MSU will host its 134th commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 1, in-person for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic. The ceremony will be held in Bobcat Stadium for the first time and will consist of two separate outdoor programs to ensure the safety of students, faculty, staff and guests in adherence with COVID-19 guidelines.
The first ceremony will start at 9 a.m. for students from the College of Agriculture, Arts and Architecture, Letters and Science and Gallatin College. At 1:30 p.m., students from the Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship, College of Education, Health and Human Development, Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering and the College of Nursing will graduate.
Graduating students are limited to four guests and the student RSVPs ticket requests must have been made by Friday, April 2. Both ceremonies will require all attendees to follow COVID-19 protocols, including wearing face masks and social distancing. The ceremony will be live-streamed online for those who cannot attend, and can be found by visiting https://www.montana.edu/commencement/ on Saturday, May 1. Individual college ceremonies can also be viewed at https://www.montana.edu/commencement/colleges/index.html. For those who will be attending, on-campus parking will be provided free-of-charge and there will be shuttles to transport guests to the stadium. Tickets will be delivered via email the week of graduation and will be required upon entry.
MSU asks that all graduating students, friends and family members abide by the safety protocols and reminds attendees that the university reserves the right to deny entry to any individual who is unwilling or unable to comply with the public health requirements.