Wed, Dec 15, 2021

6 PM – 7 PM MST (GMT-7)

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BYU-Idaho Center - Auditorium
BYU-Idaho Center - Auditorium

43.818413 -111.786030

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Elder Brent H. Nelson will be the Commencement speaker. Elder Brent H. Nielson was sustained as a General Authority Seventy on April 4, 2009, at age 54. He previously served as an Area Seventy in the Idaho Area. As a General Authority Seventy, he has served as a counselor in both the Pacific Area and Philippines Area and as the Philippines Area President. He served as Executive Director of the Missionary Department from 2015 to 2020. Elder Nielson was named a member of the Presidency of the Seventy on August 1, 2020. Elder Nielson attended Brigham Young University and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 1978. In 1981, he received a Juris Doctorate degree in law from the University of Utah. He practiced law in Twin Falls, Idaho, for 29 years. Elder Nielson has served in numerous Church callings, including full-time missionary in Finland, ward Young Men president, bishop, high councilor, counselor in a stake presidency, stake president, and Area Seventy. Brent Hatch Nielson was born in Burley, Idaho, on December 8, 1954. He married Marcia Ann Bradford in 1978. They are the parents of six children. 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. Each graduate is allotted up to four tickets for guests to attend the live commencement event. Tickets will become available beginning Monday, December 6 at 8 am. through the Ticket Office. Due to continued capacity restrictions, previous graduates who desire to participate in live graduation ceremonies are encouraged to participate in the 2022 winter or spring graduation ceremonies. Commencement will also be streamed live.  *As the university continues to monitor CDC and local guidelines related to the COVID-19 pandemic, these plans are subject to change.

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BYU-Idaho Center - Auditorium
BYU-Idaho Center - Auditorium

43.818413 -111.786030

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