Thousands of students lined up as early as 7 a.m. to file into the Marriott Center and listen to President Russell M. Nelson speak at BYU’s Tuesday devotional. Some offered thoughts and expressed their appreciation for the prophet’s visit.

President Russell M. Nelson addressed young adults at BYU’s devotional Sept. 17 in the Marriott Center, which was filled to capacity 30 minutes before the devotional even began.

Advancement Vice President Matthew O. Richardson announced as the first devotional of the academic year commenced Tuesday, Sept. 10, that President Russell M. Nelson, prophet and head of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be speaking at next Tuesday’s devotional.

BYU President Kevin J Worthen and his wife, Sister Peggy Worthen, addressed students during the first campus devotional of the school year Tuesday, Sept. 10. President Worthen said the value of a BYU education does not lie solely in acquired information, but in the holistic education made possible by gathering.