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BYU-Idaho Graduation
Find information about graduation events and how to apply for graduation.
Spring 2024 Graduation Events
Events Timeline
Grad Night
Grad Fest
Commencement
Convocation
Guest Information
Events Timeline
Grad Night
Grad Fest
Commencement
Convocation
Guest Information
Events Timeline
Grad Night
Grad Fest
Commencement
Convocation
Guest Information

Timeline of Graduation Events

wife standing next to her husband who is graduating

Thursday, July 18

Grad Night with President and Sister Meredith

7 pm – 8 pm
Taylor Chapel

You and a guest are invited to join fellow graduates and President and Sister Meredith for an evening of music, inspiring messages, and refreshments. This event is classroom dress. Please RSVP

Wednesday, July 24

Grad Fest

9 am – 6 pm
BYU-Idaho University Store | Manwaring Center 

Thursday, July 25

8 am – 5 pm
Pick up your name card and cap and gown in the BYU-Idaho University Store if you were unable to attend Grad Fest.

Convocation Ceremonies

10 am – 11 am

Education & Human Development | BYU-I Center | Live Stream
Physical Science & Engineering | Hart Building | Live Stream

Commencement Ceremony

12:45 pm
BYU-Idaho Center
Commencement begins at 12:45 pm. Graduates should line up in the I-Center by 12:30 pm for the processional, which will begin at 12:45 pm.
Attendees should be in their seats by 12:30 pm.
Commencement Live Stream

Convocation Ceremonies

3 pm – 4 pm

Business & Communication | BYU-I Center | Live Stream
Academic Success & Interdisciplinary Studies | Hart Building | Live Stream
Language & Letters | Taylor Building | Live Stream

Convocation Ceremonies

5 pm – 6 pm

Agriculture & Life Sciences | BYU-I Center | Live Stream
Performing & Visual Arts | Hart Building | Live Stream

Join fellow graduates and President and Sister Meredith for an evening of music, inspiring messages, and refreshments.

Location: Taylor Chapel
Date: Thursday, July 18, 2024
Time: 7:00 pm. to 8:00 p.m.
Refreshments will be served.
Three students celebrating their graduation together
Grad Fest – Wednesday, July 24, 2024
Grad Fest will be held on July 24, from 9 am–6 pm, in the University Store in the Manwaring Center.

At the Grad Fest celebration, graduates will:
  • Pick up their cap, gown, and tassel
  • Pick up their name card for convocation 
  • Confirm their diploma mailing address
  • Update your contact information with Alumni to stay connected to BYUI
  • Purchase BYU-Idaho memorabilia items for 20% off
  • Take photos at a graduation-themed photo backdrop
  • Enjoy refreshments and other celebration festivities

Graduates can save $10 by pre-ordering their cap, gown, and tassel online from Herff-Jones between April 22 and June 14.

Cap, gown, and tassel bundles or tassel-only purchases can also be made at the University Store or online at https://www.byuistore.com/graduation up until graduation day (while supplies last).

If you’re unable to attend Grad Fest, you can still visit the store to take photos and pick up your name cards on the day of graduation.
Portrait of Sister Anette Dennis.
Commencement – Thursday, July 25, 2024
Commencement is a gathering of all graduates where attendees receive counsel and recognition from the University President, Alvin F. Meredith III, Sister J. Anette Dennis, First Counselor in the Relief Society General Presidency, and other special guests. Commencement begins at 12:45 PM. Graduates should line up in the I-Center by 12:30 PM for the processional, which will begin at 12:45. Attendees should be in their seats by 12:30.
Commencement will also be available to view online.
Flowers, leis, and other embellishments that might be considered academic regalia can be brought into the graduation ceremonies, but they cannot be worn by the graduates until after the ceremonies.

Tickets are required for guests. Tickets will be available starting Monday, July 15, at 9:00 AM and can be obtained at byui.edu/tickets, the ticket desk inside the University Store, or over the phone at 208-496-3170. Graduates can get up to 12 tickets online, and if more are needed, they are free to call (208-496-3170), email (ticketoffice@byui.edu), or visit our cashier in the University Store.


Seating Map
For questions about tickets, please contact the ticket office.
Corey Andrews and his family, Graduate of Bio Medical Science in the College of Ag & Life Sciences.
Convocation – Thursday, July 25, 2024
Convocation is for both Associate and Bachelor's degree students. This is the event where students will walk across the stage, have their names read, and be handed their *diploma cover. These convocation ceremonies are held by each college and are a separate event from the commencement ceremony. Graduates should plan to be in their seats at least fifteen minutes before convocation begins. Tickets are not required.

BYU-I Center 
10:00 AM – Education & Human Development | Live Stream
3:00 PM – Business & Communication | Live Stream
5:00 PM – Agriculture & Life Sciences | Live Stream


Taylor Chapel and Overflow
3:00 PM – Language & Letters | Live Stream

Hart Auditorium
10:00 AM - Physical Science & Engineering | Live Stream
3:00 PM - Academic Success & Interdisciplinary Studies | Live Stream
5:00 PM - Performing & Visual Arts | Live Stream


Online Convocation
A virtual Online Convocation is held for online students unable to attend in person. It will be available on the Online Graduation page.

For specific questions regarding convocation ceremonies, contact your college department for details.

*Diplomas will be mailed to students once final degree requirements have been reviewed and confirmed to have been met.

Dress

BYU-Idaho’s Dress and Grooming Principles and Expectations states that “each student, employee, and volunteer commit to represent the Savior Jesus Christ, the Church, and the Church Educational System…. promote modesty, cleanliness, neatness, and restraint in dress and grooming…. maintain an elevated standard distinctive to educational institutions of the Church of Jesus Christ.” 

Consistent with these principles and expectations, and to help us invite the Spirit, guests are encouraged to wear their Sunday best to all graduation events. 

 While on campus, we invite you to wear,

  • Clothing that would cover the temple garment line.
  • Clothing that is modest.
  • Clothing that is neat and clean.

Sloppy, overly casual, ragged, or extreme clothing is not acceptable.

Help us to “maintain an elevated standard distinctive” to BYU-Idaho.

Please visit the Student Honor Office website for additional information on campus dress and grooming standards.

Flowers, leis, and other embellishments that might be considered academic regalia can be brought into the graduation ceremonies, but they cannot be worn by the graduates until after the ceremonies.

Accessible Aids Available

  • Wheelchairs:  There is wheelchair-accessible seating in each venue, if needed, you can rent wheelchairs for $50 refundable deposit from both the I-Center and Hart Ticket Offices.
  • Listening Devices:  Listening devices are available through the Ticket Office. Please bring a photo ID to check out Listening devices.
  • Translation Services:  Spanish and Portuguese translations are available for those attending Commencement through the Listening devices.  Please refer to the "Listening Devices" for availability and check-outs.
  • Service Animals:  BYU-Idaho reasonably accommodates persons with disabilities who require the assistance of service animals. A service animal that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability is allowed. Pets and comfort (therapy) animals are not permitted on University property.

Not Allowed into the Graduation Ceremonies

  • Flowers in vases with water
  • Helium balloons
  • Strollers, skateboards, or other large items
  • Weapons of any kind

Any noise-making devices, including cell phones, are to be turned off or silenced during the ceremonies.

Graduation Meal Options Available on Campus

Chick-fil-A and Stacks & Wraps will be open in the Crossroads from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm on the day of graduation.

No food or drink is allowed inside the event venues.

Parking

Parking permits are not enforced during graduation. The university entrance on West Viking Dr. will be blocked off. You can access the campus at any other entrance.

Elderly and handicapped parking will be provided at specific lots designated by signs. If you can walk longer distances, we ask you to be courteous of others and park further away from the I-Center so that those who are unable to walk as far can find convenient parking.

Please share this information with your family and friends.

For more information regarding parking during graduation, please contact Parking Services.

Parking Services Contact Information

Phone: 208-496-3030

Email: parkingservices@byui.edu

Download a PDF of the Campus Parking

a map showing parking for graduation