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Graduation - Enrollment Services

Montana Tech 2020 Commencement

Dear Graduating Class of 2019-2020,

Greetings from all of us here at Montana Tech! We miss seeing you and your fellow classmates on campus and are sending you and your family positive thoughts. I wanted to share this message with you in regard to your May Commencement Ceremony.

First, I want you to know that we recognize that COVID-19 has disrupted and robbed you of so many milestones in your graduating year and we wish things could’ve turned out differently. That said, as an Oredigger, we know that you have the grit and drive to persevere through this difficult time.

The Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education made the difficult, yet necessary, decision to cancel all in-person Commencement ceremonies for all Montana University Schools. While we won’t have an in-person commencement this May, we understand the importance of celebrating this milestone. We are inviting you back to celebrate with us at Homecoming Weekend on October 2 and 3, 2020. Come back and toss your cap at halftime of the football game and enjoy all the weekend festivities. You are also invited to come back and walk at the fall 2020 commencement ceremony in December or spring 2021 ceremony on May 1, 2021.

If you’ve already completed your degree or are currently finishing up this semester, please know that Montana Tech is thinking about you and cheering you on. It’s a great day to be a Digger!

Graduate Survey

Montana Tech is extremely excited to participate in The Outcomes Survey, the industry standard for reporting student’s 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 DR 2.0 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

Diplomas will be mailed to the diploma address provided on students' graduation applications 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.

Holds

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.

Plaques

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 the final graduation check-out is complete.

Confidentiality

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 SSC 3.126.