9:00 AM to 6:00 PM - Manwaring Center 220A Grand Ballroom Section A: BYU-Idaho Alumni invites all graduates, including those not marching in commencement, to attend Grad Fest. At Grad Fest, you will
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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.
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM - Manwaring Center 231A Crossroads: All graduates are welcome to have an early dinner at the Crossroads prior to Commencement and Convocations. You may purchase tickets in advance
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between Tuesday, November 15 and Thursday, December 15, 2016, at the Ticket Office online -or- at the Ticket Office in the Bookstore M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.. 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.)
5:45 PM to 7:00 PM - BYU-Idaho Center Auditorium: Elder Larry Y. Wilson was sustained as a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 2, 2011. He has served
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in Hong Kong, China, as a member of the Asia Area Presidency. He is currently serving at Church headquarters as the Executive Director of the Temple Department. Elder Wilson graduated from Harvard University with a bachelor’s degree in English and American Literature. He later received a master of business administration degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. His professional career involved serving as the chief operating officer for Catholic Healthcare West in San Francisco, California, and as the senior vice president for financial and strategic planning for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan. He has also been an officer and chairman of the California Healthcare Association, which advocates health care public policy on behalf of California hospitals. Elder Wilson has served in a number of Church callings, including full-time missionary in Brazil, high councilor, bishop, counselor in a stake presidency, stake president, and Area Seventy. Larry Young Wilson was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on December 31, 1949. He married Lynda Mackey in October 1974. They are the parents of four children.