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President Henry B. Eyring to speak at BYU–Idaho commencement in July


20170919President Henry B. Eyring of the First Presidency of the LDS Church speaks at the inauguration of his son, Henry J. Eyring, as the 17th president of BYU-Idaho at the BYU-I Center in Rexburg, Idaho, on Sept. 19, 2017.

Courtney Mitchell

BYU–Idaho announced on Thursday, July 7, that President Henry B. Eyring, second counselor in the First Presidency, will address graduates during the university’s spring commencement on Wednesday, July 20.

The event will be at the BYU–Idaho Center on the Rexburg, Idaho, campus at 6 p.m., Mountain Time. 

The university will award 2,200 bachelor’s degrees and 736 associate degrees to 2,841 graduates, according to a BYU–Idaho press release.

President Henry B. Eyring served as the president of Ricks College, the predecessor to BYU–Idaho, from 1971 to 1977. The last time he spoke on campus was at the inauguration of his son, Henry J. Eyring, as president of BYU–Idaho on Sept. 17, 2017.

Tickets are required to attend commencement services in the BYU–Idaho Center and will be available at beginning Monday, July 11. The event will also be streamed live at

More information about 2022 Spring Semester graduation events can be found at

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