UM Announces Fall Graduation Ceremony

The University of Montana will host a fall Commencement Ceremony at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18 in the Adams Center.

MISSOULA – University of Montana degree candidates will gather at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, in the Adams Center for UM’s Fall Commencement Ceremony. The University expects 250 students to receive their diplomas.

Maria Mangold, UM registrar, said the fall Commencement Ceremony is an opportunity to celebrate UM graduates persisting through the pandemic and onto lives of impact.

“Our summer and fall 2021-degree candidates have navigated through tremendous ambiguities and hurdles, which prepares them to weather future storms,” Mangold said. “We’re thrilled to recognize their accomplishments and welcome them to the alumni family.” 

UM alumna and the first woman from Montana to rise to the rank of a brigadier general, Colleen McGuire, will be presented with an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters. McGuire also will deliver the ceremony’s commencement address.

The ceremony will be livestreamed and can be viewed at

Tickets or RVSPs are not required for guests. Masks are required for attendees as the event is an academic event. UM will monitor COVID-19 protocols. Accommodations for guests can be made by calling Brandon Kress at 406-243-5357, and accommodations for students will be assisted by UM’s Office for Disability Equity. Email with questions.


Contact: Maria Mangold, UM registrar, 406-243-2412,; Sarah Corbin, graduation coordinator, 406-243-2939,