2018 Spring Commencement Information

University of Montana Spring 2018 Commencement Ceremony 

 CONTINUE TO CHECK BACK HERE IN THE COMING WEEKS FOR MORE DETAILS

Saturday, May 12, 2018 at the Adams Center  

TO RSVP, PLEASE CLICK THE MARCHING ORDER LOGO BELOW:
This link will become live the week of April 9 Marching Order

Want to know where to line up on the Oval?

Here is a map of where to line up for the procession from the Oval to the Adams Center.  

Professional School Ceremony (morning)

Humanties & Sciences / Missoula College (afternoon)

Individual Ceremonies and Receptions

For individual ceremonies and receptions scheduling information, here is the downloadable individual ceremonies and receptions schedule.

Additional Information

 RSVP and Ticketing

The RSVP website is available.  This site will allow you to select the ceremony you plan to attend and record the pronunciation of your name.  No tickets are required for the main ceremonies.

Commencement Ceremony - Caps and Gowns

Order graduation regalia and other items through the Oak Hall Cap & Gown web page.
Grad Days 2018 at the UM Bookstore are March 20, 21, 22

Students can pick up their regalia orders May 9th-12th, Wednesday-Saturday, from 8 am to 6 pm at the Adams Center - East Auxiliary Gym

Updating your Diploma Mailing Address

If you need to update your diploma mailing address (from the address indicated on your original graduation application) please call (406) 243-2421 or (406) 243-2422. Updating your address on CyberBear does not affect your diploma mailing address.

Photographs

GradImages, commercial photographer, will be taking photographs at the Central Ceremonies, but guests are also welcome to take pictures.  Images will be available of each student at the GradImages website, and proofs will be sent to each graduate the week after the ceremonies.

Commencement Flowers

Vendors will be onsite to sell bouquets the day of the ceremonies.  You can also preorder flowers for your graduate at the following link: https://www.thecommencementgroup.com/montana/

Commencement Ceremony FAQ

If you graduated Summer or Autumn 2017 or if you will be graduating Spring 2018 or Summer 2018 you may walk during the 2018 Commencement ceremony. No RSVP is required.
The Central Commencement Ceremonies will be approximately 2 hour 15 minutes long. 
It is open seating, i.e. no tickets required. Please be aware that guest seating may be limited. Seating is first come first seated. 
All of the information in the packet is on the Registrar's Commencement Information webpage.
You will receive a name card with your cap and gown that you will present at the ceremony, from which your name is called.
You can get a name card before the Central Ceremonies from the information table. They will also be available when you pick up your regalia at the Bookstore.
Applications received after the bulletin went to print did not make the publication. This in no way indicates you will not graduate if you successfully complete your courses and file the correct paperwork. If you are graduating Autumn 2018 or later, but opted to walk this Spring, your name will appear in the Spring 2019 bulletin.
At the Central Ceremonies your name will be called from the name card and you will walk across the stage to receive your diploma case.
Graduates from the prior summer, prior autumn, current spring and summer semesters are all eligible during the spring Commencement ceremony. Graduates from future semesters, may walk only under special circumstances.

Diplomas

Diplomas for fall graduates will be mailed in February. Diplomas will be mailed in July for all Spring graduates. Summer diplomas are mailed in September.
Your diploma is mailed to the address you indicated on your graduation application. To update the address for your diploma please call the Graduation Coordinators (243-2421 or 243-2422). Updating your mailing address in CyberBear does not change your diploma mailing address. It is costly to reorder missing diplomas, please be sure your address is correct with the Graduations Office.

Disability and Health Concerns

There are parking areas that honor existing parking decals. There will be golf carts circulating on campus to offer rides to people. Information regarding disability accommodations can be found on the Disability Services for Students website.  There will also be buses running from the Park N' Ride lots per this bus schedule.

Information regarding disability accommodations can be found on the Disability Services for Students website.

Parking/Shuttle

Parking is available on campus and in the adjacent neighborhoods. There will also be buses running from the Park N' Ride lots per this bus schedule. Please refer to the Parking Information section*.

*=link coming soon

There will be buses running from the Park N' Ride lots per this bus schedule.

Miscellaneous

GradImages, commercial photographer, will be taking photographs at the Central Ceremonies, but guests are also welcome to take pictures.  Images will be available of each student at the GradImages website.

Graduates may be awarded honors with their certificates, associate, and bachelor degrees based on their cumulative University of Montana-Missoula (UM) grade point average (GPA) meeting one of the following criteria:
1. Cum laude (Honors): All undergraduate students shall graduate cum laude (with honors) when their cumulative UM GPA meets or exceeds 3.40.
2. Magna cum laude (High Honors): Departments and programs may stipulate additional requirements and then recommend students for graduation magna cum laude (high honors) when the cumulative UM GPA meets or exceeds 3.70.
3. Summa cum laude (Highest Honors): Departments and programs may stipulate additional requirements and then recommend students for graduation summa cum laude (with highest honors) when their UM GPA meets or exceeds 3.90
The honors designations in the commencement bulletin are printed according to Autumn GPAs, but if you feel sure that you will achieve the designation feel free to wear the cord you anticipate receiving.
There is no set dress code. Please plan for Montana weather in May, which could be just about anything. Consider wearing appropriate footwear. The march to the Adams Center is long and sometimes over uneven surfaces.
Several venues will be available during the day of Commencement, including the Adams Center and the University Center.
Please contact Oak Hall Cap & Gown.