Academic Processional

April 26, 2018

Each commencement begins with an academic procession where graduates and faculty assemble north of the Smoot Administration Building (ASB) and walk to the Marriott Center. All participants should be in their designated area by 3:00 p.m. The procession begins at 3:15 p.m.

If it rains, all faculty and graduates must be in their seats in the Marriott Center by 3:45 p.m.



Bachelor degrees candidates 

Form lines according to college in
parking lots north of the ASB.
(Please see map below.)

Graduate degrees candidates

Line up in the parking lot on northwest
side of the ASB in the following order:

  • Doctoral candidates 
  • Juris Doctor candidates
  • Master’s candidates

Board of Trustees, Color Guard,
Deans, Directors, and Special Guests

Be in designated area just north
of the ASB.


Gather on the sidewalks
east and west of the ASB.

Family and Friends

Be in the Marriott Center by 3:15 to
watch the procession via broadcast.


Broadcast Information:

Commencement exercises are broadcast live on BYU TV, BYU Radio, Classical 89 KBYU-FM and