College Convocation

College Convocation ceremonies will be held in April 2020. Please check back closer to that time for more information.

Each ceremony will last approximately 60 minutes.

Doors open 45 minutes prior to the start of each convocation ceremony.

The convocation program will be available for download a few days before the ceremony at convocation.byu.edu.

For questions regarding graduation/convocation in general, please direct your inquiries to cfacadvise@byu.edu.

Ticketing

This is a free ticketed general admission seating event (4 guest tickets per graduate) in the de Jong Concert Hall.

Children under the age of 2 do not need a ticket. Children ages 2 and over will require a ticket. Any child under the age of 2 without a ticket may not occupy a seat and must sit on an accompanying adult’s lap. If a child becomes disruptive during the ceremony, we kindly ask that he or she be relocated to the overflow in the Pardoe Theatre.

General admission seating tickets for the college convocation ceremonies will be limited to 4 per graduate and will be available for graduates to pick up in-person at the Harris Fine Arts Center (HFAC) Ticket Office (open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) according to the schedule below. Please note that this includes December 2018 graduates, and finalized applicants for April 2019, June 2019, or August 2019 only.  Pre-approved ticket recipient lists will be provided to the HFAC Ticket Office by the CFAC Advisement Center.

After students have claimed their 4 tickets during the initial ticket distribution, any additional tickets may be claimed at the HFAC Ticket Office on a first-come first-served basis for a maximum of 8 total tickets.

Qualified student participants who are not on campus during the Winter 2019 semester, or who are otherwise unable to pick up their allotted tickets during the appointed times, must contact their department/school (Art, Comms, Dance, Design, Music, TMA) to arrange for a department representative to collect tickets on their behalf.

Yes. Although you may not be permitted to the de Jong Concert Hall, you may be seated in overflow seating in the Pardoe Theatre in the Harris Fine Arts Center. You can also live stream convocation online at convocationstreaming.byu.edu.

For comments regarding convocation ticketing procedures, please contact cfacconvocation@byu.edu.

The External Relations office of the College of Fine Arts and Communications will be live tweeting the event on Twitter @byucfac. There will also be live Instagram stories @byucfac on Instagram showcasing graduates and their friends and family between convocation ceremonies. You can find articles about the convocation speakers and performers at convocation.byu.edu.

For patrons with limited mobility, ADA seating is available at the back of the orchestra level of the de Jong Concert hall, and can be accessed through doors 1 and 2, located on level 3 of the HFAC.  This seating is limited, so we ask that quests requiring access to this area have only one companion with them. To access this seating please alert an usher upon arrival that you need access to this area.

Live Streaming

Streaming begins about 5 minutes prior to the posted start times and is only active during live Convocations. Please make sure that you take time zones into account when consulting the schedule. All Convocation times are listed as MST.

If the stream stops or won’t load, refresh the page and click the play button to reload. Please ensure that you have a stable internet connection that is fast enough for video and audio streaming. We apologize for any possible interruptions or technical difficulties that may arise during Convocation. Please note that audio or visual disruptions are subject to sources beyond our control.

Prior to the actual start of Convocation, you should see the BYU logo with background audio. Once the ceremony begins, the stream will switch to live video and audio of Convocation.

Due to licensing restrictions, Convocation can only be broadcast live and will not be available after the event in any form. If you would like a summary of the speeches from Convocation, you can read our article that will be posted about a week after the ceremony.

No. Due to licensing restrictions, Convocation may only be viewed at convocationstreaming.byu.edu.

Attire

The attire for this occasion is business casual.

  • White tassle: BA Art, BA Comms, BA Dance, BA Design, BA Music and BA Theatre and Media Arts
  • Pink tassle: BM Music only
  • Brown tassle: BFA Acting, BFA Art, BFA Design and BFA MDT

University Commencement

Commencement will be held in the Marriott Center.

Commencement will be held on Thursday, April 25 at 10 a.m. Marriott Center doors open at 8:30 a.m. Guests should be seated no later than 9:15 a.m.

Graduates should assemble for the processional at 9 a.m. in the parking lots north of the ASB. The Academic Processional departs from the ASB at 9:15 a.m. and Commencement begins at 10 a.m.

Tickets are required and may be requested at commencementtickets.byu.edu beginning Friday, February 15, 2019. A standby line will be available at the Northeast corner of the BYU Marriott Center. 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.

Yes, special needs seating may be requested by contacting the Special Events Office at (801) 422-6022.

Yes, Commencement exercises will be broadcast live on BYU TV, BYU Radio, Classical 89 KBYU-FM and byutv.org.

Commencement programs will be available for pickup prior to commencement. You may contact graduation@byu.edu for further information or if you would like more copies.

Parking

During commencement and convocations, Lots 1 through 17 and Lot 50 will be held for employees of the University.  All other lots will be open to the public. The closest parking to the convocation ceremonies held in the HFAC is the parking lot east of the J. Reuben Clark Law Building (Lots 26A and 26G). See map here.

Photos

Island Photography will be taking photos of graduates receiving their diplomas. You may contact them for further information at https://www.islandphoto.com/contact.

A photographer from the External Relations office of the College of Fine Arts and Communications will be photographing each convocation. Photos will be available by the end of the day on April 26 at convocation.byu.edu and on our Facebook page @CFAC.BYU.

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