Graduation - Enrollment Services

Montana Tech 2020 Commencement

The May 2020 commencement ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at the Butte Civic Center.

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.

Live Streaming

The ceremony will be streamed live here beginning at 10:30 am on Saturday. If you have problems, please contact Amanda Badovinac at

Dress Rehearsal

Mandatory dress rehearsal will be on Friday, May 1, 2020 at 3:00pm at the Civic Center. 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.

Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities

If you or a family member requires any special assistance at the ceremony due to a disability or mobility challenges, please contact Amy Lorang at 406-496-4429 or via email at

Caps, Gowns and Invitations

Undergrad and Graduate – Caps, gowns, tassels and generic announcements will be available for purchase in the bookstore by the end of March. You do not need to pre-order these items.

If you would prefer custom announcements, go to to design your own.

If you have earned honors/high honors, cords will be available for pick up in SSC 3.126 (Enrollment Services) the week prior to graduation.

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

Graduate Banquet

The Graduate’s Banquet sponsored by the Montana Tech Alumni Association (free for ALL 2020 graduates - $35.00/person additional guest(s).) will be held on Friday, May 1 at 6:00 p.m. at Clarion Copper King Inn.  Please complete the enclosed RSVP card if you plan to attend and return to or drop off at the MTAA office in the URC Building.  Appropriate dress for this event is business attire. Questions regarding the event should be directed to Peggy McCoy at 406-496-4402 or

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 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 with the updated address.

Honor Cords

If you are graduating with honor or high honor, you will wear an honor cord during the ceremony. Please stop by Enrollment Services (SSC 3.126) 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 SSC 3.126.