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Signs of Change


Family at graduationIF you have snapshots taken in front of a BYU sign on graduation day, those photographs have recently become even more historically significant. The west entrances to campus were updated withBYU‘s official medallion and word mark just in time for August 2002 commencement. According to associate advancement vice president John C. Lewis, ’77, impetus for changing the signs came when Provo City widened Canyon Road at 1650 North. “It became necessary to move the entrance sign back to create a safer area for graduation pictures,” he says. Also, to enhance the setting where grinning graduates traditionally pose for family, friends, and well-wishers, a new brick patio was laid in front of the sign. “While the signs use the new BYU family of trademarks, they retain treasured historical elements,” Lewis says. “The south entrance signs still read ‘Enter to learn, go forth to serve’ and ‘The world is our campus’ but use the new Deseret font (also used for the Church’s word mark).” The signs at both entrances also feature medallions that are backlit at night.