Frequently Asked Questions
The new Heritage Halls buildings are used for family groups of four to six related family members, not for couples' housing.
BYU no longer has couples' housing units for Education Week. The facilities at Helaman Halls cannot house both genders in the same building because they have only one restroom per wing or have shared bathrooms between rooms. Other than those who qualify for a family housing unit in Heritage Halls, men and women are housed in separate buildings and should apply for either men's or women's housing. If this arrangement does not work for your particular circumstance, please make other lodging arrangements (hotel, motel, etc.).
A parent or legal guardian must accompany youth who are under the age of 18. No one under age 14 as of December 31 of the program year is permitted in Education Week housing.
You must have at least least four but no more than six related family members. All must be at least age 14 by December 31 of the program year and be registered for Education Week campus housing.
So we can provide housing for the maximum number of people, participants may not reserve a single room. If you do not request a roommate at the time you register, a roommate is assigned to share the room.
All Heritage Halls buildings have an elevator. Only one building in Helaman Halls has an elevator.
Mini-refrigerators are standard in Helaman Halls housing. Refrigerators are not standard equipment in Heritage Halls.
Wi-Fi is generally available in the common areas of campus housing units.
No. Kitchens are not available for Education Week participants.
Campus housing provides twin bed sheets, pillow, pillowcase, blanket, bath towel, wash cloth, and small bar of soap. These items are placed in the room before you arrive.
The Housing Office emails housing assignments by the second week in August.
Please contact the Housing Office at 801-422-6941 with questions or concerns.
$50 Cougar Cash card
You may add additional funds to your Cougar Cash card at the kiosk located in the Cougar Eat (in the WSC).
- Cougareat Food Court
- The Skyroom Restaurant
- Cannon Commons
- Museum of Art Café
- BYU Creameries
- Vending machines
- BYU Bookstore
- Some other locations on campus
- Due to vendor costs, Cougar Cash is NOT accepted at Marriott Center food booths.
Cougar Cash accounts are closed at the end of Education Week. Unused balances or unclaimed Cougar Cash cannot be refunded. However, the remaining balance on Education Week Cougar Cash accounts may be transferred to a BYU student's account if done before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, the last day of the program, by visiting the BYU ID Center in 1057 WSC or calling 801-422-3866. If you do not transfer your balance to a BYU student account, you have until 11:59 p.m. Saturday, the day after the program ends, to use your remaining balance.
When you purchase a Cougar Cash card by July 26 it will be associated with your account, and the unused balance on a lost card at the time of replacement can be transferred to a new card. To replace the card and the remaining funds, you must visit the Cannon Center front desk (there is a $2 fee at that time).
If you purchase a Cougar Cash card during Education Week at the Helaman Halls Creamery it is NOT associated with your account and cannot be replaced if lost.
If you purchased campus housing, your Cougar Cash card will be given to you when you check-in to housing. If you did not purchase campus housing, your Cougar Cash card will be mailed to you the first week in August. If you will not be at your place of residence at that time, please call the Housing Office, 801-422-6941, by Friday, July 26, to arrange to have your card held at Will-Call or mailed to another address. The deadline to purchase a Cougar Cash card in advance is Friday, July 26, at 5:00 p.m. Cougar Cash cards may be purchased during Education Week at the Helaman Halls Creamery.
No. The name badge proves you are registered in the program. Name badges are nontransferable. Education Week is an educational program with nearly 20,000 participants, and we need to know who is registered and attending the program. Making our badges nontransferable is the best way for us to account for our participants. Please do not give your name badge to someone else. If you cannot attend, please request a refund by the deadline (processing fees apply). If you would like to purchase a name badge for someone else, please register that person under his or her own name.
If you register by the Monday preceeding the program, your name badge will be mailed to your address. If you register after that day, your name badge will be held at Will-Call. Early Will-Call is available the week preceding Education Week in the lobby of the BYU Conference Center. Please see the Registration page for Will-Call times, dates, and locations.
Please see the Registration page for Will-Call times, dates, and locations.
At-the-door registration opens Monday, August 19, from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the northeast concourse of the Marriott Center and in the Wilkinson Student Center Garden Court. It continues Tuesday, August 20, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Wilkinson Center, and from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Marriott Center. Wednesday through Friday, August 21-23, register from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Wilkinson Center, and from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Marriott Center.
Bring your name badge to the information table in the WSC Garden Court, and we will replace it.
Youth dance registration is available when you register for the program. Dance registration is also available in the WSC Garden Court at the registration tables during the week of the program. Registration is NOT available at the door of the dance.
A replacement badge can be obtained at any registration area for $2.
Participants must be at least 14 years of age by December 31 of the program year.
Unfortunately, we do not make exceptions to the age requirement. Youth must be age 14 by the last day of the program year.
Please see the parking page for details.
Class Schedule Booklet
Class schedules usually are mailed by the first or second week of July.
Class schedule booklets are mailed bulk rate and generally arrive in three to ten business days.
Yes. The class schedule is usually available for online viewing by the first week in July.
If you registered for Education Week in the past three years, you are included in our mailings. Otherwise, please click here to add your name to the mailing list, or call 801-422-6214.
We understand, as you do, that many people schedule their entire year's vacation around Education Week. They spend their savings and often travel hundreds or thousands of miles to attend. Because of such sacrifices, we feel a responsibility to provide an appropriate educational environment. We enforce the policy of no children in the classrooms because babies and other young children may easily become disinterested and disruptive. For these reasons, we instruct the room hosts/hostesses to not admit young children or individuals with babies to the classrooms.
Firearms and weapons are not permitted, concealed or not concealed, with or without a concealed weapon permit, while upon properties owned or controlled by the University (including on-campus housing), without specific written permission from the BYU Chief of University Police. Law enforcement officers certified by the state of Utah, federal law enforcement officers, and security officers for armored vehicle services contracted with the university when on official duties, may carry a firearm on campus.
Classes and Classrooms
You do not need to sign up for individual classes. Seating in all classes is on a first-come, first-served basis. Once you are registered for the program, you are welcome to attend any class of your choosing. You may change classes each hour or simply stay in a particular classroom for multiple presentations.
There are a number of issues related to copyright law. While the presenter has some latitude to show copyrighted material in a face-to-face classroom situation, participants creating an electronic copy may be breaking the law. Of course, note-taking is allowed and encouraged.
The majority of your fellow students have planned their mealtimes so that they may enjoy the lecture with no distractions. Also, there is not enough time between classes or enough custodial staff to clean up after each class. The exception is the Marriott Center, where ample seating and support are available—but even there, please be considerate of others!
We suggest that you attend another class. Numerous Education Week participants have reported experiences similar to the following: "When I couldn't get in the class I wanted, I went into a class close by that had room. I found it to be just as exciting and informative as my first choice. Every class was good." You may discover new areas of interest.
To attend Continuing Legal Education classes, participants must register and pay tuition for the regular Education Week program. Attorneys seeking CLE credit pay an additional $35 fee for the week at the door of 214 Crabtree Building (this price is subject to change).
Information about Continuing Legal Education classes may be found on the Education Week CLE page and also in the class schedule booklet, usually available the first or second week of July.