“The mere stuffing of the mind with a knowledge of facts is not education. The mind must not only possess a knowledge of the truth, but the soul must revere it, cherish it, love it as a priceless gem; and this human life must be guided and shaped by it in order to fulfill its destiny.”
— Joseph F. Smith
About Campus Education Week
Campus Education Week began in 1922 and is believed to be the largest continuing education program of its type. For one week each August, the program is held on the beautiful Brigham Young University campus in Provo, Utah. It offers more than 1,000 classes on education, religion, marriage, family relations, health, history, genealogy, science, youth interests, and many other subjects. The program is designed primarily for adults, although anyone age 14 and older may attend.
August 18–22, 2014
August 17–21, 2015
Each year more than 200 presenters share their expertise. These presenters are faculty from Brigham Young University, instructors from Seminaries and Institutes of Religion of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and other experts in their field. A highlight of the program each year is a campus devotional that traditionally features a General Authority from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The devotional is open to the general public.
Class Times (subject to change)
Monday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:05 p.m.
Tuesday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 9:25 p.m.
Most classes are 55 minutes in length. Breaks between classes are 25 minutes. All classes are first-come, first-seated (i.e., registration is not required for specific classes).
Early registration at a discount price begins April 2 and continues until the Saturday before the program begins. At-the-door registration is available during the program. Participants may register for the week, a day, or just a few hours.
Three different performances are presented nightly, Tuesday through Friday. The performances are selected from popular plays, musical performances, and other wholesome entertainment. These performances are not part of the regular class offerings and they are separate ticketed events.
A youth dance is held on Thursday evening; approximately 1,200 young men and women gather in their Sunday best to dance and mingle.