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May 17, 2013

MISSOULA – Though the skies are wet and gray, the University of Montana’s 116th Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 18, are still on schedule.

The general ceremony for UM’s professional schools, the College of Arts and Sciences and Missoula College will begin at 10 a.m. in Washington-Grizzly Stadium. The stadium opens at 8 a.m., and guests should be seated in the westside seating area by 9:30 a.m. No tickets are required.

If there is significant rain, graduating students and faculty may line up inside the Adams Center at 8:30 a.m. instead of on the Oval. President Royce Engstrom will make that call tomorrow at 7:30 a.m.

More than 1,000 seats within various facilities will be available for family members who wish to watch the general ceremony indoors. The ceremony will be live streamed at

Individual department and college ceremonies that were scheduled outside will be held indoors if there is significant rain. Students already should be aware of the alternative locations. Individual ceremonies for the College of Arts and Sciences and Missoula College begin at noon. Individual ceremonies for professional schools begin at 2 p.m.

More information about UM Commencement events is available on the Registrar’s Office website at



Contact: UM Registrar’s Office, 406-243-2995,