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Montana   Tech   2017   Commencement

The May 2017 commencement ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the Butte Civic Center. The ceremony will be streamed live by clicking below beginning at 10:30 am on Saturday. If you have problems, please contact Amanda Badovinac at abadovinac@mtech.edu.

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Please plan accordingly for yourself and your guests. Students should arrive at the Civic Center by 10:15 a.m. to begin lining up for the procession. Students will receive a commencement program and a card with their name, degree, major, and honor status. Students and their guests are also invited to a reception in the Annex of the Civic Center after Commencement.

If students completed a form requesting that their records be kept confidential, their name will not be included on the commencement program or in the program. If a student will be graduating with honor or high honor, they will need to pick up their honor cord in the Enrollment Services office the week before commencement.


The dress rehearsal will be on Thursday, May 4 at 12 p.m. in the HPER. Campus and College group pictures will be taken then. Be sure to bring or wear complete graduation clothing including gown, cap, tassel and honor cord, if applicable. Master students will receive their hoods at commencement.


If a student or family member require any special assistance at the ceremony due to a disability or mobility challenges, please contact Joyce O’Neill at (406) 496-4429 or via e-mail at joneill@mtech.edu.


Cap, gown & tassels will be available after March 1 in the Bookstore. You do not need to pre-order, we order them in bulk and you simply need to stop by the Bookstore.


Bachelor/Associate: $40 Includes cap, gown & tassel
Master: $50 Includes cap, gown & tassel
Or you can purchase pieces:  

Extra tassel/tassel alone $10 each, cap alone $15, gown alone $30

Announcements - $2.00 each or $20 for a pack of 10 and will be available in the Tech Bookstore starting March 9th. 

Personalized Announcements – go to www.jostens.com and follow the ordering guidelines.

Honor Cords – Pick up in MG 207 (Enrollment Services) the week before graduation.

Master Hoods – You will receive your hood as you cross the stage – no need to order.

Questions should be directed to the Bookstore at 406-496-4190.


The Graduate Banquet sponsored by the Montana Tech Alumni Association (free for ALL North and South Campus graduates - nominal charge for a guest) will be held on Friday, May 5, 2017 at 6 p.m. at the HPER Complex. Business attire is requested. A packet including a RSVP will be mailed to alumni. Please complete the RSVP if you plan to attend. Questions regarding the event should be directed to Peggy McCoy at (406) 496-4402 or alumni@mtech.edu.


Montana Tech is extremely excited to participate in The Outcomes Survey, the industry standard for reporting students outcomes after graduation. Your response is critical for federal reporting requirements, academic and career advising, student recruitment, peer-school comparison, and other institutional reporting needs. Help us keep Montana Tech’s outcome numbers strong and accurate!

Emails prompting you to complete and update the survey will be sent one-month before graduation, at three months, six months, and again one-year after graduation. Your DIGGERecruiting account is available as an alumnus, as well. If you have any questions or need assistance, now or in the future, please contact Career Services at careerservices@mtech.edu or (406) 496-4140.


Diplomas will be mailed to the diploma address provided on students' graduation application for those students who will be completing degree requirements in May. If your address changes before diplomas are mailed, please email the Enrollment Services Office at enrollment@mtech.edu with the updated address.


If you are graduating with honor or high honor, you will wear an honor cord during the ceremony. Please stop by Enrollment Services (MG 207) the week before commencement to pick up your honor cord.  Visit this website to learn how honor and high honor are calculated.  If you misplace your honor cord, you will be required to pay an $8.00 replacement fee if you want another cord.


If you have a hold on your account, you will be allowed to participate in the commencement ceremony.  However, you will not receive your plaque, diploma, or transcript until you have taken care of all of your holds.  Please check your Orediggerweb account to see if you have any holds.


All graduates (except those with holds) will receive a plaque with a copper replica of their diploma as a gift from Montana Tech.  These will be mailed with the diploma after final graduation check-out is complete.


Please note that if you completed a Request to Restrict Release of Directory Information during your time at Montana Tech, your name will not appear on the graduation list, in the commencement brochure, or in the newspaper article about graduation.  Also, we recommend that you have this confidentiality flag removed from your account before you graduate.  If a potential employer were to call Montana Tech to verify that you’ve earned a degree from Montana Tech, we cannot release that information if you have a confidentiality flag on  your account.  If you wish to remove this flag, please complete the Authorization to Release Directory Information form and turn it in at the Enrollment Services Office in MG 207.