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BYU-Idaho Graduation
Find information about graduation events and how to apply for graduation.
Winter 2023 Graduation Events
Events Timeline
Grad Fest
Guest Information
Events Timeline
Grad Fest
Guest Information
Events Timeline
Grad Fest
Guest Information
wife standing next to her husband who is graduating
Timeline of Graduation Events
Grad Fest
9 am – 6 pm
BYU-Idaho University Store | Manwaring Center

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
1 pm – 2 pm
Business & Communication | BYU-Idaho Center | Live Stream
Academic Success & Interdisciplinary Studies | Hart Building | Live Stream

Convocation Ceremonies
3 pm – 4 pm
Agriculture & Life Science | BYU-Idaho Center | Live Stream
Performing & Visual Arts | Hart Building | Live Stream
Language & Letters | Taylor Chapel | Live Stream

Commencement Ceremony
6 pm

BYU-Idaho Center

Commencement begins at 6:00 PM. Graduates should line up in the I-Center by 5:40 PM for the processional, which will begin at 5:45.

Attendees should be in their seats by 5:35.

It will be available to view online.

Convocation Ceremonies
8 pm – 9 pm
Education & Human Development | BYU-Idaho Center | Live Stream
Physical Science & Engineering | Hart Building | Live Stream
Three girls celebrating there graduation together at the Grad Fest
Grad Fest – Wednesday, April 5, 2023
Grad Fest will be held on April 5 from 9 am–6 pm in the University Store in the Manwaring Center. 

BYU-Idaho Alumni invites all graduates, including those not marching in Commencement, to attend Grad Fest. At Grad Fest, graduation candidates will pick up their cap, gown, and tassel. Graduation candidates can save $10 by pre-ordering their cap, gown, and tassel online from Herff-Jones from January 20 – February 24, 2023. After this date, cap, gown, and tassel bundles or tassel-only purchases can be made at the University Store or online at up until graduation day. While the store does its best to have inventory for all graduates, there is no guarantee that clothing will be available to purchase. Orders are filled on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Graduation candidates will also pick up their name card for Convocation and confirm the University has the correct information to mail their diploma. The University Store will have a select number of memorabilia items reflective of the BYU-Idaho experience available for purchase at 20% off. Graduation candidates will be able to enter into a drawing for great prizes and enjoy refreshments and other festivities at a celebratory send-off party.

If you’re unable to attend Grad Fest, name cards can still be picked up at the University Store on April 6, 2023, from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.
President Eyring speaking in the BYU-Idaho center during spring 2019 commencement
Commencement – Thursday, April 6, 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 6:00 PM. Graduates should line up in the I-Center by 5:40 PM for the processional, which will begin at 5:45. Attendees should be in their seats by 5:35.
It will be available to view online.

Tickets are required. Tickets will be available starting Monday, March 27, 2023, and can be obtained at, the ticket desk inside University Store, or over the phone at 208-496-3170. Each student is allotted 12 free tickets. If a student needs additional tickets (which will also be free), they can get them by contacting the ticket office.
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, April 6, 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 
1:00 PM – Business & Communication | Live Stream
3:00 PM – Agriculture & Life Science | Live Stream
8:00 PM – Education & Human Development | Live Stream

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

Hart Auditorium
1:00 PM – Academic Success & Interdisciplinary Studies | Live Stream
3:00 PM – Performing & Visual Arts | Live Stream
8:00 PM – Physical Science & Engineering | Live Stream

Online Convocation
A virtual Online Convocation is held for online students not able 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 dress standards apply to all visitors on campus. To invite the Spirit, guests are encouraged to wear Sunday dress to all graduation events.
While on campus, please refrain from wearing the following attire:

  • Shorts
  • Capris/gauchos
  • Flip-flops
  • Worn or ragged jeans
  • Hats

Please visit the Student Honor Office 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.

On April 6, 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