BYU Commencement Exercises and CFAC Convocations Announced for April
- Apr. 27 at 4 p.m. in the Marriott Center
- Convocation for the Department of Dance, Department of Music, Music Dance Theatre and Department of Theatre and Music Arts
- Apr. 28 at 8 a.m. in the deJong Concert Hall
- Convocation for the School of Communications
- Apr. 28 at 11 a.m. in the deJong Concert Hall
- Convocation for the Department of Art & Department of Design
- Apr. 28 at 2 p.m. in the deJong Concert Hall
Elder Bradley D. Foster, General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is scheduled to be the presiding authority and speaker during the Commencement Exercises on Thursday, Apr. 27, at 4 p.m., in the Marriott Center. Commencement exercises will be broadcast live on BYU TV, BYU Radio, Classical 89 KBYU-FM and byutv.org.
Each college holds a convocation the day after commencement. Each graduate is recognized by name and walks across the stage to receive their diploma cover. The college dean presides at convocation, and the ceremony lasts approximately two hours. Students who graduate in December are invited to attend the next April graduation ceremonies and those who graduate in June are invited to attend the August graduation ceremonies.
All College of Fine Arts and Communications convocations will take place in the deJong Concert Hall of the Harris Fine Arts Center (HFAC) on Friday, Apr. 28. Graduates are required to meet 45 minutes prior to their scheduled convocation in the HFAC tunnel, located on the 2nd floor in the north end of the of the building. CFAC convocations usually last about a hour.
Each convocation will present student speakers from the respective school or department. Kelli Briggs will be the Department of Dance student speaker and Malori Bigler will represent the Department of Theatre and Music Arts. The School of Communications convocation will present Kayci Kirkham Treu and Catharine Delong as student speakers. Emily Holt and Jane Christensen will speak on behalf of the Department of Art and Jordan Layton and Ashley Smith will speak as Department of Design students.
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