​Participating in​ Graduation


U​pcoming Graduation Ceremonies

For info​rma​tion regarding current graduation ceremonies please visit graduation.byu.edu​.


Commencement Exercises


Commencement takes place the day prior to convocation exercises. All graduates at the university are invited to attend commencement. Commencement begins with a processional, during which graduates in cap and gown march into the Marriott Center. Graduates and guests are addressed by a prominent keynote speaker during these exercises. Students’ names are not read during commencement.


Convocation Exercises


Convocation exercises are divided into colleges and/or departments. During convocation, students’ names are read and graduates receive a diploma cover. Diplomas are mailed to graduates 6-8 weeks after their official graduation date from the university.

The College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences is divided into two convocation programs for April graduation ceremonies. All Family, Home, and Social Sciences students attend one convocation program in August.

No graduation ceremonies are conducted in December. December graduates are invited to attend April ceremonies.

​Please refer to our Convocation Walkthrough presentation for details regarding this ceremony. 

April Schedule

  • Family, Home, and Social Sciences
    • Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Social Science Teaching, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology will attend this ceremony.
  • Family, Home, and Social Sciences (School of Family Life)
    • These ceremonies include students from:
      • Bachelor of General Studies: Family Life emphasis
      • Family and Consumer Science Education
      • Family Life: Family Studies
      • Family Life: Home and Family Living
      • Family Life: Human Development
        • Note: If you have questions about which ceremony to attend, please contact your academic advisor.

Cap and Gown

​Students can order caps & gowns online, http://www.herffjones.com/byu

Caps and gown distribution will occur at the Hinckley Center East conference room during the week of graduation ceremonies.


Additional cap and gown information is available through Alumni Services.