College of Physical & Mathematical Sciences Convocation April 2020

We wish we were celebrating in person with you today. This class is full of student scientists who will change the world. We’re so proud of all you have accomplished and can’t wait to see what you do in the future.

Download graduation program

Each year the university creates a graduation program for each college that includes list of graduates, university honors, graduation speakers, and more. View or download the 2020 graduation program here.

Free diploma cover & commemorative pin

The college is providing diploma holders and commemorative pins to any student who wants them. If you would like to receive a diploma cover, commemorative pin, or printed program, please request them here by April 30.

Don your Virtual Graduation Cap

Create graduation photos. Try our Instagram interactive filter to don a graduation cap or BYU face paint. BYU Alumni also provided virtual backgrounds for Zoom and a virtual graduation cap that can be Photoshopped onto photos.

Order a Cap and Gown

You can still order a cap and gown if you’d like to take graduation pictures or celebrate at home. Also, here are answers to Frequently Asked Graduation Questions provided by BYU enrollment services.

Kevin J Worthen, President

Brigham Young University

Your graduation day is unlike any other in BYU history. And it’s with more than a little sadness that we say goodbye to the class of 2020. As administrators and faculty, we are, of course, proud of your many accomplishments and excited for the next phase of your lives.

Gus L. W. Hart, Dean

BYU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences

Physicist and astronaut Sally Ride once said that “Science is curiosity. We all have natural curiosity. Science is a process of investigating. It’s posing questions and coming up with a method. It’s delving in.” Your degree here at BYU isn’t just about learning chemical formulas, programming languages, teaching pedagogy, equations, and research techniques. 


BYU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences

While circumstance don’t allow for us to be celebrating with you in-person, here are messages from a few of our faculty from across the college.

Class of 2020 Graduation Talks

Patricia Ascanio-Pellon discusses ​why facing failures and unexpected turns in life can still  ​lead to success.

 Listen to Hayden Scott Oliver’s  journey of how dreams come true and be reminded of the miracles in your own life.

Emily Kay Hales explains how ​community ​enables us to accomplish hard things during the pandemic and beyond.

Stephanie Ann Herron invites us to remember that Heavenly Father strengthens us through our trials and prepares us for our futures.