Apply for Graduation
Before you can graduate, you will have to officially apply for graduation by the appropriate graduation deadlines. You should apply for the graduation date that coincides with the time when you anticipate all your coursework will be completed.
Order Your Cap and Gown, and Announcements
Pre-order your cap and gown and/or personalized graduation announcements online or at the Grad Fair and save $10.00. Students who order early will ensure they get the right gown size/hood color for graduation.
Request Commencement Tickets
University Commencement is a ceremony where degrees are conferred on all graduates. Tickets are required for all family and friends that you invite to attend commencement.
You can claim tickets at byutickets.com.
Financial Aid Exit Counseling
If you received federal student loans during your schooling at BYU, now is the time to start considering how you are going to repay your loans. Contact your lender directly about how and when you will go into repayment. Your lender can estimate what your monthly loan payments will be.
Exit counseling will also help you prepare for the next step with your loans.
Remember to stay in touch with your lender regarding changes in address. Your commitment to pay back these loans doesn’t go away until they are repaid!
Pay All Charges on Your Account
It is important to take care of any unpaid charges on your My Financial Center in order to prevent issues with collection agencies and collection fees.
Holds will be placed on your account if there are outstanding charges on your account. When all outstanding balances have been paid in full, the holds will automatically be removed (allow up to 30 minutes for hold to be released). You will not be able to receive your diploma if there are any holds on your account.
Update your Diploma Information
The name that will appear on your diploma is the name you entered on the online graduation application, and is not necessarily the name on your university record. Diplomas will be mailed 3-6 weeks after graduation to the mailing address listed in myBYU. Changes to your mailing address need to be made no later than 2 weeks after graduation.
Attend Convocation and Commencement
University Commencement is a ceremony where degrees are conferred on all graduates. Commencement is held in the Marriott Center, and your family and friends are invited to attend (tickets required).
Each college holds their own convocation the day after commencement. The college dean presides over the convocation, and each graduate is recognized by name and appears on stage. You are not required to attend but are encouraged to participate in this exciting event.