Graduation - Enrollment Services

Montana Tech 2021 Commencement

Greetings Class of 2020 and 2021!

Montana Technological University is thrilled to announce that we will hold a Spring 2021 Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at the Butte Civic Center!

Please carefully read through the event details below. You must have RSVPed by Wednesday, March 24th. The event will be live streamed for those who cannot attend.

Commencement 2021 Schedule
Start Time End Time Departments
9:00 AM 9:20 AM Petroleum, Mining
9:25 AM 9:45 AM Mechanical, Metallurgical
9:50 AM 10:10 AM OSH, IH, Electrical
10:15 AM 10:35 AM Civil, Environmental, Geological, Geophysical
10:40 AM 10:55 AM Biology, Chemistry, AHSS/Exercise Health
11:00 AM 11:20 AM BIT, BAS Business
11:25 AM 11:40 AM CSCI, Software Eng, Math, Stat, Data Sci, NET TECH
11:45 AM 12:05 PM Nursing, IAS, PTC, HCI
12:10 PM 12:30 PM Highlands, Overflow

Live Streaming of the Commencement Ceremony

The live streaming will begin at 8:30am, Saturday, April 24th.

Event Details

Registering for the Event

  • You must have RSVPed by March 24th. Late RSVPs will not be accepted.
  • If you have RSVPed, we will send you an email with your time slot, which is determined by your program of study.
  • You must arrive on-time at the designated time slot.
  • Live streaming will be available for those who cannot attend. The stream will be available on the commencement website.
  • Departmental walk times will be posted online.

Guests

Every graduate may bring four guests to the event. Once you and your guests have checked in at the registration table, you must remain together during the entire event. A person of any age, including infants, is considered a guest. You and your guests will not be seated, you will walk through the ceremony.

Important Information

  • Facial coverings are required in all indoor and outdoor spaces.
  • Graduates (and guests) will enter through the main double doors of the Civic Center and will depart through the Annex.
  • Graduates and guests must follow all staff instructions during the event.
  • Graduates may purchase their graduation regalia through our Montana Tech Campus Store. However, we are not requiring that you wear formal graduation regalia. If you elect to not wear a cap and gown, we ask that you dress business casual. Montana Tech reserves the right to request that graduates change inappropriate attire before participating in the event.
  • If you or a guest have any A.D.A. needs, please contact graduation@mtech.edu
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be provided.
  • Please, no hand-shaking when crossing the stage
  • Please maintain at least 6ft distance between you and all other guests

Photo Opportunities

As you walk through the ceremony, you’ll have the following photo opportunities:

Faculty area: Faculty will be in attendance to cheer you on! 

Main stage: When you cross the main stage Chancellor Les Cook and the university deans will be there to congratulate you. Your name will also be read at this time.

Photo op: A final photo will be taken of you in front of a Montana Tech backdrop. You will receive this photo as a gift from Montana Tech.

Depart: As you depart, the Montana Tech Foundation and Alumni Engagement Office will provide you with a special gift for your big accomplishment.

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.