between Tuesday, June 21 and Thursday, July 19 online or at the Ticket Office. Tickets are $14.50 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)
The Crossroads will be closing at 2 p.m. that day to prepare for this special meal.  All are invited to attend!  Purchase your tickets today!

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, July 20, 2016   | Time: Seating Opens At 4:30pm. Guest Must Be Seated No Later Than 5:30pm. |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: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 | 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. 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 5:30 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.

For All Terms Under Processional Line Up: If you failed to get your name card and or cap and gown at Grad Fest, they will be available from 8:00am to 4:00pm in front of the BYU-Idaho Bookstore and 4:30pm to 5:20pm in the 10 court of the BYU-Idaho Center.

Commencement Banner

Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2016  | 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 and can be most easily obtained Online .

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.

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.

Graduates may keep the cap, gown, and tassel.

Convocation A Banner

Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 | 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.

College / Department Location Graduates and Program Participants seated by Guests Seated by
Agriculture and Life Sciences BYU-Idaho Center 7:45 pm 7:45 pm
Business and Communication Hart Auditorium 7:45 pm 7:45 pm
Education and Human Development(Psychology/Home and Family) Hinckley Chapel 7:45 pm 7:45 pm
Education and Human Development(Teacher Education/Sociology/Social Work) LDS 1st Stake Center 7:45 pm 7:45 pm
Language and Letters MC Grand Ballroom 7:50 pm 7:50 pm
Performing and Visual Arts Barrus Concert Hall 7:45 pm 7:45 pm
Physical Science and Engineering Taylor Chapel 7:50 pm 7:55 pm
Interdisciplinary Studies (University, General Studies and Family History) Kirkham Auditorium 7:40 pm 7:45 pm