Individual College Convocations will take place on April 22
Elder Richard G. Scott of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be the speaker and presiding authority at the Brigham Young University April 2011 Commencement ceremonies Thursday, April 21, at 4 p.m. in the Marriott Center.
The exercises will be conducted by Elder Cecil O. Samuelson, president of BYU and a member of the Quorum of the Seventy of the Church. They will be joined on the stand by members of the BYU administration and other Church leaders.
Paige Crosland Anderson, a native of Provo and an honors graduate in studio arts with a minor in English, will be the student speaker. The Men’s Chorus under the direction of Rosalind Hall will perform for the event.
The exercises will be broadcast live on KBYU-TV (Channel 11) and KBYU-FM (89.1).
Graduates should meet at 3 p.m. in the Abraham Smoot Building (ASB) parking lot prior to the processional, while parents and family should be seated in the Marriott Center by 3:15 p.m. The doors at the Marriott Center will open at 2 p.m. The graduate processional will begin at 3:15 p.m.
Most campus offices will close Thursday at 2:30 p.m. to accommodate the services.
Please be aware also that there will be no parking in Lot 1A north of the ASB Thursday, April 21, from midnight until 4:30 p.m. Vehicles parked in this location during those hours will be towed.
All faculty members are invited to march in the processional at 3:15 p.m. Faculty should be on either the east or west of the ASB by 3:10 p.m. In the event of inclement weather, faculty should go directly to the Marriott Center by 3:45 p.m. Line marshals will direct faculty to reserved chair seating on the playing floor.
As a courtesy to other participants, graduates and family members are encouraged to refrain from using cellular phones when in the Marriott Center.
The Army ROTC will be commissioning 14 cadets Thursday, April 21, at 11 a.m. in 151 N. Eldon Tanner Building. Col. Wayne W. Grisby Jr. will be the keynote speaker. The director of the School of Advanced Military Studies, he earned a master's degree in national security strategy at Fort McNair, in Washington, D.C.
The BYU Air Force ROTC will be hosting its commissioning ceremony Friday, April 22, at 10 a.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Varsity Theater. Twenty-one cadets are being commissioned. Lt. Col. Gill Bertelson will be the keynote speaker for the event. Bertelson is a retired Air Force officer who flew the SR-71 (Blackbird). He is a former commander for BYU Air Force ROTC and was a member of the Marriott School of Management’s EMBA program until his retirement in 2007.
On Friday, April 22, President Samuelson will be hosting the “Meet the President” event. Graduates and their parents are invited to meet the president and his wife Sharon at the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center Assembly Hall from 9 to 11 a.m.
Individual college convocations for Friday, April 22, are as follows:
8 to 10:30 a.m.
- Marriott School of Management — Marriott Center
- David O. McKay School of Education — Smith Fieldhouse
- David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies — Joseph Smith Building Auditorium
- Physical and Mathematical Sciences — Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom
- Fine Arts and Communications (Dance, Music, Music/Dance/Theatre, Theatre and Media Arts) — de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
- Life Sciences — Marriott Center
- Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology —Smith Fieldhouse
- Nursing — Joseph Smith Building Auditorium
- Family, Home and Social Sciences (School of Family Life) — Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom
- Fine Arts and Communications (Communications) — de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center
2 to 4:30 p.m.
- Humanities — Marriott Center
- Fine Arts and Communications (Visual Arts) — de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center
5 to 7:30 p.m.
- Family, Home and Social Sciences — Marriott Center
- J. Reuben Clark Law School — de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center
For additional information and updates, visit graduation.byu.edu.
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Writer: Mel Gardner