President's Remembrances

University Policy

President’s Remembrances

All university units should notify Cindy Moreno in University Relations office (ext. 2-5766, cindy_moreno@byu.edu) of the following:

  • The birth or adoption of an infant to university personnel or their spouses.
  • The death of university personnel or their spouses, children or parents, retirees or their spouses.

Under certain circumstances, the use of university funds is appropriate to recognize university personnel and their family members. The office of University Relations Department handles the following university remembrances under the direction of the President’s office:

Births - Full-time personnel - A remembrance is sent to full-time university personnel and spouses upon the birth or adoption of an infant.

Deaths - Full-time personnel - A Y block floral arrangement and letter of sympathy are sent from the President and the university.

  • Spouse of full-time personnel – Alternate Y floral spray and letter of sympathy are sent from the President and the university.
  • Parents or children of full-time personnel – A contribution is made to the Library Memorial Fund.

A book is purchased and placed in the library in memory of the child or parent and a letter is sent from the President.

Retired personnel - A block Y floral arrangement and a letter of sympathy are sent from the President and the university.

  • Spouse of retired personnel – Alternate Y floral spray and letter of sympathy are sent from the President and the university.

Students - The Dean of Students and BYUSA will send a block Y floral arrangement to the funeral or memorial service of the student. The President will send a letter of condolence to the spouse or parents of the student.

General Authorities - Lighted block Y floral arrangement is sent from the President and the university.

  • Spouse of General Authority – Alternate Y floral spray is sent from the President and the university.

Children or Spouses of full-time personnel will receive a letter from the President.

Department Remembrances - Authorized administrators in BYU colleges and departments may use non-appropriated budget accounts to provide similar remembrances as deemed appropriate for their college personnel.