Spring 2018 (Monday, July 23)

* Ticketed Events

Graduation Night Banner

Online ticket reservations open July 9th on our reservation website, or by calling 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.

Grad Fest Banner

Date: July 20th | 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.

Family and Friends Banner

Date: Monday, July 23, 2018  | Time: Seating Opens At 2:45pm. Guest Must Be Seated No Later Than 3:30pm. |Location: BYU-Idaho Center

All Guests attending Commencement in the BYU-Idaho Center must be in their seats by 3:30 pm. Admittance into the Auditorium during the processional will not be allowed.

Processional Lineup Banner

Date: Monday, July 23, 2018 | Time: 3:00pm  | 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 4:00 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 3:30pm in front of the BYU-Idaho Bookstore.

Commencement Banner

Date: Monday, July 23, 2018  | Time: 4:00pm | 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. The program is available

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: Monday, July 23, 2018 | Time: 2:00pm & 6:00pm | 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 Venue 2:00 PM 6:00 PM
Agriculture & Life Sciences BYU-Idaho Center X
Physical Sciences & Engineering Hart Auditorium X
Business & Communication Hart Auditorium 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 Manwaring Center Grand Ballroom X
Performing & Visual Arts Kirkham Auditorium X
Guests and graduates should be seated 15 minutes prior to the start of convocation.

Graduation dinner

Date: Monday, July 23, 2018 | Time: 1:00PM - 3:00PM | 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.)