UM Commencement Set for May 12

March 21, 2018

MISSOULA – The graduation ceremonies of the University of Montana – 2018 Spring Commencement – are scheduled for Saturday, May 12, at the Adams Center.

Two main ceremonies are planned. A ceremony for the University’s professional schools will start at 9:30 a.m. The professional schools are the College of Visual and Performing Arts, the Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences, the College of Business, the W.A. Franke College of Forestry & Conservation, the School of Journalism, and the College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences.

A ceremony for Missoula College and the College of Humanities and Sciences will kick off at 2:30 p.m.

Both ceremonies are free and open to the public, though students may be asked to RSVP with an approximate number of family members and guests expected to attend.

Unlike in recent years, most degrees will be conferred during the main ceremonies instead of smaller departmental ceremonies. Graduates will have their names read, have their images projected on the screen at the Adams Center and then shake hands with UM President Seth Bodnar and their respective deans.

Many departments will hold individual, informal ceremonies and receptions to provide the opportunity for students to celebrate with their classmates. These events are scheduled for both Friday and Saturday, May 11-12. Please consult the Commencement website at for full details.

The Commencement website also has information about caps and gowns, parking, diplomas and other frequently asked questions. For more information, call the UM Registrar’s Office at 406-243-5600.



Contact: Paula Short, director of communications, UM Office of the President, 406-243-2311,