UM Celebrates Class of 2022 at Upcoming Commencement

MISSOULA – The University of Montana will celebrate the Class of 2022 with in-person Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 14, in the Adams Center.

UM will hold two Commencement ceremonies. The 9 a.m. ceremony will be for students in the:

  • W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation
  • Phyllis J. Washington College of Education
  • Department of Public Administration and Policy
  • College of Health
  • College of Business

The 2 p.m. ceremony will be for students in the:

  • College of Humanities & Sciences
  • College of the Arts and Media
  • Missoula College

Businessman Dennis K. Eck and banker James “Jim” R. Scott will each receive Honorary Doctorates during the Commencement ceremonies.  Eck will be presented an Honorary Doctorate of Business and Scott will receive an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters.

The two also will serve as Commencement speakers, with Eck speaking to graduates at the 9 a.m. ceremony and Scott speaking at the 2 p.m. ceremony.

Family and friends who are unable to attend commencement, can watch via livestream. The morning ceremony livestream will begin at 8:40 a.m. The afternoon ceremony livestream will begin at 1:40 p.m.

Parking is free the day of Commencement; however, due to construction, it will be limited and guests are encouraged to arrive early. It is highly recommended that attendees use carpools or public transport where available. There will be spots reserved in Parking Lots Z and Y for guests and degree candidates with limited mobility. The UDash shuttles also will provide free Park and Ride services. Please see the Commencement Day map for more information on parking, shuttles and ceremony locations.

For more information, visit the spring 2022 Commencement website.


Contact: Dave Kuntz, UM director of strategic communications, 406-243-5659,