What are BYU’s stats?
Brigham Young University was founded in 1875. The school’s colors are blue and tan and the school mascot is the cougar. As of 2011, there were approximately 30,000 undergraduate students and 3,500 graduate students. See Y Facts for more information.
What are the features of BYU’s campus?
BYU sits at the base of Wasatch Mountains and covers approximately 560 acres and includes 295 buildings. The campus is beautifully maintained and offers many amenities for students, spouses, and community members. (See campus map.) The Harold B. Lee Library (HBLL) is one of the top-ranked college libraries in the nation and houses approximately 8.5 million items including the L. Tom Perry Special Collections which presents rotating exhibitions. The Wilkinson Student Center contains many student support services, the BYU Bookstore (which includes a Church Distribution Center), a barbershop, bowling alley, post office, ballroom, floral center, the Skyroom Restaurant, and the Cougareat Food Court (which includes Taco Bell, Subway, Jamba Juice, Scoreboard Grill, Sugar & Spice, Tomassito’s, L&T Produce,Teriyaki Express, and Freschetta pizza). The Harris Fine Arts Center (HFAC) is home to BYU’s phenomenal music, theater, art, and dance majors and holds many exhibitions, plays, musicals, and concerts throughout the year. Check out the Arts Calendar to see what’s coming up on their schedule of events. BYU also has several museums: the Museum of Art, the Museum of Peoples and Cultures, Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum (currently closed for renovations), the Museum of Paleontology, and Eyring Science Center’s planetarium which holds public shows on Friday evenings. The Abraham O. Smoot Building (ASB), in the shape of an X, is the administration building where students may need to take care of tuition, financial aid, and registration problems. The Mariott Center is the venue for BYU’s weekly devotionals, basketball games, concerts, graduation ceremonies, and other athletic events. LaVell Edwards Stadium is the home of all BYU football games. BYU also has several on-campus housing facilities (including Wymount Terrace for married students), a Student Health Center, and the Creamery on Ninth, a small grocery store. But the most important building on campus–at least for MBA students–is their home away from home, the Tanner Building.
Where can we park on campus?
Parking on campus is limited. Please click on Parking on the Campus Map to see the available parking lots and structures around campus. There are several types of parking lots: A (for faculty), G (for graduate students), Y (for undergraduate students), and C (for single students living in on-campus housing). There are several G parking lots around the Tanner Building and the Law School. Graduate students can also park in any Y lot as well. With the exception of two visitor parking lots (located next to the Museum of Art and the Law School), all cars parked in campus lots must be registered. (Spouses of students, however, are not eligible to park in visitor parking once your car has been registered.) To register your car, please follow these instructions. Motorcycles and bicycles must also be registered. For more information about parking on campus, please visit BYU University Police’s FAQ page.
What benefits do the spouses of students enjoy at BYU?
Spouses are eligible to receive a BYU ID card. The student must have you listed as their spouse on their personal information record on myBYU. Once the spouse is linked to a BYU student, they can go to the ID Card Center at 2310 WSC (Wilkinson Center) to obtain their photo ID. For more information, visit the ID Center’s webpage. With an ID card, spouses are eligible to check out materials at the Harold B. Lee Library and to use BYU’s athletic facilities including indoor track, pool, tennis courts, weight room and more. Spouses must present their ID card to receive a daily wristband at 112 Richards Building (RB), 293 Smith Fieldhouse (SFH) weight rooms, or locker room counters. Please see the Facility Use Policy for more information on these policies. Student spouses are also able to participate in Intramural Sports. The MBAA/MBASA sponsor several intramural teams each year.
How can I support BYU Athletics?
BYU is also the proud home of the Cougars and has a thriving athletics program which includes 21 NCAA teams. For more information about BYU’s Athletics Program, visit their website: BYU Cougars. To purchase tickets to sporting events, including the All Sports Pass, visit BYU Tickets.
What is the Honor Code?
All students and faculty are required to adhere to BYU’s Honor Code. Each student commits to abide by the standards of the Honor Code and failure to do so can result in expulsion. The Honor Code states:
As a matter of personal commitment, faculty, administration, staff, and students of Brigham Young University, Brigham Young University—Hawaii, Brigham Young University—Idaho, and LDS Business College seek to demonstrate in daily living on and off campus those moral virtues encompassed in the gospel of Jesus Christ, and will
Live a chaste and virtuous life
Obey the law and all campus policies
Use clean language
Abstain from alcoholic beverages, tobacco, tea, coffee, and substance abuse
Participate regularly in church services
Observe the Dress and Grooming Standards
Encourage others in their commitment to comply with the Honor Code
Specific policies embodied in the Honor Code include (1) the Academic Honesty Policy, (2) the Dress and Grooming Standards, (3) the Residential Living Standards, and (4) the Continuing Student Ecclesiastical Endorsement.