Commencement

Spring 2022 Commencement

We invite the class of 2022 (spring and summer 2022 degree candidates) to the Spring 2022 Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 14, 2022, in the Adams Center.

Morning Ceremony at 9 a.m. 

Please click here for important information about the morning ceremony.

Graduates should plan to begin arriving at the Adams Center at 8 a.m., and no later than 8:30 a.m.

Colleges of Forestry, Business, Education, and Health, Department of Public Administration and Policy

Afternoon Ceremony at 2 p.m.

Please click here for important information about the afternoon ceremony. 

Graduates should plan to begin arriving at the Adams at 1 p.m., and no later than 1:30 p.m.

Colleges of Humanities & Sciences and Arts & Media, Missoula College 

Please visit our Academics page to view the majors and minors in the above schools.  

LIVESTREAMS

For those who are unable to attend Commencement, watch the livestream here.

The morning ceremony livestream will begin at 8:40 AM MDT. 

The afternoon ceremony livestream will begin at 1:40 PM MDT.

Parking

Please visit the Spring 2022 Commencement Day map for information on parking, shuttles, entrances and closures.

Parking on campus is free on Commencement Day, all lots are open for Commencement parking and reserved parking spots are open to all Commencement guests. Please do not park in ADA Accessible Parking unless authorized to do so. Quick Stop Parking spots are for 20 minutes or less. Please observe all construction closures.

 

Guests and Attendees

Doors will open for guest seating at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 14, for the morning ceremony and 1 p.m. for the afternoon ceremony. For seating accommodations, please see an Adams Center Usher. 

At this time, no ticket or RSVP is required for guests to attend the Spring 2022 Commencement Ceremony. UM will continue to monitor the everchanging circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic. Any potential updates or changes will be communicated to the degree candidates as they are made. 

Friends and family who cannot attend in person can view the event livestream

Interested in buying flowers for your graduates? The Commencement Group will be selling flowers the day of Commencement. You can pre-order now or purchase the day of.

Accommodations

The University of Montana offers access to Commencement through the use of dual stage ramps, arena elevators, sign language interpreters, real-time voice-to-text translation (captions) streamed and in-person, ADA seating for guests and students, ADA parking, and assistive listening devices (ALDs). Please visit our Accessibility and Special Accommodations page for more information. 

Accommodations for guests and audience members: Please reach out to Brandon Kress in the Adams Center via email at brandon.kress@mso.umt.edu or by phone at 406-243-5357.  

Accommodations for students: Please complete the accommodation request in your RSVP link. Please list your specific accommodation requests not already provided by the University. The Office for Disability Equity will be assisting with accommodations. You can reach them at ode@umontana.edu or by phone at 406-243-2243. To ensure timely and effective access to the ceremony, we ask that requests be made by April 1, 2022. 

Photos

GradImages will be taking photos of graduates as they walk across the stage. These photos will be available for purchase directly from GradImages. Please direct all questions to their Customer Service Department at (800) 261-2576, online at www.gradimages.com, or email ecc.giservice@gradimages.net. They have a large team of customer care representatives ready to help graduates and family members with anything you may need.

RSVP

Please RSVP using Marching Order. A link will be emailed to student email accounts after the late application deadline. Once you have RSVP’d, you will receive a confirmation. 

Deadline:  

Last day to RSVP is April 8, 2022.

Regalia

Regalia for degree candidates and faculty can be ordered through our provider Herff Jones. Cords and stoles will be available in the UM Bookstore. 

Deadline:  

The last day to pre-order regalia is April 13, 2022. Pre-orders are expected to be delivered by May 6, 2022. 

A Herff Jones representative will be on campus with limited regalia on May 12-14 in UC 225. If you do not pre-order your regalia please plan to purchase your regalia on one of the previous days. Please note regalia is limited and first-come-first-served.  

Questions

Questions about your graduation application/DegreeWorks Audit? Please email graduation@umontana.edu with any questions.  

Questions about the Commencement Ceremony? Please email commencement@umontana.edu.