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Montana Tech Announces Commencement Activities


Montana Tech will celebrate its 116th Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in the Butte Civic Center. The university is expected to award 596 degrees and certificates to 567 students.

Commencement week activities begin on Thursday, May 12, 2016 with graduates going through a rehearsal ceremony in preparation for Saturday. The rehearsal will take place in the HPER at 3:00 p.m. Montana Tech will honor the members of the classes of 1956, 1961, 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, and 1986 at the Alumni Reunion Banquet and at the Commencement Ceremony. The banquet will take place Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. in the Treasure State Room at the Hotel Finlen.

On Friday evening, approximately 260 alumni, graduates, and families will gather in Montana Tech’s HPER Complex for the Graduates Banquet, held in honor of the graduating class of 2016. The event begins at 6:00 p.m. with no-host cocktails followed by the banquet at 7:00 p.m. The cost of the dinner is $35.00 per person and reservations are available by calling 496-4402. This event is sponsored by the Montana Tech Alumni Association.

Saturday morning will kick-off with the Nursing Pinning Ceremony in the Library Auditorium at 8:30 a.m. The Montana Tech Nursing Pinning Ceremony is a symbolic welcoming of newly graduated nurses into the nursing profession. At the ceremony, 17 Associate of Science (ASN) students and 10 Bachelor of Science Completion (BSN) students will be presented with nursing pins by Montana Tech Nursing Department faculty. Shannon Davis will be the ASN student speaker.

The Order of the Engineering Ring Ceremony will also take place on Saturday beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Butte Civic Center.

At approximately 10:15 a.m. on May 14, 2016, degree candidates will begin assembling in the halls of the Butte Civic Center in preparation for the Commencement Ceremony, slated to begin at 11:00 a.m. A reception for graduates, family members, and friends will occur immediately following the Commencement Ceremony (approximately 1:15 pm) in annex of the Butte Civic Center.