Montana Tech 2014 Commencement
The ceremony for May 2014 graduates will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 17, 2014 at the Butte Civic Center. Please plan accordingly for yourself and your guests. Students should plan to 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. If the name is difficult to pronounce, students should please e-mail the phonetic spelling of the name to Kathy Williams so it can be included on the name card. This will ensure names are announced properly during the ceremony. Students and their guests are also invited to a reception in the Student Union Building 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.
Dress rehearsal will be held at the HPER on Friday, May 16 at 3 p.m. 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 not have their hoods as hoods are given at commencement.
Montana Tech graduation photos (individual and group shots) will be taken by Kristina Larson of Promise Photography. Individual photos of the graduate receiving their diploma can be taken at the graduation ceremony but MUST be pre-ordered by e-mailing name, hometown, degree (or degrees) and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org. Only those graduates who pre-order individual photos will have their photo taken. The individual shots will then be available for purchase online at http://klphotobiz.zenfolio.com/mttech after May 26.
A group shot of the graduates will be taken in the HPER on Friday, May 16 at 2:30 p.m. This group shot can be purchased online by visiting http://klphotobiz.zenfolio.com/mttech after May 26. Photo prices start at $10.
If you have questions, please contact Kristina Larson at (406) 782-4878 or email@example.com.
ASSISTANCE FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAPS, GOWNS & INVITATIONS
Cap, Gown & Tassels will be available after March 1 in the Bookstore. Students do not need to pre-order as Montana Tech orders them in bulk; students simply need to stop by the Bookstore. Honor Cords will be available to pick up in MG 207 (Enrollment Services) the week before graduation.
The Alumni Association Banquet in Honor of the Graduating Class (free for ALL North and South Campus graduates - nominal charge for a guest) will be held on Friday, May 16 at 6 p.m. at the Copper King Hotel and Convention Center. Alumni should please complete the enclosed RSVP card if they plan to attend. Questions regarding the event should be directed to Peggy McCoy at (406) 496-4402 or email@example.com.
Students, please remember to complete the graduate survey before graduation. If you already filled one out but your plans have changed, please update your information. The questionnaire is available online at https://www.mtech.edu/app/career/OnlineSurveySite/GradSurvey.aspx. Please contact Career Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or (406) 496-4140 if you have any questions or need any assistance.
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 this address (shown below) changes before diplomas are mailed, please email the Enrollment Services Office at email@example.com with the updated address. For those who have already received a diploma, please disregard.
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 plaques will be available in the Kelly Steward room in the SUB after the ceremony.
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.