Other details, pertinent only to those who are accepted, will be mailed to students once they are accepted. This includes: help with travel details, daily schedule details, packing lists, and information about the Final Banquet activities, to which parents are invited. If you have other questions not addressed in this FAQ, please contact us at:
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BYU is a private university owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), whose general membership has committed to not using alcohol, tobacco, coffee or tea. Accordingly, no smoking or drinking of alcohol, coffee or tea is permitted on the BYU campus, though other caffeinated beverages are allowed.
BYU students also commit to an Honor Code that requires them to wear clothing that is neat, clean, and modest in fabric, fit, style and length. While on campus, those attending or participating in conferences also are asked to wear modest clothing. However, the facial hair restrictions required of BYU students do not apply to conference attendees.
We also ask that our program attendees keep their language free of obscenities and other vulgarity while on the BYU campus.
Learn more about the BYU Honor Code.
Thank you for helping us to maintain the standards that make BYU the exceptional university it is. We hope you enjoy your stay on campus.
Medical Information/Special Needs
Any participant who requires special assistance or accommodations should provide this information during the registration process. For any additional concerns, please contact us at 801-422-4851. Special request made later than two weeks prior to the session start date may not be able to be accommodated.
Medical Treatment (Parental) Release Form
During registration, each youth must have his or her parent or guardian complete the medical release form completely and accurately. The parent/guardian must include his or her full name and emergency phone numbers, including cell phones, home phones, and any other number where he or she can be reached, day or night. Also required are the participant’s physician’s name and phone numbers and personal insurance information. If the participant is not covered by medical insurance, please write “none” in the space provided.
If a participant becomes ill and needs to be seen by medical personnel, the parents will be completely responsible for the costs incurred.
The parent/guardian must indicate any allergies his or her child has, and any medications the child currently takes. By completing this form, the parent/guardian authorizes BYU Continuing Education, or its representatives, to quickly treat his/her child in case of an emergency.