A bicyclist rides by the big windows of BYU's new Music Building at night

Hitting the High Notes

The state-of-the-art Music Building opened in January with acoustically impressive performance halls, upgraded recording studios, and highly functional classrooms and practice spaces. From the Concert Hall to Studio Y to the Percussion Rehearsal Room, the building is designed for the needs of today’s music students. Listen to an all-new podcast, then explore 360-degree videos of students practicing and rehearsing from impressive rooms in the new building.

Two BYU students in colorful piñata costumes standing by campus trees

A Spooktacular Day on Campus

Avert your eyes if you’re easily spooked. Or if you’re feeling brave, here are this year’s fun campus costumes in a Facebook gallery or on Instagram. Wondering what magical wizardry athletic director Tom Holmoe has conjured for 2023? Check it out here.

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The women's cross country team poses with their championship signs at the Big 12 cross country championships

BYU’s First Big 12 Champs

The No. 4 women’s cross country team won BYU’s first Big 12 title on Saturday morning at the Iowa State Cross Country Course. In what was a tight finish, the Cougars led the team score at every kilometer of the race. No. 3 BYU men’s cross country placed second overall. Both teams now look to qualify for the NCAA championships at a regional meet in Lubbock, Texas, on Nov. 10.

A ghostly apparition in a suit stands behind a worker seated at a computer screen.

Seeing Ghosts at Work

Jeff Bednar is a ghost hunter. While the BYU business professor doesn’t have night vision cameras or ultrasensitive recording equipment, he has found a bunch of ghosts—including several at BYU. Learn all about organizational ghosts: admired former leaders who, years after departing, continue to influence colleagues and company culture.

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Aerial view of fall in Provo Canyon

Campus and Canyon Colors

With the change in seasons, the tree-covered mountains near campus put on a colorful display of red, orange, and yellow. See the views from campus, then head up the canyon to celebrate the fall.

Kristin Yee delivers a devotional address from the Marirott Center podium.

A Wellspring of Relief

In her recent BYU devotional, Kristin Yee, second counselor in the Relief Society general presidency, shares five ways we can find relief in Christ, even in the deserts of our life’s journey. Only have three minutes? Read a summary or watch a highlight reel.

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A passport and a set of scriptures

Pack the Essentials

Learn about life’s true essentials with the latest BYU Speeches inspiring short video. BYU mechanical engineering professor Larry Howell’s plans for a global conference were suddenly crushed when he realized he had forgotten one traveling essential: his passport. Learn how focusing on true gospel essentials brings everything else into perspective.

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President Reese sitting in the cockpit of a helicopter looking ot at Y Mountain

Y from the Sky

Last week campus administrators—including BYU president C. Shane Reese and Marriott School dean Brigitte Madrian—joined Army ROTC cadets in a Black Hawk helicopter ride as part of a two-day exercise to enhance the students’ soldiering skills. The helicopters flew over the school’s Provo campus, passed by Y Mountain, and continued on to Camp Williams.

Two members of the BYU women's soccer team celebrate a Big 12 tourney win

Gooooaaaal x 6!

No. 7 BYU women’s soccer shut out Oklahoma with a 6–0 victory on Monday in the quarterfinals of the Sprouts Farmers Market Big 12 Tournament. The victory marks head coach Jennifer Rockwood’s 450th career win. Next up: the Cougars play UCF in the semifinal game on Wednesday at 6 p.m. MT in Austin, Texas (available on ESPN+).

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An aerial view of BYU's football stadium at night

Of Faith and Football

Why does BYU invest its time, facilities, and other resources in athletics programs? In this insightful essay, BYU advancement vice president Keith Vorkink shares that it is not about bragging rights, racking up wins, or climbing the rankings but about spreading the light and love of Jesus Christ.