Fall 2016 (Friday, December 16th)
* Ticketed Events
Date: Monday, December 5th up to day of commencement | Location: Online at The Ticket office - or - at Ticket Office located in the Bookstore M-F 8am-5pm Saturday 11am-3pm. (208-496-3170).
Q. Will tickets be available at the door?
A. Yes, however, getting tickets in advance is strongly encouraged.
Q. Are tickets needed for convocation?
A. No, tickets are not needed for convocation.
Q. Do graduates need tickets?
A. No, graduates do not need tickets.
Date: Thursday, December 15, 2016. | 7pm—9 pm | Taylor Chapel.
Grad Night is a graduation send-off hosted by President Clark G. Gilbert. Please join us for a night of reflection and celebration. Spouses are welcome to attend, and Sunday dress is appropriate. Each graduate will also receive an alumni gift.
Date: Thursday, December 15th, 2016. | Time: 9am—6pm | Location: MC 220A
BYU-Idaho Alumni invites all graduates, including those not marching in commencement, to attend Grad Fest. At Grad Fest, you will pick up your cap, gown and tassel. Those who didn’t pre-order their cap and gown will need to purchase one from Herff Jones at Grad Fest for $40. If you only need a tassel, you can purchase one from the University Store. You will also pick up your name card for convocation and confirm the University has your correct information to mail your diploma. The University Store will have a booth for you to purchase memorabilia items from your BYU-Idaho experience. You will be able to enter your name into a drawing for great prizes and enjoy refreshments and other festivities in a celebratory send-off party.
Date: Friday, December 16, 2016 | Time: 3:30 - 4:30pm | Location: Crossroads Dining Room
All graduates are welcome to have an early dinner at the Crossroads prior to Commencement and Convocations. You may purchase tickets in advance between Tuesday, November 15th and Thursday, December 15th, 2016 at the Ticket Office online -or- at the Ticket Office in the Bookstore M-F 8am-5pm and Saturday 11am-3pm. Tickets are $14 per person (Price Subject to Change).
There will be a limited number of tickets available at the door. Meal includes Viking Chicken Cordon Bleu, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Garden Salad, Fresh Vegetable Medley, Fresh Baked Rolls, and Assorted Cheesecake. (Menu is Subject to Change)
The Crossroads will be closing at 2 p.m. that day to prepare for this special meal. All are invited to attend! Purchase your tickets today!
Enjoy a delicious and convenient meal with your friends and family, before Commencement, right here on campus in The Crossroads!
(Note: This is dinner only. It is not an official graduation banquet, and there will not be a program or speakers.)
Date: Friday, December 16, 2016 | Time: Seating Opens At 4:30pm. Guest Must Be Seated No Later Than 5:30pm. | Location: BYU-Idaho Center
Admittance into the Auditorium during the Processional will not be allowed.
All Guests attending Commencement in the BYU-Idaho Center must be in their seats by 5:30 PM.
The BYU-I Center will be open at 4:30pm
Date: Friday, December 16, 2016 | Time: 5:00pm | Location: BYU-Idaho Center's Recreational Area
Graduates will line up by college in the BYU-Idaho Center 10-court basketball area. Please review the instructions that will be disseminated at Grad Fest and e-mailed to graduates for specific line-up locations. The Processional will begin at 5:30 PM. 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.
If you were unable to get your name card at gradfest, it will be available for pickup starting at 4:30 in the 10 court. Cap and gown pickup for those who did not attend GradFest will be held in front of the Bookstore on the day of Graduation 8:30am-5pm.
Date: Friday, December 16, 2016 | Time: 5:45pm | Location: BYU-Idaho Center
Commencement is a gathering of all graduates where degrees are conferred and 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 and can be most easily obtained Online .
Graduation exercises at BYU-Idaho differ than most others in that we invite the ministry of the Spirit by our conduct and proceedings. To assist in this process 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, honor cords and other embellishments that might be considered academic regalia should not be attached to or worn with the cap and gown during the convocation or commencement ceremonies. However, outside of these ceremonies, the wearing of honor cords and other regalia are permitted for society and other graduation pictures.
Date: Friday, December 16, 2016 | Time: 8:00pm | Location: See below.
Convocations are conducted by each college where each graduate's name will be read individually. Graduates will receive a diploma cover and shake hands with those presiding. Tickets are not required to attend Convocation. Guests should be seated by 7:45 pm.
Convocation may not be streamed.
|College / Department||Location||Graduates and Program Participants seated by|
|Agriculture and Life Sciences||BYU-Idaho Center||7:45 pm|
|Business and Communication||Hart Auditorium||7:45 pm|
|Department of Teacher Education||Hinckley Chapel||7:45 pm|
|Department of Sociology/Psychology||Barrus Concert Hall, Snow Building||7:45 pm|
|Department of Home and Family||LDS 1st Stake Center||7:45 pm|
|Interdisciplinary Studies||Kirkham Auditorium||7:40 pm|
|Language and Letters||Manwaring Center Grand Ballroom||7:50 pm|
|Performing and Visual Arts||Snow Drama Theatre||7:45 pm|
|Physical Science and Engineering||Taylor Chapel||7:45 pm|