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.).
Campus housing is available only for participants (age 14 and over) who are registered for Education Week. Participants under the age of 19 may register for housing as long as they are staying with a parent or guardian who is age 20 or over who is also registered for Campus Education Week and for housing.
You must have at least least four but no more than six related family members. All must be ages 14 and over and 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.
Several housing buildings have elevators. These facilities are generally reserved for participants with accessibility needs.
Mini-refrigerators are provided in Helaman Halls housing. Refrigerators are not available 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 your housing assignment by the first week in August. If you do not provide an email address, your housing assignment will be mailed.
Please contact the Housing Office at 801-422-6941 with questions or concerns.
$50 Cougar Cash card (formerly known as "Signature Card")
You may add additional funds to your Cougar Cash card at the ID Center in Room 2310 of the Wilkinson Student Center (WSC) or at the Cougar Cash kiosk located in the the Cougar Eat (also 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 2310 WSC or calling 801-422-3866. If you do not transfer your balance to a BYU student account, you have until 10:00 p.m. Saturday, the day after the program ends, to use your remaining balance.
If you purchase a Cougar Cash card by July 22, it is associated with your account, and the unused balance on the lost card at the time of the replacement can be transferred to a new card. If you stay in campus housing, the card also acts as your key. Therefore, to replace the key card and the remaining funds, you must visit the housing coordinators located in the Cannon Center on Monday and Tuesday, and in 101 SASB Wednesday through Friday. If you purchase a Cougar Cash card by July 22 but are not staying in campus housing, you can obtain a replacement for a lost card by visiting the ID Center at 2310 WSC or by visiting the housing coordinators at the above-listed locations.
If you purchase a Cougar Cash card during Education Week 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 into housing. If you did not purchase campus housing, your Cougar Cash card will be mailed to you by 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 22, 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 22, at 5:00 p.m. Cougar Cash cards may be purchased during Education Week at the WSC Garden Court and at the Cannon Center in Helaman Halls.
No. The name badge proves you are registered in the program. Name badges are nontransferable. Education Week is an educational program with more than 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 15, 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 16, through Friday, August 19, 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.
For single parents, please see the Humphris Award page.
For hosting volunteers, please see the Hosting page.
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 $3.
Participants must be at least 14 years old by the last day of the program.
Unfortunately, we do not make exceptions to the age requirement. Youth must be age 14 by the last day of the program.
Please see the parking page for details.
Class Schedule Booklet
Class schedules usually are mailed by the first week of July.
Class schedule booklets are mailed bulk rate and generally arrive in three to ten days.
Yes. The class schedule usually is available for online viewing by the last week in June.
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 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 children under 14 may easily become disinterested and disruptive. For these reasons, we instruct the room hosts/hostesses not to admit children under 14 or individuals with babies to the classrooms. Brigham Young University's Division of Continuing Education offers programs at other times of the year for children under the age of 14; we invite you to consider these excellent programs as an alternative.
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 any 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—and that is part of what Education Week is all about.
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 CLE classes may be found on the Education Week CLE page and also in the class schedule booklet, usually available the first week of July.