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Graduation Events

Learn about upcoming semester online graduation receptions, commencements, and convocations, on-campus Grad Fest, and dinner events at BYU-Idaho.
Three girls celebrating there graduation together at the Grad Fest
Grad Fest – Tuesday, December 14, 2022
Grad Fest will be held on December 14 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 pre-order their cap and gown from Herff-Jones by clicking here. Tassel-only purchases are available at Grad Fest.

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 booth to purchase memorabilia items reflective of the BYU-Idaho experience. Graduation candidates will be able to enter into a drawing for great prizes and enjoy refreshments and other festivities in a celebratory send-off party.

If you’re unable to attend Grad Fest, there will be a booth located outside the University Store on December 14, 2022, from 8 am-2 pm, where name cards can still be picked up. After 2 pm, the booth will move to the I-center, outside of the courts, and will be there from 2-6 pm.

Note: Although students should purchase their cap, gown, and tassel in advance, they can also purchase them at Grad Fest if needed. Caps and gowns will also be available at the University Store on the day of graduation. It is first come first serve and there is no guarantee that clothing will be available for them to purchase.
President Eyring speaking in the BYU-Idaho center during spring 2019 commencement
Commencement – Thursday, December 15, 2022
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 1:00 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 12:35.

Tickets are required. Tickets sale date TBD, and can be obtained at byui.edu/tickets, at the ticket desk inside University Store, or over the phone at 208-496-3170. Each student is allotted 8 tickets for free. 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, December 15, 2022
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.

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


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

Hart Auditorium
10:00 AM – Performing & Visual Arts
3:00 PM – Physical Science & Engineering
5:00 PM – Interdisciplinary Studies

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.