Office of the Registrar

Office of the Registrar

Graduation Information

You must apply for graduation. Applications are available in the Registrar's Office (Lommasson Room 201) at the front desk or from the Graduation Forms tab below.

Submitting the application one year in advance allows time for your major department and the Registrar's Office to check for any problems while there is still time to correct them.

Deadlines and procedures may vary for Master's and Doctoral candidates.  Please visit the Graduate School's graduation deadlines page for more information.

Upcoming Undergraduate Graduation Application Deadlines

Semester of Graduation

Deadline

Deadline with $15 Late Fee

Summer 2021

February, 26, 2021

June 7, 2021

Fall 2021

April 30, 2021

October 4, 2021

The $40 graduation fee (or $55 if turned in during the late period) should be paid to the cashiers in Griz Central. Once the application has been approved by the major department, pick up the application from the department and have it in hand when paying the fee. The graduation fee must be paid for each undergraduate degree or certificate.  There is no charge for minor or second major applications.

The graduation fee supports numerous items related to the official graduation of UM students. In addition to partially funding UM’s Commencement exercises, this fee covers management of the electronic degree audit system, graduation evaluation, diploma covers, shipping costs and more.

Graduation Application for Catalogs from 2014 or Later (for UM and Missoula College) For undergraduates only

  • This application is a fillable PDF and can be submitted to your department via UM student email for Dean of School/Chair of Major/Designee approval.
    Note: We recommend downloading/saving before completing the form.
  • If submitted via email: your department will forward your approved application to your graduation coordinator for processing. Contact Treasury Services at (406) 243-2223 to pay the graduation application fee.

Diploma Request for an Additional Diploma

Graduation Appeals Form

For general policies and procedures go to Graduation Appeals Procedures (section 203.50).

Graduation Appeals Form

The Graduation Appeals Committee meets the final Monday of every month (subject to change).  The appeals forms are due to the Registrar's Office one week before each meeting.  For further information, please contact graduation@umontana.edu

There is a $40 graduation fee (or $55 if turned in during the late period) which is to be paid at the Cashiers in Treasury Services. Once the application has been approved by the major department, pick up the application from the department and have it in hand when paying the fee. The graduation fee is a one-time fee for students seeking an undergraduate degree or certificate.

UNDERGRADUATE GRADUATION DEADLINES:

Undergraduate Graduation Application Deadlines
Semester of Graduation Deadline Deadline with $15 Late Fee
Fall Last Friday in April First Monday in October*
Spring Second Friday in November First Monday in March*
Summer Last Friday in February First Monday in June*

 

*Graduation applications submitted after this date will be deferred to the following semester.

Kyle Brester

(406) 243-2422

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The Office of the Registrar does not keep diploma copies on file. However, we are happy to order a replacement diploma for you. Simply complete our diploma request form and send with payment to Office of the Registrar, 32 Campus Dr, Missoula, MT 59812.

What is an Apostille?

An Apostille is a certification, commonly used to refer to the legalization of a document for international use under the terms of the 1961 Hague Convention. Documents - including official academic transcripts and diplomas - which have been notarized by a notary public and then certified with a conformant apostille (Montana Secretary of State's Office) are accepted for legal use in all the nations that have signed the Hague Convention. 

The University of Montana's procedures to request an Apostille on a Diploma and/or Official Academic Transcript are as follows.

Montana Secretary of State Website

Information regarding an apostille on an academic transcript or diploma is located on the apostille section of the Secretary of State's website.

Procedures to Request an Apostille on a Diploma and/or Official Academic Transcript

  1. Review step-by-step prodedures on our Apostille page.

The First Destination Survey is a brief online survey that allows students to report their plans after graduating from UM including employment, continuing education, volunteer service, and U.S. military service.  The information you share will be used to enhance services provided to UM students and alumni to help them reach their career and post-graduation goals.  Survey results may be used for accreditation and federal and state compliance, ensuring the value and integrity of your degree.

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