Upcoming Graduation Ceremonies
BYU Commencement: Thursday, April 27, 2023; 10 am; Marriott Center
- Tickets are required for this event. See the Commencement link above.
Life Sciences Convocation: Thursday, April 27, 2023; 5:00 pm; Marriott Center
Important Note: Since all graduates must be seated inside the Marriott Center by 5 pm, the Processional will begin precisely at 4:40 pm!
- Check-in prior to convocation at 4 pm:
- On the SE outside corner of the Marriott Center (Bachelor's and Master's).
- On the East side of the Marriott Center Floor by the photographer (Doctoral candidates only).
Accessibility for Guests: Seating accommodations for guests in wheelchairs or with other physical disabilities are available at the Marriott Center on a first-come, first-serve basis.
College of Life Sciences Convocation Instructions
Please be aware:
- Babies are not allowed on stage with their parents.
- GoPro cameras are not allowed.
- Proper attire is Sunday dress.
- When you walk across the stage you will be given a diploma cover. Diplomas will be mailed later.
- Tickets are not required for guests and seating is open.
Caps and Gowns
Online and phone sales for graduation regalia are now closed. There will be caps and gowns for sale, in person, at the Hinckley Center from Tuesday, April 25, and Wednesday, April 26 between 8 am and 5 pm. Students can come in person during these times to purchase a cap and gown. If students can’t make it, someone else can pick it up for them if they have the students’ measurements, the college and degree they’re graduating in, and the ability to pay in person. This will be the last opportunity for grads to purchase a cap and gown!
Please ensure your gown is not wrinkled when you walk in Commencement and/or Convocation. Please do not decorate your cap, gown, or tassel in any way. You will be asked to remove any décor prior to entering the Marriott Center stage.
Where Should You Meet Your Family/Guests Afterwards?
For the Recessional, you will be guided to exit via the same tunnel you entered. We ask that you patiently wait your turn and leave as the ushers direct you. Once outside, you will be able to move to the north or south side of the Marriott Center, where the parking lot is.
Graduates, you will not receive a full program initially. There will be an agenda of the program on your seats as you arrive. When you exit the tunnel, you will be offered the opportunity to take a full program.
Reminder to Those Walking with Relatives Who Are Also Graduating
If you have a relative/spouse/fiancée walking with you in the Life Sciences Convocation, you will be checking in together. You will both need to fill out name cards. Due to time constraints, relationships, and majors will not be read.
In Case of Inclement Weather
In the case of rain or snow, we ask that you still report to the SE corner outside the Marriott Center for a quick check-in. You will then be directed to the appropriate seating area per department inside the Marriott Center.