For the students scheduled to graduate in April 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has interfered with their opportunity to celebrate formally. The College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences has developed a virtual graduation website to recognize graduates given the current circumstances. While the college’s efforts to provide a replacement will not be the same as an in-person convocation, Dean Benjamin Ogles from the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences still wants to commemorate each graduate’s accomplishment.
- The college has developed a website where it will individually honor each graduate in the college. Students should follow this link (Virtual Convocation Website) to enter their personalized information and a photo, or to opt-out of the website if they do not want to be featured.
- Graduates are also welcome to join a future in-person college convocation where they will have the opportunity to participate in a formal graduation ceremony. The college anticipates, and is hopeful, that the next opportunity would be April 2021, but students will be welcome in any future year.
- The college will also send each graduate a graduation package that will include a convocation program, a diploma cover, a cap and tassel, and a small gift. Students are asked to double-check their mailing address when entering their information in the graduation website. Students must opt-in and verify their address to receive the package.
“We hope these efforts will, in part, make up for the missed opportunity to participate in-person in our college convocation,” said Dean Ogles.
The college congratulates all students on the completion of their degrees. Dean Ogles tells students that “So very few achieve this honor, and the college is pleased to include this class of students among the graduates of Brigham Young University and the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences.”