The Hinckley Center houses departments that serve alumni, prospective students, and guests of BYU. It also houses the Wheatley Institution.
The Hinckley Center is a wonderful place to begin a visit to the BYU campus. Visitors may take a self-guided, informative tour that pays tribute to Gordon B. Hinckley, 15th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Shelley Visitors Center, housed within the Hinckley Center, features displays and interactive kiosks that tell the story of BYU from its inception in 1875 to the present day. Among the films that can be seen in the small theater is a short documentary on the university's origins.
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The Hinckley Center is home to the world-wide BYU Alumni Association. This building serves as a place for alumni to "come home" to where alumni may return for reunions, banquets, and other university events. There are in-house services available to alumni - An Alumni Business Center for those alumni needing access to a fax machine, phone, internet connection, printer or copier, a library wherein alumni may read and relax. A professional staff is available to help alumni with social, educational, spiritual and service needs and opportunities. The Alumni Association provides alumni tours, family camps, lectures, class and club reunions, career assistance, and Homecoming events. The staff also assists volunteer leaders who run approximately 115 alumni chapters throughout the world, 85 in the USA and 30 abroad.
Public Affairs and Guest Relations
The office of Public Affairs and Guest Relations greets visitors from throughout the world and offers daily campus tours for visitors from all walks of life.
The Wheatley Institution
The mission of the Wheatley Institution is to enhance the academic climate and scholarly reputation of BYU, and to enrich faculty and student experience, by contributing recognized scholarship that lifts society by preserving and strengthening its core institutions.
High School Relations
The High School Relations department coordinates high school visits and meets with students wishing to attend BYU. It conducts campus tours for prospective students and their families that allow potential students to visit the BYU campus and briefly experience its many programs.