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Graduation FAQs

Have questions about graduation and what to expect?
  • Each student who graduated December 2023, April, June, and August 2024 are invited to participate in the April commencement ceremony. 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 1-17 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.
  • You can purchase a cap and gown at the grad fair in March (See graduation dates and deadlines). If you missed the grad fair, contact the BYU Alumni Office (800) 437-4663.

    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 for Commencement. For convocations, most colleges or schools do not require tickets. Check with your college or school.

    Students graduating December 2023, April 2024, June 2024 or August 2024 can order up to three tickets for the April 2024 Commencement ceremony. Tickets are ordered online and should become available to order early April. Please note, this event requires tickets for ages 2 and older.

    A standby line will be available at the northeast 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.

    If you have technical trouble getting your tickets, please contact the BYU Ticket office (801) 422-2981.
  • For the commencement procession, meet in the parking lots north of the ASB by 9 am. The procession begins promptly at 9:15 am. If it rains and it's 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 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! Email your request to
  • Your diploma will be mailed to the mailing address on your MyBYU account 3-8 weeks after graduation. If you need a duplicate diploma, contact the Registrar’s Office.
  • Degrees post to transcripts starting 2-3 weeks after graduation. Before we post your degree to your transcript, we must have all the grades necessary for graduation.
  • No, but you need to contact your Advisement Center to re-activate your online graduation application.