More than 2,700 students will receive undergraduate and graduate degrees during Brigham Young University's 113th commencement services April 22.
Graduation activities will begin at 8:15 a.m. with the traditional academic procession from the Smoot Administration Building to the Marriott Center.BYU President Jeffrey R. Holland; President Thomas S. Monson, second counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and other church officials and members of the BYU board of trustees will join the graduating students in their procession.
President Monson will conduct the commencement ceremonies, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Marriott Center. Stan L. Albrecht, dean of the College of Family, Home and Social Sciences, will deliver the commencement address.
Presidential citations will be awarded to Ariel and Arta Ballif and to Amy Thomas Barker and the late Robert W. Barker.
Diplomas will be presented to the students during 11 college and professional school convocations that afternoon and evening.
The Marriott Center will host convocation ceremonies for the College of Family, Home and Social Sciences at 1:30 p.m., the College of Engineering at 3:30 p.m and the School of Management at 5:30 p.m.
The de Jong Concert Hall will be the site for convocation ceremonies for the College of Fine Arts and Communications at 1:30 p.m., the College of Education at 3:30 p.m. and the BYU Law School at 7 p.m.
Convocation ceremonies for the College of Physical and Math Sciences and the College of Biology and Agriculture will take place in the Wilkinson Center at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m., respectively. The College of Nursing will hold its convocation ceremonies at 1:30 p.m. in the Joseph Smith Building auditorium.
The only off-campus convocation ceremonies, in the Provo Tabernacle, will include the College of Physical Education and the College of Humanities at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m., respectively.
The traditional graduation banquet will begin at 8 p.m. April 21 in the Wilkinson Center Ballroom. Ralph B. Smith, dean of the College of Education, will be the banquet speaker.