UM to Hold 120th Commencement Ceremonies May 13

May 04, 2017

MISSOULA The University of Montana’s 120th Commencement exercises will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 13, in Washington-Grizzly Stadium.

UM alumna Jennifer Isern will be the featured speaker. Isern, who graduated from UM in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in political science, also will receive an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters. Late UM President George Dennison also will receive an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters.

No tickets or reservations are required for the main ceremony, and there is no rehearsal. The stadium will open at 8 a.m., and families and guests should be seated by 9:30 a.m.

Coffee will be served in the Payne Family Native American Center for degree candidates and their families beginning at 8 a.m. All degree candidates should meet on the Oval at 8:45 a.m. to line up with their departments for the processional into the stadium, which begins at 9:20 a.m.

UM will live-stream the Commencement ceremony at, and there will be regular social media updates.

Several of UM’s professional schools, colleges and departments hold their own ceremonies following Commencement. Tickets may be required for these ceremonies. Contact the graduate’s department for additional information.

For more information about Commencement, visit the Office of the Registrar website at or call 406-243-2995.

The UM Alumni Association will host the Montana Treasures Alumni Reunion Celebration May 11-13, with special recognition of alumni celebrating their 50th and 50-plus class anniversaries. For more information on reunion events, visit

Contact: UM Office of the Registrar, 406-243-2422, .