Seniors who have endured the spring and summer semesters to finally hold their diplomas will walk on Aug. 14. Elder Russell M. Nelson will preside over the Commencement ceremony.
Elder Nelson, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, will also speak at the ceremony alongside student speaker Phoebe Romney Cook and BYU’s new president Kevin J Worthen, who will conduct.
Cook will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in interdisciplinary humanities and a minor in editing. Speaking with a general authority may be a daunting task, but the senior from Salt Lake City will rise to the challenge.
The Marriott Center will be packed with families, friends and a total of 1,276 graduating students from 10 colleges; 235 of those students are graduate degree recipients. Anyone will be able to watch the graduates give BYU their final waves, as the ceremony will be broadcast live on BYUtv, BYU Radio and byutv.org.