Date: Thursday, April 9, 2020 | Time: 5:45 pm | Location: BYU-Idaho Center

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. Tickets are required.

Commencement will also be streamed live via the internet.

Dress and Grooming

Graduation exercises at BYU-Idaho differ than most others in that we invite the ministry of the Spirit by our conduct and proceedings. Accordingly, 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. Outside of Graduation 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. Do not put anything on your cap other than your tassel.

Cap and gown pickup will take place at Grad Fest. Pickup for those unable to attend Grad Fest will be held in front of the University Store on the day of Graduation, 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. We will then move to the BYU-Idaho Center basketball courts from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. All graduates may keep the cap, gown, and tassel. Pre-order of cap and gown.   

*Honor cords and other academic regalia are not provided by the University.  

Processional Line-Up

Date: Thursday, April 9, 2020   | Time: 5:00 pm | Location: BYU-Idaho Center's Recreational Area

Graduates will line up by college in the BYU-Idaho Center 10-court basketball area. Line marshals will be available to direct graduates. Tickets are not required for graduates.

The processional will begin at 5:45pm. 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.

Family & Friends Seating

Date: Thursday, April 9, 2020  | Time: Seating opens at 4:30 p.m. | Location: BYU-Idaho Center

All guests attending Commencement in the BYU-Idaho Center must be in their seats by 5:30pm. Admittance into the auditorium during the Processional will not be allowed. Tickets are required.

All guests attending Convocation should be seated at least 15 minutes prior the scheduled start time. A list of Convocation sites and times can be found on the Convocation page. Tickets are not required.

Commencement Tickets

Date: Tickets cannot be ordered until Monday, March 30, 2020 | Reserve tickets online through the BYU-Idaho Ticket Office, by calling 208-496-3170, or by visiting the Ticket Office in the BYU-Idaho University Store, Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door; however, getting tickets in advance is strongly encouraged.