A student who wishes to obtain a beard exception must visit a BYU Student Health Center doctor by appointment (801.422.5156). Click Here to view the step-by-step process. The doctor will fax his recommendation. The student then needs to come to the Honor Code Office to fill out some paperwork and receive the letter allowing the growth of the beard, if approved. If a yearly beard exception is granted, a new Student ID will be issued after the beard has been fully grown, and must be renewed every year by repeating the process.