Montana Tech Announces 2018 Commencement Activities

Montana Tech will celebrate its 118th Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in the Butte Civic Center. The university is expected to award 697 degrees and certificates to 582 students.

Reunion weekend kicks-off on Thursday at 11:00 am with Montana Tech hosting a Tech Talk reunion luncheon where campus leaders and students will share Montana Tech’s achievements with reunion guests. The event will take place in the Mineral Museum and is sponsored by the Associated Students of Montana Tech. Later Thursday evening, Montana Tech will honor the members of the classes of 1954, 1955, 1958, 1968, and 1973 at the Montana Tech Reunion Dinner. The event begins at 5:00 pm with cocktails at the Chancellor’s Residence followed by the reception in the Natural Resource Research Center beginning at 6:00 pm. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased by calling 406-496-4402 or emailing

On Friday morning, reunion guests and commencement honorees will begin the morning with breakfast followed by optional High Tea at the Chancellor’s home, tours of the Distillery and Butte Brewery. Montana Tech is expecting a number of alumni to return for the weekend.

Graduates will go through a rehearsal ceremony on Friday at the Butte Civic Center at 3:00 pm in preparation for Saturday.

On Friday evening a number of alumni, graduates, families and friends will gather at the Clarion Copper King Inn for the Graduates Banquet, held in honor of the graduating class of 2018. The event begins at 6:00 p.m. with no-host cocktails followed by the banquet at 7:00 p.m. Guest speaker for the event is 2010 Montana Tech graduate Brian Gollehon, who is President & CEO of Accu-Scribe. All are welcome to attend the banquet. The banquet is $35/person and reservations can be made by contacting Peggy McCoy at 406-496-4402 by April 20, 2018. The event is sponsored by the Montana Tech Alumni Association.

Saturday morning will kick-off with the Nursing Pinning Ceremony in the Library Auditorium at 8:30 a.m. The Montana Tech Nursing Pinning Ceremony is a symbolic welcoming of newly graduated nurses into the nursing profession. At the ceremony, 9 Bachelor of Science (BSN) and 10 Bachelor of Science Completion (BSN) students will be presented with nursing pins by Montana Tech Nursing Department faculty.

The Order of the Engineering Ring Ceremony will also take place on Saturday beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Butte Civic Center.

At approximately 10:15 a.m. on May 5, 2018, degree candidates will begin assembling in the halls of the Butte Civic Center in preparation for the Commencement Ceremony, slated to begin at 11:00 a.m. A reception for graduates, family members, and friends will occur immediately following the Commencement Ceremony (approximately 1:15 pm) in annex of the Butte Civic Center.

For more information, please contact Amanda Badovinac at 406-496-4828.