The ceremony for May 2013 graduates will be held on Saturday, May 18th at 11:00 a.m. at the Butte Civic Center. Please plan to arrive at the Civic Center by 10:15 to begin lining up for the procession. You will receive a commencement program and a card with your name, degree, major, and honor status. If your name is difficult to pronounce, please email the phonetic spelling of your name to Kathy Williams at email@example.com so it can be included on your name card. This will ensure that your name is announced properly during the ceremony. You and your guests are also invited to a reception in the Student Union Building after Commencement.
If you completed a form requesting that your records be kept confidential, your name will not be included on the commencement program or in the program. If you will be graduating with honor or high honor, you'll need to pick up your honor cord in the Enrollment Services office the week before commencement.
Dress rehearsal will take place at the HPER on Friday, May 17th at 3:00 pm. Campus and College group pictures will be taken at that time. Please be sure to bring or wear complete graduation attire including Gown, Cap, Tassel and Honor Cord, if applicable. Master's students will not have their hoods. Hoods are given at commencement.
CAP AND GOWN
Caps and gowns are available at the Bookstore after March 1st . Please note that the Bookstore will be open on Saturday, May 18th from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.
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.
Montana Tech graduation photos (individual and group shots) will be taken by Kristina Larson with Promise Photography. Individual photos of the graduate receiving their diploma can be taken at the graduation ceremony but MUST be pre-ordered by emailing your 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%20after May 26.
A group shot of the graduates will be taken in the HPER on Friday, May 17 at 2:30 pm. This group shot can be purchased online by visiting http://klphotobiz.zenfolio.com/mttech%20after May 26. Photo prices start at $10.00.
If you have questions, please contact Kristina Larson at 406-782-4878 or email@example.com.
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 Joyce O’Neill at (406) 496-4429 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Diplomas will be mailed to the diploma address you provided on your graduation application for those students who will be completing degree requirements in May. If this address changes before diplomas are mailed, please email the Enrollment Servoces Office at email@example.com.
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 at the Copper King Hotel & Convention Center on May 17th at 6:00 pm. Questions regarding the event should be directed to Peggy McCoy @ 406-496-4402 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please remember to complete the graduate survey before you graduate. If you have already filled one out, but your plans have changed, please update your information. The questionnaire is available online at http://www.mtech.edu/career/students/graduatequestionnaire.htm. Please contact Career Services at email@example.com or (406) 496-4140 if you have any questions or need any assistance.