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Graduation FAQs

Have questions about graduation and what to expect?
  • Each college has its own policy on if a student can “walk” at convocation. Contact your Advisement Center. Also, check with your Advisement Center to see if your college lists names in the Convocation Program.
  • Lots 1 through 17 and Lot 50 are held for employees of the University. All other lots will be opened to the public. Please refer to the campus parking map or parking services website for more information. Any inquiries about parking, please contact the University Police at (801) 422-3906.
  • Contact your Advisement Center.
  • Contact your Advisement Center.
  • Yes, you must wear the cap and gown to participate as a graduate in commencement and convocation. Anything you wear under the gown must meet the Dress and Grooming standards set forth by the Honor Code. However, you may attend commencement and convocation as an audience member without wearing the cap and gown.
  • To maintain the dignity of the graduation services, graduates are requested not to alter or embellish the cap (mortarboard) or gown. It is not appropriate.

    “Stoles of Gratitude,” leis, or honors regalia are appropriate accessories to the basic cap and gown.
  • Tickets are required.

    Students graduating December 2019, April 2020, June 2020 or August 2020 will receive four tickets per graduate for the April 2020 Commencement Ceremony. Tickets may be claimed beginning at 10:00 am on March 30th at Please claim your tickets by the 21st of April. Due to limited capacity, tickets do not guarantee a seat in the Marriott Center. Please note, this event requires tickets for ages 2 and older

    A standby line will be available at the Northwest corner of the BYU Marriott Center for those wishing to have additional guests attend Commencement. Standby guests will be admitted on a space-available basis beginning 30 minutes prior to the start of the service. Graduates will be notified one week prior to Commencement if additional Commencement tickets become available.
  • For the commencement procession, meet in the parking lots north of the ASB by 9:00 am. The procession begins promptly at 9:15 am. If it rains, and it is too wet to line up outside, you should be in your designated seating area inside the Marriott Center by 9:45 am. Visit the Commencement page for more information.
  • For graduates: Contact the Accessibility Center at 801-422-2767 to arrange special needs.
    • For guests: For special needs, contact the Special Events Office at the Marriott Center at 801-422-6022. ALL AVAILABILITY IS ON A FIRST COME BASIS. Wheelchairs from the Special Events Office are available only for transport to and from the parking lot. Wheelchair seating is in Portal F and Portal K (includes space for one wheelchair and one guest). Mobility impaired is the top row of the concourse (with usher help) portal C through O.
  • Yes, just contact the Registrar’s Office at 801-422-2631.
  • Your diploma will be mailed to the mailing address on your myBYU account 3 to 8 weeks after graduation. If you need a duplicate diploma, contact the Registrar’s Office.
  • Degrees post to transcripts starting 2 weeks after graduation. Before we post your degree to your transcript, we must have all the grades necessary for graduation.
  • If I don’t graduate during the semester I applied for, do I have to reapply?

    No, but you need to contact your Advisement Center to re-activate your online graduation application.

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