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Congratulations, you have almost completed your BYU education! You will need to complete a few more steps to make sure you can enjoy your day of celebration.

NOTE: Due to COVID-19, BYU commencement has been canceled for April 2020. Check with your college regarding convocations. If you have already ordered a cap and gown for graduation, you can receive a full refund when you cancel your order with Herff Jones. To cancel your cap and gown order, call 800-837-4235. You can still order a cap and gown if you would like to take photos.

Apply for Graduation Required Action

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.

Apply for Graduation

More Info about Applying for Graduation

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.

*See note about 2020 graduation changes due to COVID-19.

Order Cap and Gown and Announcements

More Info about Caps and Gowns

Request Commencement Tickets

University Commencement is a ceremony where degrees are conferred on all graduates. Tickets are required for family and friends that you invite to attend commencement.

Tickets may be claimed at

*See note about 2020 graduation changes due to COVID-19.

More Info about Commencement & Tickets

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!

Contact Your Lender

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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.

Check 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.

More Info about Diplomas

Attend Convocation and Commencement

University Commencement is a ceremony where degrees are conferred on all graduates. Commencement is held in the Marriott Center, and 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. Attendance is encouraged, but not required. (Check with your college about 2020 convocation decisions due to COVID-19.)

*See note about 2020 graduation changes due to COVID-19.

More Info about Commencement
More Info about Convocation