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We are pleased to announce that Brigham Young University-Idaho will broadcast an online commencement service to recognize our Winter Semester 2021 graduates. Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will address the 2,517 graduates in an online commencement ceremony on Thursday, April 8, 2021. The event will begin at 7:00 p.m. MDT and will be available for viewing at

The university will award 1,982 bachelor’s degrees and 535 associate degrees. Of the graduates, 1,514 are women and 1,003 are men. Campus-based students make up 1,757 of this semester’s graduates, while 759 graduates are online students. 695 of BYU-Idaho’s online students graduating started their college career as PathwayConnect students.

Elder Stevenson was called to serve as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in October of 2015. At the time of his call, he had been serving as the Presiding Bishop of the Church. He earned his degree in business administration from Utah State University and cofounded an exercise equipment manufacturing company, ICON Health & Fitness, Inc., where he served as president and chief operating officer.

Elder Stevenson will be accompanied at BYU-Idaho’s winter commencement by General Authority Seventy and Church Educational System Commissioner Elder Paul V. Johnson.

We invite our graduates to gather with their families to celebrate and commemorate their great achievement. We congratulate each graduate and hope you will join us virtually for this special commencement service.