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.
Where can I park for graduation?
Please refer to the police website (under “Finals, Reading Day, and Commencement). Any inquiries about parking, please contact the University Police at (801) 422-3906.
Do I need to wear a cap and gown to participate in commencement and convocation exercises?
Yes, you must wear the cap and gown to participate as a graduate in commencement and convocation. It is expected that graduates participating in any of the graduation ceremonies will comply with the BYU Honor Code which includes the Dress and Grooming standards. However, you may attend commencement and convocation as an audience member without wearing the cap and gown.
Is it appropriate to decorate my cap?
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.
Do my family and friends need tickets to attend commencement or convocation?
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 byutickets.com. 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 Northeast corner of the BYU Marriott Center for those wishing to have additional guests (beyond four) attend Commencement. Standby guests will be admitted on a space-available basis beginning 15 to 30 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony. Rather than wait in the standby line to get into the Marriott Center, additional guests may prefer to go directly to one of the following overflow sites to view Commencement remotely from a large screen: the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center, the de Jong Concert Hall or Pardoe Theater in the Franklin S. Harris Fine Arts Center, or the Varsity Theater in the Wilkinson Student Center. Tickets are not required at our overflow sites.
For special needs seating, please contact the Special Events Office at (801) 422-6022 for assistance.
For questions regarding commencement tickets, please contact the BYU Ticket Office at (801) 422-2981(BYU1).
Where and when do I line up for commencement?
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.
Who do I contact if I have special needs for commencement (like signing services or wheelchair access)?
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.
Can I change my name on my diploma?
Yes, just contact the Registrar’s Office at 801-422-7675.
When and where will I get my diploma? Can I get a duplicate diploma?
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, go to http://graduation.byu.edu or contact the Registrar’s Office.
When will my degree and final grades be reflected on my transcript?
Degrees begin posting to transcripts 2 to 3 weeks after graduation. Before we post your degree to your transcript, we must have all the grades necessary for graduation.