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BYU-Idaho Graduation
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Fall 2023 Graduation Events
Events Timeline
Grad Fest
Guest Information
Events Timeline
Grad Fest
Guest Information
Events Timeline
Grad Fest
Guest Information

Timeline of Graduation Events

wife standing next to her husband who is graduating

Wednesday, December 13

Grad Fest

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

Thursday, December 14

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

Agriculture & Life Sciences | BYU-I Center | Live Stream
Performing & Visual Arts | 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 12:40 pm for the processional, which will begin at 12:45 pm.
Attendees should be in their seats by 12:30 pm. 
Live Stream

Convocation Ceremonies

3 pm – 4 pm

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

Convocation Ceremonies

5 pm – 6 pm

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

Three girls celebrating there graduation together at the Grad Fest
Grad Fest – Wednesday, December 13, 2023
Grad Fest will be held on December 13, 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 September 1 and October 30.

Cap, gown, and tassel bundles or tassel-only purchases can also be made at the University Store or online at 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.
President Eyring speaking in the BYU-Idaho center during spring 2019 commencement
Commencement – Thursday, December 14, 2023
Commencement is a gathering of all graduates where attendees receive counsel and recognition from the University President, a member of the Board of Trustees or its designee, and other guests. Commencement begins at 12:45 PM. Graduates should line up in the I-Center by 12:40 PM for the processional, which will begin at 12:45. Attendees should be in their seats by 12:30.
It will also be available to view online.

Tickets are required for guests. Tickets will be available starting Monday, December 4, 2023, at 8:00 am and can be obtained at, 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 (, 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, December 14, 2023
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 – Agriculture & Life Sciences | Live Stream
3:00 PM – Education & Human Development | Live Stream
5:00 PM – Business & Communication | Live Stream

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

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


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.


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.

There will be parking officers stationed around the busiest parts of campus to help answer questions and direct traffic. They will also be passing out colored paper indicating where patrons should park on campus. There will be four colors passed out to help traffic flow faster and help our officers know where to direct you. Please be kind and cooperative with our officers.

Blue- Handicapped/ Elderly

Green- General Parking

Orange- Drop off

Red- Exiting Campus

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


Download a PDF of the Campus Parking