Graduation Information

Convocation Pack Pickup—April 25, 2024

Thursday, April 25, 11 a.m.–4 p.m., TNRB W408/410

Happening right after Commencement, BYU Marriott graduates are asked to join us at the Tanner Building to pick up your convocation pack and get a free ice cream! This pack includes required items that you will need in order to walk at Friday’s convocation.

Contact marriottgraduation@byu.edu for alternative pickup options.

BYU Marriott Shop

Thursday, April 25, 11 a.m.–4 p.m., TNRB W408/410 (Happening in tandem with Convocation Pack Pickup)

Join us for new limited-edition apparel, discounted finds, and free ice cream! Credit cards only—No cash or Venmo. 

  • Apparel: Sweatshirts, T-Shirts, Polos, Button-Ups
  • Accessories: Games, Stanley & Owala Water Bottles, Stickers, and more


Commencement—April 25, 2024

Commencement is for all BYU graduates. It will be held at 10 a.m. in the Marriott Center. See the BYU Commencement page for more information.

Graduating students

  • You must wear a cap and gown to attend commencement and convocation. If you haven’t yet ordered your cap and gown, you will need to purchase them in-person at Last Chance, April 23–24, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hinckley Center. For more information, see the Caps and Gowns web page.
  • Arrive at the ASB northeast parking lot by 8:45 a.m. (see map below)
  • Line up in the BYU Marriott line by 9 a.m.

Guests

  • Tickets required (up to three guests). The ticket portal will be open starting April 3. See the BYU Commencement page for more details.
  • Marriott Center doors open at 8:30 a.m.
  • Please be seated by 9:15 a.m.
  • The Marriott Center has adopted a NO BAG policy. Exception: small clutch bags, no larger than 5″ x 8″ x 1″, with or without a handle or strap can be taken into the arena; medically necessary items or diaper bags will also be permitted after inspection. Security measures such as weapons detection systems will be implemented to ensure the safety of all guests and personnel within the facility.

    For more information on the Marriott Center bag policy, prohibited items, seat maps (including ADA seating), and parking, click Marriott Center. For Disability Accommodations, click Marriott Center, then choose Info & Policies and scroll to Disability Accommodations.
  • Commencement will be broadcast

Where to gather for commencement and convocation
Map shows where BYU Marriott students will gather for Commencement (Thursday, April 25) and Convocation (Friday, April 26).

Convocation—April 26, 2024

Graduates from all programs within BYU’s Marriott School of Business will attend one of two in-person convocation sessions to be held at the Marriott Center. All students who graduate during the 2023–24 academic year1 are invited to participate in the April 2024 graduation ceremonies. Family2 and friends are welcome to come and cheer as we honor each BYU Marriott graduate.

  • BYU Marriott programs will hold convocation on Friday, April 26, 2024, in two sessions at the following times:
    • 2:30 p.m.—Entrepreneurship, experience design, finance, global supply chain, human resources, marketing, strategy, general business, and bachelor of general studies—business graduates
    • 5:30 p.m.—MAcc, MBA/EMBA, MISM, MPA/EMPA, accounting, and information systems graduates

During this momentous occasion, we will first hear from Ruth Todd—EVP and Chief Content Officer for Bonneville International, and BYU Marriott alum. After her address, graduating students’ names will be read as they walk across the stage to be recognized and receive their diploma cover. The in-person ceremony will last approximately 1.5 to 2 hours. The actual diploma will be mailed to graduates five to eight weeks after graduation.

Graduates

  • Arrive at the southeast side of the Marriott Center, rain or shine, one hour prior to the convocation start time to pickup name card and line up according to major in alphabetical order (see map above)
  • Leave belongings and babies with guests (cell phones permitted)

Guests

  • No tickets required for convocation
  • Please be seated 30 minutes prior
  • Processional begins 15 minutes prior
  • The convocation ceremony lasts approximately 1.5–2 hours
Helpful Information
  • 1To walk the stage during April 2024 convocation, students must have graduated from BYU in December 2023, or be graduating in April 2024, June 2024, or August 2024. The university is discouraging past graduates from walking during this year’s convocation. Students graduating in December 2024 are encouraged to walk in April 2025.
  • 2No tickets are required to attend convocation, so you may invite as many family members and friends as you like. Please note that commencement requires tickets (see BYU Commencement).
  • A cap and gown is required to participate in graduation ceremonies. 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. (See the university’s Graduation FAQ page). Tuesday (April 23) and Wednesday (April 24) are the last days to purchase caps and gowns. See caps and gowns for information on how to order.
  • What to wear
    • Business dress beneath your robe. Please keep your robe zipped up during commencement and convocation.
    • Comfortable shoes as you’ll be walking a lot and climbing a lot of stairs
  • Leave belongings and babies with guests. Cell phones are permitted.
  • Graduates who would like to walk with a BYU graduating spouse or sibling (who also meets the convocation graduating requirements in the above bullet1) must complete this survey.
Marriott Center Information and Policies
  • The Marriott Center has adopted a NO BAG policy.
    Exception: small clutch bags, no larger than 5″ x 8″ x 1″, with or without a handle or strap can be taken into the arena; medically necessary items or diaper bags will also be permitted after inspection. Security measures such as weapons detection systems will be implemented to ensure the safety of all guests and personnel within the facility.
  • ADA seating in the Marriott Center is accessible via the concourse level of the arena just inside portals F, H, L, T, and Y. Guests can access the concourse level from the north side of the the Marriott Center via the elevator on the ticket level. For more information, click Marriott Center, then choose Info & Policies and scroll to Disability Accommodations. For additional assistance, call Guest Services at 801.422.5608.

    For more information on the bag policy, prohibited items, seat maps, and parking, click Marriott Center.

Convocation Livestream

For families and friends who cannot attend in person, BYU will livestream both BYU Marriott convocation sessions (2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.). These sessions will not be recorded.

Please note that the link will only be active during the convocation sessions.

Video Livestream


Receptions

For information regarding program-specific graduation activities and receptions, please check with your program department.


Photo Opportunities

Professional Photography

During convocation, professional photographers will take two photos of each graduate:

  1. Prior to entering the stage, one photo will be taken with each graduate holding a diploma. (This photo will be available for purchase*.)
  2. On stage, one photo will be taken of each graduate with Dean Madrian. (This photo is being gifted to you by BYU Marriott*.)

*Within three business days following the graduation ceremonies, students will receive an email from Island Photography with instructions on how to download their gifted photo as well as how to purchase additional photos.

Backdrop Displays

Branded backdrop displays are set up in the Tanner Building from April 8 through May 1. These unique photo ops are a fun place to snap selfies and pose with friends and family. You’ll also be able to tag and share your photos using #byumarriottgrad #byugrad.


Social Media Recognition

  • Use #byumarriottgrad to share your celebration with the college.
  • Use #byugrad to share your celebration with the university.


Diploma Info

Once degrees have been posted, graduates will be sent their diploma within five to eight weeks after graduation.

To ensure these graduation and future alumni-related mailings reach you, please check and update your “mailing address” in the BYU directory.

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Find the latest information on the university’s graduation dates, deadlines, and commencement exercises, along with instructions for ordering required attendee tickets at BYU Commencement.


Grad Bash—April 12, 2024

Hosted by BYU Alumni, Grad Bash was held Friday, April 12. Crowds of excited graduates gathered at LaVell Edwards Stadium to celebrate and to make the evening a great success.

We’d like to thank everyone who visited our BYU Marriott booth. Attending BYU Marriott students received a limited-edition gift* and entered a drawing for more cool BYU Marriott graduate swag. We hope everyone also enjoyed the food, fun, movie, and drone show.

*Graduating BYU Marriott students were required to attend Grad Bash to receive the exclusive college gift.


Musical Auditions

Auditions are now closed. We thank all of the students who came and impressed us with their wonderful musical talents.

Each year we hold musical auditions for students who are interested in performing at convocation. Graduating students who are musically inclined and who plan to attend the convocation ceremony on Friday, April 26 in the Marriott Center, were asked to audition on Friday, February 23, and Monday, February 26. Click to see audition criteria.