Winter 2017 (Friday, April 7th)

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* Ticketed Events

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Date: Monday, March 20, 2017 | 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.


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 Night Banner

Date: April 6, 2017 | Time: 7:00 pm | Location: Taylor Chapel

Grad Night is a graduation send-off hosted by President Clark G. Gilbert. Please join us for a night of reflection and celebration. Spouses are welcome to attend, and Sunday dress is appropriate. Each graduate will also receive an alumni gift.

Winter Grad Fest

Date: April 6, 2017 | Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm | 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.

Date: April 7, 2017 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Location: The Crossroads Dinning Room

Price:  $14.50 per adult*

Tickets available for purchase March 20, 2017 through noon on April 6, 2017. 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.
*Meal includes Garden Salad, Viking Chicken Cordon Bleu, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Fresh Vegetable Medley, Fresh Baked Rolls, Assorted Cheesecake, and ice water.

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!

Don't lose your parking space or have your stomach growling during Commencement.  Enjoy a delicious and convenient meal with your friends and family, before Commencement, right here on campus in The Crossroads!

Come together with loved ones and fellow graduates at The Crossroads.

Family and Friends Banner

Date: April 7, 2017 | Time:  Seating opens at 4:30 pm. Guest must be seated by 5:30 pm | 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: April 7, 2017   | Time: 5:00 pm | 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 5:45 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: April 7, 2017 | Time: 5:45 pm | 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, and other embellishments that might be considered academic regalia should not be attached to or worn with the cap and gown. Do not put anything on your cap other than your tassel. 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: April 7, 2017   | Time: 8:00 pm | 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. A copy of Commencement Program is available HERE.

Convocation Ceremonies 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
Home and Family Hinckley Chapel 7:45 pm 7:45 pm
Psychology, Sociology, and Social Work BYU-Idaho Center Courts 7:45 pm 7:45 pm
Teacher Education Barrus Concert Hall, Snow Building 7:50 pm 7:50 pm
Language and Letters Manwaring Center Grand Ballroom 7:50 pm 7:50 pm
Performing and Visual Arts Snow Drama Theatre 7:50 pm 7:50 pm
Physical Sciences and Engineering Taylor Chapel 7:45 pm 7:45 pm
Interdisciplinary Studies Kirkham Auditorium 7:45 pm 7:45 pm